Tuesday, October 26, 2010

DIY: Homasote Jewelry Organizer

The organization kick continued on Sunday and after I fixed up my vanity I realized I need a home for all of my necklaces.

So into the garage I went and I found all the tools I needed to make something quick! Using a piece of left over homasote from an old DIY project, a stapler gun and some leftover grass cloth ceiling.

Here are the easy steps:

Cut piece of Homasote: This was a left over piece that was already a good size so I didn't need to cut it. The nice thing about homasote is that you do not need a table saw to cut it. So if you purchased a large sheet at your local home improvement store you could use a knife or razor to cut it to size:

To apply wallpaper use spray glue. I used grass cloth, because due to it's texture it will hide push pin marks and I used spray glue, because due to the porous nature of the homasote wallpaper paste would steep into the board rather quickly. Spray the homasote and the back of wallpaper:

Then flip it over and staple it into place to secure wallpaper even more:

For the corners make an angled cut to get a smooth finish:

Ta da you are almost finished! Now just nail it into the wall. We just used 4 nails and tacked them in the corners.
*Excuse my sparkly walls. We did a candlelight technique in the room and when the flash hits the sparkles come out!

Last use clear push pins as your jewelry hangers and start placing your jewels:

Close up of jewels:

Best part was that we hung the board behind our door. So when it's opened my manly husband doesn't have to see sparkly gems all through out our room:

So easy and it cost me nothing, because it was all supplies that I had around the house.



Blogger Kalee said...

Fabulous! I have tried something similar in the past but found that some of my necklaces were a bit too heavy for the push pins. Any thoughts on a sturdier option?

October 26, 2010 at 10:54 AM  
Blogger Jenn said...

I love it! Your collection of jewelry is beautiful! I have a similar set up in my closet and used hook eye (? I think that's what they're called) and they are really sturdy and work well.

October 26, 2010 at 11:14 AM  
Blogger LindsB said...

omg, i need one of these so bad! i have so many friggin necklaces and i need a cute way to display them- love this!!

So when should i expect you to come and install one for me? Next week you say? ok perfect, see you then!

October 26, 2010 at 11:19 AM  
Blogger High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

Great idea Jenn. I was going to mention eye hooks. I was trying to do my budget with things I had at home so push pins worked for me.

I have a couple of heavier pieces on the board and I just a couple of push pins throughout the piece to hold it in place.

October 26, 2010 at 11:20 AM  
Blogger High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

Linds I keep telling Jon he needs to surprise you in Boston one weekend and do projects for you!

He is slowly coming around to the idea. :)

October 26, 2010 at 11:21 AM  
Blogger Cassie {Hi Sugarplum} said...

Looks great! Is it hanging in your bedroom or bathroom? I'd love a big board like that, but there is no room in my bath or closet.

October 26, 2010 at 11:41 AM  
Blogger High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

Hey Cassie,

It's hanging behind the door of my bedroom. It works perfectly there. I can get to it when I need to, but during the day while my door is open it doesn't look like a totally girly room so my husband is okay with it.


October 26, 2010 at 11:45 AM  
Blogger Janell @ House of Fifty said...

Very cool! I would love to do something like this in my closet! Janell

October 26, 2010 at 12:17 PM  
Blogger Karena said...

very smart and exactly what I need!! Great project, that even I could possobly accomplish!!

Art by Karena

October 26, 2010 at 12:33 PM  
Blogger Michaela said...

This is a great idea! It's functional and creates a piece of art at the same time (:

October 26, 2010 at 12:56 PM  
Blogger alison said...

Hi, I just stumbled across your blog today and am so glad I did! This jewelry hanger looks too cute, I might just have to use something similar for all my long necklaces that are currently stored in a drawer. I feel like when you see them on display you are more likely to come up with fun combinations to outfits!

October 26, 2010 at 1:43 PM  
Blogger angela said...

I made a pinboard for my living room covered in cotton duck. Used spray adhesive and lots of nailhead trim. After I hung it, the fabric (which seemed really stretched tight before) puckered. Have you had this happen? I am known to be a little uptight about details....so I might be the only person this bothers. Or do you have a trick :)?

October 26, 2010 at 2:08 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

you are full of great ideas.. love this one. thanks!

October 26, 2010 at 2:12 PM  
Blogger Loretta Fontaine (EcoHappy Blog) said...

Camila- The perfect ying to the yang of your newly organized jewelry drawer! Beautiful!

October 26, 2010 at 2:32 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Looks really pretty!! I can't wait to see more of your bedroom!

October 26, 2010 at 2:48 PM  
Blogger Brooke @ Blueprint Bliss said...

Hmmm... I might have to do this! Great idea. And wish I had so many great necklaces, etc!

October 26, 2010 at 3:07 PM  
Blogger kayce hughes said...

LOVE IT! I am in the middle of some jewelry organization too.....pvc pipe...might have to do a post.

October 26, 2010 at 5:43 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

You are on a roll! Love this!

October 26, 2010 at 7:03 PM  
Blogger Erika Ward said...

So functional! I love a DIY using items you already own. Those are always the best, aren't they?

October 26, 2010 at 7:34 PM  
Blogger Live, Laugh, Blog said...

I found this tutorial on Pinterest and I LOVE it! I make a lot of DIY jewelry, and this is perfect for storing all my creations (my husband says I have too many...lol). I think I'm going to make one covered in fabric for my bedroom wall. :)

April 29, 2013 at 2:53 PM  

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