Thursday, July 21, 2011
I have a small jewelry box for my “real” jewelry. As much as I’d love to fill a wall with gold and diamond jewelry, we can’t afford that 😦 so as far as my real items go, I only own the classics. A small pair of diamond studs, a pair of peal earrings, a pearl necklace, a cocktail ring, a couple of white gold bands, and of coarse my wedding band and engagement ring!!
But it wasn’t my “good” jewelry I was having a hard time storing, it was my costume jewelry I couldn’t make room for! There’s nothing I love more than a great long necklace to complete a look but, what I had was a tangled mess of chains and beads.
So while at walmart, I found some bamboo cutlery trays for $10 each! I grabbed 3!! Along with a pack of rubber coated hooks, and a can of white spray paint!
My dad sprayed each of the trays white for me, while Lee worked on his car, kind of a work share program those two have going on :). It took 2 coats each, adding up to almost 2 cans of spray paint!
I decided on what jewelry I wanted where and Lee started screwing in the hooks, which immediately cracked the back panel. Bamboo is a very hard wood so it won’t expand to accommodate the size of the hook’s screw. So he had to drill pilot holes before screwing the hooks in . . . a bit more trouble but it worked!
We screwed the tray to the wall using an anchor and a screw (super simple).
I organized my jewelry by color, and style. I seem to have a lot of black jewelry so it all got grouped together.
Then I stored my brighter more colorful jewelry together,
and then my earth tone jewelry together.
I also have a few LONG necklaces so we installed some hooks off the bottom to hang them!!!