Friday, March 12, 2010

that shiny, silver, pretty thing!

if you've watched my room tour, you would have seen my previous jewelry organization.... i had a pretty nice set up. i used mesh bookends (from office depot) to hold my earrings in. i poured my many rings into a glass cup, then my personal favorite part- i had a necklace/bracelet holder that i got in atlanta, ga to display my lovely treasures!


well, lots of you are now curious about the mysterious, silver chest that has suddenly appeared behind me in my newest videos. "what is that," you ask? it's a jewelry armoire!

i decided to get a new jewelry set up because, as you all know, i'm OCD. so always having my jewelry displayed forced me to concentrate on every necklace being lined up perfectly, every ring being "tossed" into the cup at just the right angle, and every pair of earrings dangling flawlessly in the light. you might think this wouldn't be a big deal- that it would take one extra second to hang your necklace right. i soon became obsessed with keeping the set up in perfect condition. i would wake up in the mornings, put my glasses on, get out of bed, and check to make sure my jewelry was still in the placement that i left it the eve before.
as you may guess, this became extremely annoying! so i started searching for alternatives to my organization.

last friday- mom got a coupon for pier 1 imports in the mail. it was 20% off, and it was only good for a few days. she said she didn't need anything from there, but that it would be a shame to let the coupon go to waste. i hopped in my car with the coupon in my purse and drove over to pier 1. i walked in and didn't see anything that i had to have. i was about to give up and leave when something caught my eye. something shiny, something silver, and something pretty. i walked back to the shiny, silver, pretty thing only to find an entire COLLECTION of shiny, silver, pretty things!

that is when i was introduced to the "hayworth" mirrored bedroom furniture collection. the entire set consists of a bed (headboard and footboard,) bedside table, bedside chest, vanity and mirror, vanity stool, lingerie chest, 4 drawer chest, and 1 more thing.... a jewelry armoire!

it was exactly what i was looking for. the price, however, was not. it had a $300 price tag on it.. i calculated that with my 20% off, it would still be $240. too much for me to spend on a whim. i guess the saleswoman saw me staring at the piece, because she walked up to me to tell me that i could get an addition $50 off if i bought the floor display, since there was a slight chip on the front. SOLD!

i dragged the very, very, heavy item out to my car, and it wouldn't fit in the trunk :/ determined to bring it home that night anyways, i propped it up in the front seat and buckled it in, just like a person.
45 minutes and 10 blistered fingers later- it was in my room, ready to be filled with my jewels. ("jewels" meaning my $4.50 plastics forever21 rings, lol.)

you may think that i would still be very critical about where i place the items and how it's organized, and you would be right, i am. the difference with this is.. the chest has doors that close and i can't see the items. they aren't sitting on my dresser staring at me, mocking me to make them perfect and beautiful. i can just shut the doors and, boom, it looks perfect!

anyways... that's what that weird silver chest under my "peace, love, twisted princess" painting is.
i understand that it doesn't match ANY of my furniture, but i'm hoping that in the future, i can slowly build my collection and have then entire hayworth set!

i'm wondering if you all are interested in me showing you - either in a video, or on this blog - how i organized the armoire?! it's got lots of drawers, and hooks, and such. if you are, let me know. and SNAP (that was me snapping my fingers, btw) it will be done!


xoxo,
blair


p.s. kim kardashian has mirrored furniture in her bedroom (as seen on "keeping up with the kardashians") and i have been searching for an affordable line of mirrored furniture since i first saw her room! the bedside chest from the hayworth set at pier 1 is $399 - which yes, is a lot - but not nearly as much as the $2,000 some people are forking over one, very similar! coughcoughkimcoughcough

98 comments:

GirlInspired said...

It looks so pretty :) please do a video on how you now organise your jewellery :)

danieka said...

Yes Blair, make a video !

And nothing is wrong with being organized !
At least you're not a hoarder, lol

elle said...

i would love to see a new updated video of this!

also please check out my blog and subscribe if you'd like.

Kate said...

it would be awesome if u did a vid on ur new armoire!!

julia said...

Please do a video :)

Nicole said...

do a video... i want to see how you organise your jewellery

Dreams That Glitter said...

