Showing posts with label work from home. Show all posts
Showing posts with label work from home. Show all posts

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: https://www.facebook.com/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?

can life BE any less crazy?

Instagram is so much easier to do on a regular basis than blogging! Life has me crazy busy!

Half marathon training is done bi-weekly. Ha :) I was able to run 2 miles the other day with B in the jogger...until he got all fussy & had his fill.

My treadmill and I have not rekindled our love yet.

In more important news: Beau is turning 1 in 2 weeks.
Speaking of, Beau is pronounced "Bo".....not "Bew".

Little man & I have become more adjusted & settled into my work schedule. Working from home is not easy. I don't know who ever said it was, but they need to be punched.

I think that there is this misconception that moms working from home have all this extra time for grocery shopping, cleaning, social life, working out, etc. It's rather frustrating. I don't have the time during the day to put on deodorant, needless to say socialize! (Ha, good thing the half marathon training isn't in high gear with me not sporting deodorant!)

Regardless, consider this a public service announcement. If you're one to presume that a gal working from home, should have all the time in the world to have her home looking like a Pottery Barn ad, her kid looking like a Gymboree model, and herself looking like she walked straight off the runway.....please come back down to earth.