Thursday, January 24, 2013

How I Organize My {Jewelry}

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Jewelry Organizer from Posh Pink Giraffe

You have no idea how excited I am to be sharing this post with you today.  I love this mirror that I have been toting all over the country for the past 12 years.  That has not always been the case though, I assure you.  I occasionally considered dropping it off at the thrift store, but I am so glad I never did that!!!

Jewelry Organizer from Posh Pink Giraffe

Wait until you see what all my jewelry was in and you'll understand why this was necessary.

I can't believe I'm sharing this, but here it goes....

Jewelry Organizer from Posh Pink Giraffe

....Yep, pretty sad right.  Everyone that was merely looking at the pictures and not reading probably just gasped at the sight of that!

Jewelry Organizer from Posh Pink Giraffe

I'd say that's much better, would you?

Jewelry Organizer from Posh Pink Giraffe
That nuts and bolts organizer didn't really bother me in our previous house because we had a large spacious master closet with built-ins.  The storage containers sat on a shelf at about eye level and it worked out just fine.  Then we moved, next house, not so spacious closet.  For months all my jewelry sat right there on the floor.  I knew I'd have to find a home for them eventually.  I spent months searching online for a jewelry cabinet, then I'd bounce over to pinterest to search for ideas.  I didn't want to pay hundreds of dollars for a piece of furniture, and I never did find exactly what I wanted elsewhere.  

One random day I looked at this mirror and realized the back side was a blank canvas waiting to become my jewelry organizer.  

Jewelry Organizer from Posh Pink Giraffe

Who said a dressing mirror only had to have one purpose? 

Jewelry Organizer from Posh Pink Giraffe

I began by painting the wood with some Annie Sloan Chalk Paint (Old Orche, if you're wondering).  I'll tell you about that awesome stuff another day.  If you've never tried using it, then I'd so go for it!!  It is the best thing since sliced bread, because it is simple!!

Jewelry Organizer from Posh Pink Giraffe

Once I finished that it was time to move to the other side.  I thought I had taken all these wonderful pictures of the assembly process, however, when I got ready to edit my pictures it became obvious I had failed to put my memory card back in the camera.  Sorry, you'll just have to follow along here:
First layer, Low -Loft Quilt Batting
Second Layer, Burlap
Third Layer, Chicken Wire
Fourth Layer, Lace Trim
Fifth Layer, Gathered Muslin
Sixth Layer, Ribbon Trim
(I originally planned to use upholstery tacks but I decided that was to much work!)

Jewelry Organizer from Posh Pink Giraffe

Then it was just a matter of putting all my jewelry in place.  The lace trim is used to hold all my stud earrings, and I hung bracelets without a clasp on the necklace that matches.

I'm trying to decide if I want to run some sandpaper over the edges again just to rough it up a bit more.  Maybe when it's a little warmer and I can do it outside.

Jewelry Organizer from Posh Pink Giraffe

I hope this inspires you to think creatively.  I enjoyed working on this project and I am so much happier with how I organize my jewelry now!

Thanks for visiting with me today!
Becky
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19 comments:

  1. Hi,

    Great idea!! We are hosting our first party TODAY!! We would like to invite you to link up there and share some of your great ideas with our readers.

    Thanks,
    Myrna and Joye.

    http://thebusybhive.blogspot.com/

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  2. Not only do I LOVE your new jewelry organizer but I LOVE Annie Sloan's chalk paint too!! Your project came out great :)

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    1. Thank you Karen, So much paint, such little time!!

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  3. That is beautiful and so very creative :)

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    1. Thanks Tami, I am glad you like it! Thanks for being a greater follower and leaving comments for me (I love comments, that means I'm not the only one reading it, lol)!!!

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  4. Brilliant! And so the other side is a mirror still?

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    1. Thank you Zoanna, I didn't want a reflection of my very cluttered work space, so I didn't photograph that side, but yes it is still a mirror.

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  5. Annie slogans paint has just been realised here can't wait the get my hand on it! Your jewellry organiser looks amazing!

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    1. Thank you Mel, I am loving it! Makes me want to paint everything else in my bedroom (not sure if that's good or bad)!!

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  6. Wow your are a great artist, I love your blog. Kisses from Spain.

    http://redecoratelg.blogspot.com.es/

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    1. Thank you Maria, I am glad you are visiting all the way from Spain!!

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  7. Great way to use turn something you've dragged around for years into something beautiful and useful! I'd love it if you stopped by and linked up at Thrifty to Nifty Thursdays at A Jennuine Life. http://ajennuinelife.blogspot.com/2013/01/thrifty-to-nifty-thursdays-4.html

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    1. Thanks Jenn, I've made a note. I'll see drop by on Thursday!! Have a great week!

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  8. So fantastic!! I just made one from a cabinet door, but this is way awesomer :)

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  9. What a fabulous jewelry organizer! This is really awesome! I thought the dressing mirror had only one function, but you proved me wrong and it turned out amazing! You’re really creative for thinking something like this. I usually use my cabinet door for my jewelries but now that I found a new way, maybe I would give this a try.

    Paige Low

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