Thursday, September 2, 2010

DIY Jewellery Stand

Hi everyone! I'm Emily from emily loves and I'm so excited to be writing for Amanda today! I love her blog and was super pumped to be able to write a blog post while she's on wedding vacation. Congratulations to you two! I can't wait to see the pictures!

For the last six months I have spent a lot of time looking at decorating magazines and blogs to get ideas for what I want my first place to look like. I haven't come to a real conclusion but one thing I am fairly certain about is that I want my bedroom to be a white based modern-shabby-chic. (Is that even the real term for it? I don't know) I'm not really into all the flowery-ness of most shabby chic rooms but I have found lots of white ones with only slight flower accents that I love. 

I decided my first bit of room decorating would be a jewellery stand, clearly the bling takes priority! My original inspiration came from tiered dessert stands, but I wanted one made of old china instead of just generic plates.
Since I couldn't find one pre-made I searched until I found matching dishes that were in good shape and for a reasonable price to make my own, it took about 6 trips to 3 different thrift stores to find them, but eventually I found a set I liked. I also picked up mini port glasses to use as the risers between the plates.

I tried using crazy glue because I didn't want to see glue lines but it didn't set very well so I pulled out the trusty glue gun instead and after a mere 5 minutes of work I had my new jewelery stand!

How do you store your jewellery?


Sarah said...

This is SO neat!! I am so doing this- fantastic :) x

Isabel said...

great idea!

Kate said...

Such a cute idea! I have all my jewelry in comparmentalized see through containers but this is SO much cuter!

Anonymous said...

That's a great idea!

Unknown said...

I store them in a jewelry box. I'm lovely these ideas though. I've been MIA for so long that I had no idea miss thang was getting married. Well, congrats to her and p.s. you're a great guest blogger. :)

Anonymous said...

Aww thanks ladies!!!! and Sarah be sure to show us the results!!

Sharon Lei said...

I actually did something very similar to this. But I used a set of cake stands. They're made of glass and are pink! Super girly, just like me. :) I'll try to feature on my blog in the future.
You did an awesome DIY Emily.

xx Love & Aloha

Miss ♥ Nikka said...

This is soo cute! I love the design on the plates.

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