DIY Hidden Jewelry Organizer

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.

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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.


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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.


15 comments:

  1. Fantastic project! Love it. Must make one or three!

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    1. Thanks! If you do make your own, I'd love to see it.

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  2. This is officially on my list. I badly needed to find something for storage of jewelry in the barn and this is perfect. Thanks so much for the inspiration.

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    1. Thanks Kim! It works really well for me. I'm thinking of making another deeper one for scarves and other accessories too.

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  3. Is your artwork screen printed on wood? Or is it a really thin canvas? Either way this still looks amazing!

    http://jax-and-jewels.blogspot.com

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    1. The artwork is one of my photographs mounted on wood. This one is from Shutterfly: http://www.shutterfly.com/home-decor/wood-wall-art?categoryCode=1107195

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  4. That is DIY gold right there!! Great project!!!

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  5. LOVE this!! Genius! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Aside from painting, I've stopped a lot of DIYing, but this makes me want to get back in the habit. :)

    Hope you are well, S!

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  7. Ooh. I've been wanting to do this with my full length mirror. Thanks for the instructions. I think I might line the back with velvet and make a compartment for rings too.

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  8. Genius! Also, what color is on the walls? (Please don't say custom). ;)

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  9. I have a power drill on my Christmas list, and this is going to be my first project once I get it! I also went to Europe this summer so I'm going to choose one of my travel photos to use as the front side!

    Thanks so much for posting the how-to on this. :)

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  10. How did I originally miss this post?!? So excited to see this since I was just talking about needing something to store my jewelry that isn't one of those ugly mirror things. Thanks!

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  11. This is FANTASTIC!!

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