I’ve found that as I’m getting older the type of jewelry I’m wearing is changing. Which means that it’s time for a new jewelry stand!
I was obsessing over a gorgeous sleek jewelry stand I saw online, but I couldn’t justify spending $70 on a jewelry stand.
You know what that means—time for DIY!
I really love how this turned out, and since it was super easy, I wanted to share so you could make your own as well.
Supplies You'll need
I went to HomeDepot for all the supplies pictured above on the left, and to a craft store called Kit Kraft to purchase the brass rods.
The base of the jewelry stand I got for FREE, because it was a scrap piece. HomeDepot cuts wood for customers, and if you go over by the saw there usually are usually “scrap” pieces on the ground. Perhaps it’s because the piece I chose was relatively small, but the associate told me I could just have it when I asked for a price.
- Measuring Tape
- Electric Screwdriver/drill w/ phillips head
- Drill bit
- Jigsaw (or they will cut wood for you at HomeDepot)
- Wood for the base (Mine is pine measuring approximately 6.5″ long, 5.25″ wide, and less than 1″ thick)
- Wood for the posts (I found mine in that cardboard box at HomeDepot by the wood. I think they may be “finishing” pieces. I chose the cheapest piece. The posts are all approximately 0.75″ thick, then from shortest to tallest 8.5″, 10.5″, and 12″).
- Gorilla Superglue
- Interior Construction Screws (Spax 1 1/4″, #6x)
- Acrylic paint and/or wood stain
- Paint brush and/or sponge
- Brass rods (K&S Precision metal 1/8″; #8164)
Make Your Own Jewelry Stand
The first thing that I did was cut the wood to the dimensions I mentioned above. Next, I painted the base navy with some acrylic paint that I already had (got it from Michael’s). Then, I used Varathane Wood Stain in Light Walnut (this is what I had left over from the dresser makeover I did).
But feel free to use whatever colors you like best.
After the paint and stain were dry, I measured for the center of the base. Then made the pencil marks as to where the posts would sit.
You’ll probably read this all throughout my blog, but I really dislike measuring so a lot of times I’m just eye-balling it.
After the marks were made (on the bottom & top of the base), I used the drill to start the screw holes on the bottom. Be sure that you do not go all the way through the wood, and that the hole is slightly bigger than the screw’s head.
Since I didn’t have a vice, I had to be creative in getting the posts on. I decided to drill the screws into the bottom of the base.
Then, using a smaller drill bit, I started holes in the bottom center of the posts. I placed a screwdriver back into the screw to keep it secure while I twisted on the posts.
I ended up having to recruit my boyfriend to hold the base and screw driver while I twisted the posts on. It was a little challenging but we did it!
Then, using the Gorilla Superglue, I put a good-sized dot in the middle top of the posts, and placed the brass rod. Pay attention to placing it in the center of the rod before you set it on the glue.
I suppose you could measure and mark the rods ahead of time, but I just did it by sight.
The glue needs to dry over-night, but once it was completely dry and hard, I added a tad more glue to the top of the rod.
And that’s all there is to it!
If you gave this DIY jewelry stand a try, I’d love to hear about it.