Sunday, July 29, 2012

My Armoire and Pearls

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I finally got my Armoire organized!  I'm too hot & tired to bore you with a lot of words, but I do have lots of pictures ;-)


By now you should be familiar with the BEFORE






Or you can read my earlier posts  here and here.

This is the NOW


I started with me covering boxes with fabric to use as storage boxes.








To organize my pearls I bought some bronze cabinet knobs and hung them at the back of my Armoire.















Then there was the box I covered and adorned with my plastered flower to hold my perfume








I had inherited a beautiful pearl necklace from my grandmother, when she passed.  I  wear it on special occasions, so I decided to drape it over a picture that I cherish of my son and me.












Then there was this teddy bear in a wicker chair that my son surprised me with on Mother's Day when he was around 9 yrs, I think he was proud of the fact that he actually picked it out by himself without his father assisting him.  I decided to drape my black pearls over it.










Usually, the first thing I do when I come in from work, or when I'm cleaning the house, is pull off my watch and rings.  I decided to use this cute little basket to hold them, no more misplacing. 







decided to transform this picture...



along with this straw place-mat...




...and the globes from this chandelier that I had recently transformed



... into a vanity, something to hold my brushes, lipstick, etc. I used spray adhesive to keep the place-mat in place and I used a glue gun for the globes.   I pulled some thread from a small piece of burlap, I had been holding onto, and twined  the thread randomly around the globes using spray adhesive.

















Because the kickstand on the back of my vanity mirror was longer than I had estimated, I had to remove the back globe.  :(










I had a brass 'thingy' that I decided to use to hold my remote controls








Did I mention I replaced my analog for a small flat screen???  Definitely a space saver!











I took this cheese tray that I had purchased from an English Shop years ago.  It's inlaid with ceramic tile and I was always fond of the colors.  I figured since I don't entertain as much as I use to, I would get better use out of it as a makeup tray.  The tray is lined with felt at the bottom so it's easy sliding it without scratching my furniture.



















A very dear friend gave me this lovely purse for Christmas some years back, I don't use it very often, so I decided to hang it on my Armoire door to hold my fine gold chains.  I used one of my scarves as a backdrop.












ARMOIRE TOP SHELF







ARMOIRE MIDDLE SHELF





ARMOIRE BOTTOM SHELF







When I'm ready to apply makeup, etc. I open this side...












When I want to relax and watch TV, I open this side...






My Armoire and Pearls.  Not only was I able to organize my Armoire, I also found a way to organize and display my pearls.  LET YOUR CREATIVITY FLOW!

28 comments:

Sue@House Pretty said...

Wow, you rally know how to "pack a punch" with your accessories, and make them work for you!

Peggy said...

Sherry - that's so creative! Love all your pearls!
Peggy

Brandi said...

It was nice to see how everything came together, Sherry! I love the way you reused the globes, so clever!

Amy - while wearing heels said...

WOW! Can you come organize my things? I love how you decorated and used the things you love. How wonderful to have them on display. You must be incredibly happy, when you look into your armoire.

NanaDiana said...

Great organization! You did a great job separating the two sides into very functional pieces. Love it! I read the note you have and I'm not sure if you follow me or not? xo Diana

Tanya from Dans le Townhouse said...

So many great organizational tips here!!

Rhissanna said...

Wow, Sherry, what a lovely collection of pearls. And your boy was a real poppet to get you that bear.

That's a really interesting use for the glass shades from the chandelier. I might just steal that!

Shelia said...

HI Sherry! Oh, what a wondrous makeover! I have loved seeing every step of the way and how marvelous it all turned out. You've made it so pretty to look at. Now look at all the pearls you have! How sweet to have those beautiful pearls from your grandmother - what a treasure.
I want you to know how much I appreciate your visits and your most kind comments.
Blessings,
Shelia ;)

The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ said...

WOW you sure do have a heck of a collection of pearls! Your display is awesome! I am so sorry that I have been away -- you know when life just keeps piling on! I am just so happy that you came to visit today and hope to see you at tomorrows party! Also -- you won 10 images from my www.Popalicious.etsy.com shop -- so take a peek over there and pick 10 numbers -- then mail them to me at thecottagemarket@gmail.com you won a few weeks ago and i really want you to have them so you can create with them : ) sending tons of hugs...

JoKnows said...

You are incredible! What a great (and thorough) job! No wonder it took you some time. The chandelier/placemat makeover is amazing.

Patty (Patty's Pretty Things) said...

I can't imagine how you come up with these great ideas Sherry. It must feel great to be so organized. I have never seen so many pearl necklaces. I have one. They are certainly beautiful!

Lorrie said...

Wow what a great new space! I love all your little touches that make it one special organizer!

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

That is one creatively organized armoire!!!

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

That is a great use of space and a wonderful makeover! Your pearls are beautiful and using those lamp globes...so clever!

Beth said...

Girl....I must say, you come up with the most unique & stunning things to use for organizing! Love the glass globes! I might just use that one!

LDH said...

Hi Sherry! You have completely organized this armoire in such a beautiful and creative way! I love all of the little elements you used from items of other purposes to make functional storage. Very Nice!

So nice stopping by to visit with you!
Kindly, Lorraine

Donna Wilkes said...

Love the way you used the globes for storage. This armoire really does its job for you! Came over from Beez's.

Distressed Donna Down Home

Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

What a project! You finished strong. :)

Gina Luker said...

What great ideas! Simple, smart & pretty, too!

Visiting from The Cottage Market

Little Susie Home Maker said...

Now that sure is organized and pretty, too! You have some really lovely pearls, and I love them draped on the photo of you and your son. So sweet. Visiting from the Junkin Joe Party.
Blessings,
Susie

~ Liz ~ said...

I'm loving the knobs at the back of the cabinet. It's a great way to display, plus it just looks organized and pretty with them all in a row.
Liz

The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ said...

Thanks for visiting today my friend! You are as classic as your pearls : )

Sandy said...

Loved it all, so many great ideals with things many of us already have around the house. Thanks for visiting. Great blog, lots of useful and beautiful ideals.
Sandy

thistlewoodfarm said...

It looks so cute! I love all the detail and the history in your displays! Thank you for all the inspiration.

blessings,
karianne

Hip Brown said...

Sherry, it looks great! So lovely to see your project is finished now. Love that you made this by making do and using what you already had at home. You also make me laugh because I totally had one of those day where I didnt fancy saying much on my blog either and decided to let my pics speak for me. I think yours speak volumes about you and your craftiness cleverness! xx

Eclectically Vintage said...

Your pictures speak volumes! Your displays are fabulous plus you are one organized gal!

So glad you joined our Color party!
Kelly

Comeca Jones said...

Great way to keep the necklaces from being a tangled mess!

Help! Mama Remote... said...

Great job and love the way you organized your necklace. I want a large china cabinet for my purses but don't have a place to put it :(