This entire post is pretty much for AY, since I think she’ll appreciate my recycling motives the most.
As I imagine is the case for other First World people with lots of fancy things, I have an over abundance of jewelry (as in, I have jewelry). Rather than put it into tiny organized drawers or some other sensible storage unit, I have decided to display my pretty things.
Using some screen (left over from when Jim Jim build a food dehydrator — see Facebook for images of that), cardboard (from something that arrived on our doorstep), clothespins (from the dollar store), paint (left over from the pirate ships we made for the wedding), wall paper (from BB), and a hot glue gun (the same one we used in Girl Scouts back in the day), I built three display cases (or whatever you want to call them).
So, there you have it! I turned trash into a handy storage-and-display-wall-decoration in a few easy steps while procrastinating from my dissertation.
Oh, and I use one of those file organizers (upside down) to hang other earrings, since I could never get paper to actually stay in the thing:
Thanks for joining me on this tangent from research. Now I’d best get back to it!