Fantastic idea sweety!

xoxo

xokem94 said...

I would love to see a video!

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Lauren said...

a video would be amazing :)

Sarah said...

Hey Balir! I am OCD as well, and I love making my things look nice! thats why I love it when you do room tours, show us how you organize your make-up, jewlery etc. So please please please do an updated jewelry organization video! btw, i LOVE the armoir! :) xxoo

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stephaniepau said...

I'd love to see a video! You always have good ideas for storage.

Londoe said...

Please do a tour of the armoire!! And this blog was very discriptive!! haah good use of adjectives!!

Vanessa said...

i just noticed you refer to kim kardashian a lot in your videos lol. But love the armoire! I should really get one as all my jewelery is tangled up in a box haha :)

Nocturnella said...

I would love to see how the inside of that is (:

Anna♥ said...

blaire! please im begging, i really wanna see your shiny,silver, pretty thing organized!(: do a video ASAP!(: please hahaha.

befixed said...

yesss! you should do a video!

and the armoire is a brilliant idea.

♥ Nats said...

yesss!! we want a jewerly armoire organization video!!

Michelle said...

would you do a little tour on it in a video :)

fun-lovin-girl said...

wow that's amazing and so cool! do a video! it'll be better since we can see it and you can talk to us showing and telling us what is what and stuff :)

Olya said...

That's so cool!!! Please do a video on this:) I'm subscribed to both of ur utube accts. And if u have a min come check out my blog @ http://theate-olya.blogspot.com/

sugoishii said...

Looks really pretty. QueenBeeuty on youtube has the same problem of OCD.

Would love to see a picture or video of you with your glasses on!

lauren27 said...

I would love to see a video or pictures of your new jewelry set-up!
P.S. Are you going to be doing a tutorial for a makeup look for girls with glasses? I can't wear contacts b/c my eyes are sensitive, so I wear glasses. I am never really sure what sort of makeup I can wear with my glasses so I hope that you can do atleast 1 video for girls like me :) Thanks!

Girlie said...

Yes, can u plz do a video on how u organize it?
With that, could u also do a video or include it in the video, showing the essential pieces of jewlary to have for certain outfits and seasons?
also, i know this is super random, but can you do a lush collection and how u store your lush products as well?

hannahmary said...

please do a video blair! i haven't seen a jewellery amoire before and i want to see how it works :)

Leah said...

I like it Blair! I don't think it matters that it doesn't "match" the rest of your furniture because it's SO different that it just works!

My jewelry organizing consists of a really pretty silver necklace holder that I got for christmas, and a mesh backed earring holder form claire's... I'm really bad at describing things but they're both nice pieces!

I'm going to do a blog entry about it soon so you or anyone who reads this should check out my blog!

Leah xx
gwendolynloves.blogspot.com

Steen said...

Please make a video!

freeverse29 said...

hi blair! please do a video on how you organize your jewels. thank you.

x0x0 said...

make a vid! x0x0x0
:-)

teenagegirl said...

yeah you should make a video on how you organize it; that'd be cool :)

Stephanie said...

hey blair. i am in love wit ur videos. ur funny and really sweet and i love watching u. if u culd plz do a room tour so u can show us the inside of the jewelry armoire, that wuld be awesome.

superaisha07 said...

please do a video on your armoire. thanks :) you rule

Amanda Hetherington said...

yes, i'd love to see how you organized the armoire!

populargal2 said...

You should definitely do a video on how you organized the armoire! :D

peaceexlove said...

"and SNAP it shall be done" lol you're so cute :) I'm so excited about your blog! <33

sugoishii said...

I would love to see a perfume collection video or post!

I noticed that some people are leaving you nasty hater comments on here. Blogger has an option like youtube where you can approve/deny comments. If you need any help managing comments let me know, I know how tough it must be to juggle everything.

Hayley said...

Definitely do a video on how you organize the armoire! :)

LotusBug09 said...

Ohhh definitely do a video!! :)

meg said...

I think a video on how you organize your jewelry in the new armoire would be cool. :)

Leigha said...

YESSSSS, make a video please! Soon! :D Love it.

