Thursday, January 10, 2013

Medicine Cabinet to Jewelry Armoire

Hello friends!

Well this project was MONTHS in the making. I just could never seem to finish it and honestly, it is still not finished. But I couldn't wait to show you!!!

Have you seen these standing mirror jewelry armories? 

So cool and SO expensive to boot! So like any good DIYer I knew I could tackle it, but in my own way. Off to Habitat for Humanity ReStore...

Where I found this beauty for FIVE bucks! It is a medicine cabinet in good condition.

 Just the veneer was peeling off on the front. Have no fear...spray paint fixes everything, right?!

I wanted the inside to pop so I picked a vibrant color, Lagoon!

I don't have the skills or tools to make the apparatus to put inside so I had to think outside of the box.

I found this $3 chunky chain necklace at Walmart and had an idea!

I used cuphooks and stretched the chain across!
This gave me a "rod" to hang my necklaces on.

And perfect little hangers to put my earrings in.

The hooks in my earrings slide right into the chain loops. It is secure but easy to get in and out.

I put in more cuphooks to the bottom of the shelf to hang up all my bracelets.

It is SO nice having all of your jewelry organized in a way that makes it possible to see everything you have. 

I actually prefer the way I made it than the $250 store bought armoires. All of the store bought ones are not customizable. You only get X number of slots for earrings and X number of slots for necklaces. And who has a few earrings, a few necklaces, but 100 rings???

One issue still remains...I painted it using black spray paint but then accidently peeled off some more veneer. And yup, I attempted to tape it off using newspaper and got spray paint all over the mirror. Oh well...I will get to it...eventually :)


  1. stopping in from happy go lucky & so glad I did. what a creative way to create an armoir :) newly following too- cant wait to see what else you are up to!

    1. Thank you for the sweet comments, Jodi! :)

  2. Such a good idea! You are very talented!!

  3. Love Love this idea. So gonna look for a medicine cabinet next time I go thrifting! My daughter actually has the exact standing one you have in the above picture. I just joined your blog. Can't wait to check back and see what you create!

  4. Hey there- I nominated you for the Liebster Award :) Get excited and check out my blog post for details :)

    Have a wonderful Friday!!

  5. Interesting! Found you at maiden dshade link party!

  6. How cool is that? I like yours better too! What a score at 5 bucks from ReStore!!!

  7.  Hi, great post. I found you through the blog hop. Please stop  by and say hi when you get a chance.  .Be sure and check out my new Blog Hop that started. It's Weekly Goals Link Up. It's a great way to stay on track. Have a great day. :) Now following you.  Here's the link for it if you would like to check it out. Lenetta

  8. Great job! I like the chain idea inside too. Thanks for linking up on Made in a Day!

  9. Fabulous idea! I'm featuring you on my blog:

    Thank you so much for linking up and I hope you come back and share more of your ideas :)


  10. Cool, this caught my eye while over at Classy Clutter. I am working on a jewelry organizer right now too. mine will be very Shabby Chic when it's complete though. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Really very nice jewelry ! I love the necklace shows here. Thanks for sharing such a nice jewelry.
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  12. VERY clever. I have a jewelry box that is a jumble of tangled mess. This would help a great deal. Well done.

  13. Thanks for linking up! That is a very cool project.

  14. A medicine cabinet turned into a jewelry organizer? How cool is that? Looking at these, I want to organize my jewelry and put it in something unusual that people wouldn’t have thought of, like yours. Thank you for sharing this wonderful idea!


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