DIY Necklace Storage Solution

A few weeks ago I showed you my DIY earring organization solution, and I also promised you that I have just as much love for necklaces – they need a proper home too!

Taking inspiration from this picture from Pottery Barn…

Jewelry Display Frames

I was determined to make myself one of these, for nearly the fourth of the price! I went to Home Depot, snatched up four of these hooks(for only a few dollars each!)…

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And then screwed them into the wall…

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Hung an old frame on the hooks…

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And that’s it…an easy jewelry organization project!

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Honestly it’s really that easy, but I’ll break it down again:

1.) Select the frame you would like to use  – design style, color and size are all up to you!

2.) Purchase appropriate sized hooks for your frame from a hardware store (mine are from Home Depot and are Crown Bolt Hooks and Eyes #106). Make sure the hook is long enough to accomodate both the frame and a few necklaces.

3.) Measure, level, and mark where you want your hooks to go. Choose a drill bit that is slightly smaller than your hook and drill a small hole in the wall. Then, screw in each hook accordingly. Hook should be tightly screw into the wall and feel sturdy.

4.) Hang your frame on the hooks and enjoy!

And there you have it – my home storage solution for displaying pretty jewelry. I still need to paint one of my white necklace frames a different color…always a project to get to! And did I mention this little project costs much, much less than purchasing one from Pottery Barn?

Chicago Store Spotlight – P.O.S.H.

Kyle and I were lucky enough to spend the 4th of July in the Windy City, and amongst sightseeing and eating and walking and laying on the beach, I managed to drag Kyle to a few home decor stores. Our first stop on the Chicago trail was P.O.S.H. Heaven, I tell you! I could have easily spent a fortune here, but flying and carry-on bags thankfully prevented me from doing so. Its eclectic table items and house goods are so fun to look at. I could have spent all day in the store, returned the next day, and still discovered new must-have pieces. Items here are not mass-produced and are truly one-of-a-kind.

I managed to snap a few photos…enjoy!

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Overview of the goods…

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These would look swell in my kitchen, don’t you think?

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Unique and beautiful artwork

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Gray dishware – another perfect item for my kitchen!

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Hand-picked accesories from all over the globe.

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Not sure what this is, but I like it!

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Perfect kitchen counter accesory, don’t you think?

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More nifty tableware

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Hello china!

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Even the dish towels were adorable.

This place is a must-stop if you are ever visiting Chicago. P.O.S.H. is warm and full of life too…it’s bursting with goods with some pretty incredible stories. Thanks for having us P.O.S.H., it was a pleasure meeting you.

Free Spirit Fabric

First of all, thank you for all the warm comments yesterday! It is so fun to have new visitors around here – welcome! I have more room reveals coming up, so I hope you’ll stay-tuned.

I was all set to jump into a Chicago Store Spotlight post, but I had so many questions about the fabric I used for my kitchen curtains yesterday that I am going to feature a few other wonderful fabric patterns from Free Spirit. All of these fabrics retail for around $15 a yard, a fraction of the cost of most other decorator weight fabrics.

So sit back and enjoy the view…

Free Spirit in Linen

Free Spirit in Okra

Free Spirit in Cowslip (love that name!)

Free Spirit in Ivory

Free Spirit in Blue

Free Spirit in Olive Oil

Free Spirit in Pumpkin

Free Spirit in Sour Lime (my kitchen curtain fabric)

To see the full 17 patterns in this For Your Home collection, click here.  I’m debating which fabric I’ll purchase next…any favorites? Isn’t it hard to choose just one?!

I'm a Guest Blogger!

Before Restored Style was even a blog, or even an actual dream of mine, I’d spend hours looking at design blogs (and still do!). I can’t get enough of them. They intoxicate me. Not only do I love decorating and the art of being creative, but I also love seeing people (especially women) go passionately in the direction of their dreams. Anyway, one of the first blogs I bookmarked was  Brooklyn Limestone. Mrs. Limestone’s home is truly incredible – it’s been beautifully renovated and decorated with such care. You have to see for yourself.

Anyway, I’ve marveled at Mrs. Limestone for some time now, and that’s why I am so, so excited to be a guest blogger today on her site! I was tickled pink when she asked me a few weeks ago and am so honored to be included amongst all the other fabulous bloggers. To check out my guest post, visit Mrs. Limestone’s blog here.

Now, back to business. When I revealed our kitchen remodel to you, I promised to get you a full source list of materials. So here it is:

Wall Paint color: Benjamin Moore – Rockport Gray

Cabinet Paint color: Benjamin Moore – White Dove

Cabinets: Custom-made by DoveTail Custom Woodworks

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Countertop around sink area: black absolute honed 18 X 26 granite tile

Backsplash: White subway tile reclaimed from The Rebuilding Center

Island countertop: Custom-made maple wood butcher block by Dovetail Custom Woodworks

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Sink: Kohler stainless steel (model discontinued)

Faucet: Elements of Design (faucet model discontinued)

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Cabinet Hardware: Lowe’s Gatehouse satin nickel 1.25 mushroom knob and Lowe’s Gatehouse satin nickel 2.5 cup pull

Flooring: American Olean  – St. Germain Gris

Lighting over island: Rejuvenation Rhone  4 inch classic pendant with Rejuvenation schoolhouse opal 8 inch shade

Lighting over sink: Rejuvenation Rhone  4 inch classic pendant with Rejuvenation schoolhouse opal 10 inch shade

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Lighting over table: Fred Meyer schoolhouse pendant (not sold online)

Bamboo Roman Shades: Target

Yellow Curtains: Handmade – fabric by Free Spirit

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Furniture:

- Hutch: hand-me down piece

- Black table and chairs: craigslist purchase

- Stools: Fred Meyer HD Stools ($33.99 each)

- Wood bench: hand-me-down piece

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And there you have it! Again, a big thanks to Mrs. Limestone for letting me visit today. I am so excited to see what the rest of the guest bloggers have up their sleeve…