How to Build a DIY Hidden Jewelry Closet

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If you’re like me, and you have way too many pairs of earrings or loads of necklaces, then having a way to store and hide away your jewelry is critical to the style of your bedroom or bathroom. In today’s post, I’m sharing with you an easy solution for storing you jewelry out of sight with a DIY hidden jewelry closet. This closet can be built between the studs with low-cost materials and takes less than an hour to install. If looking at all your jewelry is driving you crazy, or if you’re tired of digging through piles of jewelry and would like it stored away and nicely organized, then this hidden jewelry closet is just what you need!


Remember way back in October when we gave our master bathroom a fabulous, farmhouse makeover? You may not have realized it, but in the reveal for that project, we hadn’t quite finished one of my favorite parts from the entire room’s design – the hidden jewelry closet! And I am happy to announce that (6 months later) we have finally finished it! It’s everything I’d hoped it would be – stylish, functional and the best part? It hides the visual clutter of massive amounts of jewelry!


To start, let’s take a look at how ours turned out. We chose to finish the door with white shiplap to match the wall behind it – leading to the “hidden” quality. Can you spot it behind the pictures there? The shiplap lines didn’t get perfectly aligned, but they’re close enough that in person, you don’t even notice the door.

I chose to hang a few pieces of art on the front of the door to make it even less noticeable. Both the sign and the gold frame are thrift store finds (I actually purchased the gold frame in my live shopping trip in March!) and the black and white photo is one of my favorites from our engagement shoot. I can’t believe those were taken 7 years ago!

Ok, you ready to see all the jewelry that’s hidden in there??


We added a row of simple hooks along the top for necklaces, a DIY earring holder made out of an old frame and some wire mesh, and small boxes to hold bracelets and rings.

Like I said, I have a lot of earrings… 😉 But what a fun way to keep them organized and out of sight, right??


So, how do you make one yourself? Easy!

Here’s how:

  1. Mark out where on the wall you want your closet to go with a level, straight-edge, and pen.
  2. Use a box knife to cut away the sheetrock from your marked section and expose the studs.
  3. Carefully remove the studs from inside your new closet using a circular saw.
  4. Build a box to fit in your marked space using 1x3s around the sides and plywood as the back.
  5. Place the box into the hole you created in steps 1-3 and secure with nails.
  6. Caulk the front edge, paint it all, and install a door!

I am thrilled to have a space that not only hides my massive jewelry collection but keeps it organized and in an easy-to-reach spot when getting ready each morning. For more bathroom organization ideas, check out this post from Jen Reviews – it’s got great suggestions!

Oh, and be sure to let me know how your jewelry closet turns out!



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3 thoughts on “How to Build a DIY Hidden Jewelry Closet”

  1. I’m planning something like that for my jewelry. I have a jewelry armoire now but it takes up floor space. I only wear earrings with posts so I haven’t figured out how to store the earrings. I also have lots of pins that I need to figure out storage for them.

    • Darlene, that’s a good question! You could get one of the pre-made post holders and just hang it in your hidden jewelry closet, or I’ve seen the idea of hanging ribbon and putting the post earrings through it. 🙂


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