Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Jewelry Organizer

I have a ton of jewelry!  You're thinking...don't we all!  The problem is that I forget what I have and end up wearing the same thing over and over again.  I have organized some of my bracelets and earrings, but the necklaces have been kept in boxes and I can't figure out what is what without opening up each one and making a big mess!  I am always on the lookout for new ways to organize and recently found one I want to share.

The original for this can be found on Melony Bradley's blog Mel Designs.  Melony provides great instructions for this project.  I made mine a bit differently as I used only one sheet of scrap book paper.  This is what I love about crafting and blogging.  We can all make the same project and no two will be alike!

I found the plaque at a local craft store for $2.99.  This one is 9 x 12 inches.

I painted the edge of the plaque with sample paint I had purchased a while ago from Lowe's.  Did you know that they sell sample jars for less than 5 bucks!  I think it a lot less but can't remember exactly.  I bought 2 jars of this color, which is a rosy peach.  So far I have painted one of those small media shelving units that are about 3 1/2 feet high and 12 inches wide (to hold jewelry and scarves, what else!?) and a Pottery Barn shelf that I bought second hand.  I still have enough to paint another small shelf that I bought second hand.  All of these shelves and plaques have ended up (or will end up!) in the dressing area of our bedroom.  I eventually plan on painting the walls a pale peach and this color will be a great accent.  Enough of that...

I had this piece of scrap book paper on hand and loved the colors and designs. 

  Head on over to Melony's blog, Mel Designs, for complete instructions.  Thanks, Melony1

Happy Crafting!!



  1. Your version is outstanding! Clean and simple. What a great timesaver to just paint the edges! I too raid the sample shelf at lowes all the time as well as the paint people return and they sell for pennies on the dollar.

  2. Love the colors and so handy! thanks for sharing on craft schooling Sunday!