Aug 25, 2009

More Stash Organization

Remember the closet in the "scary" room? (the little door between the dresser and the mattress, lol)

Since I don't use it for clothes, I decided to make it a bit more user friendly. This is what the inside looked like before I started my latest improvement on "The Homestead":

Ten days later after a trip to Menards, using my new jigsaw, some sanding, primering, painting, and drilling...

Ta Da!

Shelf One: The black box is my beading supplies. Beneath that are two storage cases, one with scroll rods and the other with stitchy fabric. The container in front holds my small charts and small albums with photos of the projects I've stitched over the years. To the left are my Jammer cases with my floss on bobbins (You can see it better in the pic below).

Shelf Two: On the left is a container with more stitchy fabric. Beneath it is a container that holds my large charts. Next to it is my full size sewing machine.

On The Floor: Bin with my winter clothing. Against the wall is my electronic typewriter.

The best part of these shelves is that they're removeable in the event the closet needs to be used to hang clothes.

26 comments:

Julie M said...

Good job! The closet looks much better and now it's functional too. I have Dan do all that for me. I probably could do it but it makes him feel needed I think! LOL!

Emily said...

You are very handy, can you come over to my house, hubby just never gets around to it. LOL Looks nice and organized now.

Carolyn NC said...

"Redecoration" is the name of the game for you lately, in more ways than one! This one I like! It looks great. Now try not to add more lovely colors to your person and we'll all be ok!

Kathy said...

Great job. Now that everything is nice and neat here what is the next project?

:)

Carolyn said...

Meari,
You did a great job with the organization of the closet. Good for you putting up those shelves. Nicely done!

Ranae said...

Great job on the closet, will you come do mine?!
There was a meet up in WS on Saturday, but we were a tad busy,lol. The next one will be in Oct. I will def be going to that one.
I like you music

Gabi said...

That's a great job done Maeri.

timetostitch said...

Good job on the closets! We converted all our closets to California Closets, even the coat one in the foyer. We're tall so we have a bar really high so we have two rows of coats...nothing like using all the space to our convenience!

Alberta said...

Don't you just love using power tools? Meari, you did a great job with your closet!

Nancy M said...

Nice job! I love it when you can get a small space organized to get LOTS of stuff in it!!! And it's easy to get to too!

Rachel S said...

That is a neat little closet. It's perfect for your crafty stuff.

Carissa said...

You still have an electric typewriter? Gosh, I haven't used one of those since I worked at the courthouse in 98!

Sharon said...

Aha! Now I know what you're doing with your "free time" this week! :) Everything looks great - very user-friendly! Have fun enjoying the fruits of your labor.

Katrien said...

You did a great job!

~~~Melinda said...

WOW! Wanna come visit me? I need lots done haha

Daffycat said...

Perfect organization space! Well done!

My stitchy area is in a converted closet space. It's really handy to have unused closets!

http://itsdaffycat.blogspot.com/search/label/Where%20I%20stitch

Mary said...

Great job Meari!

I hope your work will inspire me to clean up the nightmare room I have... well two.. one is my bedroom and one is my brother's former bedroom and was taken over by my stuff and my cat...lol.

Kristin said...

Would you like to come help me build stuff at my house? LOL...great job.

Anonymous said...

Great job, everything looks so neat and tidy.

Marl

Tessa said...

Wow - you are really getting the hang of using your power tools - Go Girl!
Looks good too, nothing like being able to find stuff!
Hope you found a new home for that lovely old doll I spied sitting in the corner - was she a childhood doll of yours?

mbroider said...

You impress me Meari. Did you come from Wonderland??!!!

All my charts and kits and fabric and floss are in closet *amid* my clothes:( The search for my 'armoire' is on, but no luck yet.

EvalinaMaria said...

Great job Meari! Now, how do you feel after you've done all your inventory count? I bet it makes you feel good! I love "unpacking" boxes and I always find completely forgotten things. It makes me feel like "it is Christmas!".

Pike said...

That is awesome! I wish I had such a great storage place for all my stash...

Vickie said...

Wow!!! Everything looks GREAT!! I am so impressed! I love how you have everything organized.

Shelley - ILCS said...

Wow!! You've been a busy little beaver. Feels great to get something organized!!

Jade said...

I am sooo jealous right now! Never been talented at organizing but it doesn't stop me from marveling at it!