This is the jewelry box that I dreamed up (literally), my husband built, i painted, we hung, and Courtney photographed. I love it because it hides all my jewels, saves space and looks great (even though the painting is hardly finished yet).
I know I am not the only one who has a lack of dresser space, a surplus of jewels, and a desire to keep my space looking stylish and neat all at the same time. I know a lot of people are interested in how to make a box themselves so here are some simple but hopefully helpful instructions on what we did.
Disclaimer – The box based on these instructions measures about 4’x2′. We are not carpenters by any means and I’m sure it could be made better but it will at least give you an idea of how to do it. Also this is based on what our local Home Depot sells so it may be different for everyone – again it is just an idea of how to build one.
Thanks for looking!
One 11/32” 2×4 Sanded Plywood Project Panel – $9.45
One 1/8” 2×4 Tempered Hardboard Project Panel – $5.42
Two 1” x 4” 6’ Select Pine Boards @ $6.68/each = $13.36
One 1-1/2” x 30” Continuous Hinge – $8.97
One 64mm Double Magnetic Catch w/Strike – $1.79
Two bags #10 x 2” Wood Screws (4pc) @ $1.18/bag = $2.36
Two bags #6 x 1-1/4” Wood Screws (12pc) @ $1.18/bag = $2.36
One bag #4-40 x 1/2” Machine Screws (8pc) – $1.18
One pack 2” Common Nails (25pc) – $1.30
One pack 3/4” Brass Hooks (threaded) (4pc) – $1.18
Optional: One pack 2” Inside Corner Braces (4pc) – $4.68
Optional: Gorilla Glue (8oz) – $3.83
$47.37 or $55.88 (optional)
Step 1: Put your 1×4’s together and make a frame.
Step 2: Attach the sanded plywood panel to one side. Now you should have what essentially looks like a shadow box or deep frame. If you want to attach cross braces on the inside of the frame you totally can.
Step 3: center and attach the hinges from one long side of your frame to the long edge of the tempered hardboard panel.
Step 4: attach the magnetic components to the top inside of the frame and the top of the ‘door’
Step 5: Mark where you want jewelry to hang and then put in nails, screws, hooks, knobs wires etc as desired – just be careful you don’t go all the way through the back.
Step 6: Paint the outside or decorate as desired then screw through the back to attach to the wall (that is what the x’s represent in the drawing) put your jewelry away and enjoy.
Thanks for checking this out and for appreciating creativity!