let’s make a jewelry board

Yesterday, I saw this brilliant idea on Paige’s blog Simple Thoughts to create a jewelry board (LOVE her blog). This idea appealed to me for several reasons…1) it’s pretty, 2) it’s functional and 3) I’m in a serious jewelry rut. I wear the same things day after day because I don’t want to waste time rooting around in my jewelry box. A jewelry board seemed like the perfect solution.

I stopped into Goodwill that afternoon and scored the perfect size bulletin board for $1.99!

Don’t worry…It’s gonna get a pretty little facelift.

I followed exactly the same steps that I used on my pin board except in a beige linen with silver upholstery tacks. {tutorial here}

I loved that Paige’s daughter’s jewelry board had old looking hardware on it. I wanted to use what I had on hand so I dug through my hardware stash (from my furniture refinishing days) and found some white chippy ones (from Hobby Lobby).

I placed the hardware in a design that made sense with lengths of necklaces/bracelets and marked the spots with a black sharpie dot.

Then drilled a hole straight through the fabric and board. Tip…the kitchen sink is a great place to do this so you don’t drill into the countertops!

Push the screws through the holes and secure them to the hardware with a washer and nut. The existing screws were way too long and wouldn’t allow the board to hang flat on the wall, so I used a dremel to cut off the excess. If you don’t have a dremel, just buy shorter screws!

Hello, jewelry…it’s nice to see you! :)

In addition to the hardware, I added natural wooden pushpins I found at Wal-Mart.

This blank wall in my dressing room was the perfect place for the jewelry board.

A little peek through the dressing room doors to the sleeping porch.

Having my jewelry visible and accessible will surely get me out of my rut!

Not bad for $1.99 and an hour of time!

What do you think?

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10 Responses to let’s make a jewelry board

  1. Mel August 1, 2012 at 4:58 pm #

    That’s a great idea!

    I saw your feature at Gardners to Bergers and of course I had to join in to sing your praises.

    • Maple & Magnolia August 1, 2012 at 5:06 pm #

      Thanks, Mel! I just popped over and saw it…I’m speechless. And thanks for that very sweet comment on the post. Right back atcha! ;)

  2. Kerry August 1, 2012 at 6:33 pm #

    As my Granny would say, “No, not bad ‘tall!” You’ve been crankin’ out some nifty stuff over at the M&M factory!

  3. Traci August 1, 2012 at 7:00 pm #

    great job. it’s really cute. i am the same way. don’t want to search for a piece, so i put on the same thing i wore yesterday.

  4. Erin August 2, 2012 at 12:24 am #

    Alrighty, the first board you did was the idea I was going with for the older child’s bedroom, this would suit her better. It is a nightmare untangling her necklaces, so thank you for sharing this idea too! Now if I could only find a goodwill as good as yours!!!

  5. Stacey@ A Sort Of Fairytale August 2, 2012 at 3:08 am #

    darling! love the use of the hardware knobs!!

  6. Laura August 2, 2012 at 11:57 am #

    What a great idea. I am definitely guilty of wearing the same jewelry every day due to laziness :)

    Laura

  7. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. August 2, 2012 at 12:05 pm #

    Pretty and functional – always the perfect combination! It’s like a piece of art now!

  8. Lana@whatsthestorymorninglory.com August 2, 2012 at 12:57 pm #

    Great idea, I could really use one of these.

  9. awebs March 2, 2014 at 2:47 am #

    Love this idea! I found it on pinterest. I made one of these today. I did have some trouble with flattening the tacks. I think my tacks were too robust and my cork board too flimsy so anyone else working on this, keep that in mind. Otherwise, it worked great! I added two horizontal ribbons to the top and bottom for hanging my dangly earrings.

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