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. 


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

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

  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!

  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!!!

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

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

  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

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

    ur blog is so cute!

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


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

    thanks nila for the award :o)

  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.

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

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

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

  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! ;)

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

  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.

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


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