It's been almost a month since Part 1 of Think Outside The Jewelry Box because Part 2 turned out to be an adventurous project. Let's begin by remembering where this all started, with a jewelry auction overflow situation and a mess:
My bedside table is a trunk my talented Mom painted in 1983. She refurbished this trunk and used it as our coffee table when I was little. The FolkArt motif is not my style and I wouldn't choose peach as the color of my nightstand but my Mom is not here anymore and this is a piece of her with me. It's also fun using an old trunk as my bedside table and I like it when things look collected. It even has her signature, Tracy Kranz Sundstrom:
As soon as I saw this amazing DIY jewelry silhouette of a bust by Design Sponge on Pinterest, I had an idea!
|A beautifully creative DIY jewelry bust from Design Sponge.|
Meet Mr. Man or sometimes he's called Mr. Jazz. I picked him up for $5 on clearance at Ross Dress For Less back in the day when I was young, I'm not a kid anymore. He was fun and happy and he made me smile, I knew he would do the same for my guests and he had a great life in the college apartment days.
Here's a pictorial how-to:
And here's the finished Mr. Jewelry Man. He looks great draped in my favorite necklaces!
The next thing I needed was a smaller box for all the precious gems. Ha! I don't really have any gems but I do have a few sentimental pieces and keepsakes that need a place. I pinned this jewelry box from Pottery Barn and checked on it for 4 months till it went on sale and had free shipping! It's still on sale and free shipping, tell it to your neighbor!
|Enamel Racing Stripe Jewelry Box from Pottery Barn.|
Here are a few details:
|Acacia Trays to contain it all - Crate&Barrel, Pewter Cross - a gift from my Mom, Native Union Pop Phone for quiet facetime - west elm, binder clip for the chargers - the Pampered mom, Pottery Bowl for hair accessories - my Aunt Debbie graciously gave me this gift of hers from my Mom (my Mom got in in Canada while she lived there and was pregnant with me!), Ring Holder - Anthropologie (in store), Folding Walnut Magazine Holder for the plethora of catalogs I like to save from Crate&Barrel.|
If you're not up for DIY and want a unique jewelry bust I saw several options at Home Goods. There was an all white Pug and a Giraffe I thought would be cool. Think outside the jewelry box!