When Apartment Therapy reader Heather found off-the-shelf jewelry boxes to be too small for her collection of costume jewelry, she took matters into her own hands. And here's what she came up with...
..."My solution was to get a half a sheet of peg board and a variety of metal S hooks, which I framed out with the stretcher bars found at art supply stores (used for making stretched canvases -they fit together without nails, are very inexpensive, and come in a vast variety of sizes), then I nailed the frame to the board and hung it on the wall. (Note: If you are going to do this yourself, be aware that you have to hang the board off the wall by at least half a inch in order for the hooks to go in properly. We did this by attaching thin beams to either side of the back of the peg board).
It works great for me, as I have a very large collection of pieces of big, bold, fun jewelry, as well as about a dozen pairs of sunglasses. Before, I always wore the same accessories because it was hard to see what I had when it was in a drawer. Now when I am getting dressed I can see everything I own displayed on the wall and it inspires me to try fun new combinations. The whole thing cost less than thirty bucks and it keeps me extremely organized!"