Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Storage Challenge: Jewelry

Raise your hand if you have a difficult time storing & displaying your jewelry so that it looks decent and you can actually see what you have without having to dig around and untangle a mess of metal! I currently have my necklaces hanging from an over-the-door towel rack on the back of my bathroom door...not exactly the classiest way to display my jewels! And my earrings and rings are crammed in an old jewelry box from the 7th grade! I did a little research to see what creative storage solutions are out there and found some DIY projects as well as ready-made jewelry displays. How do you store your jewelry? Please enlighten us if you have tips or any other creative ideas!

a) angel earring stand from lunares home; b) aluminum jewelry tree via uncommon goods; c) manzanita jewelry tree from lunares home.

d) love this idea! store your jewels in vintage teacups, bowls and saucers! images found via decor amor blog.

e) a simple and creative way to showcase your goods, found on apartment therapy.

f) emmett jewelry tree from pottery barn.

g) a very original way to store jewelry - literally turn it into a piece of art! image courtesy of reveling in the ordinary blog.

h) i adore the new lux jewelry box from west elm! available in a white or pool blue lacquered finish.

20 comments:

  1. i keep all of my jewelry in little bowls, except of course the really long chains. its a great idea and looks so pretty
    dallas
    http://dillydallas.blogspot.com

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  2. my hand is up, way up!
    right now I have everything in a couple of shoe boxes. It's such a mess I almost never wear jewelry because I just can't look at it!
    thanks for these ideas.

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  3. Great ideas - I'm always trying to think of a new way to store jewelry!

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  4. Wonderful pics Julie!! I store my jewels in little pottery bowls! Very similar to photo "d"!! I'll take a photo of them and will send them to you :)

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  5. I would love to find a good solution to this issue that I think about almost daily!

    Overall I like the "tree" idea, because I want to be able to see everything, but it's just not big enough. I would ulimately need about 5-6 trees, but that just seems strange.

    Please let us all know if you find a good solution!

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  6. good point about the mulitiple tree issue! you certainly don't want a forest of jewelry trees :) anyone have any better ideas for additional storage?!

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  7. The antique tea cups are brilliant. Delicate and eclectic.

    Thank you!
    http://myexitrow.blogspot.com/

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  8. I like the AT solution because it's practical and the teacup solution because it's beautiful!

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  9. oh I love love love the tea cups idea. Utilizing two collections at once! Brilliant.

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  10. D & E are my favorite ideas! at the furniture store i work at, we carry a manufacture called BoConcept from Denmark & they're great! they have a tree as a acessory of some sort but I kinda just want to get it as a jewelery hanger! check it out on my blog! youre inspiring!

    xoxo liz

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  11. So much inspiration! Thank you!

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  12. love love love those 'tea cuppies !'
    xx

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  13. I am really loving the teacup idea. Definitely adds to the jewel-box feel.

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  14. the tea cups is a great idea!! I use some clear boxes from MUji but I hate to find something for the necklces love the idea to hang them on the wall!

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  15. My collection has actually expanded beyond the cute pottery barn tree and anthro hooks where I keep things. I love that West Elm box and only wish it wasn't 89!

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  16. My fave is the drawer full of saucers and teacups---mostly because it would be an excuse to start a collection of pretty vintage cups!

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  17. Love this post! I was lucky enough to stumble upon a great piece of manzanita wood with a ton of branches at a garage sale... the perfect organic display for the jewels.

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  18. victoriaMay 12, 2009

    Wow !I can't beleive you started a post on the question I asked you! I actually can't beleive you've answered my question. I'm smitten!
    About the tree , yes I agree not very practical if you have loads of stuff like me , and the cups are cute but also require space ....I'm still thinking of it. I have alot of great stuff which I spent millions on , but I can't see them so they barely get used.

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  19. I always keep my jewelry inside the jewelry box, and I don't want to see anybody what I have unless I put them on. If I had a store it would be great idea with the racks to show them.
    Nelly

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  20. Like the rest, I love the tea cup idea! Of course, I'd still need more storage to hold the tea cups... I've always liked the idea of using vintage door knobs or cabinet pulls on the wall to hang necklaces.

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