*I can’t thank you all enough for the love and support from my last post. Your kind comments, DM’s and emails mean so much to me (and to my family). Knowing I have so many friends keeping my sister in their thoughts and prayers means the world to me. I teared up reading several messages and wish I could give each one of you a huge hug!
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Cancer, politics and the Corona virus.. yuck.. all not so fun topics. I think it’s time we brighten things up and talk about something fun for a change! Like jewelry organization. ;) My bathroom is making me extremely happy at the moment! I cleaned out all of my bathroom drawers and cupboards and gave it a mini re-fresh. I’ll be sharing all of the details starting today with my organized jewelry! If you’ve been with me for a while you know that I keep my jewelry displayed on this built-in vanity I designed when we built the house. I originally designed it as a place for me to sit and get ready, but I have to be honest.. I never sit to get ready! At the moment I’m just using this space for storage but it did come in pretty handy when I had major knee surgery two years ago so I’m grateful it’s there if I ever need to sit. Ha. (So happy that little life event is behind me and I am totally putting off getting surgery on my other knee as long as possible!)
I absolutely love having my jewelry out where I can easily see and access it all. I never had the space to do this in my previous home/apartments so I’m especially grateful I can do this now.
If you are short on space the best advice I can give you for jewelry organization is to go vertical! Use any free wall space you have. There are so many cute wall jewelry organizers you can buy (I’ve linked some fun options below) OR you can do what I did and make something yourself. :) I just bought some cork board from the craft store and ordered fabric to staple around it. Then I had my carpenter make a simple frame and painted it white. Done! So easy. I bought some cute wooden pushpins and hung all of my necklaces including my grandma’s pearls. I love seeing them displayed every day. My most worn necklaces are all my Madewell necklaces and my favorite letter necklaces (I love this one and this one). Also this simple Tanner bar necklace I’ve shared many times before is my every day go to. Looks good with everything!
*If you want something similar to my jewelry board but don’t want to make your own these beautiful shadow boxes would be perfect!
It was fun to mix things up and add a bit of gold to this space!
I bought this gold double bar jewelry stand for my girls for Christmas this year and we’ve all loved it so much I decided I needed one too! It can hold necklaces or bracelets but I’m just using it for bracelets. I don’t have a lot because if I’m not using something I pass it on and only keep the jewelry I love and wear.
I’ve always loved using small decorative bowls to hold my earrings. I switched out the white tray I was using for this beloved brass mirror tray. Then I took a minute to sort through my earrings and only kept favorites. It’s such a nice feeling to not have to sift through lots of earrings only to pull out the same few sets I always wear. Less is always more isn’t it!?
Remember this cute heart 2-tier server from my favorites for Valentine’s Day? I wasn’t ready to put it away just yet so it’s holding my favorite perfume and nail polishes. (It sold out but this beautiful marble and brass cake stand would also be perfect! So would this one if I want to go back to silver.)
Organized jewelry! That doubles as pretty bathroom decor. Now was I right or was I right? A much better topic. THIS is what we would be discussing on the nightly news if I were president.