It seems that the first couple months of each year are dedicated to the organization of your home. The resolutions are made, lots of us like to start each year with fresh slates and then Spring cleaning comes along. Although I feel that most of us are year-round organizers because of the seasons of change going on constantly in our lives. Toddlers become preschoolers who become elementary school kids whose interests change. And their toys need constant organization. And then there are those of us who move into new homes which I think can take a solid couple years to live in order to find out what works and what doesn’t function wise. Which brings me to today’s post! I was inspired to make a DIY jewelry wall organizer for a couple of reasons:
- Our master bedroom is small and we don’t have a master bath or walk-in closet for extra storage
- I have a jewelry box already on top of my dresser but I have a large number of necklaces, earrings, and bracelets that I change up and wear daily and they keep getting tangled
- I had planned to make a gallery wall of some sort in our Master Bedroom refresh and this was the perfect way to add another piece of organization that didn’t need to sit on top of something or take up precious floor space.
Another huge reason is that I am participating in another monthly blog hop with another awesome group of DIY lady bloggers! Our DIY Project Challenge #1 is organization this month! Check out the bottom of this post for all the awesome projects from these ladies!
Originally I had been thinking I wanted to make something entirely from scratch but then when cleaning my daughter’s closet of all her dress-up clothes (see! new season of life!) I found an unopened wall organizer that she had been given years ago that we had just stored away and never used. She really had no interest in it so I decided to give it a paint job to make it look a little less “young girl” and a little more sophisticated.
Supplies Needed to Make a DIY Jewelry Wall Organizer
How to Make a DIY Jewelry Wall Organizer
To start you will want to paint your pegboard if it is a color that you don’t like. Because my pegboard had a glossy surface I ended applying three coats of the Rescue Restore Paint in the color “Little Black Dress”.
I then painted the frame also with Rescue Restore Paint but this time using the color “Blessed”. Make sure to apply painters tape (my favorite is FrogTape) if you are using a different color so that you don’t get any on your previously painted pegboard. (You could also paint the frame first and then the pegboard surface, but again use tape on your already painted edge.)
Because I wanted a more sophisticated look for my organizer I decided to use my french script mesh stencil to apply a design to the surface using ChalkArt. (If you aren’t familiar with mesh stencils or ChalkArt from A Maker’s Studio click on over to this post to read more about it.)
How to Use Mesh Stencils and ChalkArt
The mesh stencils are super easy to use and the best part is that they are reusable! Just rinse with water and let air dry and the stencil can be used again and again for multiple projects! (My favorite part!)
Stick the stencil down where you desire and then scoop up a small amount of the ChalkArt in the color of your choice (each color is 2 oz. and will last for hundreds of projects!)
Because this pegboard is bigger than the length and width of the French Script mesh stencil I had to apply the copper ChalkArt in multiple steps so that it would all fit together. Make sure to wash the stencil between each application otherwise the ChalkArt will dry in the mesh and not work correctly for your next application (I found this out the hard way in the past). Also, make sure to let the ChalkArt dry on the surface of your pegboard before doing the next section so that you don’t smear the first part. It usually takes about 7-10 minutes to dry completely.
Another plus about ChalkArt is that it is completely washable. What that means is that if you don’t seal it on your project then it would wash off with water if you wanted to change your design. I decided not to seal my project just in case I decide I wanted to change the French Script writing at a later time.
And lastly the fun part! Hanging my jewelry and the rest of the gallery wall.
Now check out all these great organizations projects that would be great to accomplish any time of year:
- Emory Farm- Easy DIY Corner Cabinet Organizer
- Joyful Derivatives-DIY Blanket Ladder
- Kippi at Home-$50 Office Window Treatment Makeover
- Sand Dollar Lane-DIY Boot Tray
- Never Skip Brunch-Sunglass Holder-Easy DIY Wall Display
- Rufus & Henrietta-DIY Wrapping Paper Storage
- Southern Yankee DIY-$50 Coat Closet Makeover
- Rocky Canyon Rustic-DIY Bathroom Organization
- The DIY Nuts-DIY Mid-Century Modern Dresser Makeover
- Handmade with Ashley-DIY Dust Collection Cart