Monday, November 30, 2009

A Few of My Favorite Things

Organizational things, that is!! I think keeping all of our stamping supplies in some sort of organized chaos is half the battle, don't you? I've worked my way up from a few drawers to an entire ROOM of "stuff"! You just never know when you might need that perfect something, right?

This black storage cabinet started out as an oak wardrobe that I found at Goodwill for $80. I'm kicking myself for not buying 2 while I had the chance. My DH removed the wardrobe bar and added two additional shelves to the existing one that was above the wardrobe bar. I painted it black, then he added the nickel hinges and door pulls. I've got baskets on the lower shelf to hold all my alterables. (If you want to see the inside, let me know, you brave souls).


Next up is my Ribbon Ring. I had seen these online. When I read that they were going to be at CHA, I knew exactly where I was going when I got there.

I don't have all my ribbons on there yet but as I use them, they get added...

Next up are my punch rods from IKEA. I absolutely LOVE these. They were only $3.99 for the short ones and $4.99 for the longer ones. I plan on buying a few more on my next trip. They are flat rather than round so they hold punches perfectly.


The next two photos show my most favorite thing...my stacking paper shelves. My paper was all over my room...in those plastic bins, on shelves, in the closet. Now, ALMOST every bit of my 12 x 12 DP is on those shelves...(um, one good thing is you can add more), plus my solid Bazzill, and my Papertrey. Yep, I'm a paper junkie and I haven't found a cure. The shelves are sturdy, you can stack them on the floor or on a desk and add or remove at will. Perfect!

The plastic bins hold ribbon, ink pads, bling and that file cabinet holds all my SU cardstock filed by color rather than by family. Oh, and it goes without saying that I love my OTT lights. Couldn't see without them. I have 4...all sizes. JoAnn's has some great sales and I got one super cheap at Tuesday morning.



If you visited my room pictures previously, you might have noticed I've painted the walls. That was my first experiment with color and I found that, although the color was beautiful, the blue/green threw off the light in my room. Now it's a nice, soothing muslin...a friend once described my color style as beige...and you know what? I'm ok with that!!



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6 comments:

Jessica G. said...

Great organization, Charlene! I'm a huge fan of armoires, so I'd love to see how you organized the inside. I just installed a few IKEA punch bars and realized I need even more. The DP organizer is wonderful; does it work for 12 x 12, too?

Thanks for sharing your organizing tips!

Anonymous said...

I, too, would love to see the inside of your beautiful storage cabinet. I'm trying to be more organized with my stamping area.....too much stuff and not enough space.
Cathy

acreativeneed said...

Wow, good for you Charlene!! Your space looks so well organized! I just bought some Ikea drawer units to store my paper and more...love them! I may have to look at these punch bars too...TFS!
smiles,Deena

bonnie said...

Thanks for sharing your craft room with us and thank you sooo much for all the tips....so tidy too..well done you!!! :) Bonnie x

Susan (rainy) said...

Holy smokes!! $80 for that fab storage cabinet! You've made it beautiful on the outside... would love a peek inside.

Kelly said...

WOW...I'm impressed...I really should take a few pointers from you but I think it's too late...I'll NEVER be organized!