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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118 Responses to HomeGoods Giveaway – Turn Your Closet into a Personal Boutique
  1. Jeannine
    May 22, 2014 | 5:42 am

    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. Aliza
    May 22, 2014 | 5:43 am

    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
    May 22, 2014 | 5:46 am

    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. Roxanne Smith
    May 22, 2014 | 6:23 am

    Ugh, your organizing is making me jealous. I have two walk in closets-one in front of the other, but even with all that room, my closet and jewelry collections are a mess. I try to organize, but it’s overwhelming. Purging is not in my nature. I think of my stuff as my hobby/my art. Pictures of my attempt at organizing in this album:

  5. Linda W.
    May 22, 2014 | 6:40 am

    love the ideas… love that idea of sunglasses holders :)

  6. danielle
    May 22, 2014 | 7:13 am

    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!

  7. Barbara Feldman
    May 22, 2014 | 8:46 am

    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.

  8. Erika W.
    May 22, 2014 | 9:06 am

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

  9. Naomi
    May 22, 2014 | 9:40 am

    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…

  10. Amanda Sakovitz
    May 22, 2014 | 10:02 am

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

  11. Kristi
    May 22, 2014 | 10:04 am

    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.

  12. Thomas Murphy
    May 22, 2014 | 10:16 am

    I want to makeover my bedroom.

  13. Jazmin
    May 22, 2014 | 10:28 am

    I would deff redo the living room! I just needs a little spice!

  14. Stephanie
    May 22, 2014 | 10:53 am

    My office is in need of a little organizing lift! As more business comes in, the more organization I’m needing!

  15. livivua
    May 22, 2014 | 11:08 am


  16. Gina N.
    May 22, 2014 | 1:08 pm

    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.

  17. rachel
    May 22, 2014 | 1:29 pm

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

  18. Lauren
    May 22, 2014 | 2:26 pm

    I’d makeover my bathroom–it’s pretty basic and boring!

  19. HS
    May 22, 2014 | 3:31 pm

    I want to makeover our bedrooms.

  20. susana
    May 22, 2014 | 3:38 pm

    Would love to make over my bathroom!!!! needs more color

  21. Danielle K
    May 22, 2014 | 4:01 pm

    My bedroom is in desperate need of a makeover!

  22. Naomi
    May 22, 2014 | 4:20 pm

    I would redo my bedroom. It could use an update.

  23. shaunie
    May 22, 2014 | 6:43 pm

    I would love to make over my closet.

  24. Lisa @ Crazy Adventures in Parenting
    May 22, 2014 | 9:06 pm

    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.

  25. susan a.
    May 22, 2014 | 10:11 pm

    What area of your house would I like to make over? My junk room of a basement!

  26. Carla S
    May 23, 2014 | 1:56 am

    I would like to make over my kitchen- namely the cabinets.

  27. Sunday Stilwell
    May 23, 2014 | 3:26 am

    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.

  28. Vunda V
    May 23, 2014 | 7:26 am

    i would love to re co the master closet!

  29. Amy B
    May 23, 2014 | 7:39 am

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

  30. Wendy
    May 23, 2014 | 8:49 am

    Now I’m totally motivated to do my closet! I love yours!

  31. Nicole
    May 23, 2014 | 9:10 am

    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 :)

  32. LaTanya
    May 23, 2014 | 9:17 am

    My kitchen

  33. Lexi R
    May 23, 2014 | 11:21 am

    My closet!

  34. lily @militaryfamof8
    May 23, 2014 | 12:20 pm

    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 ;)

  35. Mahdi Martin
    May 23, 2014 | 1:04 pm

    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.

  36. Aly
    May 23, 2014 | 4:38 pm

    I seriously need to organize our entry way.

  37. Debnmike moretti
    May 23, 2014 | 5:12 pm

    My closet. It is so small and not well thought out.

  38. Ashley H
    May 23, 2014 | 5:22 pm

    My bedroom and closets.

