Jan 28, 2019

Craft Room DIY - Ruler Storage

In my previous post, I talked about my quilting history.  Although I haven't quilted in the past twenty years, I have quilting supplies -- rulers, rotary cutters, mat, etc.  Because.... a few years ago, I had intended on doing a quilt.  I was given a book and some rulers to do said quilt.  You know how it goes.  Never enough time.  I guess, I also was having subconscious flashbacks to the queen-size quilt. LoL  Anywho, I digress...

Most of my rulers are hung on the side of my filing cabinet with Command hooks.  The hooks work great, btw!


Note above, I said "most" of my rulers are hung.  The square ones are too big to hang there plus now I have too many to fit on the hook.  I researched various ways people stored their rulers (Thank you, Google!), but really couldn't find anything I liked.  I turned to my second best option and looked on Amazon.  Did you know you can find almost everything on Amazon?!

I found something I really liked, but was concerned when the "ad" said "used".  Lo and behold in this case "used" meant damaged box.  I didn't know this until the product arrived on my doorstep late one evening.  Of course, it was the only one available and I couldn't find anything similar with a reasonable price.

Veesun File Sorter
It can be mounted on the wall.  It is big enough to hold a 20" square ruler easily and it has several sections to hold other smaller rulers.  The mesh will allow me to add a hook to the bottom in order to hang longer supplies/rulers.  There is only one problem with the sorter.  What is it, you ask?

The color!  I want it to match my craft room.  What's a girl to do?  (I'm sure you know, if you're a long time reader.)  Drum roll please.... a DIY project.... paint it!

I set to work and primered it white before painting it the color I really wanted it.


After several coats of white from all angles, out came the Lagoon spray paint.  You may remember it from my DIY Filing Cabinet makeover (which is my highest viewed post) and the Pegboard I made.



Doesn't it look great?  I really like that it's only a little over 4" deep.  It sure is nice to get my rulers off my dining room table, that's for sure.


Until next time....

7 comments:

Katie said...

As always you are amazing. Love it! Great idea!!

butterfly said...

Great idea and looks great .
Looks like before it was a letter rack .

Faith... said...

I will be stealing this idea because lots of my rulers are all over the place! Thanks for the great idea.

Carol said...

That is a great idea, Meari! I seem to be collecting more rulers all the time so I'll be remembering this--and the color you painted it is lovely :) Happy February to you!

Robin in Virginia said...

What a great find, Meari! Love its new color! Enjoy your weekend!

rosey175 said...

Love that you're getting more Lagoon in your life! This is a nice way to store your rulers. I'd be tempted to hang S hooks from the bottom for even more storage hah.

Lynda Ruth Bowers said...

you amaze me with all your great ideas. I like it. Now I want one too hugs