This week I was planning to blog about my early finds for fall, but here in Texas they have barely begun to bring out the warmer clothes, and I suppose that makes sense. So, since I was feeling uninspired in the clothing department, I headed over to the Container Store. Those of you who follow me on Facebook or Twitter probably know this already, but of course I ended up with much more than I set out to find…Therefore, welcome to the accessory corner of my little closet. It kind of looks like a drag queen threw up in there, does it not?
The above photo is what it looked like before. I had the Elfa Decor jewelry drawer and shelf system, as you can see, however, at least a half of my jewelry didn’t have a home. I mean, there are bangles everywhere and tangled necklaces galore. I don’t recommend a part-time job in a jewelry store unless you have a proper organization system in your closet!
I needed another jewelry drawer. The kind they sell have dividers in them, so I got one with half small, half large dividers for both earrings, necklaces, and bracelets. I said no to the lid, because mine always gets in the way, and why do you need a lid anyway? Here’s a detail on the drawers:
I had a little trouble with the installation:
But ended up with a much tidier situation. I also found the rotating necklace tree, which works well for my longer, bulkier items that don’t fit in the dividers. Now, if only this stuff dusted itself…
Overall, I think the Elfa components are really easy to install and affordable, however, I don’t like the way the wall brackets look above the shelf. I’m not sure if perhaps I should have been given a shorter length or what, but if you do get one of these systems, I recommend looking into whether the brackets will show. So embarrassing!
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August 4, 2011