For a while now I've been wanting an area to keep all my jewelry together and on display. I was keeping my earrings in a jewelry box and necklaces on a little necklace rack I made out of a picture frame, but that wasn't cutting it.
Then I was at Goodwill and saw this.
It doesn't look like much, I know. But it was only $7.
And with a little bit of this . . .
I got it looking like this. Still not much, I know.
But from there, it was just a short trip to this.
The top area is backed with mesh for the earrings to hang on. I also went to the Asian market and picked up three little dishes to put stud earrings in. Next to those is some shelf area for bracelets.
I drilled a zillion holes in the underside of the shelf and put mug hooks in them for necklaces.
I also put a decorative wooden applique across the top and painted the whole thing heirloom white. I still need to put some touch-up paint over the screws I used to mount it to the wall, but so far it's working out really well.
Edit: Emily's comment on this post references an amusing Lily story. While I was hanging the jewelry rack in my room, Lily was in my room observing. (She probably thinks of it as "supervising.") She stared at it for a while and asked, "You made that all by yourself?" I confirmed that I had and she said, "Good job."