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Mug rack to jewelry holder

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I have my jewelry stored in a plastic hanging divided organizer made for jewelry in he closet but some of it doesn't fit well in the pockets, particularly bracelets, so I wanted to come up with a new storage solution. I'm not a fan of some of DIY jewelry holders because I think it's just plain tacky to have a jewelry holder out as decor and I don't really have a place for some of the ideas I've seen. I finally decided I could give in a little and that having a few bracelets out on the dresser would be okay. Having made this decision, I was thrilled when I found this beauty, uh ugly duckling, at our Salvation Army thrift store for $1.

It took me a bit to decide on a color. I'd have loved a bright yellow or turqouise, but that would really clash with our bedroom decor. I was strolling through Lowe's one day and saw this lovely green- satin Everlade glen. It has a little pop against the green already in our room, but doesn't clash.
As you can see above, this thing was NASTY. I cleaned it with some Murphy's and then sanded it before painting. I skipped the primer because I used Valspar paint and primer in one. Now it really is a beauty.

Even more lovely with some jewelry hanging on it.

Just so you can really appreciate the difference a little spray paint can make...


Just because I like pictures

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  1. How did I never think of this! So simple and it's perfect for bracelets. I need to go thrift shopping tomorrow! I need this! I would LOVE for you to share this at "That's My Style" Link Party going on TODAY on my blog. Not comfortable sharing? Stop by anyway for beauty related post and fun DIY projects. I hope to see you there! :)

    Karla @

  2. Been looking for one of these for my stuff also. That looks great. Fantastic job.

  3. Isn't it amazing what a little bit of paint can do? I think I need to pick up some spray paint today, I have some projects that need tending to!

  4. Very cute and functional! I think my daughters can use something like this for their bracelet collection.

  5. Loving your blog! New follower here, hoping you'll stop by my blog and say hello and follow back :)

  6. I JUST bought one of these for $2 and was gonna do the same thing! Thx for showing me how pretty it can turn out.

  7. Great idea! I'd love for you to link up to The DIY'ers.

  8. What a great idea...Very creative!

  9. I love the color green you painted it! This is such a great ideas!

    Come link up at my party on friday! We'd love to see you!

  10. That's a great idea. I have one sitting under the sink that I took off the counter because I couldn't stand it any longer. LOL! Perfect idea for a redo.


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