I am desperately trying to get my supplies in order. I am overrun with stuff- all kinds of stuff, from scrapbooking supplies to sewing implements- my shelf runneth over. 🙂 So I am always on the lookout for great ideas to help me get organized.
This shelf unit from Sew Many Ways is awesome! So much storage from big box shelf units. She makes it look custom by adding crown molding on top. So smart! And she has tons of great organizing/ storage solutions in her craft room- you should check them out. 🙂
Stef from Girl.Inspired. has such a beautiful aesthetic. And her fabric storage is no different. One day I am going to invest in these fabric holders. I think they make everything just look so clean and crisp.
I knew I wanted something similar. A piece of furniture to hold the fabric and some way to keep that fabric organized. Well, thanks to my Mother-in-law, I’m half-way there.
|Sorry about the pic, I remembered I needed a “before” shot half way through taking it apart. 🙂|
She found this great cabinet at a garage sale for $10. She asked if they would take $8, and they did! So score! It looked fine as it was, but I want my craft room to be a bright, happy place- so I knew I wanted to paint it.
I used three different brands of spray paint in this project from the primer to two different shades of yellow. (didn’t like the first one) And I am here to tell you- Krylon paint is the best! The sprayer is so much easier to use, the paint goes on much more smoothly and the color was fabulous. (and there is no compensation for me to say this!) I took my friend Mandi’s advice and went with sun yellow. It really is the perfect yellow for me.
Here’s the “after”! I just love it. The yellow is perfect for my craft room. (Or what will be my craft room
if when it ever gets finished. I am very happy with the way it turned out. For now I just have the fabric stacked in color families, but one day I really hope to get the fabric organizers and stand them up. I think it will make them easier to see and will be better use of the space.
I did realize one other thing during this project- refinishing furniture is not my favorite thing! Shocking, I know. But true nonetheless. It doesn’t mean I won’t refinish furniture again, but I am much happier using my sewing machine or mod podge. I guess that’s good for me to know. 🙂
Have a Happy Friday! I’ll be back next week with TONS of great projects, so stay tuned.
And, just as a quick reminder- Next week is the Point of View Reveal and link party- so get your Shelf projects lined up! It’s going to be a great party. 🙂
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