How To Build A Mirrored Wall Mount Jewelry Cabinet

Are you tired of tangled necklaces and digging through your earrings to find a matching set? Or perhaps your jewelry is organized but some are in a jewelry box and others hanging on hooks. Today I'm sharing an idea for corraling ALL your jewelry in one place. But the best thing about it is that it's hidden behind an inexpensive full-length mirror!



This is a great space-saving solution for a small bedroom because it offers two purposes. A much-needed full-length mirror plus jewelry storage in one. This mirrored wall mount jewelry cabinet is budget-friendly and easy to build and I'll show you how.



How to keep your jewelry organized and in one place with this DIY mirrored wall mount jewelry cabinet made with an inexpensive full-length mirror.

DIY Mirrored Wall Mount Jewelry Armoire

The cabinet can either be recessed into the wall between two studs (like a bathroom medicine cabinet) or mounted on the wall like we did.



How to keep your jewelry organized and in one place with this DIY mirrored wall mount jewelry cabinet made with an inexpensive full-length mirror.

The motivation for this jewelry storage idea was frustration with how my necklaces were always covered in a layer of dust from hanging on wall hooks. The inspiration came from a $10 full-length mirror from Wal-Mart. We bought it to replace the mirror that used to hang in the bedroom that we turned into a DIY Antiqued Mirror for our dining room.



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What You'll Need To Make It

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Supply List



How To Build A Hidden Jewelry Cabinet

Paint The Mirror Frame

We'll begin by painting the frame of the mirror. To give the paint some bite, first I lightly sanded the frame with 150-grit sandpaper. Next, I painted it with a 50:50 ratio of old white and pure white Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.



To give the mirror a shabby chic finish, I lightly distressed around the edges with 220-grit sandpaper. To protect the paint I applied a coat of clear wax with a lint-free rag. Then I lightly buffed the wax until it no longer felt tacky. It takes the wax around 30 days to completely cure but you can still assemble the cabinet in the meantime.



How to keep your jewelry organized and in one place with this DIY mirrored wall mount jewelry cabinet made with an inexpensive full-length mirror.

Frame Assembly

Our mirror is 15 1/2 inches wide x 51 inches long and we built the cabinet frame slightly smaller at 14 inches wide by 50 inches long.



With 1" x 3" lumber build a simple rectangular box frame like pictured above, assembled with a couple of #8 2-inch wood screws in each corner. Conceal the screw heads with wood filler and sand smooth once dry. Alternatively, you could assemble the cabinet with pocket holes using a Kreg Pocket Hole Jig so the screws are hidden.



Next, cut a piece of 1/4 inch plywood to fit the back of the frame and secure it with brad nails.



Mirror Door Back

Before installing the mirror (which becomes the door) onto the cabinet you'll need to add a plywood back for the accessory hooks to mount onto. Cut a piece of 1/4 inch plywood 1/2 inch smaller on all sides than the mirror.



Lay the mirror down on your worktable, center the plywood back, and attach it to the back of the mirror with construction adhesive. Set something heavy on top and leave it overnight for the glue to cure.



Paint The Cabinet

While the glue is curing on the door, now's a good time to paint the cabinet. We painted ours Wedgewood Gray (HC-146), the same color as our bedroom walls.



How to keep your jewelry organized and in one place with this DIY mirrored wall mount jewelry cabinet made with an inexpensive full-length mirror.

Pegboard Installation

We need to add a space between the back of the cabinet and the pegboard so hooks and earrings can hang from the pegboard. To do this cut two strips of 1" x 1" lumber to fit inside the cabinet (pictured above).



First, you'll want to paint them the same color as the cabinet because they will be seen from behind the pegboard. Once the paint is dry attach them with wood glue and brad nails. Attach the white pegboard onto the strips with brad nails.



Time For Some Stencil Fun

Now that the plywood on the back of the door is cured, paint it the same color as the cabinet. This next step is completely optional but to add a fun element inside the door, stencil the painted plywood. I used a fun polka dot stencil and white acrylic craft paint on mine.



