Necklace Armoire - a mother's day gift for Mom. I made this to go with the Fancy Jewelry box that I did for her for Christmas. Based on the Wall Jewelry Cabinet plan. This piece is made to stand like a narrow tower, and it opens up like a book. There are hooks inside, on both sides. I placed the hinges on the left, because Mom is left-handed. Dimensions are 6 1/2" wide, 14 1/2" tall, and 6 1/2" deep. Top & bottom are 1x6, box and door sides are 1x3, and door front and back are 1/4" birch plywood. The inside is lined with felt. The wood, stain and paint were already on hand, I just needed the felt and hardware. The build was very easy. The finishing took longest because it has both stain and paint, with added felt and hardware. On the right side I used some hooks re-purposed from an old jewelry box, and on the left side are 3/4" brass shoulder hooks from Lowes. Hooks are attached to some 3/8" craft board, which was stained and glued in place. I got to use my newest tool (23 gage headless pin nailer) for attaching the trim (very neat - it really was just a pin-size hole to fill). The front closes with a brass hook and eye. I sure hope she likes it! :) Happy Mother's Day!
Estimated Time Investment
Day Project (6-9 Hours)
The top and bottom are stained with Minwax Express Color in Walnut. The box paint color is cream, mixed with some of the Walnut stain, to make it match the color of her existing pieces. Top coated with 2 coats of Minwax clear Polycrylic in satin. Antique brass surface cabinet hinges and handle are from Lowes.
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