Saturday, January 22, 2011

A pretty place for my jewelry

    Yay it's Saturday! It hasn't been long since I worked at Starbucks so Saturdays are still new to me. When I worked at Starbucks I'd often be at work at 5:30am and work all day or come in later and work late. Now, I get to see what this whole weekend thing is all about.
   My fellow Blogger over at Senseless Sophistication recently gave an old vanity a beautiful makeover. Seeing her vanity reminded me of how I loved the vanity I had at my parents. I always enjoyed sitting at it to do my hair and makeup and get ready for the day. Since I got married I've been vanity-less.We just don't have room in our little apartment and it's really best I put on my makeup and such in the bathroom since he's not up at 5:30 with me. So I made myself a little sort-of-vanity.


  Before I could do all my vanity arranging, I needed something pretty and special to put my jewelry on. 

  To make this "fancy" jewelry holder I swung by Goodwill on the way home from school yesterday and got two plates and a candles stick for a total of $3.

  The plate I used for the bottom part was especially pretty with it's flowers and little lovebirds. 

  To get started on my little project I wiped everything down with a cleaning wipe. Then I got out the super glue and glued the bottom of the candle stick in the center of the larger plate.


  Then I added glue to the top on the candle holder, placed the smaller plate on top, and let the whole thing dry.

   Before I had my jewelry on this dollar store silver tray.

  Now my jewelry is wonderfully organized.  

To finish the rest of my dresser top vanity I have my wedding bouquet, garter, and handkerchief.

  My generous mom, knowing I've been looking for milk glass vases, gave me some last week. I decided they make perfect headband holders.

  So there it is, a little area to display my pretty jewelry, perfume, and accessories and a special place to put on the final touches before walking out the door. 


21 comments:

  1. I need to make me one of those! I never have enough room for my jewelry. Great job on it!

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  2. Thanks :o) It's so nice to have some aspect of my life organized!

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  3. What a lovely idea! It looks great!
    Thank you for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you are going to lnk up next week!
    Alliemakes.Blogspot.com

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  4. Hey Anna! Thanks so much for the shout out in this post!! Thanks for also letting me know you saw my vanity on T&J! I had no idea!!
    I LOVE your cute little area that you created! The jewelry holder is genius! You are so stinkin crafty!!! Hope you have a great week!!!

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  5. The first picture looks like it is straight from a magazine! :)

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  6. Thanks so so much for your sweet comments ladies :o)

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  7. You've found a great way to make accessories art! Thanks for linking up at Time to Shine Tuesdays @ A Diamond in the Stuff

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  8. I've given you the stylish blogger award:)

    http://pinkcalaveras.blogspot.com/2011/01/stylish-blogger-award.html

    ur blog is so cute!

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  9. I love how you took the materials and made something beautiful AND useful!

    Kelly

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  10. Thanks for the compliments. I'm just so happy I can actually find my matching earrings now!

    thanks nila for the award :o)

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  11. This is such a neat idea! I may have to try this. Right now my jewelry is all clustered up in a glass candle holder.

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  12. I love it! I'm going to make one (or more) of these! Time to hit the thrift store! Come see sometime at http://sceneofthegrime.blogspot.com/

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  13. That is really cute and clever! I must make one of those for me!!

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  14. What a great idea!! I really need one of these. I hope you stop by my weekend linky party and share!`

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  15. so cute! love the idea of putting your headbands in the milk glass vases! and the jewelry stand has been on my to do list! thanks for sharing and inspiring! ;)

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  16. That is such a great idea.I'm a glue gun kind of girl, so I love it. I'm a new follower. :)

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  17. Beautiful job on the jewelry holder. I go to Good Will a lot! Check out some of my fabulous finds!
    I'm following, follow me if you get a chance.
    Thanks
    Susan

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  18. Wow, never thought of that! That's so pretty..

    http://wannadecodeme.blogspot.com/

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