Or in the tray that sits underneath the box seen above that sits on the entry way table in my living room. Of all places. See below...
Not much is actually in my jewelry box now.
I think because I keep in our closet.
Why do I keep it in the closet?
Because several years ago and at another house, we had two break ins. I lost pretty much all of my jewelry, with the exception of a piece of two in a drawer the "bright" robbers missed.
I never had super expensive jewelry. I have a couple nice pieces, but I wear them all the time. The other pieces were things I had before I got married or things my husband bought me. Things with lots of sentimental value. Lots of sentimental value.
Thankfully the robbers didn't find my wedding ring in the jewelry box. I put it in there because I lost the center stone and a couple of the side stones. I decided to stop wearing it when people would stop me in a panic to tell me I was missing stones in my ring.
It happened a few times.
Who knew so many people were looking at my wedding ring.
Needless to say, I put the ring in a different place until we could get it fixed.
Since I really do not use my jewelry box, and since I really do not have expensive pieces, and since I like to be able to see what I have so I can coordinate my jewelry with my outfit,....
and since my jewelry always gets twisted up in the boxes and trays.
I need to come up with a new way to store my jewelry.
My SIL has one of these on a wall in her bedroom and she loves it.
In fact there are lots of ways you can fancy the pegboards up to make them match any decor....
Like this one.
In an effort to NOT copy what my SIL has, and
simply because I want to do something different, I have been on a quest to find that so called something different.
Here are few things I have found.....
I LOVE The rake above
and the spoons and strainers below.
Some of those ideas were pretty crazy.
In fact, some take repurposing to a whole new level.
My favorite are the ones that use a towel bar.
As it turns out, I have one towel bar in my bathroom that might work.
Take a look below.
No, my bathroom walls are not bright yellow.
The camera just does not do them justice.
Along one wall in my bathroom there are two towel bars.
One I could use for towels.
The one on the right.
Then the one on the left, I could use for jewelry.
I have this space between the mirrors in my bathroom that I could hang another towel bar.
OR do the rake thing, and hang one, two, or three rakes to hang my jewelry from.
I like the rake idea.
What do you think?
Time to hunt down some old rakes....
President Ezra Taft Benson (1899–1994) gave us an important reminder as we seek to be born again and become like our Savior Jesus Christ:
“We must be careful, as we seek to become more and more godlike, that we do not become discouraged and lose hope. Becoming Christlike is a lifetime pursuit and very often involves growth and change that is slow, almost imperceptible. The scriptures record remarkable accounts of men whose lives changed dramatically, in an instant, as it were: Alma the Younger, Paul on the road to Damascus, Enos praying far into the night, King Lamoni. Such astonishing examples of the power to change even those steeped in sin give confidence that the Atonement can reach even those deepest in despair.
“But we must be cautious as we discuss these remarkable examples. Though they are real and powerful, they are the exception more than the rule. For every Paul, for every Enos, and for every King Lamoni, there are hundreds and thousands of people who find the process of repentance much more subtle, much more imperceptible. Day by day they move closer to the Lord, little realizing they are building a godlike life. They live quiet lives of goodness, service, and commitment. They are like the Lamanites, who the Lord said ‘were baptized with fire and with the Holy Ghost, and they knew it not.’ (3 Ne. 9:20)” (“A Mighty Change of Heart,” Ensign, Oct. 1989, 5).