For years I pretty much ignored accessories. I wore my wedding ring, and occasionally put in a pair of earrings. But lately I have come to appreciate what a little bit of jewelry can do (I blame “What Not to Wear”). I typically wear basics: dark jeans, a solid-colored fitted tee or polo, and a pair of flats. This has become somewhat of a uniform for me, and while the comfortable yet classic look works well with my “mommy lifestyle,” it can get a little mundane.
Purses, jewelry, belts, and headbands are great ways to modernize a basic outfit. After coming to this realization, I began amassing a collection of accessories. Storage began to be a problem, however. And I hate clutter. My tangled messes of necklaces (hey, I rhymed!) were causing me to forget about certain pieces; I had to find an attractive solution.
I decided to put my jewelry to work; why not make it serve double duty as art when its not being worn?
First, I found a cheap frame and took out the glass.
After measuring the opening of the frame, I (and by “I,” I mean my husband) cut a piece of 1/4″ smooth plywood.
After fastening the wood into the frame, I painted it white. With colorful jewelry, I thought that white would be a nice backdrop, but any color can look great. Another option would be to decoupage some decorative paper on it.
I planned on using small white hooks to hang the jewelry, so we pre-drilled, then screwed them in.
I spaced them evenly (because I am a type-A personality), but I’m sure a haphazard approach would look just as nice. Also, I had considered buying a variety of decorative knobs (colored glass would be so cute), but went with these because of the great price.
Organized, inexpensive, and pretty to look at? Sounds like a successful project to me! The only problem is that I didn’t get a big enough frame! I know… it fits all of my jewelry perfectly. Which means no empty spaces, and my husband will assume my collection is complete!
Do you have any great ideas for jewelry organization? I would love to know!