I am SO impressed with your indoor garden! I can not wait to hear more. Also, I think its awesome those herbs just happen to be the ones that are easy to grow, cause those are some YUMMY flavors!
So, finally. A update on my jewelry organization. I can't wait to show you this completed project! Click here to view my previous situation (yikes).
After researching and weighing my options, I kept my cake stands and switched out my jewelry boxes for simple, big, bowls. I loved the look and felt it was just simple enough that it would actually work (and could be done on the cheap). I found bowls I liked for $3-$6 each at Pearl River in Soho. I kept them all blue and white for a cohesive look, but in different patterns for a collected vibe. I started by organizing the dishes in a composition I liked...
I then organized my jewelry by categories (rings, earrings, necklaces) for quick finding:
And cross-organized (is that a word?) them by frequency of use (in my old jewelry box I was pulling out my favorite earrings from under chunky necklaces I rarely wore). At the very top of the pyramid in the smallest cake stand are the pieces that I am wearing right now on a daily basis for easiest access:
In order to take better care of my stuff, I made sure to not over stuff any of the dishes:
I then moved to the wall...which was already a work in progress. I wanted a collected/altar-ish look that I wouldn't mind looking at everyday. I mapped out a collection of beautiful images/objects that have a lot of meaning to me:
Here's a breakdown of what's in the above two images:
- A photograph of my grandmother the day she got engaged
- A floral necklace given to me as a bridesmaids gift
- A flower I used to adorn my Derby hat a couple of years ago
- My mom's senior photo
- A photo of Deweese's stunning wedding bouquet
- A photo booth strip from a beach trip Nick and I took about 10 years ago
I also had to ceremoniously get rid of my jewelry box that I've had since FRESHMAN year of college. The very ornate lid fell off years ago and the back was held together with packing tape.
So here's the final result, plus a few more detail shots:
Overall it feels fresh, clean, and new! Added bonus: spending this much time with my jewelry has allowed me to discover new combinations that I can't wait to start wearing!
PS: I still want a bust, but I couldn't find one I like in my budget. Someday.
PPS: You might have noticed that my bedroom walls are dark gray. This paint is six months old and I've been remiss in updating you! Here is teaser for a FULL update that will come very soon!