Thursday, April 5, 2012

DIY Vanity and a GIVEAWAY: Petie Mae Jewelry

I go a little bit crazy with jewelry.
I just love a great accessory... I can't help it.
My dresser, however, was not appreciating my crazy love,
and frankly, neither was I.
I needed to do something.

There is a local surplus store here that
can be a treasure chest of amazingness,
or just a giant junk drawer.

One day when I was there,
it was a treasure chest.
I've had my eyes open for a little desk
or a little bookshelf that I could place
next to our bed as my own
girly space,
so when I saw a little metal bookshelf for $10,
I was just a little bit excited.
With a little paint,
it would be perfect.
I also had in mind a place for all my jewelry,
which in the end, ended up costing me nothing
because I had all the materials.


Since I'm WAY into metallics right now,
it's only fitting that this be covered in them.
I love it.

The frame is from an old mirror that had broken.
I've used it for all kinds of things through the years,
and found it out in the shed begging to be used for something.
The wire was already attached,
as it's most recent use was for pictures to hang from.
The wire and screw that it's attached to are from 
a picture hanging kit... super easy.
Just measure out how far apart you want your wires,
screw in the little screws and run the wire through it.

So, once it was up on the wall and my space was coming together,
I was noticing that A LOT of my jewelry are creations from 
Petie Mae Jewelry.

My love for Petie Mae
(the girl and the jewelry)
is a bit unabashed.

I love her creative style.
Her pieces are unique (right up my alley!),
feminine and just altogether lovely
(a lot like the girl, herself!).

She's SO lovely,
she's giving away one of her beautiful pieces
to one of you!!

This giveaway is only open to US residents and will go through
Monday, April 8th until midnight.
The winner will be announced on Tuesday, April 9th!


  1. Um, that looks like a LOT of Petie Maes on that wall!

  2. love the little linen hanging, too cute!

    1. Thanks, Jess! My mother-in-law and I found that once when we were out antiquing... and 8 years later, I've finally found the perfect place for it. :)

  3. So....I tried to look at the Petie Mae it just me or is that website completely difficult to use? It's all words about the jewelry and tiny little pictures. When I clicked necklaces it just took me to a description of what kind of necklaces she do I SEE them? I'm disappointed... I guess I won't be entering the giveaway hahah.

    On a happy note though, I love when you share your creative inspiration and show your cute ideas!

    1. Hmm... have you tried this again? I have no problems seeing any of the pictures, so in this instance, I'd have to say that it is just you. :) I say try, try again, friend! I hate for you to be disappointed.

    2. I agree, Riss, there are a lot of things that I will be changing in the updated version of my website. The navigation is tricky. But you should have been able to at least see the pictures! Hmmm...I will have to check into that. Maybe a future giveaway will be easier...:)

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