  39. Harmony B
    May 24, 2014 | 1:38 am

    My laundry room needs a makeover

    May 24, 2014 | 2:11 am

    Need help in closet. And bedroom

    May 24, 2014 | 2:16 am

    Need help in small bedroom with large heirloom
    furniture. Need help in small walk in closet. Need

  42. tamlyn
    May 24, 2014 | 2:55 am

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

  43. Vera K
    May 24, 2014 | 3:39 am

    I would love to organize my bedroom closet.

  44. Anna Pry
    May 24, 2014 | 7:50 am

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

  45. Shannon
    May 24, 2014 | 8:25 am

    My kids’ room gets totally neglected!

  46. Kathe
    May 24, 2014 | 12:58 pm

    I can always find fun new dining room table decor at Home Goods!

  47. Colleen Boudreau
    May 24, 2014 | 1:43 pm

    My bedroom!

  48. Calli
    May 25, 2014 | 12:25 pm

    I would like to organize my bathroom cabinet and closet!

  49. Kristen
    May 25, 2014 | 12:48 pm

    I’d really like to make over our kitchen counter.

  50. David
    May 25, 2014 | 1:25 pm

    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.

  51. Carolsue
    May 26, 2014 | 12:50 am

    I would like to make over our master bedroom. It needs something….

  52. Erin B
    May 26, 2014 | 8:27 am

    My bathroom!

  53. Elle
    May 26, 2014 | 11:36 am

    I would love to makeover my master bedroom closet and the bathroom.

  54. Elena
    May 26, 2014 | 6:27 pm

    I would like to makeover our living room

  55. Ashley Tucker
    May 26, 2014 | 8:23 pm

    I’d like to makeover my master bathroom.

  56. Amethyst Moon
    May 27, 2014 | 9:34 am

    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!

  57. Darlene
    May 27, 2014 | 11:45 am

    My bedroom needs a makeover.

  58. Amy M
    May 27, 2014 | 1:14 pm

    I would love to make over my living room!

  59. alaine
    May 27, 2014 | 3:14 pm

    I’d make over my dining room :)

  60. Michele
    May 27, 2014 | 7:45 pm

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

  61. Leidy
    May 28, 2014 | 6:13 am

    I would like to makeover my closet

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  63. Melissa Dealmeida
    May 28, 2014 | 11:22 am

    My bedroom needs some major help!

  64. mona
    May 28, 2014 | 11:25 am

    My bathrooms

  65. Danielle Porter
    May 28, 2014 | 11:34 am

    Our living room needs a little bit of pep!

  66. Sally T.
    May 28, 2014 | 11:36 am

    I would want to over my closet.

  67. Cynthia G
    May 28, 2014 | 11:38 am

    My kitchen needs some fun :)

  68. C R Williams
    May 28, 2014 | 11:52 am

    My living room!

  69. Lauren S.
    May 28, 2014 | 12:18 pm

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

  70. Kate
    May 28, 2014 | 12:22 pm

    My bedroom needs lots of work

  71. Peggy Johnson
    May 28, 2014 | 12:25 pm

    My closet needs a makeover

  72. Erin M
    May 28, 2014 | 12:25 pm

    I would love to makeover my bedroom!

  73. Michelle K.
    May 28, 2014 | 1:28 pm

    The kids bedroom

  74. Michelle K.
    May 28, 2014 | 1:29 pm

    The kids bedrooms need some updating

  75. Ashley C
    May 28, 2014 | 1:38 pm

    I’d love to makeover my living room!


  76. Dawn K.
    May 28, 2014 | 1:38 pm

    My bedroom really needs a makeover. It’s dull and plain.

  77. Tyneisha Fondren
    May 28, 2014 | 1:54 pm

    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.

  78. Natalie
    May 28, 2014 | 2:55 pm

    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.

  79. Katrina
    May 28, 2014 | 3:19 pm

    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.

