Would you like to know how I organize my jewelry?
Here’s a before pic of my scrapbook room. I know. Messy, messy. You can see the tool drawers I had for all sorts of embellishments and “stuff.” It took up way too much space on my old countertop. (Each of these drawer units cost between $20-$25 retail.)
Here’s an after pic of the closet in my scrapbook room. You can see that I repurposed one of the drawer units for alphabet letters and misc. embellishments.
What did I do with the other units? Since jewelry organization has been a thorn in my side for YEARS, I repurposed one of these hardware storage units for some of my jewelry. I do have a decent amount of jewelry, all inexpensive and mostly found at yard sales or passed down.
I needed better organization for my earrings and bracelets so one of these units was perfect for my bedroom. As you can see above I used labels (found out a yard sale, of course) on the drawers when I stored my scrapbook embellishments in them. These labels helped me to identify the contents. Big mistake. The labels did not come off well. We used goo gone, fingernail polish remover and soaking. You can tell below that some of the sticky is still left on the units.
In order to find some way of making the unit more attractive, the first thing was to spray paint the unit white. I actually made my first attempt at spray painting (which is funny since my husband is a painter), but he finished the job for me. I just have to get him to give me some pointers. Then I grabbed some labels and my corner rounder.
I sized the labels for the different drawers and then used white dots and shaded them according to my drawer colors.
Here it is! I know this won’t earn any great prize on pinterest but I repurposed something rather utilitarian and made it useful and much prettier to look at it (as well as organized the heck out of it!)
Coming up: how I organize my necklaces. Can you stand the suspense?