Blank Canvas

I am getting ready to move to a new apartment. I am so excited although we have not decided on a place yet. I want to really want to add a little bit of design to it. I have so many ideas that I want to try to execute.

It is going to be terrible though because my boyfriend and I are going to live with a roommate again. So, I do not know how much designing I will be able to get away with and whether they will be able to take care of things. I live with this person now and we bump heads quite a bit and his logic is something else. I am sure I can survive one more year with him, besides the logic thing he can be cool.

Anyways, back to the designing aspect. There are previous ideas that I have supplies for that I have yet to execute and new ones as well. Here are a few of my upcoming projects that I want to do and are very easy. 

 

I simply can’t wait to get these going. I will show you what I have done step by step. I always try to take an idea and see how i can do it differently or better. 

~Laverne W.

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Jewelry Organizers

I have quite a bit of jewelry and my collection is not going to be getting smaller anytime soon. Therefore, I have been trying to find a better way to display my jewelry in a visually organized way.

I have tried different kinds of jewelry holders  and have always found a problem with each one:

80-Pocket Hanging Jewelry Organizer

For example, the one organizer to left  (similar to one I have) can be easily stored in your closet. It has several vinyl pockets for you to place you jewelry in. Mine came with labels on the front of each pocket for earrings, necklaces, bracelets, etc… It is also two-sided.

Believe me it worked great at first but then the more jewelry I got the more of a hassle it became. At one point, I could place each piece of jewelry in each compartment, but not anymore.

Now i am back to my jewelry getting all tangled up. I also have very wide bangles that can not fit inside the bigger pockets. My closet is full of clothes as well so it makes it hard to make space to access either side. I tried hanging it on the wall as well but I got tired of always having to pick it up turning it around. (That probably sounded lazy but when it was in the closet with less clothes i could twist it around.)

I have something similar to this for my earrings because I always manage to lose my studs. It works great for that, but not my dangling earrings. I have some that are very long a stiff and do not work well in the holder above.

I have also had jewelry cases but I do not really care for placing my jewelry in drawers and they do not accommodate really over the top jewelry.
So, now I end up with jewelry placed on whatever surface I end up taking them off at. I end running around looking all over the whole room for where I placed things (thinking I lost it because I can not recall). My boyfriend gets so mad because sometimes it ends up on his desk or when we are trying to leave and I am running around trying to find stuff. I hate being unorganized. It really stresses me out.
Here’s my solution.
I looked up a few DIY projects and there were many that could work for me but there was always something essential missing whether it was a place for stud earrings, rings, or bangles.
So I found a few I like and will be taking aspects from them that I like to create my very own organizer. Once I have all my supplies I will show the process of putting it together.
I am so excited.
~Laverne