If you recall I shared photos of my scary disorganized cluttered space I call a craft room. If you didn't see the photos you can see them here - My Disaster Area. Well I worked my tail off and I am so happy with how things turned out!
This is what my shelves used to be (left) (wire milk crate type cubes) and this is what it looks like now! These are rolling wire shelving units that I bought off Wal-Mart.com - they were 1/2 price of what the same type of rack is off U-Line or other comparable sites.
Another view of the racks - The paper is my specialty papers - water color, mixed media, pastel papers, etc and the right side is all Club Scrap. I now have all of my various mediums segregated in their own boxes (yeah!!) and labeled.
Before and After... This is mostly embellishments, embossing folders, stencils and large die storage.
I know this doesn't look much different but it is. It's much less cluttered and there is nothing on the floor anymore! YEAH :)
No real before on this one but it's much more organized and I have extra space too!
New Room - Storage Rack #1
Storage Rack #2
Shelf above storage Rack #1 - I haven't had a chance to put all of the stuff I want to up there but it's for things I like (bird cages, cameras, old tins, etc) and the favorite projects I've made. I also have vintage game boxes I will put on the walls as well but that's a winter project.
Before...lots of piles everywhere - all in danger of toppling over.
After...lots of room for various things and no more piles!
And finally, my colored pencil storage solution. I took someones suggestion of using a picnic utensil holder and found this nifty vintage looking bucket. It's got 6 sections which works out perfectly.
I put Styrofoam sheets in the bottom so the pencil leads wouldn't break and it also raises the height a bit so I can see them all. I have my watercolor, prismacolor, spectrum noir, inktense and other misc. colored pencils in here. The only pencils I left in the tin were my pastel pencils. I was worried that the softer pastels would break even with the styrofoam.
I still have one major hurdle to over come and that is my ribbon/fiber collection. I didn't take a photo of it but it's massive and a mess. It was in a rolling tower, a basket, over-flow in a flower box and basically everywhere so I have it in boxes right now which again - a winter project - I will sort ribbons from fibers then store by color. That is going to be a huge task but I have the storage containers ready to go...just need the time.
So there you have it...disaster to organized. Oh and the only thing under my desk now is my trash can and a bag of bubble wrap (for shipping stuff from my Etsy store). Both of my legs fit under the desk now at the same time!!! It's wonderful :)