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How to Paint A Wood Mirror And Add Knobs For Hanging Necklaces

How to create decorative and functional wall decor with a thrifted wood mirror and furniture knobs.

Can you ever have enough necklaces or jewelry hangers? I don’t think so. Two jewelry organizers are hanging on my bedroom wall. One of them I made myself, and the other is a handmade piece I bought at a local shop.

mirror before makeover

This project is on the Thrift Store Decor Tour today! The details – When I spotted the rustic wood mirror with the small box tray I knew it would make a great jewelry organizer. I got it at my favorite junk shop and the price was $5.

how to use Goo Gone to remove tape residue.

Someone had used tape on the mirror and there was a lot of sticky residue left behind. I used Goo Gone and a paint scraper to remove the sticky stuff. The photo above is probably confusing to you because the mirror reflects the tree branches where I was working on the project outdoors.

Dixie Belle Paint project

The paint is Dixie Belle Mineral Paint, and the color is Drop Cloth. I like the color because it isn’t stark white and doesn’t have a yellow hue.

You might notice I used a stencil brush to paint the wood. The wood was really rough and split, and the firm bristles of stencil brushes are great for covering these surfaces. 

use furniture knobs to hang necklaces

I only applied one coat of paint, and as you can see, there are areas where the cracks and crevasses in the wood are not completely covered. That makes it perfect.

While waiting for the paint to dry, I searched through my drawer pull cabinet, trying to find the perfect pieces for the rustic-framed mirror. I finally decided on four brown or dark-colored drawer knobs.

furniture knobs from Hobby Lobby for craft projects

Three of the knobs had long screws, and I asked the JTS to please cut them down for me.

how to cut the long screws on furniture knobs

He put them in a vise and used a hand saw to cut the screws shorter.

drill holes in wood for furniture knobs

While he was doing the cutting, I drilled holes in the wood so I could add the knobs for hanging necklaces.

rustic farmhouse style mirror jewelry organizer

All that was left to do was screw the knobs into place on the wood front of the mirror. The two brown flower knobs came and the round knob on the end came from Hobby Lobby. 

how to make a necklace hanger using furniture knobs

I think the other knob came off one of my salvaged finds. The knobs are perfect for hanging necklaces, bracelets, etc. 

how to paint a wood mirror and add jewelry hangers

This mirror/organizer could also be used in the bathroom to hang clothes or towels or maybe in a kid’s room to organize art aprons, etc.

DIY farmhouse style wall mirror with attached furniture knobs for hanging jewelry

The wood is old and very rough, making this a great farmhouse-style piece. What do you think? What else could you hang from the mirror?

Now it’s time for the Thrift Store Decor Tour. Just click the text links below the “before makeover” photo collage…..

thrift store decor tour March 2024

Thrift Store Decor Tour….
 Simple Small Table Makeover – My Repurposed Life
  Paint A Wood Mirror – Petticoat Junktion (you are here)
  Decoupage Washbasket Makeover – Our Southern Home
  Mid Century Modern Wall Decor – Sadie Seasongoods
  Salvage A Vintage Porcelain Kitchen Table– House Of Hawthornes
  DIY Wood Candle Holders – My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
  Thrift Store Hinged Box Spring Makeover – Organized Clutter
  Upcycle Garden Pots – Shop At Blu
  Cane Wrapped Vase – Domestically Speaking

upcycle a thrift store mirror into a necklace organizer

Leave a note if you have time and thanks for being here, Kathy

Kathy Owen founder of Petticoat Junktion
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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

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  1. Such a cute idea! Love the various knobs you chose. It looks very farmhouse meets thrift store!

  2. Hi Kathy! Very cute! You could put some faux florals in that little pocket. Thank you for sharing.