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Orange Swan
« on: September 21, 2010 07:35:07 PM »

In January 2010, my house was broken into and my jewelry box was stolen, with, of course, all its contents. When I tried to find a replacement box, I couldn't find one like I had had and or anything else I liked. While browsing, I came across some wall-mounted jewelry boxes, like these here:

http://www.domestications.com/HanoverAssets/Domestications/large_images/A17237zz_A7.jpg

But while I loved the concept of a wall-mounted jewelry box, as it would save dresser space, provide lots of room for my jewelry and keep it all tangle-free and readily accessible, I didn't like any of the jewelry boxes that I found. There were generally just very plain, and at nearly $200, too expensive.

So I came up with the idea of making one of my own. After scouting thrift shops for a few weeks, I bought a $6 silverware chest and set to work.



You can see my before and after photos and commentary here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/39715742@N07/sets/72157625001453322/

Hope you find them interesting and worth a look!
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jillianleigh
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2010 07:55:19 PM »

EEee! I love it! Smiley You did a phenomenal job! I love Gustav Klimt, too, so this is hugeeeeely exciting to see.
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« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2010 08:42:45 PM »

That is gorgeous, and a great storage idea! I hope that this box keeps your jewelry safe for you.
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*bodyshields her boxes of fabric* no no no...I -need- all of this. I'll use it -someday-!
Velkos
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2010 10:02:42 PM »

love what you did , I haven't been impressed with the wall boxes I've seen for sale but yours is great.
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« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2010 12:00:33 AM »

That's beautiful. Smiley
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SMLounsbury
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2010 04:05:02 AM »

Sorry to hear about your break-in.  We had something similar happen in 2003 which left me with little jewelry (some was recovered; most was not).  This is a genius idea!
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cherry_blossom55
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2010 04:08:41 PM »

wow, that's a super neat idea!! I really want to steal this, haha, I'm really impressed with the repurposing
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Orange Swan
« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2010 10:07:04 PM »

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I really want to steal this, haha,


I see what you did there.
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FallenPixiePhoenix
« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2010 06:46:43 AM »

Cute. I LOVE tree of life stuff
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Orange Swan
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2010 05:58:45 AM »

I must have spent several hours browsing possible artwork for this project. I'm trying to give my 1912-built house an Art Nouveau feel, so I searched for Art Nouveau artists, working through a list of them I got off Wikipedia. Then the artwork had to have a rectangular shape and lend itself to being cropped. It had to go with the colour scheme of my bedroom and be something I enjoyed looking at yet not be too dramatic or dominant. And finally it had to be available for sale as an art poster. Most of the items on my short list turned out not to be!
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