Fashion accessories valet hanging on the back of a door.

Before picture of the room divider.

A few people have asked me for jewelry organizing solutions. You asked for it, so you got it. (More jewelry storage ideas to come.) I bought this Ikea room divider for $10 in the As-Is section last year. I wasn’t a fan of the black hook-and-loop holding it together, but the individual panels make a handy valet for fashion accessories. One panel holds enough for me, but fashionistas may need the entire room-divider to hold all of their accoutrements. I also think the panels would be classy spray painted black. Right?

How to turn a bamboo room-divider into a fashion accessories valet

Supplies and tools

  • room divider (or any type of panel with caning)
  • overdoor j-hooks
  • small s-hooks (found at hardware stores)
  • 1-1/2-inch loose-leaf rings (found at stationery stores)
  • small key rings
  • 3/4-inch-wide hook-and-loop tape with adhesive backing
  • 3/4-inch-wide double-sided mounting tape
  • bulldog clips (found at stationery stores)
  • scissors

Supplies to make this project.

1. First cut two 2-inch pieces of each side of the hook-and-loop tape and ten 2-inch pieces of mounting tape.

Mounting tape stacked with hook-and-loop tape.

2. Peel off the backing and stack five pieces of mounting tape together. Adhere that stack to the back of one side of the hook-and-loop tape. Repeat. You will have two stacks of tape, which will serve as a spacer and will keep the panel from flopping around when you open and close the door.

Tape adhered to the back of the panel.

3. Peel off the backing. Adhere one side of the stacked tape to the back of the panel near the bottom. Repeat for the other side. Then hang your panel on the over-the door hooks, and adhere the other side of the stacked hook-and-loop tape to the door.

Jewelry and accessories hanging on the valet.

4. Hang necklaces and brooches from s-hooks. Hang rings from small loose-leaf rings dangling from s-hooks. Hang earrings directly from the caning. Wrap watches and bracelets around the top bars. Use a loose-leaf rings to hang belts, sunglasses, hats, and scarves (add key rings for sunglasses, and bulldog clips for hats). Attach hair clamps right to the bamboo poles.