Printer’s Shelf turned Jewelry Storage

This printer’s shelf was a wedding gift from a friend and admittedly it has been hanging out in my art room for quite some time.  Having seen various ways to turn these into lovely works of art for displaying jewelry, I decided to take this in my own direction, and make it a memento of our home in North Carolina.  The only reason Eric is holding it and it is not adorning my wall is that we are in the throws of packing right now – 2 weeks and counting!  
This is an easy project that any novice can complete with ease – with only 2 or 3 steps total.  Clean it up first and then drill holes into the boxes where ever you want the hooks to be placed.

Insert small metal hooks.  I put most of mine in the middle – I think I will go back and add a few more in some of the boxes so I can maximize the storage potential.  

To add some funky flair to my jewelry storage, I painted the insides of the boxes using old paint colors from our house.  The orange is my current dining room, the black the chalkboard wall in the play room/art room, the blue our bathroom, and the blue-green our bedroom.  This way, in the new house, I will have a memento of our first house and its fun colors.  I only wish I had the paint from the kitchen – I love that green.

I cannot wait to hang this in our new bedroom – let the debates begin on new paint colors!

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