Out of Necessity!{Necklace Organizer}

June 15, 2012

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?

Primer!

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!


29 comments:

  1. Lori
    This looks great! And, I love your haircut in your profile photo! laura@imnotatrophywife.com

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    1. Hi Laura! Thanks so much! I'm in need of a trim, but that's going to have to wait til after Haven!!

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  2. This came out great! Love the fabric backing, I have a thing for paisley <3 This gives me some encoragement for my little weekend project, which I've been putting off for way too long now, my closet >.<
    Have a good weekend!

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    1. Hi Yanet!,
      Thank you! I need to attack my closet as well! Ugh! So glad you stopped by! Thanks for reading!!
      Blessings,
      Lori

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  3. How cute is that??? Love the way it turned out, and it keeps those necklaces from getting all tangled, like mine do! The fabric is awesome, too!! Glad to hear that toothpaste trick worked!
    See ya soon!!!!<3

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    1. Hi Janis!! Thanks! One step at a time.... one day it will be more than just necklaces organized! haha Thanks for reading!!

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  4. Wow, so creative! Awesome job. It looks great.

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  5. Great idea, Lori! I love those "light-bulb" moments, but I could use a few more....lol! I could definitely use an idea for earrings!
    CAS

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    1. Hi CAS! Thanks so much! I'm needing something too for those billions of earrings, too!!

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  6. Awesome idea - it turned out so cute!

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  7. Great idea! Great attention to detail and great tutorial:) I love being able to organize my items so I can find what I need:) Thank you for sharing at Freedom Fridays.
    Have a great week!

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    1. Thanks, Evelyn!! Life is a little less stressful when finding my favorites! :)

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  8. Perfect solution to your necklace collection! Love how it turned out. I did something similar, only I used a fancy board and put hooks on, it hangs above my dresser where a mirror normally sits. I love it, but yours is so much nicer with the fabric backing!
    Saw you at Adventures of a DIY Mom party.
    Debbie :)

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    1. Hi Debbie! Thanks for your sweet comment! I love it when things work out! Especially when I'm more organized in the long run! I bet your's looks just as good! It works thats the important thing!
      Blessings,
      Lori

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  9. I just found this from the link party @OurDelightfulHome and I love how you completely repurposed the cd holder to actually be useful. I just blogged about my own necklace storage this morning: http://projectsatthepicketts.blogspot.com/2012/07/great-eye-dea.html?m=1

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    1. Hi Kathleen. Thanks so much! Your necklace storage is great! Whatever works!

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  10. Turned out great! I am EXACTLY the same way with messes. I can live with something for months and then one day it's bugging me so bad I can't do anything else besides get it organized. Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.
    Rachel
    adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Rachel! Thanks! Isn't it funny how that happens with messes?? Thanks for your encouragement!

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  11. For earrings- A cute way is to get a large embroidery loop and use pretty lace. Glue pretty edging and ribbons on the outside and hang from a ribbon :) Costs about $10-$15 depending on what you have on hand- makes a great coming of age present too. You can also use the hanging ribbon to hold hair clips too.

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    1. What a great idea, Ashley! Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  12. looks amazing!!!!!!! great job!!!! thanks for sharing!!!

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  13. very nice idea!!

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    visit my blog ^^
    www.luchluchcraft.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much, Inge! I'll definitely check out your blog! :)

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  14. Hi Lori
    Love your idea. If you do it again for anything try staggering the hooks - it might make it easier to reach the back.

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