Milk Glass Jewelry Display & Dresser Top Makeover

My goal was to finish two projects this week:

1) Dresser area and jewelry display.
2) Gallery wall in N's room.

 I'm proud to say I finished 1.734. Dresser area and jewelry display. Check!

My dresser area was orginally a hodge podge of mismatched stuff and my jewelry box was overflowing (unfortunately not with diamonds). Proof:

It was time for a fresh new look. I wanted the area to be light and bright, but I couldn't paint the dresser (boo.) so I started scavenging around the house looking for things that were white. Luckily I have a love of milk glass and have collected quite a few pieces over the last year. I grouped them all together and used them as new storage/display for my jewelry:

After making the jewelry display I still had a few other pieces of milk glass left over so I paired them with my lamp and put them all together on the opposite side of the dresser. My 50 cent garage sale bird certainly has the spotlight!

Last thing I needed was something for the center of the dresser area. Back to the basement to scavenge for some more stuff. The 2 small white frames came came from TJ Maxx (a few years ago), everything else is from garage sales. I found the the 3 large white frames in a "free" box. The orange striped fabric is a hand  towel that was 50 cents, and the vintage handheld mirror was $1. The orange frame in the middle was an upcycle projet. I bought it for 50 cents, painted it orange and added some patterned paper in the openings

I know... the pattern isn't perfectly centered in the circles. Don't remind me, it's driving me a little crazy. And unfortunately adjusting the pattern involves removing 4 screws from the frame. Eh, I'll live with it.

And the Before/After.

*I love 3M Command Strips. I don't know if I'll still be saying this when I go to take stuff down, but it made putting everything up very easy! 

14 comments:

  1. I love how you organized your dresser top. All your great white containers and lamp and art really brightened up the space. So many great ideas!
    I'm a new follower and hope you'll stop by, Mary Alice

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    1. Hi Mary Alice. Stopped by and LOVE your stuff! The cast iron Boston Terrier, the white/turquoise wooden rocker, the Cakes box, the ironstone pitchers... ahhh... love it all!

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  2. Wow, that looks wonderful! I love the idea of hanging necklaces off of the candleholder, I wouldn't have thought of that! I also like the frame you repainted. Came out fab!

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  3. Love love love all your pretty milk glass I've recently started collecting it as well I love how ur repurposing it

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  4. Love this! I have tons of milk glass & how you displaying it all is so inspiring!

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  5. this is fabulous! I'm on the hunt for the perfect milk glass dish to beautifully display my jewelry. I love it.

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  6. Emily StevensApril 01, 2013

    I love your blog!! So much so, that I went back through every. single. post. haha. Love this milk glass idea and decided to do something similar with my dresser! It looks so much more chic and clean! Keep up all the posts--this is my new favorite place on the net! ~Emily

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    1. Emily - Thank you so much for your kind words!! What a great way to start out Monday :)

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  7. Absolutely gorgeous. I love your home decor style. I'm going through the same exact thing right now. I spent the weekend doing just this, painting, hanging, and reorganizing accessories with the "light and bright" idea in mind.

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  8. Love the candelabra idea for necklaces. Totally stealing it if my husband lets me!

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  9. Super duper cute.

    Michele
    Pearl 13.1

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  10. I absolutely LOVE how you re-purposed the milk glass pieces to organize your jewelry! Looks amazing!

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  11. I absolutely LOVE how you re-purposed the milk glass pieces to organize your jewelry! Looks amazing!

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    1. Hi Haley! Thanks for your sweet comment!

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