Non-Consumer Home Decor Projects — Earring Rack and Skateboard Shelves

by Katy on December 4, 2015 · 8 comments

The following is a reprint of a previously published post. Enjoy!

My enthusiasm for home decor projects continues on without any signs of abating. And it’s not like a minimal budget could slow me down, as the following two projects cost a grand total of $4.98. 

First was the creation of an rather delicious earring display rack, which not only looks cool, but is way more functional than keeping all my earrings tangled up in a bowl:

I transformed a recently purchased $2.99 Goodwill vintage tray into an earring holder. (And for those of you who are intimidated by craft projects, all this took was stringing a ribbon through the mesh.)

See? It’s a tray!

And now it’s an earring holder! Can’t you totally see this in a fancy boutique or on Pinterest?

My second project was to make a second skateboard shelf for my younger son’s room. I made the first one a few months ago, and was just waiting to come across another set of brackets. Luckily, Goodwill did not fail:

Free crappy skateboard decks from a Timbers soccer game? I say make shelves!

The shelves are perfect for a kid’s room. And since I designed them myself, the brackets are installed stud-width apart, and are extremely securely installed. Apes could hang off these things. Maybe even two apes.

The brackets are different from one another, but I highly doubt anyone will ever notice. And since I scored one set for free and the other set for $1.99 at Goodwill, the cost of the entire project was under two bucks! (Aren’t you loving the soccer playing shadows on the wall?)

Aren’t these fun? I love that the projects cost next to nothing, plus are actually functional! (I’m not the type to spend time making wreaths.) And because the shelves turned out so awesome, my son and I spent a couple hours completely cleaning and rearranging his room last night. And yes, it looks awesome!

Katy Wolk-Stanley

“Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.”

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{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Jen December 4, 2015 at 5:29 am

I guess I’ll be looking for some brackets at Goodwill because I already have the skateboard! Thanks for the fabulous idea!!


tonya parham December 4, 2015 at 7:58 am

I love the earring holder! I mean, I like the tray just as a tray but that’s a genius use of it!


tadpole December 4, 2015 at 9:24 am

Love the skateboard shelves!


Marilyn December 4, 2015 at 11:01 am

I love the skateboard shelves. I wish I had thought of that when my son was a teen.


janine December 4, 2015 at 3:04 pm

Great strategy with regard to cleaning son’s room. I am looking for a “wedge” into helping my son clean up his bachelor apartment – generally speaking he doesn’t care for parental “involvement”, but appreciates it once it is accomplished.


yvette December 4, 2015 at 3:34 pm

Love it!


tonya December 4, 2015 at 5:46 pm

Another awesome earring organizer that I found at Goodwill is a large, wooden Board from the marble game Mancala. Each small indention holds one large or two small sets of earrings. I love the tray idea too, Katy!


Vickie December 7, 2015 at 9:17 am

Cute idea on the shelves!

Smart idea with the earring holder. I love new ways to use stuff!


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