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Saturday Snapshot 055

For the past week and a half, my dad has been helping me around the house, finishing up little things and accomplishing those “house goals” that I refuse to write down because I’m trying to enjoy myself and be less type-A this summer. This is particularly nice of him because I break things a lot (like, I broke my storm door today by stepping on the bottom of it), and I’m generally not very handy, so I’m not much help. Also, today is his birthday, so he’s a real trooper for putting the finishing touches on the jewelry project by my vanity this evening.

Here’s a glance at what I’ve been doing.

The shoe closet my dad built for me, as a part of my birthday present:
Photo Jul 11, 5 50 04 PM

Then there’s the project that I worked on, that he just helped me hang: my jewelry station. I ordered a sweet necklace carousel from Etsy and mounted it for my way-too-many necklaces collection.

Photo Jul 14, 10 57 11 PM

Then I had my dad mount a gift I received a while ago and wanted to repurpose for my non-cuff bracelets. I didn’t take a separate picture, but you’ll see the key-shaped key holder in the photos. It’s pretty cute. Next, I decided that in order to hold both my cuff bracelets and my stud earrings, I needed to make use of my many, many wine corks laying around my house. There are many ways to do this, I used an IKEA spice rack that I’d already decided to repurpose as a hand towel rack, a hot glue gun, and the prettiest/most unique wine corks in my family’s collection.

Photo Jul 14, 10 11 11 PM

Sidenote: I went to Mizzou, so the first one I glued down had to be this one (it’s glued bird-side up on the far left):

Photo Jul 14, 10 00 53 PM

Then, I used my most stable post earrings to poke holes where I wanted them, and viola! A shelf that holds my random post-style earring collection and makes sure my beautiful bracelets don’t slide off.

Photo Jul 18, 9 50 25 PM

Finally, I couldn’t decide if I wanted to go with metal or burlap or lace or what for my dangly earrings, but I decided to just experiment with (again) hot glue and the stuff I already had lying around the house, and it turned out pretty cute.

Photo Jul 18, 9 49 59 PMThere you have it, folks, my new jewelry area, completely complete.

Photo Jul 18, 9 49 36 PM

Now on to the next project!


We seek to learn, and when academics do not present the answers, we look inside our own beautiful imaginations for the key.

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