Cutlery Tray for Jewelry!

I LOVE Jewelry, real jewelry, costume jewelry, all of it . . . almost as much as I love shoes!I have a small jewelry box for my “real” jewelry. As much as I’d love to fill a wall with gold and diamond jewelry, we can’t afford that :( so as far as my real items go, I only own the classics. A small pair of diamond studs, a pair of peal earrings, a pearl necklace, a cocktail ring, a couple of white gold bands, and of coarse my wedding band and engagement ring!!

But it wasn’t my “good” jewelry I was having a hard time storing, it was my costume jewelry I couldn’t make room for! There’s nothing I love more than a great long necklace to complete a look but, what I had was a tangled mess of chains and beads.

So while at walmart, I found some bamboo cutlery trays for $10 each! I grabbed 3!! Along with a pack of rubber coated hooks, and a can of white spray paint!
First:
My dad sprayed each of the trays white for me, while Lee worked on his car, kind of a work share program those two have going on :). It took 2 coats each, adding up to almost 2 cans of spray paint!

Second:
I decided on what jewelry I wanted where and Lee started screwing in the hooks, which immediately cracked the back panel. Bamboo is a very hard wood so it won’t expand to accommodate the size of the hook’s screw. So he had to drill pilot holes before screwing the hooks in . . . a bit more trouble but it worked!

Last:
We screwed the tray to the wall using an anchor and a screw (super simple).

I organized my jewelry by color, and style. I seem to have a lot of black jewelry so it all got grouped together.

Then I stored my brighter more colorful jewelry together,

and then my earth tone jewelry together.

I also have a few LONG necklaces so we installed some hooks off the bottom to hang them!!!

Total Cost:
$10 each for cutlery trays $30
1 can of spray paint (I had a leftover can in the garage already) $5
2 boxes of rubber coated hooks $3 each       $6
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$41

p.s. Sorry I could snap a better far away shot . . . it was very cramped in my little walk-in :)

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