10 Days of Dorm: Day 7 {jewelry tray}

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Jewelry boxes are a silly invention. Let me ask you a question: why would you hide such beautiful treasures?

Which brings us to the answer, and a way to turn your gems into a charming display: the jewelry tray.

As a little girl, I remember standing on the edge of my mom’s bed and gazing at the gems in the tray on her tall wooden dresser. I loved running my fingers over the necklaces, placing the rings over my tiny fingers, and sticking the earrings next to my ears (while desperately wishing there were holes in them).

On a thrift store shopping expedition last week, I came across this pretty silver tray and assortment of charming little bowls and cups.

With a bit of glossy white spray pain, these ordinary objects turn into something almost magical.

Cinderella’s fairy godmother would be quite proud.

10 Days of Dorm, jewelry tray, jewelry, dorm, college, charming, spray paint, thrift store, gems, jewels, day 7, DIY

10 Days of Dorm, jewelry tray, jewelry, dorm, college, charming, spray paint, thrift store, gems, jewels, day 7, DIY, silver tray

Before you begin painting, make sure the tray is clean and dry.

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{pretty little bowls}

10 Days of Dorm, jewelry tray, jewelry, dorm, college, charming, spray paint, thrift store, gems, jewels, day 7, DIY, pretty bowls

Lay down some newspaper, and give the tray a few coats! Click here for more tips on spray painting.

10 Days of Dorm, jewelry tray, jewelry, dorm, college, charming, spray paint, thrift store, gems, jewels, day 7, DIY

{earrings}

10 Days of Dorm, jewelry tray, jewelry, dorm, college, charming, spray paint, thrift store, gems, jewels, day 7, DIY, earrings

{rings}

10 Days of Dorm, jewelry tray, jewelry, dorm, college, charming, spray paint, thrift store, gems, jewels, day 7, DIY, rings

{drape dangles over the edge of a mid-height glass}

10 Days of Dorm, jewelry tray, jewelry, dorm, college, charming, spray paint, thrift store, gems, jewels, day 7, DIY, earrings, dangles

{my great grandmothers clip on’s}

10 Days of Dorm, jewelry tray, jewelry, dorm, college, charming, spray paint, thrift store, gems, jewels, day 7, DIY

{Marilyn was wrong, pearls are a girl’s best friend}

10 Days of Dorm, jewelry tray, jewelry, dorm, college, charming, spray paint, thrift store, gems, jewels, day 7, DIY, pearls

10 Days of Dorm, jewelry tray, jewelry, dorm, college, charming, spray paint, thrift store, gems, jewels, day 7, DIY

10 Days of Dorm, jewelry tray, jewelry, dorm, college, charming, spray paint, thrift store, gems, jewels, day 7, DIY

What better way could there possibly be to pretty up your new dorm room?

Have a fabulous rest of the day, and don’t forget to drop by Bits and Little Pieces tomorrow for another post in 10 Days of Dorm!

xo, Maddie

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