Saturday, January 2, 2010
New Year, Resolutions Fini
Day 2 into the new year, and I'm done with the only resolution I made — to get my stuff in order.
Specifically, my jewelry.
After years of not wearing anything but my wedding ring, I rediscovered the joys of jewelry (now that the kids are big enough not to tug on things and put beads into their mouths. Well, at least two of them are over that. I'm taking my chances with the third). I've amassed a good collection, so much that it was overflowing the dresser and my giant jewelry box. I started hanging chains off the bedroom light sconce, which was clever but looked kinda trailer trash-ish.
With some help from a friend, I came up with the idea of a necklace board. Pretty spiffy, isn't it? Now I'll admit that I thought of the visible storage system over the summer, when I was home with a broken foot. Found a chandelier decal on Etsy.com and ordered it. Then, I did nothing. Oh wait, I did ask my husband to go to Home Depot and get me some multi density fiberboard, or some such stuff. That took him a month.
Then, I did some more nothing.
Well, I got off my duff Thursday and made a trip to Home Depot for cabinet knobs, all three children in tow. Amazingly, everyone made it out alive. I nearly strangled at least two of them on several occasions. After a few coats of paint left over from our bathroom remodel, I now have this.
Of course, it's still waiting to be hung. I'm optimistic.
Phase 2 of Orderly Jewelry meant buying this acrylic, tiered bracelet stand off eBay for my many, many bangles. If they're out in the open, it'll be easier to accessorize.
Oh yeah, and I'm even cleaning out my closet, trying to get rid of stuff.
And this is why I burn out before January has even ended.