The Ultimate DIY Rustic Jewelry Cabinet

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It’s up!!!  My new jewelry cabinet has been sitting in my bedroom, waiting to be hung as I’ve been unpacking for the past 3 weeks.  I actually completely finished it last month and have been so excited about mounting it, but I’ve been absolutely swamped with the move to the new house that I haven’t had time to hang it up on the wall till now…and I must say it looks as good as I imagined it would!

Oh, and I’m also happy to say that I was able to finally put my old, puny jewelry box to rest because I have something WAY BETTER NOW.

What girl WOULDN’T want one of these!

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I hung tiny galvanized buckets to hold all of my little things that couldn’t be hung by themselves

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Here’s how I built it!

Supplies:

  • Four 1x3s at 1ft 8 3/4in (Inner Frames)
  • Four 1x3s at 4ft (Inner Frames)
  • Two 1x6s at 2ft 3 1/4in (Outer Frame)
  • Two 1x6s at 4ft (Outer Frame)
  • Eight 1x3s at 4ft 2in (Doors)
  • Two 1x4s at 4ft 2in (Doors)
  • Six 1x3s at 1ft 1 1/2 in (Door Braces)
  • Box of 1 1/4 wood screws
  • My easy DIY old wood stain
  • Oil based polyurethane (I used Minwax clear satin)
  • One or two paint brushes (for applying the wood stain and also the polyurethane)
  • Four large old fashioned-looking hinges (I bought mine at Home Depot)
  • Two old fashioned knobs (I bought mine at Hobby Lobby)
  • Double Magnetic catch (for the doors)
  • Five or six pegboard multi-tool racks  for hanging your jewelry (I bought mine at Home Depot)
  • Tiny Metal buckets (for holding small pieces of jewelry that can’t be hung by itself)

Tools:

  • Chop Saw
  • Skill saw or table saw (only if you don’t buy the pegboard already pre-cut)
  • Hand drill with bits
  • Nail gun with 1 1/4 long finishing nails (if you don’t have a nail gun you can use a hand drill with screws)
  • Sander

You’ll also want to visit the links below to see how to build the side door organizers (which are really easy to make)

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Make a frame by sandwiching the longer 1x6s in between the shorter 1x6s.  Then screw together with wood screws (remember those pilot holes!)

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Place two 1ft 8 3/4in 1x3s and two 4ft 1x3s inside the outer frame, making an inner frame.  I attached the outer and inner frames together by nailing around the perimeter of the outer frame with my nail gun (where the arrows are pointing)

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Place pegboard on top of the inner frame and center it

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Now add a second inner frame on top of the pegboard and screw down into the pegboard.

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For the doors, gather four 4ft 2in 1x3s and one 4ft 2in 1×4

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Screw it all together using three 1ft 1 1/2 in 1×3 braces.  To keep the door piece from shifting, I put two screws into the 1×4 instead of one when attaching the braces (see red dots).

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Make two doors

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I rounded off all the edges with a sander

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(This is optional)  I wanted to make sure the doors fit before staining so I attached them to the box with the hinges.  Doing this gave the cabinet predrilled holes to easily put everything back together when completely finished.

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Now that I knew the doors fit nicely, I removed them and stained the box and the doors with my easy DIY old wood stain.

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At this point, you can decide if you want an unfinished old rustic wood look…

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…or you can go one step further like I did and add a couple coats of polyurethane to it all.

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Beautiful!  Now just add the hinges and door knobs

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Add the Double Magnetic catch to keep the doors closed when not in use

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We are done with the main cabinet part!

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If you haven’t yet made the side door jewelry organizers that fit inside the cabinet, make sure to visit the links below:

If you’ve already built the side door organizers, here’s how to mount them:

Let’s first attach the DIY Rustic Pegboard Jewelry Organizer…

Center the organizer where you want it on the door, leaving a 1 3/4in margin on the inside of the door, to allow it to shut properly when the pegboard organizer is attached.

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I simply used a small hinge on the top and bottom of the organizer for mounting

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Now let’s attach the DIY Hinged Vintage Earring Organizer…

Center the organizer where you want it on the door, leaving a 1 3/4in margin on the inside of the door to allow it to shut properly when the earring organizer is attached.

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Attach earring organizer with two small hinges

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To keep the earring organizer closed, attach magnets at the top and bottom of the  organizer (I glued mine on with Super glue).

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Now just one more thing…

Throw out that tiny, cramped jewelry box you’ve been trying to fit all of it in!

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