How to keep your jewelry organized and in one place with this DIY mirrored wall mount jewelry cabinet made with an inexpensive full-length mirror.

Door Hinge Installation

Now we're ready to hang the mirrored door. Mount a 48-inch piano hinge onto the back of the door #8 1/2-inch wood screws. Make sure the screws are not too long that they break the mirror on the opposite side. Attach the door to the cabinet with the piano hinge and #8 1/2-inch wood screws (pictured below).



How to keep your jewelry organized and in one place with this DIY mirrored wall mount jewelry cabinet made with an inexpensive full-length mirror.

Magnetic Door Latch Installation

Attach a magnetic door latch according to package directions on the back of the door halfway down and to the inside of the cabinet.



Mounting Jewelry Cabinet Onto The Wall

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



How to keep your jewelry organized and in one place with this DIY mirrored wall mount jewelry cabinet made with an inexpensive full-length mirror.

This is the point where you'll need that second set of hands to 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 (pictured below) attach drywall anchors if you were not lucky enough to hit a stud.



How to keep your jewelry organized and in one place with this DIY mirrored wall mount jewelry cabinet made with an inexpensive full-length mirror.

Place the screws into the pilot holes inside the cabinet and screw them in until they stick out the back of the cabinet. This will make it much easier to line them up to the wall anchors. Set the cabinet in place and tighten the screws. 



Pegboard Jewelry Storage Accessories

Now for the fun part, adding pegboard accessories to organize your jewelry. In the supply list, I included a link to options that I found on Amazon.



How to keep your jewelry organized and in one place with this DIY mirrored wall mount jewelry cabinet made with an inexpensive full-length mirror.

Our kids used to have these IKEA hooks in their rooms growing up. I keep everything so they came in handy to hang my necklaces inside the cabinet door.



How to keep your jewelry organized and in one place with this DIY mirrored wall mount jewelry cabinet made with an inexpensive full-length mirror.

Hang them on the back of the door with #8 1/2-inch wood screws.



How to keep your jewelry organized and in one place with this DIY mirrored wall mount jewelry cabinet made with an inexpensive full-length mirror.

I had a basket full of extra pegboard hooks that we use in the workshop. They are perfect for hanging bracelets and hoop earrings. Also, the pegboard holes are perfect for hanging wire back earrings (pictured below).



How to keep your jewelry organized and in one place with this DIY mirrored wall mount jewelry cabinet made with an inexpensive full-length mirror.

Initially, we cut slots into the top row of the pegboard for hanging post-style earrings (see photo below). That was a fail because the pegboard is too thick and they kept falling off. Onto Plan B, plastic coated wire mesh.



We installed two cup hooks into the pegboard and hung a small piece of wire mesh. The mesh can be removed to take post earrings on and off.


What We Wish We Had Done Differently

Alternatively, you could install one of these wooden earring holders and in hindsight, I wish we had. All your earrings can hang on it without having to take it off for post earrings. I used to have one just like it and boy am I kicking myself for donating it a few years ago.



I have so much room to add to my earring collection now. I think a pair of diamond earrings would be perfect hanging in here, Mr. Frugalista.😉



How to keep your jewelry organized and in one place with this DIY mirrored wall mount jewelry cabinet made with an inexpensive full-length mirror.

For ring storage, add something like this hanging ring holder onto the pegboard.



How to keep your jewelry organized and in one place with this DIY mirrored wall mount jewelry cabinet made with an inexpensive full-length mirror.


I love my new wall mount jewelry armoire! No more dusting off the necklaces before I put them on. No more searching for a pair of earrings in a jewelry box drawer and I love having the mirror right there while I'm putting my jewelry on.



If building a jewelry armoire is not an option for you, I found some readymade mirrored wall mount jewelry cabinet options for you. But if your preference is a traditional jewelry box on a dresser I've included a link to my Upcycled Jewelry Boxes page.



Thanks for stopping by the Interior Frugalista today! I hope you were inspired by this DIY Wall Mount Jewelry Storage idea. If you have any questions, please leave them in the comment section below or the Contact Me tab at the top to drop me an email. I love hearing from you!



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