I think by now everyone knows that I love to shop! The other day I had to sit down and rework clothes and jewelry shopping into my monthly budget. I naively believed that, “well if it’s not in my budget I won’t spend money on it.” Yeah right! I have loved shopping since I was little and it doesn’t matter where I’m at, the mall or Target, I am always sniffing out great deals on clothes or accessories. But one of the things that has always bothered me after jewelry shopping is when I got home the beautiful pieces just got stuck into my jewelry armoire. You know one of those ones that stand up and have all those drawers and the top that opens up. My lovely pieces were destined to get lost and hidden away in the abyss of my “jewelry organizer.”
Well I’m not saying I’m going to do away with my jewelry armoire, but I do have another solution to help your best pieces not get lost in the shuffle. Showcasing your jewelry and leaving it out in the open is a great way to keep your pieces organized and in one place. This showcase for necklaces involves driftwood, door knobs, and a drill!
You can find these cute decorative door knobs at Hobby Lobby and they go on sale for half off every other week!
Now I had an adventure finding my driftwood, but nonetheless I secured a pretty awesome piece of driftwood. You can find these on the shore of a lake or river, but I am blessed to have a boat to go out on the lake and find the perfect piece of driftwood. Long story short, I ended up stuck in the middle of the lake during a bad thunderstorm with rain, lightening, and wind. The thing is when it started raining everything got churned up and all these perfect pieces of driftwood started popping out of nowhere. Well me being my passionate blogger self jumped in the water anyway (I do not recommend this if it is lightening) to secure this awesome piece of driftwood. You can always walk the shores of a lake on a pretty day and probably have just as much luck though!
The first step in making your beautiful driftwood showcase is to take a tape measure and figure out where you want your knobs to be placed on the driftwood.
Next, take a pencil or permanent marker and mark where you want your knobs to be.
Now for the fun part! Take a small drill bit and drill to make a hole where you marked on the driftwood.
Once you have drilled your hole secure the door knobs in place. I was able to just twist mine in going clockwise. You can secure them with a bolt and washer if that makes you feel more comfortable!
Now that you have your piece of driftwood done, yay! You can find a place to hang it. I used these decorative hooks from World Market. You can also add wall hangers to the back of the driftwood, but because my piece of driftwood was not flat on the back, it wouldn’t hang correctly.
Make sure you find a stud in the wall before you hang the driftwood, because the last thing you want is for your beautiful pieces to go tumbling, which always seems to happen in the middle of the night and scares you half to death!
Once you have your hooks spaced correctly and in studs you can drill them into the wall. Then you can place your driftwood in the hooks. Another plus about using hooks is you get an extra place to hang your necklaces!
I obviously added some of my favorite JTV necklaces to finish it off! All of these pieces are showcase worthy and complete this fun project!
Until next time!