Jewelry Organizer

I have had all my necklaces in a drawer for years, but this year I realized how many statement necklaces I had that were getting all tangled and messed up by living in this drawer. Even my husband scoffed at my disorganization. That’s when you know you have a problem! I had to make a jewelry organizer.
DIY jewelry organizers are not hard to create, so I went about whipping one up.  I first found an old frame I had lying around, which had been thrifted for another project originally.  I kind of have this pile of random wood pieces that I eventually find a use for.  This project used TWO of those pieces–score!
The frame wasn’t really thick enough to hold hooks for jewelry, so I found a 1×2 in my wood scrap pile and cut two pieces to size to fit in the frame.  They fit perfectly, and I used my nailer to nail them in place.  Any excuse to use that thing, really.
Colors I used–Americana Coral Blush, Americana Metallic in Gold, Americana Sweet Mint.  The colors from the tutorial photos (from my phone) are a little more vivid, the true colors are more like what you saw above.
Next, I used Americana Sweet Mint to paint the entire frame.  It took a couple coats but I wasn’t stressed if it was a good solid coat because I was going to distress it anyway.  After it had dried, I used some washi tape to create a fun Aztec-inspired pattern.  Then I painted over the tape with Decoart metallic gold and Americana Coral Blush.  It took several coats on the metallic gold, but it was worth it because it came out great!

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