Shabby Chic Necklace Holder

**Be Sure to READ THE BOTTOM of this post for some Trying-To-Be-Funny disclaimers**
Don’t you wish you had one of these??
 My jewelry was out-of-control.  I have a jewelry box I really like that I bought at a store-closing sale a few years ago.  It’s been perfect.  But lately as I’ve tried to Step-Up-My-Style, I’ve found that a way to do that is through accessories – mainly chunkyish jewelry.  The problem is that chunk jewelry takes up a lot of room in a jewelry box.  So it’s a big mess – and some doesn’t get put away, etc – – see:

 Jewelry hangers are everywhere, so I thought I’d do a version – Shabby Chic.  The tutorial on how to make it: grab a discarded old 2×4, add about 10 nails that stick out, and hot glue it (no kidding!) to the wall.

 Then switch all your big jewelry over.  Here are my “helpers” making sure things took twice as long as necessary.

 The finished look – boyah!

And now my other “dainty” necklaces have room to breath in the jewelry box:

I found several necklaces I didn’t know I owned (and several I have stolen from my mom) – who knew I had such fabulousness!  And how in the world was I fitting all in that jewelry box before?


–Yes, this is my attempt at an APRIL FOOL’S POST – there are tons cuter ways to make a necklace holder than with some nasty-looking 2×4.

–Yes, even though I made this as a joke, it’s still on my wall – I love the idea!  I need to grab a real board and make a real holder – but until then, this is working.  Ask me in 6 months if I am still using it (and I might still be!)

–This is the first time I’ve taken pictures in my bedroom for the blog – it’s awful.  It’s the last major room that needs redone in our house – – when picking priorities , the kids playhouse (still in the works) won over a Master Bedroom Makeover, so this remains on the to-do list.

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  1. says

    Yesterday as my kid were practicing their “April fools” back and forth in the car I though “I should do something on my blog”….unfortunately I am usually not that clever on short notice.

    Love your blog. Found you through the Truly Lovely site.

  2. says

    You got me! I was rubbing my head thinking…”where’s the shabby chic in this”? LOL Not a “ugly project” at all if you’re bedroom is decorated “country” like mine!LOL
    Thanks for sharing!

  3. says

    Ummm…I actually like it! I was thinking I would probably use something other than nails, but otherwise it was right up my ally! Well, other than hot gluing it to the wall, there’s gotta be a better (and less damaging/permanent) way.

  4. says

    mandy you are amazing! I do not know how you do so much with your day. It has to be those helpers you have! I know it does not hurt to be BO. Born Organized, you come by it honestly. Your mother is a force to be reckoned with and now so are you. I love this post. So cute!

  5. says

    I think the best part is that your Mom now wants her necklaces back! I actually have a necklace holder like this that my son made for me all on his own as a Mother’s Day gift one year. It’s one of my favorite and definitely most used gifts!
    We’ve also had a great time celebrating April Fool’s Day today. I posted our morning on my blog….

  6. says

    i think last year you should have waited till the next day to say it was a prank- really mess with their heads etc…however, I like it- simple, easy, maybe with cuter or colored nails though! :}

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