When it comes to organizing jewelry I have tried everything from hanging jewelry on nails, ice cube trays, several small bowls, various jewelry boxes and a hanging jewelry organizer. Every time my jewelry has ended up tangled, hidden, lost, broken or it takes up too much space. It was time for something customized so when I found this old jewlers chest tucked away in the back of my basement I knew it was perfect for storing my jewelry today.
My grandfather, who was a watchmaker, made the jeweler’s chest and must have worked at it for many years. I love the idea of making it into something that I will use everyday.
- Liner (I used easy liner)
- Black foam board
- Exacto knife
- Clear super glue
Measure the drawer and cut liner to fit. Then glue it into place for each drawer. You could also use wrapping paper or decorative paper. Measure the depth and height of the drawer and cut foam board or wood to size. Cut as many dividers as needed, I used 9 or 10 per drawer. Make sure to cut slow and use a new blade for clean lines. Glue dividers to liner with a clear super glue and let dry for a few hours before creating a new home for your jewelry.
Cut as many dividers as needed, I used 9 or 10 per drawer. This is the most time consuming part of the DIY so get comfortable! Make sure to cut slow and use a new blade for clean lines. This is the most time consuming part of the DIY so get comfortable!