Sunday, September 7, 2014

Jewelry Storage for the Practical Girl

I've spent quite a bit of time researching jewelry storage that was both practical and easy on the eyes. While it's nice to go on Etsy and find an adorable necklace stand with a turtle on it, I needed something that was going to keep my jewelry organized and tarnish free. Let's be real, I'm not hoarding large amounts of real gold and diamonds over here, so storage that keeps my bling clean and wearable for more than a few occasions is pretty high on my priority list and slightly difficult to find. I think we all know that it's a real buzz kill when you find a necklace you want to wear and it's tarnished from rubbing against all of your other lovely pieces.

Luckily I was able to marry a few ideas that I recently discovered, and came up with this little beauty. I don't have any in-progress photos, because I wasn't planning on posting this, but creating it is pretty simple.

 You will need:
1 square of peg board, however large you have room for (find this at Lowes or Home Depot)
Peg board hooks, loops etc.
Craft paint, the color of your choice (note: do not use spray paint, it does not stick to the surface)

It's really as simple as painting your pegboard a lovely color ( I chose white, so my colored jewelry would pop), nailing it into the wall, popping in the hooks that work best for your jewelry collection, and organizing it in a manner that makes you excited to wear it. It's a pretty awesome use for something that typically isn't used for the prettiest of objects. I've loved the organization, minimal tangles, and knowing exactly where my favorite pieces are at all times.

I have a feeling I will want to expand soon though, there's only so much space on this guy. I'm already planning a trip to purchase more hooks for rings and statement necklaces. If you've got a boat load of jewels, I say go nuts and make a jewelry wall. This will probably go over best if you live alone…

Have fun!