September 5, 2012

New Jewelry Storage

I love jewelry. I love to wear it, buy it, and make it. 

Most of my jewelry was stored in this armoire*. The rest was on my dresser. And it was kind of a disaster area. 


*the furniture in my bedroom was a gift from my parents. the color inside was the color of the outside when we recieved it. we painted it "toasted marshmallow". click here for that post. 

All the sudden, I wanted to clean it up. And organize it. And paint the inside of the doors with chalkboard paint.
In total, this project took about 1.5 hours. I purchased the mirror and the jewelry box specifically for this, but the rest of the items are things that I already had. 













I look forward to opening these doors now. And I feel more creative since I can easily see all my jewels! It was also good to go through and look at what I own (colors, length, statement, etc) to see what holes I need to fill in my collection. 
Oddly, I own a lot of green/blue statement necklaces but I don't wear a lot of that color. I supposed that is good since I won't be too "match-y". Also, I'm a big fan of gold these days, which I never thought I would wear. Now it's rare for me to wear silver. 

How do you display/store your jewels? 

88 comments:

  1. OMG I love it. It's so adorable and super eclectic..... and you can shut it all up if you want to look tidy. It's GENIUS!!!!

    xoxo
    Emily
    emilyannestyle.com

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  2. LOVE this!! you are so creative!

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  3. I have a large shallow drawer in my bathroom cabinet. I keep things in crystal bowls and little china plates. It's semi-organized.

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    1. I bet it's lovely. I've seen photos of drawers like that on pinterest and love them!

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  4. Kate, I LOVE this idea! All of your jewelry is beautiful and I am planning on getting a few things from your etsy shop for Christmas presents! I have been following your blog for a while and just love everything you post! You can follow me at www.threekendrickblessings.blogspot.com :)

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  5. Such pretty inspiration! I'm working on reorganizing my stash :) yours looks beautiful now!!

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  6. Beautiful, Kate!! I have been looking for a creative way to store my jewelry...looks like I need to go shopping! I love the branch. Great post!

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  7. love!

    www.southernchiclove.blogspot.com

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  8. Love Love LOVE this! You did an amazing job! I really want to start building my accessory collection. I have literally next to NOTHING. But seeing you're adorable new jewelry organizer totally inspires me! :) So thank you!

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  9. Love it! And I want to play in all of it :)

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  10. Wow! I am so jealous of this! I want something like this so bad. I keep most of my necklaces hanging on an IKEA coat/purse rack, but I've run out of room!

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  11. Isn't that funny, I've switched to a lot of gold too and I always said I hated gold and would never wear it. My Mom still can't believe I'm wearing it!

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  12. I wish I was crafty like you. I get so jealous every time I read your blog! This looks great and I read the post (well, I looked at the pictures) about your furniture, also jealous of that one. Great job, Kate!!
    Let us know how organized it is in a couple months ;)

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    1. "Let us know how organized it is in a couple months ;)" --yeah, it will most likely be a disaster. HOPEFULLY not though! :)

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  13. Love it!! I"ll take one of everything please!! :-)

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  14. Awesome! Makes me want to go find an armoire! Doesn't it feel amazing when you organize something!!

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  15. You did a beautiful job, Kate! I agree with you on gold--I've been wearing so much more gold lately too, and much less silver. Gold is so warm--I think that's why I'm attracted to it. :)

    Kate
    Something Ivory

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  16. Love it! I almost bought that cream jewelry box from Home Goods for myself a few weeks ago!

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  17. All I can say is WOW! That is total eye candy! Love the storage, but love your choice of jewelry even better :)

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  18. I love this! It looks like a Francesca's store :) All your little touches are the type things I need to pay attention to...like your little bowls, plates, etc. I tend to overlook those things!!!

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  19. Really cool!! Do you have a recommendation on which jewelry stands to use for fairs? I have wo fairs coming up and have no idea on what to use for both earrings and rings... Help?

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    1. my sis and I buy a lot of those things at Marshalls or TJ Maxx. Check there

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  20. All of it. Love.

    http://frenchpresstights.blogspot.com/

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  21. Love it! Where did you get beautiful single oval necklace looks like grey stone love it beautiful amnd simple!

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  22. You did such a wonderful job organizing your treasures. I create and sell jewelry as a hobby and I've found that you are not alone with the new interest in gold. My shop has more silver, but I'm slowly adding new finishes and they are the items that are selling. Your collection is wonderful and balanced. Thanks for sharing!
    Lori in Atlanta

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  23. What a fantastic idea! Love it!

