DIY Jewelry Hanger

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Hi Guys. I'm back. In case you haven't noticed, I've cut back to posting on the blog once a week, and even that is sometimes hard to pull off. Kudos to all you bloggers out there who can manage posting every day. Ain't nobody got time for that. At least I don't.

It's been a busy couple weeks, but the next few are even busier, so I figured I'd better finish up some of my in-progress projects. With all the extra work, though, I haven't been keeping up too well on cooking and cleaning. I mean, nobody's going hungry, but poor Pete's had to buy lunch every day this week 'cause I haven't had lunchmeat or leftovers. I did cook him a frozen pizza this morning before work. Does that count as food? 

Well, one of the projects I've been working on slowly is our bedroom.

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We recently swapped out our IKEA dressers for some vintage ones, and I have been slowly adding bits and pieces to the room. Nothing wrong with it before, but it just needed to evolve a little bit. Thankfully, the fundamentals were good, so I haven't had to do anything major like change the paint, curtains or headboards. Just some art and furniture tweaks, like my  nightstand hack...

After getting the new dressers in, I thought it would be nice to replace the old shelf with some big artwork and other wall stuff. Eventually, I'll do a whole room post, but I'm not done yet, so we will just focus on the low-dresser wall. Here's before...

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And here's now...

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I'll do a post next week with some more details about my canvas DIY's—which were totally unoriginal and heavily inspired by other brilliant people on the internet— but today I thought I'd share a quick jewely hanger DIY. See that little thingy over the office chair? That's what I'm talking about..

The whole thing cost me about $4 because I bought the octagonal knob—hurray for Young House Love at Target! Other than that, I just used stuff that I had on hand.

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Supplies you'll need:

  • One knob/hook to hang the hanger on. I used this one.
  • Two ten-inch pieces of wood. I found mine behind my townhouse, and used a handsaw to cut them. You could also totally use some thick twigs for a more rustic look.
  • Four gold screw-in hooks.
  • Several feet of wire. Any color will do, depending on the look you want.
  • Four gold push-pins/thumb-tacks (optional)
  • Three small nails
  • Gold paint (optional)

Tools:

  • Handsaw to cut the wood
  • Power drill 
  • Wirecutters/pliers
  • Hammer

Okay, so first step is to drill a hole in each end of each piece of wood. Total of four holes. My wood was almost rotten, so it hardly required any pressure. If you don't have a drill, you could also wrap the wire around the pieces.

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Next, insert the wire, knotting at each interval. 

There will be a little wire tail at the bottom of the rack, so you can either leave it, or you can drill a little hole and tuck it into the hole for an invisible look. I did this, and it worked well. Here's the hold before I tucked the wire inside.

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After you finish the first side, just knot a loop into the wire for the hanger.

Complete the next side....

Then, simply screw in the hooks and hammer the nails where you want. I also stuck the little push-pins into each end for some bling, but this is totally optional. Some of my tacks were silver, so I just painted the tops of them and the nails with a little gold paint for a more cohesive look.

Finally, hang the rack on your hook/knob, and add jewelry. Bam. 

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 Any of you have any fun DIY's to share? I'd love to hear all about them. I won't be back on tomorrow, so have a great weekend!