Make a hanging necklace holder or organizer to hang on the wall.
This little upcycle project was such fun and it reminded me of how much I enjoy putting old junk stuff together to make something unique. As usual, the project took a few twists and turns such as a change of hangers (more than once), but I'm happy as a pig in mud with the way the necklace holder turned out. Today is Thrift Store Decor Tour Day and my friends have some outstanding over-the-top projects for you today.
I started my project with a wall sign I made earlier this year using Chalk Couture. Time to do away with that sign and make something new. I often change my home decor and I make new projects using my old projects. A great way to recycle and save money.
The first thing I did to the sign was distress the paint…..a lot. I sanded off all the words and then some of the white paint using my Ryobi sander.
And the new distressed finish is just perfect for my purpose. Even though the board is white and the paint is distressed I wouldn’t call this project shabby chic. Im' going for a Farmhouse style hanger.
I selected a few pieces from my stash to use as hangers on the wood sign.
I put a little white paint on them to match the sign then decided the standard type hangers were not unique enough.
This blue metal cabinet I bought at an auction in Arkansas stores all my old drawer pulls, rusty hardware, new drawer pulls, and miscellaneous junky metal stuff. The cabinet is 2 ½ feet by 3 feet so it holds a bunch of stuff.
I went through the cabinet and found these three pieces. Much better. I shined them up a bit before putting them on the wood sign.
It can be difficult to attach a drawer pull like this to a wood piece because the drawer pull has two screw holes and you have to be sure to drill the two holes so they line up perfectly with the screw holes on the pull.
If the holes are the least bit off you have to wallow them out with the drill until the screws are able to go through the wood into the drawer pull. So, I ran a black permanent marker over the screw holes on the pull then pressed the pull against the board. The black marks were very faint and not complete because of course everything is not perfectly flat so I went over them with the marker.
Then I drilled the holes. I love power tools!
After I attached the middle pull or necklace holder to the wood I moved on to the second drawer pull which just had one screw hole. No big deal except I needed to add some depth to it because it was a lot shorter than the piece I was going to place on the opposite side. I found two metal pieces in my stash and added them to the base of the pull. Just right.
I’m not sure what the third and final piece is or once was but it makes a good hanger and I didn’t have problems with the screw holes because these screws went in from the front. I just marked them with a pencil and drilled tiny holes for the screws. At this point, I thought I was finished with the jewelry organizer but I didn’t like the sisal rope hanger at all.
The original hanger was stapled to the raised piece on the back and when I hung the organizer on the wall the top of the necklace hanger tilted away from the wall. I needed to move the rope hanger close to the top backside. I decided to change the hanger completely and went with a heavier and darker sisal rope.
In the photo of the back of the hanger, you can see the screws for the drawer pulls and where I placed wall protectors on all four corners. I always add wall protectors to my DIY wall decor.
This is how the finished hanging necklace holder looked at that point. Still not liking the rope hanger.
I replaced the rope hanger with a sawtooth hanger and the necklace holder looks so much better.
The rope hanger took away from the beauty of the piece. My eye was drawn to it instead of the hanger and the necklaces hanging from the holder.
Patting myself on the back for sure. I have the newly finished project hanging on Sofi’s bedroom wall.
The jewelry in this photo is mine and Sofi has her on jewelry hanging on the organizer now.
I staged the piece on a couple of old doors I keep in the workshop. The white distressed paint really pops against the blue door.
So what do you guys think of the necklace hanger/organizer/holder? Do you like the hardware I used for the hangers? Leave a note if you have time before heading out on the tour. Click the text links below the “before” makeovers photo to take the tour……..
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As always, thanks for being here, Kathy
Author: Kathy Owen
Kathy Owen is the founder of the home decor blog Petticoat Junktion where she shares tutorials on painting furniture and upcycling thrifty finds into unique home décor. Her DIY projects have been featured on the Home Depot Blog, Plaid Crafts, Behr Designer Series, and in numerous magazines. Kathy’s newest website is HappyHomeDIY.com