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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.
I 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!