Jewelry Organizer

One of my very first DIY projects, if you can call it that, was creating a jewelry organizer for my wall.  I found the four little mirrors back in college when I worked in our apartment complex.  I hung them in a diamond shape using Command double sided adhesive strips. (which I don’t really recommend, they only seem to work half the time, but then again maybe I am using them wrong?)  I then went to Home Depot and bought three double hook mounts and placed them strategically on top of the mirrors.  I then placed the shorter necklaces on the lower hooks and the longer necklaces on the higher hooks.  I also used an old jewelry box to keep earrings and rings, and then a jewelry tree bought from Bed Bath and Beyond for my bracelets.  I kept this method for over 4 years but finally I was outgrowing it and it was time to graduate to a big girl organization system!

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My husband and I recently got a new bed frame, which we ADORE.  It also had a matching set of everything: dressers, nightstands, mirror, etc, but since we are poor we only bought the matching mirror to try to tie it all together.  We attached the mirror to an amazing dresser I found at the thrift store. (which I will be refinishing this summer, stay tuned for that post!!)  I then found this awesome Etsy shop Barbwire and Barnwood that creates beautiful hand made jewelry organization wall art.  They are made with all different sizes, designs, and stains.  I got this one with the stainless steel hook option for $74.  Love it!!  It doesn’t quite match the same stain as the wood bed frame and mirror, but once my dresser is finished and I have more room in our real house (whenever that is) it will all flow much nicer.

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Note the Wall Collage Art you can see through the mirror, find out how here: Wall Collage Art

Now all my jewelry is in one place instead of scattered throughout three different places.  I can also see it all now instead of being tucked into a box, so I wear my jewelry more often!  Plus, it has become a piece of art with my jewelry the star.  I feel like such a big girl now!

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