HomeGoods Giveaway – Turn Your Closet into a Personal Boutique

Thanks to HomeGoods for sponsoring this post and inspiring me to make my “closet boutique” dream come true. 

Jewelry Display

When I was in college, I earned travel money with a jewelry business. I roamed the world with my earnings, collecting baubles and beads for later crafting as I went.

I no longer sell jewelry but I still collect bits and pieces. Beautiful, sentimental items that rarely see the light of day. Though my days of Greek Island hopping in a bikini, velvet covered jewelry board on my back are behind me, I still get a thrill from “merchandising” my collection.

When I walk into my closet I want to feel like I am walking into a posh shop, made just for me.  I want to shop for my accessories, every day.

HomeGoods challenged me to re-organize an area of my home and I’m about to challenge you to to the same with a HomeGoods Giveaway – I have 4 $50 gift cards to share with you. Enter below!

I knew what area I would attack first.  What I had going on in my closet was a bit of a mess. The bulletin boards were not working. The jewelry holder seemed wrong for all my jewelry and my bangles were bungled. BEFORE pic below via Instagram:

This project required literally thinking outside the (jewelry) box.

Some of my favorite creative jewelry display ideas:

  • Earrings hanging on large spools of yarn
  • Earrings on vintage wire cooling racks
  • Bracelets draped on bleached branches
  • Bracelets on vintage bottles
  • Bangles stacked on candlesticks
  • Necklaces displayed on collections of busts
  • Rings on vintage wooden and ceramic hands
  • Pretty plates and bowls for frequent use items

All of these ideas were swirling in my head but I needed a jumping off point. My inspiration pieces were two antique rolling pins from my own collection, one wood and one marble – handles removed. I tried stacking my bracelets on them and loved the effect.


At HomeGoods I found three more wooden rolling pins (16.99 & 5.99 each) for bracelet and necklace display. I hung the smaller ones from S hooks, kind of like a curtain rod. It’s easy to take them down and put them back up.

homegoods giveaway closet makeover

homegoods giveaway closet makeover

For my “big ticket item” I chose a beautiful fabric framed mirror by Cynthia Rowley ($79.99), because it reminds me of all my travels. So many of my favorite little things were discovered in far flung locations.

The ledge  ($19.99) is a perfect perch for these little jewelry catchall bowls  ($5.99 each). They keep good company with a bowl that my friend Angela just brought back from Loreto for me. Also on the ledge, a wooden sailor doll was my mother’s as a child. She has been with me since I was a child. Fly away, sail away. Dream a little dream…

homegoods giveaway closet makeover

homegoods giveaway closet makeover

Some blue glass bottles and a vintage crystal decanter keep my charm bracelets tidy.

homegoods giveaway closet makeover

I already had my eye on this cabinet (29.99) with the numbers on it. I’d thought about drilling holes in the back to create a multi phone charging station. Then I set a pair of my sunglasses in one of the cubbies and realized the cabinet’s true destiny.

homegoods giveaway closet makeover

Earrings can be tricky to display.  This metal bird cage ($24.99) was actually in the home office area. It’s supposed to be a note center. The birds are magnetic, which is perfect for hanging a few more necklaces.

homegoods giveaway closet makeover

Two more items that were proper jewelry storage pieces finished the scene. The mannequin ( $24.99, pictured above) was perfect for my many homemade beaded bracelets. I cannot ever seem to walk out of a bead store empty handed.

The white piece, something I purchased months ago at HomeGoods, works perfectly as “key tree”, holding my many keyrings.

homegoods giveaway closet makeover


I’m very much in love with my personal boutique. It makes me happy every time I walk into my closet, to see all my favorite things on display. It’s a very personal display, curated bits and pieces of my life and things I love, things I’ve discovered along the way.

What I love about HomeGoods is the adventure. Much like travel, you never know what amazing things you will find, and how it will complete you.

Just a little creativity goes a long long way at HomeGoods. There’s always so much to work with. It’s such a wonderful feeling to find that last missing piece – that one item that allows you to bring collections out of hiding and put the finishing touches on your dream giveaway closet makeover

Even my cat loves it.

Are you ready to set off on your own journey? I have four $50 Gift Cards to HomeGoods to share. Leave me a comment below, letting me know what area of your house you’d like to do a mini makeover on, and enter to win via the Rafflecopter entry form below.
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  1. says

    You have completely inspired me to organize my jewelry AND I also want to organize our playroom / office / catch all room. Great ideas! Love the decanter idea. So gorgeous. Great job, Ciaran.

  2. says

    Oh, C, this looks so fabulous!!!! God, there are SO many areas in my house in need of a re-org,but I’d have to say priority #1 is the kitchen countertops. Grrrr.

  3. Maureen Baeck says

    OMG I freaking LOVE this. If anyone needs a closet makeover it’s me. I would be happy to share pictures of what I can only describe as a contender for the hoarding show on TLC. I don’t even know where to start!!!

