June 15, 2012

CD Holder to Necklace Organizer

This is what happens to me…. I can look at a mess for months!  It never really bothers me.  Then one day…. Bada Bing!  I can’t take another day of looking at it.  I MUST take care of that ASAP!  What is that?  Weird, huh?

So, here we go with another one of those projects that is totally not on the list of potential projects or things to get done… But if you know me, I'm going to add it just so I can cross it off.  :)  It's a Lister thing.

You would be proud of me though, I have worked on the basement.  Not necessarily in my rat pack area, but I’ve clean out a lot of the rest of the basement….  

In throwing things out and trips the local mission, I came across this. It’s been in the basement for years, as you can tell from the cobwebs and layer of dust.  I was going to donate it. 

You remember these, right? CD storage!   Well, this wouldn’t hold even 5% of my husband’s collection.  Not that we even “use” CDs anymore.  It’s all digital now.  Anyway, I held it back and thought, “I can do something with this!”

Light bulb went off… well, actually, turned on. 
I have this terrible hot mess in my closet… 

See?  I told you?  

I’m really not as organized and clean as I would really like to be.  Remember, in my last post, (25 Quirky Things about me) I hardly even make my bed.

I gotta do something.  I can’t stand to look at it anymore.  

So, I got to work...
Took off the back.

Disassembled it.

I’m going to save these…. I can use them for “something”… right?


And then a couple of coats of this paint I had in the basement.  Some sorta taupe in high gloss.  Works for me!

Look at this cute wrapping paper!  That will be so pretty for the backing, right?

WRONG!  Didn’t turn out so cute.

Oh, well, I have this nice paisley fabric. Perfect!

I searched all over for as many cup hooks as I could find.  
Hubby had a ton in a jar in the garage.  Yay! 

I spray painted them all white.
Then came the fun part… Not… I had to twist all those cup hooks into the box.  I was thought I was going to get blisters!  My fingers survived.  I did take a break here and there.  They were tough to get in! I know, I'm a baby.

Put the backing on, added a few picture hangers on the back. Perfection!! 
A new Necklace Organizer!!
I'm sooo happy with the way it came out!  Lovin the colors and everything!

I used that toothpaste trick I saw on Pinterest!  Horrible picture, but it worked like a charm!  I even re-measured to make sure I was level.  (That would make Hubby happy) I was right on the money!  Am I good or what?!

Next came the fun part.  Putting all of my necklaces on the hooks.  
I found some that I forgot about! Doesn’t it look great?  I am totally LOVING this!!

Check out the dresser, all clean off!  

Now, I just need to make one of those organizers for my earrings.  
But they aren’t bugging me too much yet…. one of these days…

Of couse, I have to do a before and after...

Have a blessed day!

Lori -thestonybrookhouse
Lori -thestonybrookhouse

I have been blogging for about 4 years and I enjoy sharing all the things that go on here at The Stonybrook House. From building to decorating, crafting and cooking, and so much more. I enjoy gardening and a healthy lifestyle. Most importantly I love The Lord Jesus my Savior and my wonderful hubby of 28 years!