DIY Vintage Cooking Grills into Jewelry Organizers

On Friday I showed off my perfectly disorganized craft room, but I didn’t show you what’s in my desk drawer.

Here’s a hint. These DIY jewelry organizers are the first step in getting my craft room back into shape.

DIY Jewelry Organizer

In my thrifted finds post last Monday I showed you this cool black set of what I thought may be some kind of vintage cooking grills, or maybe they’re parts of a roasting pan. I’m still not sure, but whatever they are I bought the set for $1 with the purpose of using them to make hanging jewelry organizers.


DIY Jewelry Organizer

Here’s my craft room desk drawer. Isn’t it terrible? I’ve been keeping my jewelry in here in these dollar store plastic bead organizers since I got rid of a 1970’s ugly jewelry box several years ago.

DIY Jewelry Organizer

Here’s where my jewelry organizers are going to hang… on the inside of the master bedroom closet door, safely hidden away from mischievous felines, and giving me easy access to my jewelry in the morning when I’m rushing to get ready for work.

I took them out to the garage and spray painted them with a lovely lime, drilled one hole in each of the handles, and screwed them onto the door.

I hung them with the handles facing the door so there’s plenty of room behind them.

DIY Jewelry Organizer

Then I lightly drybrushed both organizers all over with some white acrylic paint that I had on hand.  Sooo easy to do. Just dip the brush in the paint, wipe the excess off onto newspaper, and brush it on.


DIY Jewelry Organizer
Then I added some small S hooks to the top organizer to hang necklaces, and also earrings that have lever backs.
DIY Jewelry Organizer

I added some larger S hooks to the bottom organizer to hang bracelets. I don’t wear necklaces often so I don’t have very many, but I do wear earrings and bracelets on a regular basis.


DIY Jewelry Organizer

The majority of my jewelry is thrifted, but I do love to buy earrings when we travel. I have a jade pair from Alaska, a topaz pair from Paris, and a Larimar pair from the Caribbean.

I have a few very treasured pieces that my mother gave me that will still be kept in a sweet little thrifted jewelry box, which I’ll be making over at a later date.

DIY Jewelry Organizer
These jewelry organizers are for the pieces that I wear every day. I have a few more pieces to add, but I had to get the pics done because I was running out of daylight. It was a cloudy day, and it was already getting dark at 7:30!

I’m really loving that my drawer belongs to my craft room again, and now I can use the bead organizers for all my bits and bobs that I use to craft with. I’ll be showing my new drawer contents in a later post.

Thanks so much for reading! Have a great day!



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  1. Ingenious, Tuula! What a great way to organize your jewelry! You can easily see everything and it's right there for trying on and wearing!

  2. It takes a true junkin' jewel to see a jewelry organizer in a cooking grill! Love the color choice.

  3. Very well done!! This is lovely!! I look forward to seeing you at My Dream Canvas. Have a great week.

  4. Very good idea and I love the color you painted them. I love that you buy earrings when you travel…I buy Christmas ornaments. I love having something special to remind me of the trip. Looking forward to seeing what you store in your empty drawer!

    Blessings, Vicky
    Life On Willie Mae Lane

  5. You are a genius girl! I wouldn't have seen a jewelry holder in those grills if I stared at them for 3 days!

  6. Only you! Of course you would find something original and colorful to do with grills. You never cease to amaze me. Enjoy your beautiful new jewelry holders.

  7. Great minds! LOL I just came up with something similar. I promise I didn't copy you!!!


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