Friday, April 8, 2016

Make Room Challenge: Week 2 - Jewelry Storage

Make Room Challenge: Week 2 - Jewelry and Accessories

If you haven't already heard, I am taking part in the Make Room Challenge to celebrate the new book, Make Room For What You Love, written by the wonderful Melissa Michaels of The Inspired Room blog.

Last week our task was to clean out and declutter our dresser.  You can read more about that here.

This week the task was the "Master Bathroom  - Make Room for Primping and Pampering."  Unfortunately, we don't have a master bathroom in our house.  The closest bathroom is actually the main bathroom in our house that everyone uses when they come over.

Because of this, I keep all my personal accessories in my bedroom on the dresser.  And if you know me well, you know I am pretty low maintenance.  For me, "primping" is combing my wet hair and putting it in a ponytail and putting on my watch and wedding band and maybe a pair of earrings.

I do have quite a bit of jewelry because after all, I am a trained jeweler and make jewelry for a living.  However, I always say, for me being a jeweler must be like being a chef who cooks all day at a restaurant and then all they want to do is go home and eat a PB&J sandwich.  I don't really wear jewelry.

There are a few pairs of colorful earrings and rings that I would like to try wear more often, so this was a good opportunity to put them front and center so maybe I will wear them.

I keep and antique jewelry box that I love with my overflow of jewelry that I just don't wear often.  It could use a good sorting, but that will be for another day.

Since we finished our bedroom a few years ago, I have had a branch from a lilac bush that I tacked to the wall with small finish nails, which holds some of my most often worn small necklaces.  This works really well because I can see them all and they never get tangled.  Tangled chains are the worst!

For the things I want to put front and center, I decided to gather a variety of small ceramic dishes that I had laying around.

This is what I came up with:

I also switched out my striped dresser cover with a neutral table runner from Ikea so that the blues and greens of these little dishes would stand out better.  I think it looks really nice and happy!

I think it will work pretty well.  Having these items out in the open makes it easier to see them and in turn hopefully remember to wear them!

Want to follow along with the Make Room Challenge? Or, if you are interested in pre-ordering the book and learning ways to tackle the task of decluttering without having to become a minimalist you can get more info here.

Check back next week for more Make Room Challenge progress!


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