Rainy days in the desert.
Perfect weather for spring cleaning projects indoors.
Don't mind the terribly lit photos due to grey skies though.
My little indoor project happened to be one created out of sheer necessity.
Which turned out to be pretty easy, not to mention tres inexpensive.
You see, I was finding myself piling my jewelry on my chest of drawers after taking it off.
Sure, I have places to hang it from, but it stacks up on jewelry busts in a tangled mess.
And yes, I also have one of those standing furniture jewelry boxes that I've been filling with trinkets and treasures for 20 years.
Who even knows what nonsense is stuffed in there by now?
But what about the pieces you are into right now?
I go through phases, I don't know about you?
So, I wanted a place where I could see my current faves, but also hang them up quickly when I take them off.
But what sort of contraption could I concoct?
I went out to one of my sheds and found this large push pin cork board I picked up for 25cents at a yard sale a couple years ago.
I tied a ribbon to it, and realized, yes this could work.
I first covered it in favorite tissue papers, but it looked cheap and messy.
So, I took the papers down and remembered a bolt of pretty fabric I was recently gifted.
So I cut a piece to fit, and grabbed my dandy staple gun.
I centered the fabric on the cork board from the front and pinned it with corsage pins.
Then I turned it around and stapled it, folding the corners like you would do if you were gift wrapping a box.
I finished the project off by stapling a ribbon onto the back, for hanging purposes.
Easy, and functional.
I'm kinda smitten with this.
I used corsage pins put in at a slight angle, pins facing up, to hang jewels from.
Quite sturdy also.
My current faves can now be seen quite easily and I can simply hang them when I take them off.
And bonus, I can actually see them all, which aids in choosing.
No more piles of nonsense.
Isn't that beyond easy?
I may have overfilled mine.
I possibly need one double the size.
But in person it doesn't look that busy and I am easily able to see everything.
I especially love that I adore the fabric.
And upholstering the dingy little cork board sure did elevate it, didn't it?
So that's it.
Kind of a ridiculously easy solution I think?
It really works in a way that no other jewelry contraption would have in my room.
It was fun to do, easy, and cost almost nothing.
I am sure you could do this project yourself for under $20 dollars easily.
Even if you didn't have the board, pins or fabric.
I bet you know what I am thinking?
I need more treasure.
Cuz, I'm greedy like that.
That, or I was a pirate in my previous life.
Which is entirely possible.
I craved pirate treasure at 4 years old.
That can't be normal.