The Perfect Necklace Holder

March Madness, 31 Thrifty Makeovers in 31 Days!! Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

Hello lovely Friends and welcome back!  Are we really on day #9 already?  I’ve got a small makeover for you today, but big on function!

I found this next piece at the thrift store for $6, but it was originally from TJ Maxx according to the tag on the bottom.

Here it is as I found it:

Thrift store find that I turned into the perfect necklace holder

It was probably used for coats if I had to guess. Kind of a cool piece, right?

The color wasn’t very pretty though. It looks like wood, but it was faux. So I decided to give it a little update:

The perfect necklace holder from a thrift store find

Of course I decided to paint it light…that makes everything better. (And of course because that is what sells!)

The perfect necklace holder from a thrift store find from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

But I also removed the mirror…it was cracked anyway, and added these pretty glass knobs:

Glass knobs make any project sparkle!
The moment I saw that the hooks had two areas to hang from, I knew this would be perfect for necklaces. You can hang all the necklaces. 🙂

The perfect necklace holder from a thrift store find from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

The hooks got a coat of Rustoleum Blossom White spray paint and a little sanding, and the arched piece got a couple of coats of DIY chalk paint in a 50/50 mix of Behr’s Cottage White and Pure White.

I sanded it a bit also then sealed with Annie Sloan’s clear soft wax.

The perfect necklace holder from a thrift store find from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

It’s so much better in white. My Jewelry Tower I shared the other day is perfect for earrings, bracelets, and rings, but not for more than a couple of necklaces. This was a perfect solution for storing those, and it’s pretty to look at as well!

Thrift Store Find makes the Perfect Necklace Holder from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

If you missed any of the previous day’s makeovers in this fun series, you can catch up here:

March Madness Day #9

 1.  DIY Tray from an Old Picture  2. Mini Shelf Makeover   3. Patterned Sofa Table    4. Antique Mirror Repurposed

5. Oval Rosette Mirror   6. DIY Wooden Tote Redo   7. DIY Jewelry Storage 8. $5 Yard Sale Dresser

I’ll be here again tomorrow with a new Spring wreath that I made out of this lucky $4 thrift store find:

Spring Wreath Before

UPDATE: Yay you can see it HERE now! 🙂



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  1. Your piece is beautiful, Christy! And yes, you are right, white sells. thanks so much for showing us your piece. Have a wonderful day! xo

  2. What a great find, and what a great idea. Looking forward to all the up and coming D I Y’S. Love before and after’s. Always fun to check out your finds and what you do with them! :))

  3. You find amazing things at thrift shops…I can’t find anything! What type do you go to? Goodwill? Salvation Army? or is it just little hometown type?

    • Thanks, Kim! I have a Goodwill , a Salvation Army, and a DAV Thrift Store (Disabled American Veterans) within a mile or two from my house so I stop in all three very often. I think that is the key…you have to go a lot to catch the good stuff. Also…find the thrift stores that are near the nicer neighborhoods…they have nicer things. This piece was found a local thrift store that benefits the local Children’s Hospital here, and it is near a really nice area so I find great things there. That’s where I found the aqua dishes to make the jewelry holder that I shared the other day. Also if you have a thrift store that picks up donations from your neighborhood on a regular basis like the DAV here, they tend to have good stuff. I also have great luck during yard sale season if I go on the weekend or on a Monday. Hope this helps!

  4. Very nice!!! Wish I could thrift shop like you do!! Of course I don’t know where to begin here in Lexington. xoxo

    • Thanks, Sue! Another reader was just asking how I decide where to shop. I told her to find the thrift stores near the nicer neighborhoods. They have the good stuff. 😉

  5. This project turned out very nice. If you put it in your booth it will fly out the door.

    • Thanks, Debra! It did already…my Mom was upset because she wanted it. I told her she should have let me know. Bigger pieces take longer to sell, but these smaller pieces go quickly. Have a great day! XO

  6. I love this piece. What a great find and an amazing makeover. Love it. Thanks for sharing.

  7. This piece is perfect for necklace storage. I am terrible about stuffing my necklaces into a drawer and then I can’t see what I have. Having them on display solves that problem!

  8. Removing the mirror made a huge difference. Another great transformation.

  9. You are so right about everything looking better painted white and this little beauty is a testament to that Christy! Love the addition of those pretty glass knobs too.

  10. I love it! My mom needs something like this!