Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Weekly Finds

I found my idea for my project this week on Pinterest.  I know you have seen it before, necklace organizers made from drawer pulls and wood; here is my version.

To begin you need a piece of nice 3/4 inch plywood cut to 20 inches long by 7.5 inches wide.  It helps to have the handsome husband cut the plywood using his table saw.

The handsome husband is optional, if you can work a table saw and not cut your fingers off more power to you. :)

I sanded the edges of the plywood and then marked the spacing for my pulls.

I used a wood screw and screwdriver to make the beginning of the holes so that it would be easier to place the pulls after the board was painted.

Let's talk spacing.  I spaced the pulls 2.5 inches from the top of the wood and from the bottom of the wood which also makes them 2.5 inches apart from each other on the vertical.

On a side note, I did take pictures of the measurements with the raw board and the holes, but let's face it these measurement pictures are prettier to look at.

The spacing of the top row works out like this:

The hole for your top left pull should be 2.5 inches from the top of the board and 2 inches from the side.  The rest of the holes on the top row should be 4 inches apart from each other and all should be 2.5 inches from the top of the board.

The bottom row spacing looks like this:

The hole for the bottom left pull should be 2.5 inches from the bottom of the board and 4 inches from the left side of the board.  This ensures that the bottom 4 pulls are centered between the top pulls and are 2.5 inches below them.  The remaining bottom pulls should be spaced 4 inches apart from each other and 2.5 inches from the bottom of the board.

After all the holes are pre-screwed I sanded the top of my board and then I painted it.

Once the board was dry (which was the longest part of this project...I was VERY impatient) you can place your pulls in your pre-screwed holes.

I used 8 drawer pulls that I found at Hobby Lobby and a little hook I found at Bering's Hardware.  The screws that came with these drawer pulls were too long so I replaced them with black wood screws.  If you choose pulls that do not screw in from the front, you will have to update the plan for this particular project to accommodate that modification.

The next step is to add O ring screws to the top of the board.

I spaced these two inches from the sides and .2 of an inch in from the back of the board.

I placed my nails in the wall for the board and then added a burlap bow.

The burlap wired ribbon is also from Hobby Lobby, it is something I always have in my craft box.  I tied the bow and hooked each end to the nails for the board and then used a thumb tack to attach the bow to the wall.

The final step is to hang the board.


Today I am wearing a necklace that I haven't worn in a while since it has been buried in my jewelry box.

sunny selfie

"The only thing that separates us from the animals is our ability to accessorize." -Ouiser Boudreaux

Happy accessorizing!

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  1. I can totally appreciate that last quote. You look beautiful! {And I like the necklace holder idea, too.}


    P.S. I'm back from a brief blogging break. :)

    1. You are so sweet!! Glad to have you back!

  2. This is so cool! I have tons of necklaces-- I might need to try to make this!


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