Sunday, June 29, 2014

Craft Shelves

I have been on the hunt for crafting storage ever since we moved to Chattanooga and left the awesome built-ins in Little Rock...


The problem is that I am cheap... and that there is a lot of wall space above my desk in the new house, so some shelves or wall units are too small for the space.

But you can find anything on Craigslist.  I found a newer shelving unit for $40. Sold!


The shelves are not very deep (only around 3.5 inches), so every container had to be fairly small.  I found all the glass jars at Hobby Lobby for half off.  I saved money by shopping in the glassware aisle (where, after the 50% off, the containers ranged from $1-$2.50 or so) rather than the craft organization section (where a set of 4 plastic containers was $9 or $10).

I have beads and various types of sewing needles in the little jars...


...buttons, bobbins, and larger supplies in the medium-sized jars...


...and large paper tags and glue sticks in the two largest mason jars...


I found small wooden boxes for $2 each.  They're perfect for fabric, twine, and upholstery webbing.



The taller metal containers are ideal for hiding supplies that are visually less appealing (piping, smaller fabric scraps, etc.)


I even had room left over for some not-so-utilitarian things...



Having these supplies within reach will certainly make sewing and crafting easier.  Before, if I needed something, I would have to get up and go to the closet in the other corner of the room.  I also may be more inclined to work in my office because the shelving unit has made this wall a prettier...


...and hey, if I have to work at home, I might as well be in a pretty room, right?


Yes, I think I could work in here.

Happy Sunday!
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3 comments :

  1. This is shelf is perfect for storing craft supplies. I'm asking myself right now why I've never thought of storing my glue sticks in a mason jar. Genius idea!

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  2. Visiting from FFF. What a great space! Seeing your organized craft supplies is just the inspiration I need to finish organizing my own.

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  3. That is a great little storage piece and I really like your white desk.

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