dusty & non-dusty projects

I have a new category tag: “projects with whit.” My friend Whit has grown accustomed to helping me make over every section of the house that’s functioning. She should have a degree titled Ph.D. in Organization and Aesthetics. Our latest joint venture included  figuring out how I am going to store all of my jewelry. Here’s what we came up with:

(Sorry for the blur: C and I need to connect on our camera issues soon. I’m having picture fails right and left.)

This projects has a few handmade elements. I had a bought a very large piece of compressed cardboard (the technical name escapes me) for a inspiration board for my studio (another Whit project). I had C cut down the left overs into small pieces and covered them with fabric I had laying around the basement. It was my first experience with tacky spray, which is a genius invention. Then I screwed in small pegs to hang necklaces on. Whit discovered these other things in one of my old boxes of leather tools/supplies and tacked them up. I have no idea what they are called or what they are for, but they are excellent for dangly earrings.

Whit sprayed this small ikea storage case with white spray paint and suggested I use old egg crates to store my other earrings and hair clips in. Another genius idea.

For rings, I bought a ceramic egg container at Anthro.

The beautiful photo is by one of my favorites, Abby Powell. See more at abby try again.

In house renovation news, the ceilings are being gutted which means dust dust dust. There’s a layer of concrete between the flooring from who knows when and all of it has to come out. Even though C has blocked off the kitchen and the staircase in order to minimize dust contamination, there’s a thin layer over everything. I spent last night sneezing while C and one of our contractors ripped concrete and plaster down under my feet. This morning, I woke to a layer of dust over every pair of my newly-sprayed with water protectant boots that line the stairway. Mustard is climbing the walls, he’s so confused by all the plastic sheeting.

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  1. Posted September 14, 2010 at 10:27 am | Permalink

    haha, musties!! he’s like, if only i could escape through that tiny window up there…

  2. sarah rosney
    Posted September 15, 2010 at 6:21 am | Permalink

    Is whit on loan to do some decorating here. Our house could use it. Glad you have a beautiful upstairs to be in while the downstairs is crazy! :) sis

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