Jewelry Hanger / Hanging Jewelry Organizer from a Memo Board

Jewelry Hanger / Hanging Jewelry Organizer from a 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 crept 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 memo board. I knew right away that it would be easily transformed into a jewelry hanger, perfect for a teen or tween’s room, a dorm room, or any small space, like an apartment.

Memo board at thrift store that will be upcycled into a jewelry hanger or wall jewelry organizer by Sadie Seasongoods

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

Transforming a memo board into a hanging jewelry organizer or jewelry hanger by Sadie Seasongoods

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 jewelry hanger in just a few steps. This post contains affiliate links for your crafting convenience.

Transforming a Memo Board into a Jewelry Hanger

First things first, I removed the existing hardware and “Home Sweet Home” sticker from the front of the memo board.

Preparing a memo board to be spray painted for upcycling idea for a jewelry hanger by Sadie Seasongoods

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. Then, I 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.

Filling in holes of memo board with Plastic Wood before sanding and spray painting by Sadie Seasongoods

When the memo board was sanded down to my liking, I chose a lilac spray paint to give it a thorough makeover.

Spray painting a memo board that will become a wall jewelry organizer for dorm storage by Sadie Seasongoods

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

Hanging jewelry organizer that started as a memo board from the thrift store by Sadie Seasongoods

Jewelry Hanger / Wall Jewelry Organizer – The Final Steps

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.

Drilling pilot holes for large cup hooks for wall jewelry organizer or jewelry hanger by Sadie Seasongoods

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.

Attaching a plastic mirror to jewelry hanger to use as dorm storage or apartment organization by Sadie Seasongoods

And that was it- a complete transformation from memo board to jewelry hanger / wall jewelry organizer!

How to make a jewelry hanger for dorm storage from a memo board that came from the thrift store by Sadie Seasongoods

Ready to see the jewelry hanger in action and doing it’s new duty well?

Hanging jewelry organizer or jewelry hanger for dorm storage or apartment storage by Sadie Seasongoods

Utilizing the wall space is a great space-saver for dorm storage or storage in a small apartment, as well.

If you enjoyed this upcycling idea for a jewelry hanger, then you may also be interested in this ring holder made from a cigar box, as well!

Ring holder made by upcycling a cigar box or vintage cigar box into a jewelry chest or wooden jewelry box by Sadie Seasongoods

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. 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

  14. Once again you amaze me with your awesome upcycle. I never would of thought of turning a memo board into a jewelry organizer, but it’s perfect. I couldn’t see you going for long without your creative juices flowing and so happy it didn’t take long for them to come back.

  15. Kathy Beemer says

    Brillant!!!! I love it!!!

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