When you move, all of your organization systems are magically *poof* gone.
Then you find yourself untangling necklaces day after day that you’ve been storing in a sandwich baggie in the bottom of your carry-on luggage.
It’s a quick way to go mad.
So I decided not to go mad. At least that day anyway.
It’s not often that you find doors with cool details that have not had a circle drilled through them for a doorknob. It’s like winning the architectural salvage lottery. These doors had dummy knobs installed on them decades ago, so they were never ‘damaged’ in that way.
They were custom made for a wonky, not-level basement, so they are not absolutely identical. Although you have to look close to realize it.
Here’s what the doors originally looked like when I saved them.
Here’s how they looked after I spruced them up with white paint and chalkboard paint.
And way, way, way back I used them in Oregon to display my children’s artwork, but that was before I took pictures of every random thing.
As a side note, the funniest thing to me about these doors is that it confounds every single moving company that I’m packing doors. I have to imagine they’ve packed some crazy, weird stuff. Why this trips them up, I’m not sure. It’s not like I asked the movers to detach the doors from the doorframe.
I wasn’t sure what function, if any, the doors were going to fill in this new space.
Which brings me back to the dang necklaces in a sandwich baggie.
I needed them to be untangled.
Really needed that. For my sanity.
However, I couldn’t bear the thought of drilling holes in my precious doors. I haven’t even written on them with chalk and I painted them with chalkboard paint, for goodness sake.
But I wanted a jewelry display with fancy hooks that looked pretty. Fancy hooks would have to be screwed into the door though.
But I also needed to get my necklaces out of the sandwich bag right. that. instant.
Do you see the tug-of-war happening in my head?
I fully own my issues. And I share them with you.
I used some Command Hooks, from my stash, that wouldn’t damage my
precious babies doors to create my jewelry display.
And I don’t hate it as much as I thought I would.
Ha! How’s that for brutal honesty?
I didn’t even measure for placement, unless you count standing back and eyeballing it measuring. Which I do.
As you can see, I excel at planning, patience and delayed gratification.
Now does anyone want to see what I did with my bracelets? Normally I’d be happy to show you, but I can’t decide if what I did was ingenious or embarrassing. Maybe embarrassingly ingenious.
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