Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Quick Fix: Jewelry Storage

I love jewelry... Necklaces, rings, earrings... Love, love 'em! But where to store it all?

Here's how my necklace "tree" used to look.

Messy, hard to distinguish one necklace from the next, all around frustrating. Plus, it's not tall enough to accommodate the longer pieces and they were forever getting tangled.

Enter Ikea (AGAIN!). I purchased a set of their round trivets back in July, thinking I would do something like this. I decided they would work just as well to spread out my jewelry on this wall in my cedar closet:

My original plan was to hot glue a magnet to the back of each trivet, then hot glue the magnet to the wall, thereby potentially "ruining" less surface area should things not release smoothly.

So that's what I did. And it actually held on two of them. About an hour after I put them up, one came crashing down. So I just smeared a bunch of glue on the back and stuck it to the wall. Hopefully it won't mess up the cedar too badly when they need to come back down.

I just used sewing pins as hooks, although it would look neat to use something "specialer" like these or these.

It worked out great for a free solution. I can see my necklaces in the morning when I get my clothes and now I'm a lot more likely to actually wear one.


Kristina P. said...

Perfect! I bought this little hook thing. It's for towels and things, I think, at IKEA. It's black and it has about 5 hooks on a rotating hinge. I attached that to the back of my door, and have a bunch of necklaces on that, as well as one of their key holders.

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

Very clever! I have to have a special place for jewelry.