i’m the type of girl who has a real soft spot for earrings. bracelets and necklaces aren’t so much my thing but man can i collect some earrings (and a few cocktail rings). but inevitably i lose one of the pair and go searching throughout the house to find the little nook where my cats have hidden them. so last month when i saw blueprint’s fantastic story on creative jewelry storage i knew i had to try one of these. but when it came down to it i didn’t have drawers appropriate for the first project and the marble bust was a little too serious for me. so i figured the wine crate portion would be perfect. except that i didn’t have any wine crates handy so i looked around for what i did have handy. as it turned out i had a few extra ikea frames (the kind that are set in like shadowboxes) under our bed so i pulled them out and thought- perfect! the backs of each frame are just thick enough for the tiny screws so i went out to my local craft store and hardware store and picked up gift wrap and hooks that would be fun for the project (i also used printed paper from dwell‘s new promo notepad). blueprint painted their boxes a beautiful color to match the wrap but i’m pretty antsy so i decided to leave the frames a glossy white and let the gift wrap do the talking. for (many) more photos click here or “read more” below. for the full instructions (which work well with the frames, too) from blueprint click here. happy diy-ing!
[stay tuned for the (belated, sorry) d*s diy contest announcement next week!]