Here's my fix, a jewelry board hanging from my side of our bathroom cabinet. This provides easy access when I'm getting ready in the mornings and is a great way to keep my favorite jewelry from getting lost in my purse or languishing in a drawer, forgotten:
This is an old project so I don't have photo documentation of the how-to, but it's really very simple. I started with a corkboard (in retrospect, I would just use a plain piece of wood) and painted it in stripes with acrylic paint.
Once the paint dried, I used drawer pulls from Martha Stewart and upholstery nails as jewelry hooks. After mapping out how much space I'd need, I glued on the hardware and stuck in the upholstery nails.
I love that the upholstery nails, which hold bracelets and necklaces, have a costume jewelry look to them. I almost went with regular cup hooks and I'm so glad I used these:
The three drawer pulls on top hold dangly earrings...
...while the two on the bottom (turned upside down) hold my watch, some hoops, and a few stud earrings:
Since I made this, it has seriously made my life so much easier. I still have a box for my really special jewelry, but this is the stuff I wear day to day and need access to most often. No more searching for a necklace three minutes before I need to be out the door. No more missing earrings. Everything has a place! What do you think? Let us know and stay homey!