Jewelry Cabinet - Southwest Style

Submitted by Joni on Sun, 09/30/2018 - 12:21

This was inspired by Ana's wall jewelry cabinet, but with a few changes.  I specifically wanted the long shaker style pegs so that I could hang several necklaces on each peg.  I also wanted an earring bar, and fashioned one out of an 1/8" brass rod (found on amazon), after experimenting with a few different options.  This particular option was small enough to easily hold the earrings, but sturdy enough to hold the weight.  To "cap off" the brass rod, I cut a few pieces off a thick dowel rod, and ran a drill through them. 


Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
I had the 1/2" plywood scrap for the back, the 1/4" plywood for the inside, and the cabinet handle. I purchased the wood frame (the better pine at Home Depot) for $20, the 3/8" thick 2"-wide strips for the southwest design (under $20), the rod ($5), the ceramic knobs at Hobby Lobby ($12), shaker style pegs (approx. $6), a magnetic catch (< $2), and the hinges ($10). Total: $75.
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Finish Used
The inside stain is Minwax's Weathered Oak, and the outside stain is Minwax's Provencial. On the inside panel, I used chalk paint, covered by a coat of weathered oak stain, covered by Polycrylic. Everything else has Polycrylic, except the front Southwest design has Bri-wax.
Recommended Skill Level
Starter Project