Bellesme said...

i would loooove a video!! I loove organizing everything so please do one! =D

brightshimmer8 said...

do a video! :)

Carissa said...

i wud luv to see how u organized ur jewelry! i luv watching videos of how others organize their stuff lol

PeachPop said...

Please do a video on how you organize your jewelry! I'd so love to see how you set it up!! :D

PaulaB339 said...

Make a video :D:D

eli said...

Please make a video...

PixiJasmine said...

i too wanna see - video or blogpost! :) x

Sarah said...

i'd definitely watch a video about your new jewelry organization!

M said...

im so happy for you!! a mirrored jewelery armoire sounds so awesome..now i want to go get one!!! i would also LOVE LOVE LOVE tosee an updated room tour especially since i LOVE LOVE LOVED your first room tour!

thanks!

misch said...

i'd love to see the organistation you have in this jewelry armoire!! please do a video or a blogpost about it!! to it's really interesting and the jewelry armoire looks soo nice!! i'd love to see it also from the inside!!

you're awesome!! i love you as a make up guru, i have watched every single video you put and i will read every single blogpost you write!!

greetings from germany, xoxo,
misch

Tina said...

please do a video on how you organize your jewelry!!:)

Seeasun said...

Hey Blair!
This is a great post, and a great idea too...

Let me comment you that in my special case is a good idea cause i don´t have too much jewelry but i do have a few necklaces cause i adore them.
But the thing is that i´m having it hanging from a coat hager wich is on an "office thing" (i don´t know the technical name) in one of the walls of my room.

http://twitpic.com/18coeo

Here is a photograph for you to see it...Please don´t freak out....i know you wouldn´t like it...but let me tell you that your idea is great, so i´m gonna take a box or something like that to put them...cause my mom tooks one last tuesday and they fall on the floor and now one is actually broken...ahahahah

xo xo

S

KT Andy said...

I would love to see a video on your jewelry set up. :)

Bri said...

I would love to see a video of your new jewelry set up!
:]

rainraingoaway said...

I would love to see how you organised it! I'm thinking about getting one, so I would love to see what it looks like. :)

Michelle said...

OMG YES! I want to see it!! I'm trying to find soemthing like that as well. :) xxx

carli rose said...

omgg blair i have that i also have the vanity the stool (for the vanity) and the nightstand haha i love them soo much i cant live without them eventually im gana get the whole set!! (i hope haha)

:) carli love

Lauren said...
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Lauren said...

i'd love to see a video!
also, i've been admiring a good amount of your jewelry and I was wondering what you do (particularly for the forever21 rings) to keep them from tarnishing? or do you just not mind it?

thanks :D

alicen2 said...

please make a video!

Helen said...

Oooh, yes! I would love to see a video showing us your jewelry collection! :D

annie.siegel said...

DO A VIDEO PLEASE

Ashlee Ewing said...

Hey Blair!!! I'm a huge fan =) I'm sure you hear that enough LOL! The jewelry armoire is absolutely gorgeous! I heard about a makeup collection called Mally Beauty and I was wondering if you could do a review on some of their products =) THANKS!
P.S
Please do a video on how you organize your jewelry please! Also your sister is awesome too and I check both of your guy's youtube channels daily for new videos(I hope that didn't sound creepy lol!) Keep on doing your videos and blog!
-Ashlee

So said...

Yes! Do a video, please!

Amy said...

I'd love to see how it's organized!

xSpecialReplay said...

OMG I want that too ;D
Blair you're A M A Z I N G !!

plz do a video on that xoxo

Infinity said...

Please make a video!...I would love to see how you organized it!

MissDrama said...

wow, that thing is so pretty. I have been looking for something just like it, but mirrored furniture is very expensive where I live.

ashybaybee24 said...

this is so pretty can you please make a video showing us how you organize all your jewalry in your dresser please i would love to watch it thanks so much

dolphinlvr987 said...

Ah! As soon as I saw it I KNEW it was from the Hayworth collection at Pier 1...possibly because I work there. And the salesperson obviously made it seem super dandy to get $50 dollars off because we get conned into making you buy things!

mint346 said...