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  24. Such a great idea! We definitely need more storage, and I would have never thought about using the top of an armoire. If you were any cuter or more creative,I might die :)

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  25. I love this, it's beautiful!! And I'd give my right arm for just half of your jewelry collection!! :)

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  26. This is such a delight to see first thing in the morning. And it has me thinking about how to store my jewelry. I have a nice big wood jewelry box I purchased from overstock, but I need a better system.

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  27. It looks shabby sheik with the whites and delicate features. Very feminine and pretty!

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  28. KATE! this looks amazing!!!! i absolutely LOVE what you did. it looks gorgeous!

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  29. Thank you for this post! I've been desperately needing to reorganize as well and these ideas are so helpful.

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  30. That looks amazing! And I am jealous of your space... with the limited storage around our house I've got all my jewelry and makeup in one dresser drawer. Reasonably well organized (with some "junk drawer" organizers from Target, which are handy for all the different size slots they have) - but still a little cramped!

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  31. Wow, you have a ton of jewelry! I recently did a post about reorganizing my jewelry here, but I don't have nearly as much stuff as you. Although now that I can see what I have, my jewelry collection seems to be growing astronomically...

    Kristina

    Kristina does the Internets

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  32. Beautiful! Right now I'm using cork board tiles with frames. We live in a one bed room apartment so things that go on walls are great! I hope I can display them like this someday!
    1love2always.blogspot.com

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  33. I am so jealous of your jewelry collection!! It must feel like shopping in a store every morning you get ready ;)

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  34. This is AMAZING!! Perfect timing for me. I'm re-doing my jewelry storage (currently just a hanging display from Etsy). I want to include more bowls and vases. Love the cake plate idea too for perfumes! Going to try Anthropologie for some more inspiration! Thanks so much for sharing! So lovely.

    xoxo, Mallory
    www.pastelsandmascara.blogspot.com

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  35. I absolutely love the owl necklace stand!!! Owls are my favorite!

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  36. Which perfumes are those? I'm always on the lookout for new scents to try! :)

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  37. This is wonderful Kate! Such a cute look. (And I love love love the little change you made to the site with the ads on the right. It think it flows much better!)

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  38. this is great! love it love it! my te-niny jewelry collection is hanging on the wall and a little bit on my mom's old jewelry box..

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  39. it looks so pretty :) really like the cake plate idea...i have one that belonged to my grandmother stored in a cabinet...i will get it out tonite...it will be perfect ♥

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  40. Love what you've done with it! It looks so pretty and whimsical now. Perfect:)

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  41. Do you have any tips for keeping 'less expensive' jewelry in good shape? I'm always tempted to buy things at Francesca's or Target but they usually end up tarnished and discolored. I'd love to hear your tips!

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    1. Hi Ashleigh! I actually learned something new about this just this morning! I bought an adorable set of pearl rings from a boutique up in Maine while I was at a wedding over the weekend. I knew they weren't real silver but I didn't expect them to turn my finger green after 3 hours... ugh! Anyway, I stopped by my local Clarks Jewelers to see if I could have them dipped/plated in silver because I really wanted them to last a long time. The woman actual shared that there is a protective product called something "shield" that she could dip the rings in that was formulated to keep the copper in the jewelry from turning. And she is only charging me $3-5! I may take a handful of my favorites back to have them done too!

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  42. un buena idea de organizacion.... yo lo tengo todo metido en bolsas con cierre hermetico, individuales. Así la bisutería no se pone fea y no se me enreda !! pero buen consejo
    un beso ;)
    marien

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  43. hey kate...j crew factory on-line has the bubble necklace you like on sale with 30% off http://www.jcrew.com/womens_factory_category/allnew/PRDOVR~13153/99102865332/ENE~1+2+3+22+4294967294+20~45~~205+17+4294966186~15~~~~~~~/13153.jsp

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  44. i love how you decorate & organize! I too find myself purchasing alot of "gold" accessories now, and for years i mean years i would not even look at it ....so i too have joined the gold club ;)

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  45. Just sitting here in awe at how gorgeous this looks!!!

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  46. I love how you have the earrings hanging off the tea cup - I have a beautiful cup from my MIL that now has a chip in it so I can't use it, but now I can give it new life! I use a photo collage wall mount jewelry box - similar to this but not quite the same http://tinyurl.com/bvhryao and I love it! It is pretty big so it holds longer necklaces really well - but earrings always seem to be the hardest to organize and keep track of! I'm in love with your jewelry collection, I'm just not quite brave enough to wear a lot of jewelry, but I love to swoon over it!

