If you’ve been an MPress reader for any amount of time, you probably know the problem I have with jewelry. This problem being that I’m completely obsessed and have a collection that’s pretty massive and hard to store. I recently moved into a beautiful new 1500 sq. ft apartment and FINALLY have room to display all my pieces at one time.
To start this post I wanted to show you some of my DIY inspiration:
Left: IkeaHack: Ribba Frame as Jewelry Display Board – I thought this was such a fun way to display everything, it almost looks like art!
Right: DIY Jewelry Storage – I loved the use of spools in this one, so creative. I also like the little containers down below for smaller things. So fun!
BaubleBar also did a great contest last fall on jewelry storage, check out their FB Album! Now for my DIY journey:
First thing first, I love the way display trays look whenever I see jewelry laid out in them at trunk shows or in boutiques. I found some great ones at Jewelry Display Inc. for just $5.00! As you can see from the pics above, they hold a ton of stuff. I chose to put some of my bigger statement necklaces in them for now, because I generally don’t hang those up.
Now unless you have a ton of shelf space, trays probably won’t work that great for you. Maybe 1 or 2, but they do take up quite a lot of space. My next solutions were:
Left: Bed Bath and Beyond had these great little white serving trays that work perfectly for pieces you use a lot. I find that I change my jewelry so often, that if it has a special box or tough to store placement than I will always just leave it out. These little bowls and trays are great for setting down pieces you know you use on the regular. Both pieces are Fitz and Floyd, check out the Everyday White 4-Point Cereal Bowl ($5.99) and Everyday White® Oval Coupe Tray ($7.99) here! Two more great solutions for less than $10.00!
Right: Earrings for me are tough. I’ve had more jewelry trees, stands, and displays than you can imagine. For the sake of time and visual appeal I used a simple piece of black ribbon, nailed it to the wall and voila! Earring problem solved. Use as many rows of ribbon as you need.
Last but not least, bangles, bracelet, and necklaces! Having a similar problem with these as I did with earrings, this part took a little more work.
Left: For necklaces simply because I have so many, I went with the oldest trick in the book… nails! A $3.00 pack of flat head nails from Walgreens did the trick. The pic above shows one corner of my closet, which is the perfect shape for tons of wall storage. I used a ruler and went around the entire inside of the closet and put nail after nail about one inch apart.
Right: For general arm candy I spent a bit more than with the other storage systems. I grabbed a few of these awesome Double T Bracelet Displays ($19.80) and Economy Black 24 Ring Case‘s ($12.00) both from Jewelry Displace Inc. And for some of the larger bangles/excess storage, I picked up a few Low Profile Tote’s ($7.99) from Bed Bath and Beyond.
So I’m getting there… slowly but surly. This is an updated pic from the one I posted last week. Still a lot to do, but a fun process for sure! I’ll keep updating you all on my progress and if you have any questions or suggestions let me know!