DIY Jewelry Holders

Every girl needs a storage system for her jewelry – and these are the perfect, rustic piece. The great thing about using a mixture of decorative knobs is that you can put together ANY look you like. No need to be limited by what’s in stock (pre-made) at the craft store, you can easily put together one of these with a piece of scrap wood and your own choice of 4-6 knobs or drawer pulls.

Mine usually range in size from 4″ tall to 12-18″ long depending on how many knobs I’ve picked out to use. My favorite spacing between the knobs is usually 3″ on center from one knob to the next. (Give yourself a little more room if you’re using oversized knobs or odd shapes) There are a MILLION distressing tutorials out there on the web- why write another one? 🙂 The other option you have is to paint chevron on the back (see below), or use barnwood. That’s the other beautiful thing about doing it yourself … 🙂 🙂

On the back these are finished with two sawtooth hangers for easy installation.

On the back these are finished with two sawtooth hangers for easy installation.

If you’re like most people and you want to pick your knobs (but don’t want to mess with drilling holes and distressing wood) you can always hire us to build you one. 🙂 

Adorable in turquoise and orange, the owl is the perfect focal point!

Adorable in turquoise and orange, the owl is the perfect focal point!

Rustic barnwood and red knobs give this one a classic look with a twist - the little brass hook at the end for larger necklaces and bracelets.

Rustic barnwood and red knobs give this one a classic look with a twist – the little brass hook at the end for larger necklaces and bracelets.

Yellow and blue for Spring, of course! The distressing shows mainly on the edges of this board because it's only 3" tall.

Yellow and blue for Spring, of course! The distressing shows mainly on the edges of this board because it’s only 3″ tall.

This one is 5" tall and only 12" long, because we used fewer knobs. That pink oval is just perfect.

This one is 5″ tall and only 12″ long, because we used fewer knobs. That pink oval is just perfect.

Confession: I love making these. They are quick and easy and gorgeous no matter what combination you end up with. 🙂

~ The Woodworker’s Wife

Farmhouse Style

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This past year we’ve both been learning and playing with a tool called the Scroll Saw. It’s amazing what kind of cool details and curves you can cut quickly on this thing! We started with little teddy bears, Christmas trees, bunnies … and graduated to something a bit more sophisticated. 

This chicken was cut from 1/4″ plywood (low-grade) and painted by me. My Mom is a huge fan of chickens (hers are free range hens) and this was for her. I added a hanger after sealing the paint job with a few coats of polyurethane to protect it from the weather. Right now it’s hanging inside because she likes to look at it. 🙂 

For only a few dollars in plywood, you can do a custom door-hanger like this one. It’s just a matter of using a grid to enlarge the silhouette. 

Happy Fall! 

 

~ The Woodworker’s Wife