Tuesday, June 26, 2012

{orla inspired jewelry box}


On my most recent thrifting adventure to Goodwill, I scored not only some great clothes, but also a perfect vintage faux bois filed box...



Yep...$2.99 later and it was all mine. I wasn't quite sure what I was going to do with it at first, but I knew it had tons of potential.

After doing a lot of purging and organizing of my wardrobe and accessories, I realized that I needed a better place to store my rings and bracelets, so this cute little box was the perfect solution. After a date with some contact paper, scrapbook paper, and a few other accessories, I came up with this...


So fun, right?

I love Orla Kiely, especially this iconic pattern of hers...




And when I noticed a roll of white contact paper sitting in our laundry room, I had a bit of a lightbulb crafting moment. I cut out some stems and leaves...


And adhered them to the front of the box...


Super simple...and since contact paper is removable I was able to move them around until I had the arrangement I liked.

Then I added some happiness to the inside, starting with a favorite piece of scrapbook paper {what's better than clouds and dandelions?!}


And to add an extra splash of color and inspiration,  I grabbed a couple magnet clips and attached a sweet card from a blog friend inside the lid...


I love how the colors in the card and the scrapbook paper bring so much life to this little box...


Then I added my jewelry! I tucked in a vintage dish for my rings, and used the divider to hang some of my bracelets...


I hated to cover up all of that pretty paper but I have quite a few bracelets in there now. It is the perfect storage solution for all of these small accessories.


What do you think? Have you transformed a thrifted find into a great storage/organization piece? I'd love to hear about it!

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4 comments:

Morgan Stone said...

this is brilliant and so adorable! I could definitely use something like this to organize my jewelry!

My name is Amee said...

Hi! I love what you did to your Goodwill find!! It's adorable now!! I love a good deal and such a great place to store your jewelry. :)

Kimberly said...

What an adorable little project!! I spotted a vintage tackle box at Goodwill today and fell in love. It was big and had a big price tag too ($20). But now I am tempted to go back and get it, "girlify" it and store all sorts of fun stuff in it!

Lauryn Clemmer said...

so cute. love it! i'd love for you to come link this post or anything else you want up to my weekend link party http://www.lovenotesbylauryn.blogspot.com/2012/06/spread-love-link-party-14.html have a great weekend!
{love} lauryn @ lovenotesbylauryn.blogspot.com

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