Thursday, August 26, 2010
I've seen tons of great recycled jewelry holders online made out of old photo frames with mesh used to hang earrings from. I really wanted to make one but decided to try to find something for storing both dangling earrings and studs.
I scoured thrift stores and finally found this (for only $5!)
It had a wire grate to hang earrings AND little drawers for stud earrings, bobby pins, hair binders, etc - exactly what I was looking for!
I removed the wire grate off of the back so I could paint the wood parts.
Since the drawers were plastic with wood fronts I taped off the plastic parts. Here are the drawers all ready to be painted.
First I sprayed it with a primer and then painted it with leftover Heirloom White paint that I had.
Done with painting!
I put the drawers back in and stapled the metal grate (but apparently after I took this photo..) back in.
Then I hung it up in the bathroom, hung my earrings and filled the drawers. I have a drawer for hair binders, bobby pins, stud earrings, safety pins, earrings that are broken or missing a partner and one to spare. Marvelous. I don't use the top drawers that often so they work well for hanging necklaces that won't fit in the little necklace cup (lower right corner).
A closer shot.
I can hang rings from the little knobs (I just have to be careful that they don't fall but so far I haven't had this problem) and I set bracelets on the top or in the little mesh cup.
Here you can see a drawer in action. :-)
I'm so glad I found this a the thrift store and love using it for jewelry storage! As a bonus I think it also looks nice hanging in the bathroom. :-)