Today I am showing you just how messy things get around here. I’m not exactly sure what happened but somewhere along the line my jewelry storage took a drastic turn for the worse. I think it’s a couple of things. I think first and foremost, my collection has grown and I have not added any more storage and I also think that traveling throws me off my game. I never put things back and it becomes a disaster drop zone. So today I am sharing the very embarrassing before photos of how things look now. And I am also sharing some gorgeous inspiration photos and a bit of my plan (only a bit as I really have no idea what I am doing yet).
Yep. Told you it was a hot mess. Clearly I did not move a thing before snapping this iPhone photo. There are even clean pillow cases buried under there. I am sure they came out of the dryer, I set them there, and there they stayed. Moving on.
First of all, I am thankful that I have this little nook in our bedroom that I can use. I realize it’s potentially a great area and it used to be! My jewelry deserves more than this. Ha. So I am clearing it all off today and starting over. Believe it or not, it used to be organized and super cute. You can see that here. I loved all of the color but I took it all down when we painted the room (Pale Oak by Benjamin Moore) and that’s when it all went South.
I did find these at HomeGoods and it’s a good start. Other than that I am sort of winging this. And that’s my cute little photo bomber. But this shot sort of shows you where that nook is in our room. It’s near the bathroom. You can see the rest of our bedroom here. Here is my plan:
- Clear everything off of the surface
- Sort by keep and donate (some things are no longer my style)
- Sort by item type
- Assess what type of storage item I need
- Shop the house for what I can use so I don’t need to spend more money
- Share with you all!
It’s also so awesome to look around at those that have gone before me! So many talented ladies who have impressive accessory collections and have created beautiful spaces. While each one is quite different, there is something genius about all three.
I love anything clever and when people think outside of the box. This is a thread rack. Hello!? So smart. And this hold so much. My wheels are turning.
Le sigh. I am in awe of my girl, Megan’s impressive accessory collection. One of each, please. And this is an amazing way to display them all. While my collection is much smaller, I love the idea of having all of the bracelets in one spot. It’s like your shopping in your own closet. I could get used to that.
How charming is this? I honestly love this display. If you have more wall space, this is like art for the wall. You could even do something like this on the wall behind a door somewhere. I love how creative people are and I am crossing my fingers I can create a system that works for me.
Wish me luck. I’ll be back soon to show you the after. Well, hopefully, soon! Enjoy your day!
Talk about timing!!! I organized my jewelry last month and I’m giddy with excitement every time I walk into my closet and select a piece. I painted my walls dark grey and used clear command strip hooks for my necklaces (30 of them!) to hang on the wall. The necklaces POP! Then I purchased some velvet bracelet holders, a ring holder and some antique glass boxes to store my favorite pieces. I couldn’t be happier with the results!! Can’t wait to see what your end result is.
I took a cue from Chico’s: I bought an inexpensive but nicely framed 24×32 inch mirror at Home Goods and replaced the mirror with peg board. I painted the peg board and hung the mirror from my ceiling , about 1/2 from the wall, with cup hooks and pretty chain. This was to accommodate a pocket door but I love the look. Then I bought hooks for the peg board and hung all of my jewelry. It’s so easy to find and put back! And best of all, I can change it out with no damage to the wall.
Natasha Schue says
This post came at a perfect time…I’ve been re-thinking my jewelry storage as well. I’ve heard the Container Store has really cute/functional lucite jewelry storage…
Calypso in the Country says
You should see the mess I have going on in the cabinets under my bathroom sink! I bought a few organizers but things have gotten out of control lately! You are inspiring me to get mine in order!
Can’t wait to see what you do!
Mine could definitely use some organization. It’s in boxes stuck in drawers. I look forward to seeing what you do!