Saturday, January 19, 2013

jewelry storage.

why hello. my name is Dawnelle. i am considered many things, mother and wife are at the top of the list. but you must not forget lover of sharpies, chief nose wiper, avid obsessor of texture and fabric, bohemian lover, interior designer, laundress, and the best book reader ever. i write over on Just Dawnelle about my sweet family and my life... what i think, feel, love, believe, do and obsess over. 

So can we just talk about how hard it is to store jewelry? I mean seriously... any kind of jewelry... it is just hard to find a safe place to put it so it doesn't get ruined or tangled or lost.

Throughout the years I've found ways to store my necklaces and earrings but bracelets... those little buggers just seem to lay around. Until now....

I finally found a way to safely and functionally store my bracelets! What do you think? I kept it simple finishes wise just because it fit my bedroom decor better that way but the possibilities are endless with it! Bare wood... ooh there is soooo much you could do!

MDF--cut down to 3" W x 15" L
1-1/2" Wood dowel--cut to 9" Lc
Wood glue
Drill bit that will allow you to countersink your screw
Drill bit
3 Wood screws

Begin by measuring where each dowel will be attached.

You will want to measure in from the left 4" for the first dowel. Measure in 3-1/2" to the second dowel, and another 3-1/2" for the third dowel. This will leave 4" to the far edge. Next measure 1-1/2" from the top edge in so the dowels will be placed in the center of the MDF width wise.

Once you have the placement for each dowel measured out, use the countersink drill bit to drill out enough of the MDF for the screw to not stick out beyond the MDF. You want the MDF to be able to sit flat.

Next pre drill a hole in the MDF and in the dowel so that you won't have any puckering or movement when you go to attach everything.

Okay, time to attach the dowels! Apply a little wood glue to the end of the dowel (where it is going to attach to the MDF).

Drill up through the bottom of the MDF through the wood and into the dowel and ta-da! Attached!

Now you can spice up the wood any way you would like! I wanted to keep it simple so I actually didn't do anything to the wood. I was imagining though a bright neon paint around the edges of the wood. Or using scrapbook paper around the edges or around the dowels. Ooooh the possibilities!!

Finally... use it! Layer those gorgeous bracelets up and admire how marvelous it looks and how fabulously functional it is!

1 comment:

  1. I love it!!! Great job!