This is my closet after sorting and organizing. It is by no means perfect, but I know where everything is (because it is where it is supposed to be!) and can get to what I need. No matter how well an area is set up and how well it works, it most likely will eventually become a disaster zone as my closet was. I simply did some 'Spring cleaning' and a little rearranging to fit my needs. The plastic bins on the floor are not the best arrangement for me, but I do have my larger yardages of upholstery materials, furs, fancy fabrics, batting and so forth separated using these bins. The smaller pieces of fabric are on the shelf. I placed the plastic drawers lower this time so I can see what is in them without removing them. At the top I have larger containers for ribbons, lace, yarns and embroidery floss.
This is a close-up of some upholstery fabrics I pulled as possible fabrics to use on a chair I will be recovering. I only have a few of the old wooden 'pants hangers', but they work great to hold fabric. Below are more before photos of my closet. This happens to almost everyone when we get busy or just don't take time periodically to clean up. Take time when you do clean up to figure out how you can avoid the same mess next time. As I previously mentioned, I couldn't see inside my plastic drawers and had a habit of setting things elsewhere 'for the time being'. Hah! That didn't work so well.
I had mentioned my collection of threads previously. Well, I have found a temporary home for them in some drawers by my sewing machine. They are sorted by color. No, they aren't on my floor :-) I have an idea that I have not seen before. When I get time I will try to make the item I have in mind and will share it with you all at that time.
Some of you may recognize this. It's a popcorn ceiling and I have them throughout my home! I am not crazy about it and would someday like to make it all vanish. Have any of you dealt with it before? Please, please tell me the best way to abolish it.
I am also not so crazy about this ceiling fan, but the room gets really warm in the summer and it really helps cool things off. I have since replaced the missing globe which helps a lot. I have some ideas and inspiration I want to incorporate into the room - little by little - and will share those on a future post since this one is getting quite lengthy!
NOW FOR SOMETHING MORE FUN!!! I just recently received my new Rings & Things catalog in the mail. It is filled with goodies.
Below is a spread of organizational items you might enjoy. I suppose these are geared mostly toward beaders, but there are items that would work equally well for quilting supplies, scrapbooking supplies or other crafts with smaller parts, pieces and even tools that need a home. Their web site is http://www.rings-things.com/ if you want to take a closer look. The good part is that by mentioning their catalog here I get entered for a chance to win some goodies. Regardless, they have some great stuff!
Pop over to visit my friends at Dezinaworld and take a peek at some of the terrific storage ideas. While you are there you might want to take a peek on their Website to see all the goodies they offer, especially if you are into paper crafts and stamping!
Over at Art Bead Scene, designer Lori Anderson shares artists studios on a regular basis. This week her own studios/spaces are featured offering great inspiration! Wait until you see her wonderful new lampworking studio...drool!
and through this link is another great link to some very nice storage items…