I bought this frame from Goodwill for $5. It's roughly 12 in. x 24 in. The size should be based off of how much jewelry you have to hang up. This was a gift for my sis-in-law, so I had to guesstimate.
The first thing to do was to get rid of that disgusting green paint, so I grabbed my electric sander and knocked it off quick.
My sister in law's apartment is white, with a chevron pattern (which I covered that in another one of my guides) so I used some extra white paint I had left over.
Once the paint was dry, I grabbed the mesh material I snagged from Michael's and stapled it to the inside of the frame. I found that its best to do one side, then just work your way around each side.
Be sure to keep the mesh pulled tight while you are stapling.
If you've got it good and tight, it should look like this. If you see and loose spots or waves, you'll need to remove some staples and try again.
I found these little hooks at Walmart that I thought looked pretty cool and complimented it well. These will be used to hang your necklaces on, so it's up to you how many you want to add.
For mine, I used 4 hooks. To get them even, I measured to find my center point, then did that again with each half, then AGAIN with each halved section. I know it sounds confusing, so read it again.
Here's the rule of thumb: Measure your length and find the halfway mark. Then, half each half you just made. Then, half those halves as well. In all, you should have 7 points of equal distance.
I drilled a pilot hole for the screws so I didn't splinter or crack the frame. Then, I screwed in the hooks.
And finally, we have a finished product!
And this is after my sister in law got ahold of it. I knew she could fill it up.