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Easy Organization – The Jewelry Edition

19 Jul

I absolutely love to organize. Stores like Bed Bath & Beyond and the Container store were basically MADE for me. 🙂 I thought it might be helpful to share some of my ideas and tips with all of you and hopefully you will share some of your tips with me! I always love to change up my room so I’m always open to new ways of doing it!  So here is the first part of my Easy Organization series: Jewelry. Enjoy. 🙂

 

This here is my full collection of jewelry. I have everything placed on top of my dresser and it is kind of my “dressing station” in the morning. 🙂

This is something that I bought from Ikea for about $15-20. It’s actually from the bath section of the store, but I think it’s great for storing smaller items such as rings, hoop and stud earrings, watches and miscellaneous bracelets and such.

This first image is of my bracelets. These nifty little holders are from Michael’s and were about $7-9 dollars, which is a great deal (especially when you have a 40% off coupon.) These are classy, sleek and oh so chic (oh boy, excuse the corny rhyming) and are great for displaying bangles, watches or any bracelets you may have. They hold a decent amount, but you can never have too many!

The second image is a cheap little holder that I made out of a pillow case and a hanger. I literally just cut the pillowcase along the side seams so that it was only one piece of fabric thick. Then, on the edge with the seam, I cut a small hole and stuck a hanger in it so that I could hang it up. It works, but I have a MUCH better idea for one that is much cuter and classier than this will ever be. Stay tuned because I will definitely be doing a DIY post about it!

This, as you may recognize from an earlier post, is jewelry rack. This one in particular is from Ikea and was $5. Cheap, right?? There are so many fabulous ways of displaying necklaces on a wall. You can use a hook rack such as this one. Individual hooks such as these or even just nails hammered into the wall are an awesome way of displaying them!

Decorating on a Budget!

30 Mar

So when I first moved into my apartment, I really wanted to decorate my bedroom perfectly for my personality! However, my funds were limited so I had to find ways to spruce up the dull, white room, while staying within my budget! So here are some simple, cheap ideas that I used to turn my bedroom from blah to beautiful!!

1. A canvas headboard. Well, actually it was INTENDED to be a headboard for my bed, but I ended up placing it a little higher so now it’s more just wall decor! This is was my Mom’s idea and its so incredibly versatile and great for if you like to change up your room often!

How to: Buy square, wooden canvas frames (can be purchased at Michael’s, Ikea, or anywhere like that) and then gett fabric to cover each square. Cut them to so they will stretch over the canvas and then stapled to fabric to the back. Ta-daa! Easy as pie!

2. Curtain doors. Basically, the only reason I did this was because every time I would slide open the original wooden doors, they would fall down!! HAZARD! Instead, I took those death doors down and hung up some heavy curtains in their place! I LOVE ’em!

How to: Simply buy some nice curtains to go with the rest of your decor, get a curtain rod and either some curtain tie-backs or hooks. There you have it!

3. Pretty fake flowers. These are actually from the dollar store! Again, they are easy to change out if I decide to ever change up my color scheme and they add a sense of elegance to the rest of my room!

How to: Buy a vase, some flowers and if you want, some rocks (like above!) Again, this whole thing is from the dollar store and cost me $5!!

4. A necklace rack! I love this thing a lot! It makes my room look significantly more fashionable, I guess you could say! Its absolutely perfect if you have long necklaces that you want to display!

How to: Buy any type of hook device. It can be single hooks or a rack like the one pictured. This one is from Ikea and was $3 I believe.