Make Your Own Jewelry Dish

This post is dedicated to all jewelry lovers. Especially those who have so much jewelry that it’s difficult to keep track and organized. And let’s not talk about loosing pieces because you don’t have a specific place to store them.

One way to solve these problems is to have a jewelry dish or multiple dishes for your rings and dainty earrings that can be easily misplaced. And you won’t believe how easy it is to make one.

To make a jewelry dish you’ll need:

1) Find a wide mouth shallow dish or buy one at your local dollar store.

I bought this dish at my local Dollar Tree for $1.00

2) Spray paint it your favorite color.

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This is the yellow jewelry dish I made to place on my nightstand. The bottom one is for my dresser.


So what are you waiting for?

Make a jewelry dish now. It’ll make a nice gift from you to yourself!

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DIY Woven Storage Box Makeover

Have you ever not needed any thing per say but still visited a thrift store weekly just to see the things you scoop up and eventually flip?  I dream of  going to the thrift store as a scavenger hunt adventure, at least once a week. So on my thrift store trip last week, I picked up this unique woven storage box. When on these scavenger hunt adventures, I look for items that are unique and like nothing that can be found in retail stores. This woven storage box definitely fit that category and it was not going to be left behind. I bought it for $3.99 and it was a sage green color. I was intrigued by it because it was unique, impeccably made and looked handmade. (I’m sure it was It has to be handmade!)


So this last weekend I decided it was time to have some fun with my thrifted woven storage box. I had some gold spray paint on hand and that was the only item I used. I just sprayed on a few coats and let it dry. Hooray to the outdoors and great weather!

In transition. While i waited for the coats of paint to dry, I magically turned some pine cones to gold, with my spray paint of course.

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Since the gold pine cones turned out beautifully, I couldn’t help to….well….paint another one red.

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The finished product. Love Love Love it!!!

It now has a home on the console table in my living room, next to a blue and yellow vase. I will eventually think of what to store in it, but it look good enough just being pleasing to the eye for now.

Sitting pretty.
Side view. I also bought that large multi color vase at my local thrift store. Once I laid my eyes on it, I knew exactly where it would look awesome in my home. I will eventually jazz it up someday but I like it just the way it is for now.



I’m very pleased with the my green-turned-gold storage box and looking forward to returning to the thrift store for my next find and flip. The pillows are from my Modern Sweet Home Pillow Cover Collection and they can be found for sale here.

Happy Crafting,

Abi

Budget-Friendly DIY Storage Ideas – Line your Drawers and Shelves.

One of the things I like about Home Decor DIY is the fact that the ideas and possibilities of making beautiful things are endless. Basically, your ideas are yours and they are priceless!! You get to do things the way you thought it up and make changes to your idea as you go. I also love ideas that will not break the bank! Who’s with me on that? 🙂

All this DIY loving talk brings me to Self Adhesive Shelf Liner, aka, Contact Paper. I love using this budget-friendly item because they are versatile and available in many modern prints and colors.They are made with vinyl and are very resilient.

Here are some reasons I like using contact paper:

  • They can be custom cut to fit your project surface because of the lined backing paper (this also helps you to cut straight lines to reduce wastage)
  • Easy to peel and stick
  • Stain and water resistant
  • Wipes clean- just wipe with soapy water cloth
  • Leaves no gooey residue after you remove from a surface
  • Very useful to protect your surfaces in style

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Here is a list of the ways I have used contact paper in my home and some ideas you might benefit from:

  • Line drawers, shelves, tables and cabinets
  • Cut into small stripes to decorate clothes pin
  • Cover unused diaper and shoe boxes to use for storage
  • Cover small windows in the basement
  • Upcycle old flower vases, without the mess of painting
  • Cover text books and binders
  • Line and decorate memo boards
  • Decorate clip boards and picture frames
  • Cut out pieces for labels for my kitchen canisters
  • Use cut out to decorate an accent wall
  • They can also be used as wallpaper (I have not tried this yet)

I hope these ideas have inspired you to get moving and add some color and prints to your living space using contact paper. Please feel free to share how you have used contact paper in your home.

Happy DIYing!!!

Abi