One of the things I love about art and handmade items is that those things always reflect a little bit of their creators. So when I make something and give it away to someone I love, I’m also giving them a little piece of myself.
It just so happens that I’m most definitely not the only crafter in my family. Several of my family members are very good at making things with their hands…my paternal grandfather was one of them. His particular interest was woodworking. He passed away when I was a freshman in college, shortly before my husband and I started dating.
I regret that he never knew hubby, didn’t get to attend my wedding, and never met our sweet Little Crafter. But he did leave behind a few treasures for me. One is a handmade paper towel holder I use in my kitchen every day. Another is something my mom recently gave me; a jewelry holder he made. As soon as I saw it, I knew it would be perfect for organizing and storing my jewelry, and I also knew I wanted to make it turquoise to go along with my bedroom decor. I was a little hesitant to paint it at first and change what he had done, but really, I think in a way it’s kind of like we each used our own skills and we made it together…about ten years apart.
Here’s a “before” picture; this is how it looked when my mom gave it to me. I love how many pegs it has and how they’re at different heights.
I also love that everything is so easy to see and choose from now! Yay for organization.
Jill @ Create.Craft.Love. says
That turned out so cute! I love how the turquoise plays off the other colors of your jewelry. So pretty!
Jill @ Create.Craft.Love. says
Thanks for linking up! Pinning!!
Meredith @ Wait Til Your Father Gets Home says
I love this (and the story behind it). You will cherish it forever :o)!!
I love the way it turned out…and Pop-Pop would love that you were using it…
I liked the idea of the two of you working on it “together”…He would have loved Dan and LC…
I love the idea of you and your grandfather making this together. 🙂
Maureen Hayes says
I love this because it is beautiful and I love the color. But, I love that you have something that your Grandfather made and were able to change it so you will use it everyday and think of him! There is no better tribute you could give to someone you love. It is nice that it helps you to be able to see all your lovely jewelry without it seeming cluttered and unorganized. Enjoy!
SheilaG @ Plum Doodles says
I love the idea that you worked on it together- years apart- such a great way to look at it! The turquoise is a great color!
Phil and Darby Hawley says
Love this girl!!!
Julie Rogers says
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ooh this is exactly what I need. I’ve been trying to figure out some jewelry storage stuff and something tall to put on the table by my bed this is awesome. Now to figure out how to make one 🙂
Kara at Petals to Picots says
So cute and I LOVE the blue!!
Beth @ Through the Eyes of the Mrs. says
Love it! I’m all about some gorgeous jewelry organization.
Shannah @ Just Us Four says
Oh, I love it! The color is so cheery and even matches your jewelry really well. This is a fantastic project! Would you consider linking this up at my Pinworthy Projects Party? I hope to see you there!
I love this!! I really like how the turquoise sets off the jewelry! I will be featuring it tomorrow at our party. Thanks for partying with us girl!:)
andie jaye says
that’s so sweet! i felt the same way right before i painted my great-grandma’s art deco dresser from the 40s. i think that it turned out lovely! thank so much for linking up to tip-toe thru tuesday!
Jen & Laryssa @ Blissful 55 says
I love jewelry organization and turquoise so this totally rocks in my book! We would love to have you link up at our party!
wedding planning says
All designs of jewellery looking beautiful and cute…. This is a fantastic project!! I like your collection….It’s amazing….Great post.
Lauren @ The Thinking Closet says
Your creative project was a superstar in my round-up today! Thanks so much for the inspiration, friend. If you want to check it out, I think Comment Luv grabbed the link.
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Varuna Jithesh says
Excellent jewellery making designs. Trendy makeover which suits everyone. It is true that handmade really works well for more creative things. Keep going… Looking for more collections!