Remember the door I showed you on Friday? I finished its transformation today. I turned it into a display for my jewelry and heels!
To refresh your memory, this is what I started with:
And this is what I have now!
I’m super happy with how it turned out, and can we talk about how EASY and INEXPENSIVE it was to make? Okay, let’s talk about it.
How to make a shutter door into a jewelry organizer!
window shutter or shutter door
1. Wipe down the door with mild cleanser to get rid of any dirt and grime.
2. Using a pair of pliers, remove a few slats from the bottom half of the door. (You can skip this step if you don’t plan on using this to store any shoes.) Admire the destruction you have created.
3. Here is what the door looked like after I took out three of the slats from the bottom. You may be able to take out more or less depending on your door. In order to figure out the spacing in between slats, I just hung a pair of shoes from the top row in order to figure out where to take out the next piece.
4. Paint the door to give it an aged look. Here’s what I used, and the steps of my painting technique:
1. Raw wood.
2. Streak on brown paint.
3. Layer on tan paint.
4. Add crackle medium + white topcoat.
5. My door had a hole for a door knob, and I decided to cover it up. I found these wood accents at Home Depot for a little under $6 for the pair. If you decide to use these, make sure to paint them to match the door.
6. Once the accents are painted and dry, attach them to the door using wood glue and clamps (or heavy books). Allow to dry completely.
7. Prop your door up against the wall of your choice. It’s now time to add all your trinkets and pretty shoes!
8. To hang necklackes, bracelets, etc., add s hooks to the slats on the top half of the door. Add necklaces to your heart’s content.
9. Hang your shoes.
And there you have it! You made your very own storage unit for loads of pretty jewelry and shoes.
I can imagine this project being used in so many different ways. You could:
– make a bunch and line them along an entire wall…imagine all the shoes and jewelry you could own! 😉
– create a pot rack for the kitchen
– use as a towel rack in the bathroom
– hang family photos with clothes pins
It’s such an inexpensive way to create more storage, I’m considering making another one.
Here’s the cost breakdown:
shutter door – $8.45 at ReStore
wood accents and s hooks – $12.53 @ Home Depot
paint and crackle medium – already owned
Total cost = $20.98
What would you use this for? I’d love to hear your ideas!
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