In IKEA Queensway, Singapore, that was where I spotted these lovely coated, galvanized (anti-rust) steel planters for $SGD 5.20 each (Php175). The IKEA “skurar” pots looked lacy to me and worthy of my dressing table. I’ve never seen a post done on these plant pots although I wouldn’t be surprised if people have already used them in this same way. This idea purely came to me while I was fixing and sorting my strewn calamity of costume jewelry last night, and I’m quite proud of having thought of this. The opportunity to fix was inspired by Vivianna, and the idea with the plant pots was instinctive.
These are majority of the makeup brushes I own and use professionally. Real life dictates that I not keep them all here, I’m merely showing that this can be done. The IKEA Skurar pot is actually somewhat tall for the brushes so I layered in some cotton wool at the bottom so that the brushes would stand above the rim with better height.
The stuff in the other pot will truly stay as is for the moment. This currently sits on top of my dresser with my brushes, body spray and hand lotion for daily use. I remember how my best friend, Alma, keeps her earrings plugged into a stand frame specifically made to store and display earrings. I’m particularly fond of the fact that this prettily scored plant pot does the job even if it was probably not meant for what I discovered it could do. In keeping with the “garden theme” the 3 pairs of earrings I chose to display are all birds or bird related. A suggestion would be to keep 3 or more most frequently used pairs out on display like this and the rest in a jewelry box you can keep nearby. You’re sure to use displayed accessories more often, because otherwise, if out of sight, out of mind. Read more to see more photos and another thing that surprised me.
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