YES PLEAASEE MAKE A VIDEO! I am so bad at organization and have been wanting to see how you organize your jewelry especially! Im disabled in the organization department, i wish i could steal some of that talent from you lol :). It would mean the world to me, pleassssee!!!
(Btw, i tell ALL my friends about your youtube channel and we all love it! and i'm loving the new blogging! You're such an inspiration!)

batgirl251 said...

Please do the video! Thanks :)

Alex said...

Definitely do a video on the armoire! I would love to see it. :-) love u blair!!!!

M said...

if you don't have legitimate, diagnosed ocd you really should stop saying you do.
it's not just an adjective for someone that's neat and it's ridiculously offensive that people like you act like it is.
just saying, not trying to hate.

i love mirrored furniture, too :]

Charlotte said...

yes yes, please please make a vid on your armoir organization!!! i am mabye considering getting the bedside or the armoir! it would be so helpful to see all of the "nooks and crannies" :)

lll said...

you should do a video:)

kiwi_lover01 said...

I have the whole collection for my room!
I love it! its soo pretty!

soccer_.lover97 said...

Are you going to sell your bracelate holder??if youre not can u please tell me where you bought it and if you are I call it haha

lexi said...

Hey Blair you are an amazing person and an amazing writer! You are so beautiful! I hope you succeed as a person and life!

Can you do a a post or video on your jewelry? And can you give a shoutout to me? I would love that!
That is a really cool "jewel" thing!

Dolxxx said...

It is definately a good idea to make a video .. I love your organisation!

hellovanillasnow said...

you should definitely make a video about the armoire! i'd love to see it :D

melodie said...

I'm just like you! everything must be perfectly stored into containers and really tidy otherwise i freak out!! I would LOVE to see how you organise your jewelry! :) please make a video of your new jewelry armoire!!

Maryam said...

I have always wanted a perfect way to organize my jewellery! And I guess I know what you mean when you say every ring needs to be in it's perfect position. I HAVE THAT TOO! If something is even slighly moved...I notice! It's a fact! My boyfriend hid a pair of earrings in one of my little teddybears (as a gift) in my shelf and I noticed that something had changed! I don't consider myself a perfectionist though...I like to call it observant! :P

Anyway, check out my blog if you like awesomeness! haha! I just started it recently! Maybe I'll put up a picture of my "circus" of a jewellery organisation! It actually does look like a circus! It's pretty cool!

http://luvpunch.blogspot.com/

xoxo Maryam

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MichaelaJANE said...

Yeah, I'd love to see what it looks like inside. I want one for myself but would like to see the inside and see how well it organises inside. Please do :) xo

lhunter0018 said...

i would love to see a video of the jewlery organizer!!

Marshmallow said...

I would love do see a video on this! ;)

Rachel said...

Hi Blair!!

I have the entire Hayworth collection for my bedroom set. I just got the jewelry armoire and I love it! But yes, you should definitly do organization videos! I love watching those!!

C said...

Hey Blair,
I've watched almost all of your videos since I first watched you. (Yikes! That sounds creepy).
I'm really glad you found interest in blogging, and hope that you would grow to love putting thoughts into words. (: It is certainly a nice thought, for words, bring imagination.

MichalMichal said...

yess Blair! please show us in a video how you organized the armoire! :D

Elena said...

you should do a video ... on your vlog channel would be great

Letitia said...

yeah, definately do a video!! :)
And i'm really organised and OCD about things like that too, my friends always laugh at me, but at least everything stays clean this way!!
It's nothing to be ashamed of!
:) Letitia xx

daniellequarmby1995 said...

you should deffo maake a video (: x

Niamh said...

i should probably get one of those, i have nowhare to puy anything in my room, its in the attic and lacking in space. ha, i think its cool it dosent match any of your furniture btw!

xoxoxox
niamh

tasha said...

OMG!!
I worked at Pier 1 until about a month ago when they closed my store (we weren't getting enough customers) and the Hayworth collection was BY FAR my favorite. We had a wall mirror that was mosiac and had like, piece of mirror that made up the mosaic that goes really well with the Hayworth. I think you can still get it. I love your blog and your videos Blair!!
PS I just started my own beauty blog. Do you think you can check it out? http://tashasbeautyblog.blogspot.com/
Thanks!

jesikartist said...

Please do a video! How fun!!

glitter said...

I love you blair!!!!!!!