Annoyed with myself for having stashes of jewelry all around the house, I decided to divide and conquer. I’m not a jewelry box lover and needed a way to keep my outfit-makers manageable.
Problem one: bracelets
Problem two: earrings
Problem three: rings
In my spare room I have a bedroom set from my grandpa that was sanded (by him) and stained a very dark brown … you’d think it was black. It was deemed a mistake by my grandma and it’s the very thing I love about the set. As with “spare” anything, the dresser was filled with old summer clothes, extra sheet sets and other random, poorly housed items. I cleaned out a few of the drawers and designated the first two smaller drawers as my new jewelry stash.
As I gathered all my jewelry in one place and assessed my needs, I went around the house looking for containers to re=purpose. I located a silver utensil organizer, a container used for bead separating, and random tchotchke holders. I purchased an earring holder housed in acrylic and went to town on the re-org.
The utensil organizer was perfect for separating all my bangles and bigger bracelets, and the bead container was great for smaller, flexible bracelets. The earring holder had a row in the middle for rings, which was a nice bonus. I had also received a decorative high heel ring holder from my mother in law that was perfect! I lined the drawers with cheerful yellow contact paper.
Cheers to using what I have – from the organizers, to the sentimental, and poorly used dresser. What I love about this final result is how well it works for me. It’s a time saver and I am happy and proud every time I open the drawers. It’s pretty cool to have a customized home for jewelry without having to be too exact – I just have to make it to the dresser. Click on a picture below for a larger sized slideshow!