My name is Charlotte and I have an accessories problem. Thankfully, not the blingy expensive, ‘hide your jewelry’ type of stuff, but lots of it nonetheless. Necklaces are my vice. I’ll wear 5 at one time without flinching. (Some might argue that perhaps I should flinch more than I do and ease up on the baubles but… not gonna happen, sorry!) In our old house, I hung these simple hooks to organize them all. I LOVED the functionality of it all, but didn’t love the aesthetics.
When D. Lawless Hardware signed on as a sponsor for this month’s Fab Furniture Flippin’ Contest, I had storage on the brain. D. Lawless Hardware is known for amazingly awesome knobs and door pulls and I’ve always loved their green glass knobs, but with a house full of kids… glass anything isn’t feasible. But then we moved and my necklaces have been living all wrapped up in a basket without any love. Time for some jewelry lovin’ y’all!
This old tray set me back $5 at the flea market. We think maybe it’s a form of a printer’s tray, but who knows. It was the peanut butter to my jelly and I love it. I cleaned it a bit first. (Sidenote: Have you all used Restor-A-Finish? They don’t know who I am, but if you work with wood at all, you should know about this… it cleans off the ‘gook’ that collects on old wood without sanding.) For this tray, I obviously didn’t want to sand, but… see how nice the wood looks when I hit it with Restor-A-Finish and some steel wool? Better, right?! I loved the plastic labels so left those behind.
Here’s where the D. Lawless love comes in. Remember those glass knobs that were unusable on my drawers because of kids who use said knobs as a ladder to climb up onto counters? Well… how gorgeous do they look mounted on this tray to hold all my bauble-y beauties?! I screwed these in and then used my Dremel Multi-Max to quickly cut off the excess length of screw so the nuts were flush with the back of the printer’s tray.
The current state of our bathroom (where I plan to hang this) is lots and lots of floral wallpaper (no bueno for a photo shoot) so I hung it on our outdoor shed. No… I don’t store my necklaces out here, don’t worry.
I love the beautiful green knobs up against the old wood. I didn’t bring out all my necklaces, but there’s plenty of room to load up more! I placed the knobs so that the necklaces wouldn’t hang in the way of each other, but I could easily fit another couple along the top edge if I need more storage down the line! (#justincase)
This could work with any fun decorative knob and any sort of picture frame if you’re not into the flea market look… Storing jewelry is always a challenge for me, but I love how this showcases my hoard, keeps them from getting tangled AND has them easily accessible! Win-win-win!
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