Friday, January 13, 2012

My craft closet update


Do you guys remember the post that I made back in October showing you how my husband made some shelves for my craft closet?


Remember this was the before?

 
Pretty disorganized right?


As of last week, this is what it looked like.  Still not how I wanted it, but getting closer.


I used several ball jars to hold some of my various notions.


On my Christmas list, were comic book backing boards.

1 Pack of BCW Current Comic Book Backing Boards (Pack of 100)

Not because I read comics and needed somewhere to store my latest Spiderman adventure, but because I heard around blogland, that you could use them as mini fabric bolts.

Guess what?  They work!  

Check out my fabric storage now.


Some of the bulkier fabrics (felt, fleece) are hard to store on the bolt, but the smaller fabrics work just great on there.


It makes it so easy to see what fabrics I have now.  And I must say, after using all 100 boards (and needing more!), I feel like I may have a little bit of a fabric addiction.


Did you notice the two new can lights?  Those are new.  
My handy hubby installed those to give me a little bit of extra light over my work area.



He installed a light switch right next to my sewing area and he also put two new outlets into the wall.

Before, the only outlet was at the front of my closet and I had to string an extension cord to plug in my machine.  Also, because the table is so deep he had to splice the cords on both my sewing machine and serger and make them longer.  Both outlets work great!





It's really starting to come together.  I've come a long way from sewing on my kitchen table!

19 comments:

stefanie said...

wow!!! its perfect!!!!!

Sarah said...

Looks awesome!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Rachel, I love your craft space! If you could please add a link back to my party within your post, I would appreciate it. Thanks!

latenightplays said...

He's so romantic that fella of yours!

Delilah said...

This is great, i love it. I'm currently working on organizing my craft room too.

Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

This space is coming together great Rachel. I love that fabric storage tip, so easy to see what you've got now! And, thanks for stopping at thespacebetween. I am now you're newest follower!

Karla Medina said...

Looks great!! Visiting from Keeping it Simple. :)

Grammy Goodwill said...

What a great space! You are so organized. I love that tip about the boards holding fabric.

Tanya said...

so nice!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

Lucky lucky girl - you h ave your own mini fabric store there!

Miranda said...

This turned out awesome! I love it. Amazing space.

CAS said...

I really like your idea for the small fabric bolts. That really makes them look so neat and tidy.

{northern cottage} said...

yay! what a pretty space to CREATE! would love to have ya come visit & link up to my PARTY TIME TUESDAY linky!

www.northerncottage.blogspot.com

Jen said...

I love your new fabric storage, I'd really like to do the same for my craft closet...someday! Thanks for linking up all your fabulous projects, keep crafting! ~Jen

Alecia @ ChickenScratch NY said...

Love the new shelves! I keep seeing the cardboard trick, must mean I should try it! Thanks for sharing. Stopping by from Marvelously Messy

Pattie said...

Great job, love how you created a space in a small area glad I found you, happy rest of the week, your newest follower

Pattie

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SusieQTpies Scraps said...

Congrats on being the #1 most clicked post on Mommy Solutions last week! This room rocks! If you haven't linked up anything new, yet, stop in the linky is hoppin'! http://www.crystalandcomp.com/2012/01/the-mommy-club-share-your-resources-and-solutions-27/

Thanks for sharing, Crystal.

gelfling50 said...

u have totally inspired me to transform my closet in my craft room ty