DIY Jewelry Cabinet

DIY Jewelry CabinetWow!  It has been quite a long time since I’ve posted any of our projects around the House on Harrison.  That little pop up camper has taken up all our time.  But I wanted to share with you a project that I worked on for Bug’s Room.

Bug is a teenager now, so getting ready for school has become an elaborate production.  She loves jewelry, and those little jewelry boxes we made awhile ago just weren’t holding all her jewelry.  We needed something to store her necklaces and keep them from becoming a tangled mess.

If you’ve followed my blog at all, you know I’m a big fan of Ana White.  When she posted the plans for this jewelry cabinet a couple of years ago, I knew I wanted to make it for Bug.  It was perfect for all her jewelry.

Bug’s room has a shabby chic sort of feel to it, so I made some tweaks to Ana’s plans.  I used a 2×4 for the top of the cabinet.  I also used a router and an ogee bit to give the 2×4 a custom look.  Then I used extra trim at the top and around the opening of the front frame.

DIY Jewelry CabinetInstead of using cup hooks or nails to hang Bug’s jewelry, I opted to use wooden pegs.  I set up the drill press and drilled holes for the pegs along the 1×2’s that run across the inside of the cabinet.

Drilling Holes for Jewelry Pegs

I made sure to alternate the placement of the pegs so the long necklaces would fall between the pegs of the rows beneath them.  It worked out very nicely.

Jewelry Wall CabinetRather than stain the cabinet, we chose to paint it the same color as Bug’s bed.  Then we used our trusty Ralph Lauren glaze to give it an aged look.  It matches her room perfectly.

DIY Jewelry Cabinet

Other than that, we followed Ana’s plans pretty closely.  I’m pretty happy with how it turned out.  It can hold quite a bit of Bug’s jewelry.  She is even able to set sunglasses and rings on the very bottom of the cabinet.  It was a quick, easy build and makes such a difference in her room.   :-)