A few weeks back I shared my master bedroom update that included this artwork hidden jewelry organizer I had built out of a few pieces of wood and hardware. It's working really well for me so I thought it would be a perfect time to share how to build your own.
The measurements will vary depending upon the type of artwork you choose to face it but its very versatile. I would suggest pulling out the jewelry you would like to hold so you can size the shelving for what you are going to store. The technique can be used to hide other things as well like a collection of ties, a television, an circuit box or a thermostat.
Materials needed: Artwork, wood boards (as long and deep as you would like to make the box), a piece of plywood large enough to serve as the back of the box, cup hooks, wooden cabinet knobs, piano hinge, L brackets, wooden dowel and screws.
1. Determine where on the back of the artwork you can attach your piano hinge. Using this as a guide, choose your measurements for the box that will be hidden by your artwork. If possible, make the box 1 inch smaller than your artwork to better hide it.
2. Cut 2 boards each for the width and length of the box. Screw the resulting 4 wooden boards together to form the frame of the box. Use L brackets inside the corners for additional support (optional).
3. Cut and attach the plywood back with screws.
4. Measure the inside width of your box and cut wood boards to form shelves. Add as many or as few shelves as you would like depending upon your collection. To create shelves for earrings, drill pilot holes approximately a half an inch apart all along the boards. If you have larger earrings, you can adjust this measurement as needed.
5. Using screws or shelf pins, attach the shelf inside the box as you would like.
6. Add cup hooks, cabinet handles and dowels as needed.
That's all there is to it. The deeper the box, the more you can store!
I'll definitely be making another one for Aggie's big girl room to hold all her hair bows and other little doodads. It's a great way to have those little items accessible without adding to the visual clutter.