For this month's Thrift Store Decor project, I'm showing you how I repurposed a drawer front to make a hanging necklace organizer with glass knobs.
Be sure to check out all of the other fabulous projects linked below.
Of course, you don't have to use a repurposed drawer front. Like me, you can just use anything you have laying around. A cabinet door or something similar would work equally well.
You may recognize this drawer front, I've already used one on the blog years ago. It's a Drawer Front Hook Rack with Fleur-de-lis Hooks.
Hanging Necklace Organizer
Using an old drawer front, I made a hanging necklace organizer with glass knobs! I'm calling it a necklace organizer, but you could easily use it for hanging scarves, hats and more.
You may learn some new paint techniques, at least they're new to me!
If you have a lot of jewelry, you could display your favorite necklaces, or very colorful pieces that match your decor.
Repurposed Drawer Front
This is how I left the drawer front years ago. I had painted it, but it never really had a purpose. It's been waiting for a new use for a long, long time.
I began by removing the old hardware, then I was left with holes to fill.
How Do I Patch Holes?
Where has this stuff been all my life? This Plastic Wood X is so much better than the drywall mud I typically use to fill cabinet knob holes. It sets up really quick, and it's easily sanded.
Project ideas and a video of "how to glaze painted furniture and more"
First, I painted the drawer front with Amalfi from All In One Paint by Heirloom Traditions, then I glazed the paint with Aged Glaze so I could embellish it with a Chrysanthemum Art Roller. However, I didn't really like the way the glaze resisted the roller. It was very difficult to take pictures while doing this process. Notice the All In One Paint Foam Roller. It's really handy when using their paint.
I wiped off the glaze, and chose to use some leftover Colosseum--the paint I used when I painted my countertops. It looks white, but it's actually a very light gray. I rolled it on with the foam roller, because I didn't want it to be in the recessed areas.
You can see in this image, that I rolled the Chrysanthemum roller in the grayish paint while it was still wet. I LOVE the subtle embellishment on the wooden drawer front.
After rolling, I used a small artist's brush to touch up the recessed areas with the aqua paint.
This is a better representation of the Chrysanthemum pattern.
In order to measure and mark the holes for the glass knobs to make the necklace organizer, I used the Kreg Jig Multi-Mark Tool. A pencil was used to mark the holes in order to drill.
Why Does Wood Splinter When I Drill Pilot Holes?
To keep wood from splintering while drilling, use a piece of sacrificial wood under your wood project.
Simple sawtooth hangers work really well for small projects such as this hanging organizer.
How To Make a Hanging Necklace Organizer
- Remove original hardware
- Patch holes/sand
- Paint and/or embellish
- Add knobs of your choice
- Install hardware for hanging
Sorting and organizing your jewelry or necklaces doesn't have to be boring, or shut away in a jewelry box!
Do you think the hanging necklace organizer still looks like a drawer front?
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Gail Wilson is the author and mastermind behind My Repurposed Life. She is obsessed with finding potential in unexpected places and believes that with a little hard work and imagination, any old thing can be made useful again, including herself!
Gail reinvented herself during a midlife crisis and has found purpose again. She hopes you will find new ideas for old things and pick up a few tools along the way.