One of the last things I packed before we moved was my jewelry. I wear jewelry every. single. day. so the thought of going a week or more without any of it was not something I cared to experience. In the new house, I had to find a way to organize my many long necklaces without them getting tangled, and I just needed them out of a box. I decided to hang them in our master closet (which has more than enough wall space), which means only I would ever see them, let alone use them. Because of that, I decided my budget would be as small as possible, while still aiming for something cute and rustic.
I had an unused fence picket in the garage and a hack saw, so I got to work cutting the panel down to 32 inch lengths. It made for 2 panels. I had a box of white cup hooks on hand, and I picked up a tiny sampler can of the color stain I wanted to use.
I lightly sanded the two wood panels before staining them and banishing them out to the garage to dry.
Once dried, I measured in 2″ on each end of the first panel and placed a cup hook at each of those spots. From there, I placed a hook every 3-4″ between the two original hooks.
For the second panel, I placed them in between each of the top hooks, to leave room for the upper necklaces to hang down.
I then drilled pilot holes on each end of both pieces of wood, and nailed them into the wall. So far so good, and they are holding up nicely!
If I had wanted to make them a little prettier, and was okay spending more money, I probably would have hit up hobby lobby to buy an assortment of vintage-inspired cabinet knobs, and would have used those to hang the necklaces off of. The only downfall is that in addition to a greater expense, it would have allowed for fewer hooks, so each hook would have been more “cluttered” with jewelry for me.
As is, this project cost me about $2.70. Not too shabby! If you don’t have any of the items on hand, you should expect to spend about $2-3 on wood, $4 on cup hooks, and $2-3 on stain.