Necklaces are a must have for my outfits. You will never see me without at least one necklace on. Unfortunately, the more I buy, the more I misplace, break, and/or lose. I never had a place to keep and organize my necklaces. I always took them off, threw them on my nightstand, and Nemo (my cat) handled the rest.
I didn’t want to get a necklace stand because some of my necklaces are very long and I wanted them to hang instead of lay on my desk. Not to mention, I had no desk/table space for my stand either. I decided to buy a shelf, some hooks, and make my own simple DIY necklaces shelf.
First, I went to IKEA to look for a shelf. I didn’t really know what exactly I was looking for, but I originally wanted a deep shelf so it can hold bigger things. Maybe a small potted plant, perfumes, or some collectible makeup. Unfortunately, this would be in the entrance of my room, I couldn’t get the depth I wanted. (I didn’t want to get beheaded every time I entered my room.)
Instead, I went into a little sale section they had and got this wide shelf for $7 USD. I think it was on sale because they discontinued this style, but you can obviously get whichever style/color wooden shelf you think will fit your space. IKEA shelves are normally fairly cheap.
After leveling the shelf and drilling it into the wall, I marked where I wanted the hooks to go with a pencil. I got these bronze hooks from Amazon. They were extremely cheap for the amount I was getting. I luckily got them for $2.57 USD because it was an add-on item. They are currently $3.70 USD for 18.
I drilled holes into the wood then put in the hooks by hand. This whole set up probably took about 1-2 hours.
You can always paint the shelf whatever color you want, but I wanted this to be more of a functional piece first and foremost. Though this shelf doesn’t necessarily match anything else in my room (I have a black & white theme going on), it’s a nice neutral shelf that opened up a lot of space for me. I didn’t want to paint my shelf black or white because I thought it would overwhelm (if painted black) or get lost within the space (if painted white).
I let my necklaces (and lint roller because hey, I’m a cat owner) hang and form a waterfall below the little statement pieces and postcards that rest above. If you are struggling with opening up space in your room or need a necklace organizer, I definitely recommend my DIY necklaces shelf! It’s so simple and extremely cheap.
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