This is one of those awesome DIY projects that just falls right into your lap.
I am a huge fan of the Habitat for Humanity Restore. They have all kinds of great stuff like scrap wood, old shutters, and furniture. And even better, it’s cheap – and supports a good cause.
One day as I was looking around for awesome bits and pieces, I stumbled upon three of these old cabinet doors.
I’m not sure what they were used for originally – perhaps some sort of radiator covers. But thanks to all the brilliant inspiration I’ve seen around blogland, I instantly knew they were destined to be jewelry holders.
Last year, I made a cute jewelry holder that lived on my dresser. But sadly my small jewelry stash quickly outgrew it. (And to be honest, it was a little cheap to begin with. I took a gorgeous vintage frame and cut cardboard to fit it. Then I covered the cardboard with fabric and stuck straight pins in to hang the jewelry from. A very frugal solution but the pins didn’t always want to stay in the cardboard.)
Luckily, my new finds presented the perfect solution. They were all ready to go – they just needed a touch of paint.
But if you are not fortunate enough to randomly stumble upon your own radiator cover cabinet doors, the same thing can easily be done using an old frame and metal radiator covering from a home improvement store.
Dangly earrings can easily be hooked right through the holes. For the necklaces I picked up two packs of small S hooks at Lowes. (Only 97 cents a pack).
It is so nice to be able to see all of my earring and necklace choices at a quick glance.
What do you think – would you have immediately thought of a jewelry holder or do you have another great idea? Anyone else out there have any creative jewelry-wrangling ideas to share?