Thursday, October 11, 2012

Finally, the Spice Rack!

I have something that many ladies would be very jealous to have. I have my very own jewelry maker at my disposal and I call her "Mother". My wonderful mom makes beautiful beaded jewelry and I have been very blessed to receive many of her treasures. Here are just a handful of her "pretties":

(Disclaimer: I am in no way a photographer and wouldn't even dare pretend to be one! Just want you to see how beautiful her work is.)
So, here's my dilemma. I only have room for a small amount of jewelry, but I have many items. (Sadly, I have an ongoing love affair for large and chunky pieces.)
What's a girl to do?
One day as I was taking my daily walk on Pinterest, I came across something that highly interested me. Someone had added a link to an Etsy shop that sold jewelry storage.
The design of one in particular looked very familiar to me, but the price tag of $45 definitely told me it was a stranger;p
It reminded me of an old type of spice rack, but I just went on my merry way through the land of Pinterest.
(I apologize, because I have no link to it as I saw it at the beginning of last summer.)
Fast forward several weeks and one of my neighbors was having a yard sale and what do you think was in her stash? You guessed it! The same style of spice rack that I was thinking of when I saw the Etsy shop jewelry storage.
I scored my treasure for $1!Whoo-hoo!!
So after a good cleaning and a bit of spray paint, I was on my way to my new jewelry storage.

After letting it dry for a few days, my dear hubby added all the hooks for me.
( After trying to put them in myself, I decided he would be better suited for the job. Thanks, babe!)

So, without further ado, here is my attempt at recreating (sort of) the jewelry rack:

That is in no way all of my jewelry. It just alleviates some of the mess I had going on. The small containers hold some of my earrings. The hooks on the side hold a few bracelets and my watch bands.  I am really digging it and even got a thumbs up from my kiddos. So, surely if they think it's neat then it can't be all that bad. Right?
The total cost of the project was roughly around $7, so I think I did pretty good on the cost factor. Something I know my hubby appreciates.;)
So, next time you see a spice rack, just think of all the possibilities that it holds for you.
Now, onto the other news in our household. I shared with you about our home school woes and asked you to pray for us. After much prayer, we did decide to keep our children at home. They love it and cried when they thought there was a possibility of going back to traditional schooling. They have flourished in this setting and I have truly enjoyed having them with me. So, please continue to pray for us. We always want to walk in God's Will.
Ta ta for now!

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