Mirrored Wall Mount Jewelry Cabinet

Are you tired of tangled necklaces and the never-ending struggle of digging to find a matching earring? Here's an idea for corraling ALL your jewelry in one place and concealed behind a handy inexpensive full-length mirror. It cost very little to make and I'll show you how easy it is to build this mirrored wall mount jewelry cabinet with the step-by-step instructions below.

Inexpensive Mirror Makeover with chalk paint

How To Build A Hidden Wall Mount Jewelry Cabinet

The cabinet can be either be recessed into the wall between two studs, like a bathroom medicine cabinet, for a flush mount installation or simply hung on the wall like we did.

DIY Hidden Wall Mount Jewelry Cabinet With Inexpensive Mirror

The inspiration began with an inexpensive full-length mirror purchased at Wal-Mart for around $10 to hang in the master bedroom. We bought it to replace the one that was previously in the room that I turned into a DIY Antiqued Mirror for our dining room. 

Frustrated with my necklaces hanging on wall hooks that collected dust and my earrings in a jewelry box draw that I was constantly rummaging through to find a match, I thought why not corral all that jewelry in one handy spot...behind the mirror! 

What you will need to make a hidden jewelry cabinet

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Tall Mirror (15 1/2" x 51")
1" x 3" lumber
1" x 1" lumber
White Pegboard Panels
Carpenters Glue
Pneumatic Nail Gun 
Wood Screws (#8 x 1/2") (#8 x 2")
Pegboard Accessories
Knob and/or Hook Racks
Magnetic Door Latch
Piano Hinge

How to build the hidden jewelry cabinet

Paint the frame of the mirror

I painted the frame with a 50:50 ratio of old white and pure white chalk paint. I distressed a little around the edges with sandpaper and gave it a coat of clear wax to protect the finish.

How to build a Mirrored Wall Mount Jewelry Cabinet

Build the frame

Using 1" x 3" lumber build a simple rectangular frame (14" x 50") slightly smaller than the mirror (15 1/2" x 51"). Attach them with #8 2-inch screws in each corner and use wood filler to conceal the screw heads. If you want to get fancy and have them hidden you could use a Kreg Pocket Hole Jig but in our case, it wasn't important because they would be hidden.

Add back to the frame

Cut a piece of plywood to fit the back of the frame and secure in place using a nail gun.

Add back to the mirror

Cut a piece of plywood to fit the back of the mirror. Secure it to the back of the mirror with mirror adhesive and clamp until cured. We placed a sheet of 1-inch plywood on top to hold them in place while they set overnight.

Paint the cabinet

We painted the cabinet in Wedgewood Gray (HC-146) the same color as our bedroom walls.

Assembling a Mirrored Wall Mount Jewelry Cabinet

Add pegboard inside

Cut two strips of 1" x 1" lumber to fit the inside of the cabinet and using wood glue and a nail gun secure them in place (pictured above). Attach white pegboard onto the 1" x 1" strips using a nail gun.

Stencil detail on the back of the door

To add a fun element when you open the door, I stenciled white polka dots on the back of the door.

White polka dots stenciled onto the back of the door

Mount the mirrored door with a hinge

Cut a metal piano hinge the length of the door and mount it both onto the cabinet and the door using #8 1/2-inch screws. Make sure the screws you use are not too long that they break the mirror on the opposite side.

Attach a piano hinge onto the frame and door of the jewelry cabinet

Magnetic door latch

Attach a magnetic door latch according to package directions.

Mounting the jewelry cabinet onto the wall

Drill pilot holes through the back of the frame in each corner top and bottom.  This is where they will be secured to the wall.

Drill pilot holes to mount jewelry cabinet onto the wall

Here is where you'll need a second set of hands.

Have someone hold the cabinet up to the wall where you want it mounted. Place a level on the top of the cabinet to ensure it is nice and straight. Using an Awl poke a hole into the wall through your pilot holes in all four corners.

Where your holes are on the wall (as pictured below) attach drywall anchors if you were not lucky enough to hit a stud.

Marking the walls where the cabinet will be hung

Place the screws into the pilot holes in the cabinet and screw them in until they stick out the back of the cabinet slightly. This will make it much easier to see and feel your way to lining them up to the anchors on the wall. Line up the screws to your wall anchors and tighten the screw completely.

Add pegboard accessories to hang jewelry 

Now for the fun part, adding pegboard accessories to organize your jewelry. In the materials list, I've included a link to the many options that are available.

Interior of Mirrored Wall Mount Jewelry Cabinet

Our kids used to have these IKEA organizers in their rooms growing up, I keep everything. They were perfect to use for necklace hangers on the back of the door. Secure them in place using #8 1/2-inch screws.

IKEA Knobs for hanging necklaces inside Wall Mount Jewelry Cabinet

IKEA hooks to hang necklaces inside Wall Mount Jewelry Cabinet

I had a basket full of pegboard hooks that I used to use in the workshop. They are perfect for hanging bracelets and hoop earrings. Each hole in the pegboard fits a pair of wire back earrings.

Pegboard for earrings and bracelets inside Wall Mount Jewelry Cabinet

Initially, we cut slots into the top row of the pegboard holes for post style earrings (see photo above). That was a fail because the pegboard is too thick and they ended up falling off.

Onto Plan B, using plastic coated wire mesh. We installed two cup hooks into the pegboard and hung a small piece of wire mesh. The mesh can be easily removed to hook post earrings on and off and it works like a charm.

Wire mesh for post style earrings inside Wall Mount Jewelry Cabinet

There is loads of room to add to my earring collection. Perhaps some diamond earrings would look fabulous hanging in here, just saying Mr. Frugalista.

An organized Mirrored Wall Mount Jewelry Cabinet

Another bonus, because they are inside a cabinet, no more having to wipe the dust off of my necklaces because they hung from a hook behind the bedroom door.

DIY Hidden Wall Mount Jewelry Cabinet

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