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  47. Hi Kate! This set up looks great. I have a branch, approx. 3in diameter, with mug hooks that screwed into the bottom of it hanging on my wall. It's where all of my really long pieces hang. I also have a great metal tree, with branches, that holds my earrings. I have a few other jewelry storage things going on but both of those are the note worthy ones. ;)

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  48. What do you do with longer necklaces if you have them? Are they just doubled up for hanging? I have quite a few and they are hanging on my door knob to my closet because they are too long for my jewelry armoire. I think with your setup I would have been tempted to upholster the inside of one of the doors and put in hooks for those long ones. :)

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  49. Gah! I am so in love with your jewelry collection & all your clothes for that matter!!! I've been looking to add some "statement" necklaces to my collection but I can't quite figure out what to pair them with so I haven't purchased anything yet. Let me know if you are ever in Minnesota, I would honestly pay to have you shop with me and help me put together some outfits with accessories!

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  50. This is lovely - I'm so glad you shared! I recently upcycled some vintage shutters and mounted them on the wall... I use "s" hooks to hang everything. But now I will need to display my rings and earrings somehow, too. Thank you for these ideas! Just lovely.

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  51. I absolutely love the way you chose to hang your earrings. I currently have hanging pockets which works great for my necklaces but some of my earrings are difficult to see and I miss out on wearing some of my favorite pieces! This is a must add in my life. Thanks!

    Vanessa
    teachingtrainingandtots.blogspot.com

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  52. This is a beautiful way to display your jewelry. Unfortunately, I just don't have the space to do such a project. My necklaces are stacked on a belt hanger. My bracelets, rings & earrings are in a separate zip lock bags. So ugly but it works :)

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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  53. Kate, I love your blog and I love your new jewelry storage. It reminds me of one of the gorgeous displays at Anthropologie...filled with all kinds of beautiful things that you just want to stare at and take it all in. :) Not too long ago I organized all of my jewelry too and made an organizational display, here's a link to some photos of it on my blog: http://www.twinkleandtwine.com/2012/02/diy-jewelry-organizer.html

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  54. This is how I want to store my accessories. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  55. you have an amazing collection of jewelry! i've always been a simpler girl, but i'm trying to slowly start amassing a jewelry collection, so with that said- what would you say is a must have "list" of starter pieces to get my collection off and running in the right direction? thanks for sharing!

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  56. Oh my GOSH! I absolutely love this! So creative, classic, and fun!!

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  57. We have the EXACT same taste in perfume! I have all three of those :)
    And great job! Your cabinet looks great! Wish mine would look like that, but I'm too lazy.

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  58. This is the best thing EVER! So jealous of how you have one space to hold all of your jewels! It looks great :)

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  59. I love this! You have inspired me! :)

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  60. What is the name of your favorite perfume? I've been squinting trying to read the bottle...haha

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  61. I keep most of my jewelry semi-organized in Bed Bath & Beyond satin dividers. My rings go in a seashell on our dresser then my big bangles in plastic shoeboxes in our linen closet.

    -Brittany from suburbchicblog.blogspot.com :)

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  62. love the idea, I did something similar. Gave you a shout out on my blog. thanks Kate!

    Karissa kandkshaw.blogspot.com

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  63. Love the earrings on the tea cup! I always throw mine in the earring pile and they all get stuck together. This also gives me something to do with the overflow of cups in the cabinet!

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  64. I adore this! Also, the sugar lip balm. My absolute favorite.

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  65. You made me want to super organize my jewelry collection after I saw yours, adorable BTW. I needed a dresser overhaul, since mine had become more of a "throw whatever on top" look, and just looked messy - so this gave me motivation to change it up and make it look nice (finally!). I had an oversized Lady & the Tramp tea cup that sat in a ladder bookcase in my living room for the longest time, so I moved it to my bedroom and used it to put random bracelets in and some dangle earrings around - love how it looks now! Thank you for your inspiration, as always! :)

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  67. I was inspired and created one of my own!!! Yours is much better though!!! My chalkboard paint is not very good. What kind did you use?? Stop by and check out my blog, countingourcupcakes.blogspot.com :) I love your blog and tutorials!

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  68. You’ve done a great job pimping your armoire my friend. The storage looks enhanced, and I think it has become a better spot to place all your stunning jewelry. Girl, you have loads of them! Hmm. =) I’m guessing majority of them are your creations, given the fact that you love creating chic accessories?

    Paige Low

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  69. Very creative. I recently got all of my important jewelry organized as well. All i used was a few plastic bins and started neatly laying my necklaces and bracelets inside them

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  71. i used your idea to do my own and although its not as pretty, it works for me!
    www.stephaniesmith7.blogspot.com

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  73. Hi Kate! It's been a long time since you made this post, but I wanted to share the jewelry storage makeover I just did! :) Works great for anyone who doesn't have space for jewely furniture (ie my tiny, disorganized apartment). I love what you did with your jewelry! It was definitely an inspiration for me!

    http://craftaholicadventures.blogspot.com/2013/01/jewelry-organization-on-cheap.html

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