Welcome to the first installment of my #ThriftedThursday series. Lately, I’ve been inspired to breathe new life into thrifted finds, so I’m sharing with you how I make the old new again!
I’ll admit it…I have a jewelry addiction. I have amassed quite a collection of accessories and I love to find new and interesting pieces! But this also presents another problem…organizing my jewelry so I can easily see what I have, because I’m kind of an out-of-sight, out-of-mind person. I like to see what I have so I can pull together outfits with accessories. I decided I needed a way to keep things out in the open, but in a stylish, organized way.
I took a trip to the thrift store and found several unique plates to create a tiered jewelry tray. Two of the plates were $.99 and one was $1.99. As you can see below, the plates don’t have to match…in fact, the tray looks better if they don’t! I picked a spray paint color to match my bedroom decor…Krylon ColorMax in Almond.
Start by spray painting the bottom of the plates first. Once they dry, flip them over and spray paint the top. Depending on the colors and patterns on your plates, you may need a couple of coats to ensure complete coverage.
In order to create a tiered tray, you’ll need something to place between the plates. I lucked out and found these cut crystal shot glasses for $1.99 each. I opted for a bronze metallic spray paint for this part of the tray. Spray them until they are covered…mine actually still had some parts that were opaque…which was fine for this project.
Once you are done painting and all of your pieces have dried, you can assemble your tray. I used E6000 to glue all of the pieces together. Start by gluing your first separator on the bottom plate…make sure to measure to find the center! Then, glue the second plate to the bottom glass and repeat for the top plate.
Similarly, I wanted to transform a plain, thrift store mug tree into bangle storage. I previously purchased a bronze mug tree…but my bangle collection has grown. 🙂 I found this oak-colored mug tree for $1.99 at the thrift store and used spray paint to transform it. The top was loose, which was fine with me because I sprayed it with the bronze color to tie it all together!
Now, the pieces I wear most often are out in plain sight and organized in a way that looks pretty!