Thursday, August 18, 2011

Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves

(Or, I Am Overly Smug And Proud of Even The Smallest Craft Projects)

When we move (just a few weeks now!) into the house I will be getting my own small room to turn into a closet. I have been slowly thinking of ways to make it the most efficient closet I can including ordering 3 rolling racks and a waterfall (for staging outfits I think of for later wear).

I'm still on the hunt for a vanity (I have a mirror and a lamp, I need a smallish table with a nice sized drawer, I'm hoping to thrift it) and a chair. I also still need a rug. But I'm getting there. I have a couple of really cute jewelry storage things I've been working on for the problem of my overflowing collection of adornments. The first is this ring display I ordered from etsy.





After giving it a test run I removed all the foam rolls and unscrewed the legs. Then I painted the whole thing a much cheerier turquoise/teal color.



I also took a chance on a really ugly, sad, brown FILTHY little glass door jewelry box from Goodwill. It was $1.99. (No before shots, sorry, sometimes I get ahead of myself) I removed the drawers and carefully painted the whole thing the same color as the ring display. Then I put my earrings, both dangly and stud in it.






(The actual color is somewhere between this color and the color it appears in the other pictures. It's a very bright turquoise, almost teal)

Jewelry box for earrings

I am pretty sure the little carousel wheel is meant for necklaces, but I don't know anyone with necklaces that short, and earrings seemed to fit really well in it. I'm really happy with how it came out.


16 comments:

wardrobeexperience said...

oh, this jewelery box is so pretty. i love boxes like this so much... great DIY project.

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Berry said...

Erin, this is so pretty! Getting dressed should always be fun and it's the little things like this that help. Awesome job!

No Guilt Fashion said...

Love the color you picked out. What a difference it makes!

dash said...

ooh, I love it! And girl, I FEEL you about craft projects. If it takes more than 5 minutes, I'm like,
"Yeeeah bitches, I'M A MOTHER FLIPPING WIZARD!"

:) xoxo,
dash

Shannon said...

I am lucky enough to have a dressing room and have made DIY hangers for belts, scarves, necklaces, earrings and every other accessory. They key to wearing all of our wonderful treasures is being able to see them! Happy decorating!

bigonmodesty said...

Beautiful projects, love the turqouise/teal color.

RETRO REVA said...

i love to do a room!
Lucky you!
ya can't even find my dressing table at this point ;0
I do have plans,though............
Big plans ;)
Looks great,love the color!
xXx
Reva

Cristy said...

Love the personal touch. And, a closet/dressing room? So cool. Hope you show us pics once you get things organized. Neat!

Angeline said...

Very nice! I love th ring display (I could see it working really well with stud earrings, too). So jealous of your closet room!

TrophyBoutique said...

Here's to organization! I want that ring display. And more rings. Is it stupid to get a ring display if you only own three rings?

WendyB said...

Ooh, I like seeing my emoticon heart ring in there!

woreout said...

My sister bought a very similar jewelry box at Saver's this weekend and we have grand plans of turning it into a fabulous DIY project as well. I love the idea of using it for earrings and not necklaces. Can't wait to see how your closet turns out!

Katie said...

My boyfriend promised me that when we buy a house (one of these eons) I will be able to have my own closet room.... that waterfall idea? GENIUS. I am so copying that one day. Love it. Why did I not realize you could order those for yourself? :)

Love the color you painted your jewelry pieces! Way more exciting than plain wood!

Londyn said...

so pretty and organized!!

Allie (Wardrobe Oxygen) said...

I love your pretty turquoise jewelry holders. And a whole room for your closet???? DROOL! That is awesome!

Catherine said...

Oh wow! I love the ring holder! I only wear my wedding ring but now I want one! I have a jewelry box just like that and you've got me thinking about painting it. An entire room? I share a small walk-in with my hubby. so jealous.