Jewelry Hanger from a Refreshed Memo Board

Jewelry Hanger from a Refreshed Memo Board

Sometimes I am flush with project ideas, but then there are the scary droughts. And you guys, I was in a drought recently- all sorts of self-doubt creeped in, my thrifting luck dried up, and I just needed to step back for a bit. But, thankfully I felt the gears in my head start to turn again when I stepped back into a thrift store and found this outdated memo board thingamajig. I knew right away that it would be easily transformed into a very handy DIY jewelry hanger, perfect for a teen or tween’s room, a dorm, or any small space, like an apartment.

Outdated memo board at thrift store to be upcycled into jewelry hanger by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

This definitely intrigues me!

Want a peek into my mind at work? This is quite literally what was happening in my head as the upcycle synapses were firing!

Outdated memo board from thrift store to be upcycled into jewelry hanger by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

So. Much. Potential.

So, all I needed to do was remove a few things from the memo board, give the entire thing a makeover, and re-awaken it as a DIY jewelry hanger in just a few steps. This post contains affiliate links for your crafting convenience.

Preparing a vintage memo board to repurpose and upcycle it into a DIY jewelry hanger by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

With the nonsense removed, it’s transformation time!

Once the bolts and wingnuts were removed (probably to hold a narrow pad of paper?), I was left with two pencil-eraser sized holes to deal with. So, I used some wood filler to fill up the holes, and when that was dry, I sanded down the excess- and sanded down the entire memo board. I didn’t do a thorough every-nook-and-cranny sanding…just enough to remove some of the old finish which would allow my paint to adhere better.

Sanding off lacquer finish before spray painting outdated thrift store memo board by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

There…no more holes and smooth as satin!

Sanding off lacquer finish before spray painting outdated thrift store memo board by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Let’s give this a fresh, lilac makeover!

I gave it a couple of coats of a lilac purple spray paint and then lightly sanded it for a mildly distressed vintage look.

Painted and distressed vintage memo board to become upcycled and repurposed jewelry organizer by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Now it’s ready to become a jewelry hanger!

NOW I could really transform this into a jewelry hanger! First, I measured out an even line for three large cup hooks, and pre-drilled pilot holes to make screwing them in a breeze.

Creating a DIY jewelry hanger from a repurposed memo board from the thrift store by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Adding some hooks for necklaces…

For my mirror, I didn’t want to deal with actual glass…for fear of breaking or making the jewelry hanger extra heavy. So, I purchased an inexpensive set of acrylic mirrors (from Walmart.com, of all places) that I could glue onto the jewelry hanger.

Adding cup hooks and acrylic mirror to DIY jewelry hanger by repurposing a vintage memo board by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

The finishing touch? A small mirror!

And that was it- a complete memo board transformation to a fun and functional jewelry hanger!

Repurposed vintage memo board transformed into DIY jewelry hanger by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

All ready to hang- on the wall, and then my baubles!

Repurposed vintage memo board transformed into DIY jewelry hanger by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Ta-da!

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Did I mention it was Thrift Store Décor Team time? It’s one of my favorite days each month- have a look-see at all the “before” projects from my fellow team members! Click on the links below the collage to see what they upcycled them into.

Thrift Store Decor Team Before Transformations May 2018 / www.sadieseasongoods.com

1. Basket Wreath Makeover

2. Jewelry Hanger from a Refreshed Memo Board (Mine! You’re already here)

3. Easy Patriotic Decorations

4. Vintage Tea Towel Calendar

5. Thrift Store Tray Makeover

6. Small Wooden DIY Pedestal Planter Made with a Spindle

7. 1960’s Wooden Salad Bowl Repurpose

8. DIY Painted Flower Pots

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Also, feel free to check out my other jewelry organization projects if you’re in need of other inspiration!

Craft on!

S

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Comments

  1. Amanda Lake says:

    As always your projects are beautiful and classy. Please don’t ever get discouraged. Your creativity is amazing. I love your ideas.

    • Sadie Seasongoods says:

      Thank you, Amanda- I so rarely fall into ruts like that, but it’s just awful when I do. Happy to say I’m climbing back out of this one, though!

  2. Sutzi McGovern says:

    Love this jewelry holder. You could transform and sell these for those of us (me) who are unfortunately, not crafty. Fabulous.

  3. Great repurposing!

  4. This is such a fabulous idea! I am crushing on your jewelry!

    • Sadie Seasongoods says:

      Thank you- can you tell I’m a quirky, non-fancy, one-of-a-kind jewelry girl? LOL

  5. Rustoleum has a French Lilac color? How did I miss that – so pretty! Girl, tell that self doubt to take a hike because you are one crazy talented lady who so deserves to be part of the blogging community. I’m happy to see you got your creative juices flowing again with another fab thrift store reimagine 🙂 Pinned

    • Sadie Seasongoods says:

      It sure does!!! Thank you, my friend…it was a long scary rut, that’s for sure. Happy to be climbing out of it, though! 🙂

  6. This turned out super cute and I love that fun color you used on it!

  7. girlfromwva says:

    that is really beautiful!

  8. So clever & I love that purple!!! So pretty!

    • Sadie Seasongoods says:

      Thank you so much, Maryann- it’s a great color!!! I just so rarely use it, LOL.

  9. Kathy A. says:

    What a great project for a tween who is just beginning to appreciate jewelry. Around here it would have to be pink for Al’s grand, or teal for mine! Another thing to add to my “look for list.” Hey, I bet your creativity was fine; the thrifts were having a dry spell! NOW I have a shower caddy to paint to turn into a small pot rack; it’s your fault!!!

  10. I love this!! I also love your jewelry!

    • Sadie Seasongoods says:

      Thank you!!! Can you tell that I am a funky jewelry gal and not a fine-gemstone gal? LOL 😉

  11. Karen Benitez says:

    My hubby used to be the manager of a large thrift superstore and,as his spouse, I got a 50% discount off of the already inexpensive items. I wish I had your vision and followed you back then when it comes to repurposing!! But on the other hand, if I did I’d probably not be able to walk through my house with all the treasures I’d pick up!! Lol

  12. Theresa says:

    Stillllllll amaaaaaazed at the eye you have which allows you to see potential in ordinary items like the memo board! LoveLoveLove the color too!

  13. Such a sweet transformation Sarah! I love what you did with the old memo board. Pinned, and shared on Facebook!

    gail

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