I’m always on the lookout for good ideas to store jewellery. I’m a bit obsessed with necklaces, bracelets, and rings, and don’t ever seem to have enough places to hold them. If you’ve been reading for a while, you will have seen other jewellery holders that I have made. Waaaaay back when (2011! seriously? I’ve been blogging for that long? yikes!), I made this fabric covered bulletin board to hold necklaces:
And then more recently I made these gold and white jewelry stands, which are perfect for small things, like rings and earrings:
Bracelets, though, usually end up piled high and my one board for necklaces doesn’t quite cut it (told you, I have a necklace problem…!).
So, I thought I would make another stand. This time I wanted an industrial chic kind of look, so used pipe and pipe fittings from the hardware store. This tutorial is dead easy guys. Like if I were to rate my DIY tutorials, this one would barely even qualify for the “easy” category. You can pretty much do it with your eyes closed.
Start out by going to the hardware store and grabbing your supplies. This is what you’ll need:
-1 of 3/8″ x 12″ galvanized steel pipe nipple
-2 of 3/8″ x 6″ galvanized steel pipe nipple
-2 of 3/8″ galvanized steel cap
-1 of 3/8″ galvanized steel tee
-1 of 3/8″ galvanized floor flange
The total cost (including taxes) for these items was $27.50. Of course the prices may vary slightly depending on where you buy, but this is roughly what you can expect to pay.
Then it is just a matter of screwing the pipe pieces into the fittings so that you create a T-shape. I didn’t take photos of this part, but it’s not rocket science. The flange piece makes the base of the stand, you use the t-piece at the top of the tall pipe piece, and then cap off the sides.
Although the steel was a cool look, I wanted to glam these up a bit. I sprayed one in a matte black spray paint, and the other in a gold metallic. Always remember the trick to spray painting is to do multiple coats that are thin and even — don’t try to get it all coated at once.
I can’t decide which one I like better…. I had worried that the base wouldn’t be sturdy enough and had toyed with the idea of securing it to a wood block at the bottom, but so far so good. No tipping to report.
If you’re looking for a way to store your bracelets and necklaces – this is it!
How do you guys store your jewellery? Do you like to have it all on display? I definitely do… otherwise I tend to forget what I have and just wear the same thing every day.