The final installment of my jewelry organizing overhaul is definitely the most helpful to me on a daily basis. Necklaces are my top accessory, whether its a minimal gold chain with a single charm, or a chunky statement necklace full of colorful stones. I have a ton of necklaces that I love to interchange everyday, so keeping them organized has always been a must. Nails in the wall looked really
ghetto boring, so I opted to create a new fixture to match my earring frame. Naturally, I painted it turquoise to match, and found some neat little mini knob’s at Michael’s to screw in and hold all my chains.
First, I bought a wooden plank (sold next to the sorority/fraternity paddles you may remember from undergrad), 2 packages of blue crystal knobs, and a mounting piece for the back. I used the same paint and brush from my previous project, a power drill, and a pencil as my operating tools. First – and I didn’t do this but sort of wish I did – you may want to find a scrap piece of sandpaper to fine tune some of the edges. Michael’s doesn’t have the most precise wood finishing skills, and a few rugged edges could have used some TLC prior to me painting. Then, get to painting. I did a single layer of paint, to give it a little more of a shabby chic texture. I also painted the back, because I’m OCD.
Once I let this bad boy dry in the sun for a few hours, I used my pencil to evenly space out my 6 knobs. It took a few tries – and considering both staggered and straight knobs – but I finally came to a layout I liked and began drilling. Because the knobs are so little, I found the tiniest drill bit I could and did a test on the back side. It was the perfect sized hole to screw in the mini knobs, so I buzzed away on the front side.
Screwing in the knobs proved to be tedious, as it required a bit of pressure and a lot of patience. I finally got them all in, and all I had left to do was the mounting piece on the back. Luckily, our patio chairs are the perfect width to get this done without smashing the front.