    Your pics are amazing!!!!

  4. danielle says

    My front hall closet is in desperate need of help. It serves as a coat closet, pantry and storage space. I would love to get some additional storage ideas and containers/racks to make it truly functional!

  5. says

    This is so inspiring. I have often thought about displaying my costume jewelry as “artwork” around the house. You have lots of fantastic ideas here.

  6. Erika W. says

    This looks great!! I’d love to do a mini makeover on my master bath. It is so boring!

  7. says

    The kids’ bathroom is my go-to for home renovation wishlists but now that I’ve seen your jewelry redux, I might really need to tackle that project in my closet…

  8. Amanda Sakovitz says

    I would love to makeover my desk/makeup area in my bedroom. It is completely unorganized!

  9. says

    Amazing! I totally want to get my necklaces in better shape. I just bought a metal bird tree but it’s just not doing the job.

  10. Gina N. says

    I love these inspiring ideas you’ve posted! They’re fantastic and you make it look so easy! I would love to makeover my bedroom in a more shabby chic sort of way.

  11. rachel says

    My office could use some help — my husband and I both use it and it’s just blah.

  12. says

    Holy crap!! I love everything you did! And I kinda wanna crawl up in your closet in a non-creepy way and gawk at your sparklies, you have some gorgeous pieces and I love how you arranged it all.

    I want to redo my bedroom and/or office area.

  13. Sunday Stilwell says

    Given the opportunity I would love to make over my bedroom. Currently it looks like an episode of Hoarders: Buried Alive because it is the one room in the house where we store all the things we don’t want the boys to get into.

  14. Amy B says

    I would LOVE to redo my bathroom..everything is just scattered about. I love your take on organizing jewelry, I am inspired!

  15. Nicole says

    I’d love to redo my room, I’ve recently made huge changes in my life and would love for my bedroom to reflect the new me :)

  16. says

    Oh my gosh, I love what you did with your closet!
    If I won, I would love to make over my daughters closet; they’re in middle school * high school and it’s time for a makeover ;)

  17. Mahdi Martin says

    I would like to make my office/makeup station more beautiful. At the moment I have a lot of things stored in tacky white plastic drawers.

  18. tamlyn says

    My Kitchen really needs a makeover..After seeing your closet I need to re-organize mine…:)

  19. Anna Pry says

    i would love to do an office area makeover since its part of the living room and has no style whatsoever

  20. David says

    Our laundry/utility room is the one room in most need of a makeover. It is probably the least seen room in our home, especially by guests, which is why you don’t really care how drab and plain it looks.

  21. says

    I absolutely love love HomeGoods for all the reasons you said. It is truly an adventure shopping there, and I can’t get enough of it! I try to go to HomeGoods at least once a week. Even when I’m not looking for anything, I always find inspiration, not to mention all the great gourmet food finds! I really want to redo my bedroom. It is need of some more pizazz and I know HomeGoods will have the perfect thing for it!

  22. Michele says

    I think my kitchen and bathrooms are most in need of a reorganization and style makeover! Thanks!

  23. Lauren S. says

    My bedroom needs a major overhaul since my boyfriend moved in. We could use a lot more storage!

  24. Tyneisha Fondren says

    I’d love to makeover my bedroom. After a long day of chasing the kids around, I’d love to relax in a space that is calming and comfortable.

  25. Natalie says

    I just moved into a new apartment and I would love to makeover my living room. I have no artwork or decorations to speak of in my living room.

  26. Katrina says

    I would love to make over my sewing room/closet. Who puts the only closet in a house in a spare room, I have no idea. But it needs some serious love.

  27. Hayley says

    I’d make over any area of my home, we moved recently and it’s just ashambles as far as decorations, we can’t really afford to decorate. I’d really love to fix up my bedroom nice though.

  28. Alex T says

    I would like to makeover my entryway into my apartment! Thanks for the giveaway!

  29. Dawn Sweeps says

    I would like to makeover my family room. It’s kind of beat up from kids and pets.

  30. says

    My front living room.. it has a piano and a rug in it. NOTHING else. Seriously. It’s time I grew up and had furniture.

  31. Laura Kathleen says

    I’d like to make over my bedroom and spruce it up! Thanks for the giveaway!

  32. Natalie Brown says

    Hello! Such awesome ideas for jewelry storage!! I just recently moved into my own place, so I’m starting to decorate the bedroom & living room. Not really a “make-over”. More of a just starting over. So fun!! Thank-you

  33. Mary Beth Elderton says

    We are redoing an older home, so I could say…every room! But first up will be painting and decorating our living room this summer.

  34. Kelly says

    I would choose my living room. It needs some major help. It is very cozy, and a lot of wood, but it needs accents to make it special.


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