Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Last highlights of the room

So if you haven't been able to tell, we (Cheyenne, Natalie and I) had a lot of fun redecorating their room.  In case you missed it, you can see all we've done here, here, and here.  Last post in this series, easiest jewelry organization EVER, and a very cool trash redo.

What is the easiest jewelry organization ever you might ask? Well, here it is. A simple hanger.

We assessed what they needed, something separate, easy to get necklaces on and off, and something cute.  While walking through Walmart, Bam!, I saw these fuzzy covered hangers and thought those would work.  We tied a bow (with wire ribbon so it stays stiffer) and we were about done.  When we first made these, they didn't have quite as many necklaces and one sister was worried the other would use her hanger, so I made these to put on each.
I took a cardstock punch out letter I had in my scrapbook supplies, glued it onto some scrap chipboard (actually packaging from another product) and cut them out together.  I covered it all in Mod Podge and sprinkled some glitter on.  Decided it need move coverage, so did another couple of coats of Mod Podge and glitter and finished it off with a layer of Mod Podge.  Then tied it onto the hangers from the middle hook with some thread.  Easiest, cheapest, organization ever!

Finally a little trash into treasure redo. 
As a part of my sister and brother-in-laws' property management business, they clean out and secure foreclosed homes.  These homes occasionally still have "stuff" in them that no one bothered to take with them or didn't want anymore or whatever.  So a few months ago, my sister calls me and asks if I want a display rack for karate belts (they even left the belts!) they found in a house.  I told her to send me a picture, so this is a quick "before" picture from her phone.

I wasn't too sure, it's kind of ugly - notice the little writing/symbols in the middle.  But I told her sure, we'd take a look at it.  It really was pretty ugly in real life, too.  But I had just tested my hand at spray painting here and decided to give this a go, too.  Out came the high gloss black paint and after a few coats it was looking pretty good.  Of course I couldn't just leave it that way, I had to cutesify it so I added some vinyl. Just a little bit, nothing to girly for Natalie.  Then I gave it to her for her birthday.  She was excited to have a place for all her belts and bonus, Cheyenne agreed it was cool enough to go in their room.
She'll add her cool embroidered brown belt to this display when she gets her 2nd degree brown belt in Dec.
Well, that's it.  I hope you've enjoyed a little peek inside our home as I showcased our fun projects this summer.  Now that the kids are back in school, and we've about got our routines down, it's time to get a little more organized again.  So coming soon, some of my best organizing tips and tricks.

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Fonda @Southern Scraps said...

The jewelry hanger is a great idea!

Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful} said...

Seriously brilliant!! I am always looking for ways to organize the chaos that my jewelry is constantly in! Great idea!

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