Things are starting to come together with the old craft room. Are you sick of hearing about it yet? Never fear… it’s ALMOST done.
In the process of getting digital subscriptions to bunches of magazines, there are now hundreds of these old translucent plastic magazine holders available at work. It’s been on my to-do list for months to do something with them. Finally I brought a few home and visited my local Paper Source. After about an hour and some strategic use of glue stick and scissors, voila! Much cuter magazine holders (sans magazines at the mo). With some leftover paper, I framed a bit of the yellow polka dots, which I love. That Paper Source knows what they are doing. I always envision that if I ever lose my job, or maybe if I have a midlife crisis someday, I’d like to land a job there. It’s always so serene and inspiring.
Want to see how the closet turned out?
The Elfa closet system was easy to install and looks great! It sure beats the old version of this closet, which was a miserable mess:
Now I’ve got everything organized in my mesh baskets and shelves. Behold home dec fabric:
And quilting cotton:
And wool felt (why do I have so much wool felt?)
And, of course, some yarn:
Finally, I brought back my shelving. The closet and these two shelves equal all the storage in this room. That huge armoire in the above picture? GONE. So far I’m loving the space and am on the lookout for a small chair so I can entertain non-canine guests.
The sad news is that I still have no closet doors – white or stained. It may never come to be! It might be curtainland for the closet. We’ll have to see if we can hack something together that is narrow enough to let me open my mesh baskets when the doors are open all the way.
If you look closely enough, you can see the illuminated statue of David in my neighbor’s yard, under that gazebo-like structure. It’s my nighttime view! Lucky me!
Posted by robyn on May 20th, 2009 under crafts, random
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