Gold Mannequin Jewelry Stand

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I posted a photo of this guy on Instagram a while ago but I’m just now getting around to writing about him. You know how it goes. Work, kids, life.

Motherhood has taught me a lot of things in the past 9 plus years that I have been mothering children.

Make sure you always have a wet wipe available. Be sure to map out the quickest way to a restroom anywhere you go. And always have a snack and a change of clothes ready.

But really — the most important is to not take myself so seriously.

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It’s a good lesson. See, I’ve even been able to incorporate it into how I decorate our home. I’m 100% guilty of fussing over pillows and meticulously arranging (and rearranging) furniture and accessories.

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But a few weeks ago, I came across something that made me smile at the thought of it.

I found this little guy at Tuesday Morning and I knew he would look fantastic gold with jewels dripping from around his neck. (He started out a pale, flesh color)

My husband didn’t get it, but I knew I needed to have fun with decorating for once.

I decided to take the very serious part of my personality and push her to the side for a minute.

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And I’m happy I did. The result was a big belly laugh from my girls when they saw my new jewelry holder. They all want one in various colors now.

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For me, the lesson is simple.

Sometimes you have to put aside the serious face and smile a little. This guy makes me grin. And he’s doing a pretty good job of holding my necklaces too.

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Materials:

Plastic mannequin

Rustoleum Gold spray paint

Are you a serious decorator or do you have fun with it?


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