Wednes-DIY: Jewelry Board

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Today’s DIY is for all you girls out there – like me – who can’t seem to keep your jewelry organized :) I’ve always loved how our stores display accessories, particularly the wooden jewelry boards.  Our Farmington FP girls put together this awesome and thorough tutorial on how to make one! It’s a bit long, so click “read more” to view all of the steps.

What you need:

(all supplies can be found at Home Depot)

1. 2 x 4 – Get this cut into pieces. About 3 pieces 12″ long (home depot will cut it for you).

2. Box of Cut Nails – We wanted to use something more decorative that standard construction nails. Cut nails or antique nails are perfect. You can also search them online and find some really cool shapes and finishes.

3. A box of Screws OR fasteners long enough to screw through the 2 x 4 and Jewelry Board.

4. Wood Stain – The color is really up to you! We used Minwax Jacobean!

5. Rags – To apply stain.

6. Tools – To assemble, preferably a drill.

7. White Paint and a decorative rubber Stamp.

8. Large piece of wood. We bought a large piece of wood from Home Depot and had it cut down to 36″ but you can really get whatever size works best for your space!

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Step One: Prepare to stain your wood. We set up on the back deck just in case we spilled! Grab an old rag (we used an old towel) to apply the stain.

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Step Two: Stir your stain. Dip rag into the stain and start to apply to your jewelry board. Apply going with the wood grain. In this case, up and down, not side to side.

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Step Three: Cover the whole jewelry board with stain, including the sides. We chose not to do the back, because you won’t see it once hanging on the wall.

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TA DA!

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Step Four: Take your nails and place them on your jewelry board where you would like them. The nails at the top we wanted to use for longer necklaces and the nails at the bottom are going to be for bracelets!

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Step Five: Once you’ve laid all your nails out and have a good idea of where your going to nail them in, measure with a measuring tape to make sure they are the same distance apart.

*The bracelet nails are 3″ apart*

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Step Six: With a pencil, make small marks as to where the nails will go on the board.

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Step Seven: Turn your board over and grab one of the cut 2 x 4 pieces you have set aside.

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Step Eight: This is how we will be mounting the board to the wall. On your cut 2 x 4 make 2 marks equal distance from the edge on either side as to where you will be drilling holes.

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Step Nine: Take your drill and make 2 holes where you measured in step 8.

On another piece of wood we will be drilling in nails to fit into the holes you are creating in this step.

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Step Ten: Take your other 2 x 4 piece and measure where your drill holes are, so they match up and the nails will be able to fit into the drill holes.

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Step Eleven: Drill your nails into place, where you made marks. Once you’re finished you should be able to fit the two pieces of wood together. The nails should fit into the drill holes.

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Step Twelve: Using your Screws or Fasteners, drill the piece of 2 x 4 with the nails onto the board.

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Step Thirteen: In this step we used a stud finder to find where we could drill into the wall. Drill with screws or fasteners the piece of 2 x 4 with the drill holes onto the wall!

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Step Fourteen: Following the marks you made in Step 6, nail your nails into place!

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Step Fifteen: Using white paint and a rubber stamp, we applied a decorative touch to the sides of the board.

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Step Sixteen: Your board should fit onto the wall. Line up the nails with the drill holes and it should lower into place.

Almost DONE!

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Grab your jewels and start hanging on your brand new JEWELRY BOARD!!!

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Awesome job ladies!

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Comments

ChelseaJoon -October 5, 2011, 4:46PM

Thanks so much for this incredible DIY! I’m moving soon and this is just what my new dresing room could use! xo

Ayden -October 5, 2011, 5:51PM

Thank you!!! This was awesome

kate -October 5, 2011, 6:13PM
karissa -October 5, 2011, 10:13PM

I love the diy tutorials!! this one is such a great solution to every girls nightmare=untangling necklaces. thanks

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Beth -October 5, 2011, 10:21PM

I love this! I will probably have to make one :) even though I don’t have a lot of jewelry my little jewelry box from when I was a kid is getting quite full.

nichole (eat & be pretty) -October 7, 2011, 10:53AM

This is a really great idea. I’d love to use some of those cute decorative doorknobs from Anthropologie to jazz it up even more.

Lisa -October 26, 2011, 12:20AM

I am thinking about doing this project soon (very soon). But can you tell me about how much I should expect to spend on this project. I need to know a price range before I go trying to buy all this stuff. Thanks!

fp naomi -October 26, 2011, 9:06AM

Lisa – assuming you already have the power tools, you should be able to do the whole thing for around $40 – probably even less.

Lisa -October 26, 2011, 4:45PM

Thanks Naomi!

Cassidy -October 30, 2011, 10:21PM

Currently on vaca in order to get settled in to my new place… I will be completing this project tomorrow! I’m such a visual person, so all of my jewelry is either scattered about the floor, or hanging on a nifty board! Thx for this!!!!

SCHUYLER DAWN -January 16, 2012, 6:21PM

AMAZING! I BELIEVE I WILL ATTEMPT TO MAKE THIS FOR MY MOM AS HER NEXT MOTHER’S DAY GIFT!!

Envious Gems -January 20, 2012, 10:40AM

I like that the design is fairly simple and yet the end product looks very nice and professional. Thanks for sharing! I’ve been looking for organizer ideas

Anonymous -January 31, 2012, 9:06PM

I’m making this! I have all the supplies except for the wood stain. I’m also going to use drawer knobs and pulls in place of the nails! Thank you!

dominique -February 23, 2012, 10:11PM

what do i do with all my vintage post earrings?

megan -April 27, 2012, 12:17AM

found this by accident when searching for craft blogs….so i decided that i need to make it……i’ve been following your blog since the middle of last year and i just love it…..I love the diys the most :)

Jewelry Rage -June 5, 2012, 10:22AM

Great post I made one of these a few weeks ago, and used some decorative door knobs instead of nails.

NWMess -July 24, 2012, 7:34PM

Great idea. Instead of staining the board, I would back the board with a light-weight foam or thin batting and stretch fabric over it. Use a pattern that may already be in your dressing room. a favorite pattern or one that compliments your decor. This way you will not have to be concerned about scratching any of your good pieces and it will look elegant and custom made just for you!

anne -July 29, 2012, 11:22AM

what a great idea! thanks for sharing :)

Laura -August 20, 2012, 4:50PM

The step by step instructions are terrible. The lack of measurements and accuracy make this extremely confusing and time consuming. Needs better directions.

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Anonymous -September 30, 2013, 4:00PM

I just bought a ton of jewelry from http://www.oliveyew.com and I don’t have room in my old jewelry box anymore so I love these ideas of a jewelry board! This will be my next craft for sure.

Noël -June 29, 2014, 8:47PM

Love this idea. I have looked at many. I finally found what I was looking for, great job! Hope mine turns out as good!!!

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