So it all started last week when my husband, who was diligently vacuuming in our bedroom, came "thisclose" to sucking up a the necklace he'd purchased for me as a Valentine's Day gift. I'm not really a jewelry girl, so the pieces I have are usually sentimental or practical - a few hoop earrings, some chunky necklaces, and a bunch of heirlooms from my mother and grandmothers.
And the necklace from my husband.
Because I don't have a lot of jewelry, I don't really "organize" it. The necklaces were hanging on command hooks attached to the side of my dresser (and apparently fall off onto the carpet), the bracelets and brooches were tucked in a box in the closet, and the earrings were jumbled with bobby pins and hair ties on my dresser.
So today I decided I needed to organize my jewelry in a way that was convenient and cute. I had a three-drawer particleboard cabinet that I purchased about five years ago at Dollar General. It was accumulating random makeup/medicine/hair product and wasn't really meeting its full potential.
I went to Michael's and looked through the felt. It was 29 cents per sheet and came in lots of nice colors. I picked out a pretty blue that caught my eye and, lucky me, it fit perfectly inside the drawers!
I also found this really cute tea pot dish for $1 (also at Michael's - who knew?!). It's perfect for holding my little rosette earrings! I lined all my hoop earrings up, and because of the felt they stay in place really well. No shifting around when I open or close the drawer.
I found old jewelry gift boxes to hold bracelets, and I used double-sided tape to make sure they didn't shift around too much, applying it to the sides that touched the drawer, and a little in between the two boxes.
For my necklaces, I just laid them on the felt, looping them a few times to make them fit.
I'm so happy with my new jewelry chest! It's perfect!