Do you have a cat? The Missus has a cat. The cat likes shiny objects. Objects like her jewelry. Thus the lady requested I make her a wall hung jewelry cabinet to counter the mischievous cat. (I suggested just to get rid of the cat but I was informed that wasn’t an acceptable option). Luckily her birthday was coming up and it worked as a wonderful birthday gift.
Wall Hung Jewelry Cabinet
My parents just recently put wood slats on their ceiling and had a lot left, so wood was taken care of, I acquired some dowel (two different sizes) and I also used some molding to hold it all together.
The wood slats had nice little grooves that the wood fit into. I added wood glue to hold them together like a boss. Note my amazing G-shock watch that my fiance gave me as a engagement gift. It has a compass and everything!
I used finishing nails for this project. This is the door from the backside. The moulding is on the front holding the boards all together.
Front side of door. See how fancy it is?
To install the dowel for the earring holding area I used a drill press and drilled two measured holes on each side for the dowel.
Then used glue to hold them in and give some extra support.
I don’t have a picture of it but I had clamps on the sides to push the dowel in together.
I installed moulding on the inside for extra support for the sides as well as the top and the shelf. I did use a clamp to hold it all together while I nailed it. I also used wood glue for extra durability as we have three kids in our house and things fly all over the place.
The start of the production of the interior shelving units. I used a large dowel for a watch holder. I used the same method for this as the dowel for the earring holders. These ones however I also screwed in from the ends since the dowel was much bigger.
Holding it all together with clamps. If there is one thing you take away from my blog is that clamps are amazing and you should have many many of them. This is wisdom passed down from my father that I will pass down to my children as well. Note the shelves I cut a little diagonal chip off the corners to account for the moulding. In hindsight I think it would have been better to cut the moulding into pieces but this worked. Nailed it all together again.
The barewood inside. On the right of the watch holder area I will be putting in something for ring holding.
This is giving you an idea on what it will look like eventually once the hinges etc are all on.
I also made a drawer for the bottom out of the wood. It’s not shown here as it somewhat frustrated me a little. I also installed two pieces of dowel sticking out to hold bracelets. You can see them in a later picture.
I used chalk paint to finish it. I’ve never used it before. I got it from Mable and Martha’s vintage shop here in Regina.
Painting in progress. Outside done. Note the bracelet holder dowels. They’re exciting! You can also see the drawer in this shot.
Finished painting! Letting dry now. Next step is the waxing after the paint dried.
This is the hard to see wax I used. I also bought from the same paint place. It’s made from beeswax and gives a pearl finish.
You have to use a fancy wax brush for this. When cleaning the brush after use hot water as it will melt the wax right off.
It’s all waxed and painted now. It is time to install the ring holder cushion. I bought a seat pillow for my cushion and some canvas for my wrap. I cut the cushion into four pieces and wrapped them in fabric. I used glue to make them stay in place.
Here the ring holder is in place. Note I also made a couple earrings for the cabinet as well. You can see them in the background (little balls in hoops). Although it’s been over a week and I still haven’t seen them in her ears.
Time for hinge installation.
No my hands did not get feminine all of a sudden. My daughter aided me in this part. She drilled the pilot holes for the hinges and then screwed them in. She’s a good little helper for things like this. By little I mean she’s almost as tall as me by the way.
More proof those aren’t my hands. I don’t wear stuff like that.
Finished, assembled and installed on the wall. She loved it and my mission was accomplished. This is after she started to add stuff to it. I put it on the wall with three screws. Had to anchor two of them but it’s on there solid.
Closed. Note I did add a knob too. You always need a good knob.
I have all the stuff I used (including some jewelry) in my easy to use Amazon store. Go visit and buy stuff! I’ve got a wedding and schooling to pay for! Also this stuff costs money!