jewelry storage

This post is LONG overdue - but better late than never.

A ridiculously long time ago, I found a FREE entertainment armoire on one of those "garage sale" Facebook groups. It was free - - the lady posting is just wanted it gone stat. I had a quick vision of what it could be & sent a pic of it to MattyB to get approval. I then stuck my claim in it - and awaited it's arrival to our house.

Little to Matt's knowledge the thing is a beast & weighs like a million pounds.

So during this same period of time I was crushing hard on giving pieces of furniture a makeover. Naturally I reached out to my uber talented friend, Emily of Cox & Company Designs to help out....which turned in to her actual overhauling the piece!!!
(This was so long ago, that since that point we both have birthed our second baby.)

Okay so I had to share the before & afters....and the new purpose of what once was a home to a television.

The piece never made it into my home unfinished - - - these are the pictures that were posted in the Facebook group. 

Home to a TV & all the other entertainment pieces. Doors slid back. 

The finished product.......
(Emily did an AMAZING job!)

Red high gloss paint with gold trim. 
Doors are now hinged & do not slide in. 

And it now holds all of my Stella & Dot!!!!!

The mirror is covering the large hole for cords - when it was used to house a television.

MattyB installed hooks along the sides to hold necklaces, scarves, toddlers.

There is enough space in the nook (where the dvd player / FIOS box would have lived, to stack my trays for trunk shows (which are stocked with jewelry). 

Enough room on the sides to store some boxes, for easy access. 

Down below....

Emily did a fantastic job painting the diagonal stripes on the drawer. 
The drawer houses 2 portfolios of jewelry, and some random pieces for display purposes at shows.

And the bottom cabinets are storage for my totes that I use for transport, and other miscellaneous display pieces. 

So this post was WAYYYYY overdue. But hopefully you have gotten some style-spiration for how to house your beloved accessories! Didn't Emily do SUCH A GREAT JOB!?!?! Having interior design talented friends is a total plus ;) 

See more of Emily's work here: #/coxandcodesigns?fref=ts
Display items can be found HERE or by emailing me.

Tell me about any overhauls you have done! 
How do you store your jewelry?

stylist perk

Just wanted to share this necklace I received back at the beginning of April from Stella & Dot, as a gift. Let's just call it a perk to the business....

There was an incentive program set up that coincided with what we were running for new stylists....if a new stylist joined by January 31st of this year - they had the ability to earn a rebate in the amount of their investment kit! (Um, hi, they in essence would have signed on for FREE.)

So in turn, us as stylists had the incentive that if we could launch TWO new stylists to success (meaning them sell $1000 during their first 60 days) - then we would earn this necklace. If you're rolling your

When we as stylists bring on a new person, it's referred to as "sponsoring". Sponsoring kind of comes more naturally to me than selling. The hard part with sponsoring is getting those you sponsor to have the same drive & tenacity that you do. That's where it gets tricky.

The fact that I earned this necklace - well that just speaks SO much to me. It means that 2 new gals have taken the HUGE leap of faith to sign on as a stylist, and have since actually earned back their investment PLUS MORE all within 2 months time!!!

I am stoked for these ladies & can not wait to see what else 2015 holds for them!

On another note - this necklace does NOT photograph well, in my opinion. So at first I was like "meh" - over being awarded it. But then I got in the mail.....and BAM. It's a beaut! The color is a "hot coral" and it really is stunning.