I was massively inspired to do a sewing room re-do when I recently went into my stash closet and found this:
Can you believe I would even share that mess?
Don’t get me wrong, I am very grateful to have a room at all the sew in, even if it is tiny AND messy.
I was sick of trying to find fabric in that tiny closet.
I was sick of my cutting table set up too, with the whole skirt thing that I had to lift up to rummage through boxes that held fabric scraps, paper scraps, crafty scraps, you name it…it was shoved under there.
I wanted everything out in the open, labeled, and ready to use.
I was poking around on Pinterest when I saw this woman’s genius idea. (click here for source)
That is just what I needed!!!! I made The BG take me to Target as soon as he got home from work so that I could shamelessly copy her idea. I found some white bookshelves that I thought just might work.
We loaded up 4 and I put them together that night. That was the easy part.
It took me 3 Days to tame all that jumbled up fabric you saw in the closet above.
A trip to Meijer’s netted a really great deal on some scrap book boxes, and a 2 trips to the dollar store ( I underestimated the amount of scrap fabric I had) supplied me with lots of cheap storage bins.
One last trip to Salvation Army for a great deal on a this hutch and I was ready to ORGANIZE!
disclaimer: pay no attention to the hideous yellow paint that lives in every room of my home, or the trim that needs to be painted, or the wood floors that need refinishing, etc
The craft desk/netbook spot:
New cutting table (which is just 4 book cases placed in a square shape) and fabric storage. Fabric RIGHT where I can see it and grab it when a sewing frenzy begins!!
Trims and paper and embellishments in nicely labeled boxes!!
New hutch to store cute things I find in my travels (I’m sure it will fill up in no time hehehe)
And an organized closet with color labeled scrap bins!!!
Glad to be done and glad to have a better more organized space!