Challenge Reveal Friday: Jewelry Storage
I reused an old cork board and covered it with fabric and upholstery tacks I had on hand. I am usually drawn to neural colors, so I wanted the fabric to be colorful to pop on the wall. I then simply tapped small nails into the board and created a fantastic and beautiful home for my necklaces.
Next I wanted to incorporate bracelet, watch and earring storage. I had many ideas, from hooking them from the bottom of the cork board to adding an additional cork board. Neither idea spoke to me, especially because I could see some catastrophe occurring because of the bracelets bulk and weight. Then one day at Ikea I stumbled across the Bygel bar, hooks and hanging bin. And for less than $5 for the whole lot, my heart and my wallet sung with happiness! I decided to install the bar under the cork board to incorporate the bracelets, watches and earrings in the wall display.
I just love the fact that my earrings can hang and stay perfectly untangled. It's the small things folks!
And last but not least, were my rings. How could I get all of those gems onto the wall display? At first I thought I might use a thread rack. After a beautiful coat of colorful spray paint it would be perfect. And then I thought about the location of the jewelry, inside the entrance to my bedroom. And then I imagined someone getting serious injured on said thread rack, so I quickly scratched that idea. I went with my second option, a ceramic egg crate (already had on hand) to hold all of my rings and a fab acrylic tray ($15 from Home Goods) for extras bits and fun!
For just over $20 I completely organized my jewels to fit my needs. I am completely smitten with the results! The size is just right, helping me keep my lust for excess jewelry under control and the display keeps my jewels in a beautiful, organized space.
I hope you enjoyed this week's Reader Challenge as much as I did! Don't forget to join me again next week for Week 3 of Fabulous February. Until then!