  80. Ali Goff
    May 28, 2014 | 3:55 pm

    I need to makeover my bedroom.

  81. Jennifer Lachman
    May 28, 2014 | 4:20 pm

    My bathroom is in desperate need of a makeover.

  82. gayle gildehaus
    May 28, 2014 | 5:26 pm

    I would really like to make over my kitchen.

  83. Hayley
    May 28, 2014 | 5:51 pm

    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.

  84. Lisa G
    May 28, 2014 | 6:35 pm

    I would really love to make over my living room, it really needs it.

  85. Adriane
    May 28, 2014 | 8:00 pm

    I’d like to make over my bedroom

  86. kayla hyde
    May 28, 2014 | 8:37 pm

    I would like to spruce up my bathroom!

  87. Leah B
    May 28, 2014 | 9:37 pm

    Our little one’s nursery would be a great start!

  88. Norma
    May 28, 2014 | 9:59 pm

    I’d like to freshen up the bathroom

  89. JenniferB
    May 29, 2014 | 2:33 am

    I would like to make over my bedroom

  90. Shanna
    May 29, 2014 | 7:03 am

    I would makeover my bedroom =)

  91. jeremy mclaughlin
    May 29, 2014 | 8:42 am

    Our family room needs a makeover.

  92. Alex T
    May 29, 2014 | 9:37 am

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

  93. jenn giannetto
    May 29, 2014 | 1:34 pm

    my bathroom needs a makeover

  94. brynn
    May 29, 2014 | 6:13 pm

    my room! dying for a change

  95. Greenlee M.
    May 30, 2014 | 11:04 am

    I would like to make over the bathroom.

  96. Beth
    May 30, 2014 | 1:51 pm

    My bedroom is in need of a facelift.

  97. Dawn Sweeps
    May 30, 2014 | 4:31 pm

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

  98. Carissa
    May 30, 2014 | 7:10 pm

    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.

  99. Emily
    May 31, 2014 | 7:41 am

    I’d like to make over my closet.

  100. Laura Kathleen
    May 31, 2014 | 12:12 pm

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

  101. Natalie Brown
    May 31, 2014 | 1:19 pm

    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

  102. Tara
    May 31, 2014 | 4:18 pm

    My bedroom! It seems to be the catch all in our house!

  103. amy rouse
    May 31, 2014 | 7:44 pm

    my bathroom. I have hated the design and the layout forever

  104. Sarah Marshall
    May 31, 2014 | 8:27 pm

    I would love to make over my office!

  105. TINA
    June 1, 2014 | 6:48 am

    I’d like to make over my bedroom.

  106. Mary Beth Elderton
    June 1, 2014 | 8:50 am

    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.

  107. michelle cavanaugh
    June 1, 2014 | 8:55 am

    I want to make over my master bedroom

  108. Heather Voorhees
    June 1, 2014 | 2:52 pm

    My bedroom, the walls are totally bare.

  109. Kelly
    June 1, 2014 | 5:08 pm

    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.

  110. Tara
    June 1, 2014 | 7:14 pm

    My bedroom needs to be made over!

  111. Jenna Osborne
    June 1, 2014 | 11:18 pm

    My bedroom or the craft room

  112. Lilia Kharabora
    June 2, 2014 | 3:49 pm

    My bedroom! I want to make it an Oasis :)

  113. Jillian T
    June 2, 2014 | 3:57 pm

    I would love to be able to makeover my bedroom.

  114. Erika JM
    June 2, 2014 | 6:46 pm

    My home office is a mess!

  115. teddie depascal
    June 3, 2014 | 8:43 am

    I could certainly use the help to organize my craft room which otherwise may be beyond help. Thanks

  116. ALLISON
    June 3, 2014 | 12:58 pm

    I want to redecorate my bedroom.

  117. Natalia
    June 3, 2014 | 1:21 pm

    I would love to organize my living room.

  118. Tracy Jones
    June 3, 2014 | 6:54 pm

    I would like to makeover my living room.

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