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Jewelry Storage

Living in an older home can present some challenges when it comes to storage. Our master bedroom is fairly narrow, so narrow in fact that a console table wouldn’t fit along this wall. Instead, we installed a shelf to provide the storage we desired while maintaining the ability to walk through the room (also something we desired). Well, the shelf was installed two years ago and since then, it’s sort of acted as a catchall for loose change, receipts and primarily, my jewelry. But, this week I decided to tackle this annoying little corner of my home and made this space more functional and attractive for around $20.

Canvas and furniture tacks to hold necklaces

Tips for getting started:

  • Sort through all of your jewelry and decide what you actually wear on a semi-regular basis. Maybe it’s time to store some of the pieces that don’t make it into the rotation very often. Consider swapping out some less frequently worn jewelry seasonally.  I ended up storing anything that I couldn’t remember the last time I’d worn it.
  • Keep it all visible. If you don’t see it, chances are you are missing opportunities to wear it.

As you can see from the picture below, I’m a fan of the idea of furniture/upholstery tacks to display necklaces. I made that board two years ago, but never hung it on the wall, because I didn’t really like it.

disorganized jewelry

This time around, I went for a simple and clean approach. I just used a 12 x 12 white canvas (you can get them here). Or, if you have a Michael’s nearby, they often have them on sale. Then, I inserted the silver upholstery tacks into the wooden portion of the frame and hung the necklaces.

Canvas and furniture tacks to hold necklaces

Once the necklaces had been organized, I moved onto bracelets and rings. I used delicate glass dishes to display the most frequently worn baubles. You can probably get these on Etsy or at a local consignment shop. I went with the latter and picked these up from a local favorite, Phantastic Phinds.

Jewelry storage

This little project only took an hour or so, but has made getting ready in the morning so much easier. Have any jewelry storage tips? I’d love to hear them!

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3 Comments Post a comment
  1. Love this idea! Looks great!

    November 16, 2013

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