i don't really own any expensive jewelry [other than my wedding rings]. truth be told, i'd rather spend $20 on funky/trendy stuff that will only last me a year until i break it [and/or it goes out of style]. i know that this is largely a function of the fact that i'm cheap and young.
so... when i got this great idea from my friend, martha, i just *had* to replicate it!
she took corkboard and framed it and then hung all her jewelry out where it could be seen. isn't that brilliant??? i always end up wearing the same 2 necklaces because
a) they're generic and go with everything, and
b) they're what i see on top of my shelf in my closet.
martha made hers... and hers will probably last forever. i randomly saw a $5 corkboard at target during the back-to-school sales, and figured it would work for now. i went into our kit for "everything wall hangings" and popped a few hooks in there, and voila!!
[forgive the high-glare photo... this is from my "don't forget to show off this project" archives, and the photo was before the 31 days to a better photo that changed my life forever!]
you can probably guess that this caught my eye because it's a dark shade of aqua, and *just happens* to go lovely with the [slowly but surely] decor / color pallet in our room. [see what else i've done to make a decor-less room look a *tiny* bit more homey.]
i love that i can see all the different pieces and their various colors, so that i can coordinate as i dress, and some of my oft-forgotten jewelry can get put into regular circulation again :)
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