Make it Happen: Build Your Own Jewellery Wall

DIY, Home Sweet, Indulge, style

The Dressing Room. That was one of my first projects when I bought my house. When I met my wife, the biggest step wasn’t the moving-in; it was amalgamating the closets. That was a merger that made me more nervous than buying our first major piece of furniture.

IMG_4392

The Dressing Room has been a work-in-progress for a while now. My favourite new project was sparked by a need to properly care for, store IMG_7405and display our combined baubles so that we’d get the most wear out of them, keep them from tangling and avoid those unpleasant – where did you put the ________________ (piece of missing jewellery) conversations.

The wall of jewellery. You can do this yourself!

I decided to use a wall that already had a closet on it and to position the IMG_4373 display space on the same wall to balance and mirror the shape of the closet. It’s tucked behind the entry door of the room, allowing maximum use, without taking up a wall that could be used to place a larger piece of furniture.

First. I measured the closet trim and planned to make an equal-sized frame for the wall-mounted display. I bought the trim, some one inch white strips (the technical name, I’m sure), white finishing nails, and got the saw and hammer from the tool shelf. I also got a protractor (not kidding). I figured out my angles, nailed those suckers to the wall, filled the small gaps, sawed a mis-measured angle (while it was still attached to the wall) and felt very proud of myself as I saw this all take shape.

When I explained this all to my wife, she raised an eyebrow. IMG_7407When she got home from work, I was pleased to show off my finished product. I placed each piece (staggering the horizontal pieces in varying distances to accommodate longer pieces), and put the nails in one at a time.

Voila! No more missing, tangled necklaces.

I am 100 times more likely to wear a necklace and consider it as an option for the day when I can see it. This is literally what ‘shopping your own closet’ looks like.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s