Since moving down to Phoenix and “retiring” (the nice way of saying I’m still unemployed), I have a lot of by myself time while JT is at work. I’ve filled a lot of it with dog walking, grocery shopping, cooking, baking and helping my MIL find a place to live (we did it, she moved in last night).
I’ve noticed thought that when I’m at home all day, I’ll think up projects and plan them for the weekend and/or evenings when JT is around. Finally the other day I had a realization that I could do it myself. And so I did. (Probably also spurred on by the fact that I had just read “Miss Harper Can Do It” by Jane Berentson, another way to fill some time and keep that brain working.)
I’ve already mentioned that our new house feels mansion-like compared to the small footprint of our brick bungalow in St. Louis. For instance we now have a Master Bath. A bathroom that is the master of all others. I have my own sink and my own little nook for make-up-ing and other things women in their 30s do in the bathroom. I had been looking for some artwork or a storage piece for that wall when an idea suddenly flashed into my head – I had just what I needed in the garage.
So, voila – a once empty wall now displays all my junk jewelry with the help of an old curtain rod from our STL master bedroom (we took down these wimpier rods when we hung the new curtains.)
There’s no earth-shattering invention here – I’m pretty sure this method for hanging necklaces has already been done and pinned many-a-time to Pinterest. I just got a kick out of using something I had and getting out the handheld drill for a girl power moment.
I hung all the necklaces without clasps on the end and kept all the other in the middle so I can unfasten them to take them off the rod if needed for actual wearing but I’m thinking if this method gets too tangled, I might grab some of the Grundtal hooks at Ikea and hang each necklace on its own hook. Oh, the thrill of being able to “grab” something at Ikea without a five-hour drive is still novel to me! Cheers – CT