Fessing Up

January 9, 2012 at 7:57 AM 9 comments

There are quite a few “no-no’s” around the house and for sure in my life that I could fess up about.  But, for now, I’ll just stick with jewelry.  I’m very into accessorizing at the moment; I just find it’s a great way to either finish off or rejuvenate an outfit.  So I’ve been collecting jewelry pieces and over the past few years, it’s been the bigger the piece, the better.  Well, here’s where the confessing comes in…take a look at how I store all of them on my dresser…

Awesome.  What a sight.  So organized, especially with the headphones, pens, rocks and pennies mixed in there.  On Sunday, I attempted to organize the jewelry, here’s where I got…

15 minutes of moving things around really didn’t fully solve the problem.  Even though I thought collecting pretty bowls and trays would be the answer to my jewelry obsession, it’s not actually practical.  Here’s what had inspired me to think such a thing would work…

Very pretty indeed but lets actually analyze the shot.  One cup just has one pair of gold eating and a saucer is carrying a simple, lone bracelet and most pieces are just as dainty as the china.  Plus, all items are tucked away in a drawer at the end of day not piled on top of a dresser that needs to be shared with a man and man things.  I need another solution…pinterest…ideas?

Anatomy is all the rage currently in design, thanks to Kelly Wearstler.  But could I really handle a bunch of hands jutting out of the wall as I got up to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night?  Imagine the nightmares.

I’m always a fan of acquiring new furniture (hoarding) but I just don’t have the place for this oh so practical, incredibly organized Jewelry Tower from Pottery Barn.

Three tier cake tower is more practical because at least you’re storing upwards instead of across but I think I’ve learned the kitchen items on the dresser isn’t the most effective.

Houston, we have our answer.  Simply putting hooks or drapery tie backs on the side of the dresser frees up some much needed space and provides a spot for my chunky necklaces to hang.   Plus, then I get to shop for fun wall hooks, like these –

Big Red Hook     

Black & White Hook Anthropologie

How do you store your jewelry?

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9 Comments Add your own

  • 1. dmm  |  January 9, 2012 at 9:11 AM

    In my Belmont house I have a large closet w/ built-ins especially for jewelry; drawers, hooks and ‘surfaces’ that are highly functional and beautiful, too. Here in my teeny tiny house I use the top of my bedside dresser and the top drawer. . . that’s why I so relate to your situation! The pewter”ish” cake stand is my fav w/ the tea cups & saucers a close second, I vow to try both ideas.

  • 2. Ann Williams  |  January 9, 2012 at 9:17 AM

    Love those hooks! I have a pretty white floral coat rack/group of hooks on the wall in my vanity area that has worked perfectly for storing jewelry. Also makes for a pretty display. I have another one near my closet for purses and scarves and I rotate them out seasonally. Love your jewelry!

  • 3. Blue Hydrangea  |  January 9, 2012 at 10:26 AM

    I’m just loving looking at all your cool jewelry!!

  • 4. Katy  |  January 9, 2012 at 10:44 AM

    I have the same problem and just got a jewelry tree for Christmas. Now I just need to use it!

  • 5. courcydesign  |  January 9, 2012 at 2:09 PM

    Love all of these ideas! I am going through the same thing right now with the organizing! Obsessed with those anthro hooks! I think I may need those for my ongoing “entryway” project! 🙂

  • 6. Zoe  |  January 9, 2012 at 2:26 PM

    I use fishing tackle boxes to store my jewelry, it’s not very glamorous but is a great solution. Love your Ikea tray by the way…I have it photographed on my blog post today http://www.creativeinchicago.com/2012/01/small-decorating-balls.html

  • 7. janet simonson  |  January 9, 2012 at 2:29 PM

    Aw….the heart rock. It’s a perfect one! Love that.

  • 8. bridget  |  January 9, 2012 at 2:35 PM

    i have a bunch of segmented trays which work well except that my extensive collection of jewelry far exceeds the space in said trays. the way to go is easy maintenance, something were you can grab and toss the jewelry easily. i just may have to invest in the jewelry tower someday soon, i am at that point!

  • 9. Katie  |  January 9, 2012 at 7:33 PM

    My jewelry is kind of all over. I do have two of the two-tier stands from the Container Store, which I LOVE! http://www.containerstore.com/shop?productId=10029288&N=&Ntt=felt+jewelry.
    The stuff I wear the most, I have out on a table. My friend Jess who write Courcy Inspired Design, did a post on jewelry organization a while ago and has a picture of my stuff, along with other ideas you might find helpful! http://courcydesign.wordpress.com/2011/11/10/bling-bling/

    Let us know how it goes!!!


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