This is a week of chaos so I thought I would re-share this unique jewelry display. I am hoping to work on some smaller versions soon too…. (As a side note, isn’t it a bit amusing that I was worked up over 3 weeks straight of kids home? Little did we all know…)
Hey there! I hope you have had an incredible holiday! We were hit with an insane cold spell (as was most of this end of the country). It screwed with everything we had planned to do. Kids had nearly THREE weeks of school off and all the parents were ready to tear their hair out. Finally life seems to be returning to a bit of whatever normal is these days and I can show you this fabulous jewelry display frame I made. Honestly, I am so super excited about this one and I hope you love it as much as I do!
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I bought this frame a few months ago (I found a frame similar but a bit smaller on Amazon)
It sat around for a while and then one day it hit me- I wanted to try for a unique take on jewelry storage. I drew out a plan for the jewelry frame on graph paper. Then I “sat” on it for a few days to think about if anyone would like it…
Once I decided maybe one person would think it was useful for jewelry display, I went ahead and moved forward. I measured the space in the back of the frame and used 1/2 inch PureBond plywood for the box.
There needed to be ring holders. I also wanted to make them myself. I found a product at the big box store called backer rod that was perfect. It’s true purpose is to shove into large openings before you caulk so you don’t need as much caulk. I learned it works wonderfully for ring holders when you combine it with a canvas drop cloth.
Then I flipped it around and pressed the backer rod up against the that edge and stapled it again as close as I could to the rod to hold it in place.
and then I kept going until I had enough rows to fill up the space I wanted in the design.
I made a second one for the other side and then realized I the canvas was a bit too short. DOH! Never fear! I stapled the canvas close to the rod and added just enough to make that last row….
When completely finished, I dry fit everything in place.
In that center gap, I put in a small cork board for texture. The corks were cut in half lengthwise with my Ryobi Scroll Saw and laid out to create an interesting design. Adding some small shim boards in the back brought it to the same height as the ring holders.
I used decorative metal for the center section to hold earrings. Then also added a few shelves at the bottom to hold extras.
Silver knobs for hanging items finished the piece beautifully.
The inside of the box was painted Shabby Paints Great Greige and sealed with VAX. The frame was painted Worn White. Before it dried, I used a damp cloth to distress it back to the gold in spots. This leaves a “time-worn” feel.
I’m guessing when putting on jewelry, you will want to see what you look like. So I grabbed a mirror I had in the basement and gave it a paint job.
Here she is in all her glory waiting for her new home:
I can’t wait to see it hanging in someone’s bedroom vignette.
What do you think? Could you see yourself building a jewelry display frame? I hope you like it as much as I do.
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