My friend Berns helped me sort through a mess of a drawer that was overstuffed with jewelry. Typically, in a City apartment, you have to make the most of every spot. And, my boring white wall was up to no good. It was valuable unused real estate, so I made it into a Jewelry Box of sorts with the best part being now I will see what I have every day.
Command 3M makes great no-damage, adhesive hooks that will not take the paint off your wall and you can easily move them around. I used the hooks but you could be much more creative and hang jewelry from vintage hooks or doorknobs. On top, I tied a ribbon to both ends of a bookshelf to easily poke earrings and pins into.
I also found a killer decal (I know that sounds like a contradiction) to go on this wall, and my Dad is making me a thin wooden table to fit underneath (yes, he's making it!) that I will paint a lacquered Tiffany Box blue.
Thank you Berns for all of your help and your height in reaching the top of my bookcase. ;-)
PS: Thanks for all the nice emails/facebook messages lately about this blog and M&M...very, very appreciated!!!