DIY Jewelry Organizer with Mirror
First of all...Please don't judge me on the fact that I started this blog post 3 years ago and am just finishing it now :)
I also do not appreciate ANY judgement on my jewelry collection or the fact that my silver is in desperate need for some polish lol I'll get around to it eventually...
I originally saw this idea on another site that I will link below. The tutorial is great but I wanted to share my experience and give some more details on what I did on the inside! First you need supplies. I got my items at a Home Depot/Lowes/Amazon/Target combination!
My main reason for wanting to build something was because I didn't have a full length mirror in my bedroom. Like, how can one get ready for the day without a full length mirror?? I also had nowhere to put my jewelry...so this cabinet was solving two problems for me! I don't have a lot of jewelry but I still needed a storage solution!
Overall the project was very easy...you just need the right tools! The Kreg Jig was an investment, but since I made this a few years ago now, I've used it so many times! I highly recommend it if you plan to do more building in your home. I recommend watching some videos on YouTube and practicing on scraps before you commit to your cabinet!
- Two Pieces Pine Wood - 1 x 6 x 8
- Two Pieces Pine Wood - 1 x 4 x 8
- 1 Piece Pine Wood - 1 x 2 x 6
- 1 Piece Pine Wood - 1 x 3 x 6
- 1/4" hardwood plywood piece cut 19" x 55" (you can cut it yourself with a jigsaw or have home depot cut it!)
- 1.5" dowel
- Ring Tray
- Frame-less beveled mirror from target
- Eye Hooks
- Kreg Jig K5 - Expensive but a good investment if you plan to do any more woodworking or DIY framing!
- Drill Bit to make holes for the 1.5" dowel
- Drill bit to screw in the eye hooks
- White Paint or Stain of your choice
- Water Based Polycrilic
Overview of the Inside:
It's really hard to get earrings in there...but I don't really wear earrings that much so I don't mind all that much. You could use a thicker block and make more room for your fingers!
I used 1.5 inch dowels - 3 total - to put my bracelets on.
I have a ton of eye hooks to hang things and not much to hang...but I felt like they are more versatile and their function can change over time so it made more sense to use more of them! You can see that I drilled more holes than I used. I started to feel like there was no way I could ever have enough items to hang so I just didn't use the hooks. I could have filled in the holes...but I just don't care enough lol
- You should think about what you want/have to store...and plan your inside based on what you own
- I drilled in the back wood pieces onto the studs on my wall
I hope this helps!! Here is the original tutorial:
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