A Crafty Tale: Jewelry Station, Part I

In the first of what I’m sure will be a captivating series about a project that has been forming in my mind for two years, but has been put on the back burner. . (oooh we need a kitchen, waaah we have to insulate the attic… It’s one thing after another and meanwhile, my accessories have been languishing!!) I now present the first post about my new jewelry station. I can hear you cheering from here!


This is one of the least expensive, most DIY of my DIY experiments and so far so good! Don’t you.love it when that happens?! I fixed up a chair and table for my vanity. I’m halfway through with the jewelry storage parts. And I’m plotting the little mirror that will hang next to all of it.

So for Part I of the first part of the wall hangings around the vanity… I give you the rough draft of what will (I hope) be a very cute mirror.

The base is  a $1 wood frame from a craft store. I am going to paint it light blue with some leftover paint samples I have in the basement. Then, I’m going to glue a cheap piece of mirror to the back. Once that is all set, I will glue tiles to the front in some configuration like the layout I have here.

The tiles were taken from kitchen backsplash samples that I ordered when I was deciding on kitchen things. I painted some with craft paint, some with glue and glitter, and they all will look lovely in my blue bedroom! Oooh, and with the jewelry organizing things you haven’t even SEEN yet!! Well, stay tuned 🙂

Bathroom Update II: The Tiling

The tiling has begun!!!  Thanks to the expertise,  borrowed tile cutter and other tools of my father-in-law, as well as the patience and talent of the Amazing Chris, the upstairs bathroom is coming along.  For such a small room, the shower just keeps getting bigger and bigger and bigger…

Decorative tiles

I’m a lucky girl with awesome friends.  Two of these friends  are responsible for my dependency on cast iron cookware  as well as my Sodom and Gomorrah collectable plate (to be photographed when it can be in its rightful home with its Elvis-like friends).  Jeffrey and Michael have given me tons of gardening tips, a greenhouse worth of plants and also these amazing tiles:

Jeffrey found them in the basement of his home in Brooklyn.  I’m not sure where they go yet, but they are pretty special.

Bathroom is ready to be tiled (what!??!) and SO much yard work got done over the beautiful spring weekend we just had.  I’m about to go crazy with some bulbs and  ground cover, seeds and maybe some peas!!  We will see how that goes ….