1/11/09

Declutter & Organize Party!!

Sarah at "Thrifty Chick Decor" is hosting a "Declutter & Organize" party filled with great ideas from fellow crafters and the like for storage and organizing ideas :-) I have been busy redoing my studio from THIS cluttered unorganized mess....











to this streamlined everything out in the open (mess?) I know, I've got a lot of art supplies/stuff and some plain ol' junk-- and its not 100% organized but I've had a terrible flu to deal with so bear with me! What to do when you NEED all your supplies? lol

I put in floor to ceiling shelves and purchased clear bins to house various objects. The bins will be labeled eventually once I've streamlined the contents a little more~ The bins hold contents like glitter, glue, beads, trims, vintage items, paint, feathers, sewing supplies-- you name it, I've got it and its in a bin!

I've even got hat boxes on top my t.v. unit in the studio filled to the brim with vintage finds...(labels to come soon)






This vintage bookcase sits on top of my work table for added storage. I love the look of it filled with the white boxes. On the bottom shelf there is a mini drying rack (that pink thing...) that holds tiny pieces while they dry~ neat huh. I think it once was for holding mail? I had to cut the top of it off so it would fit on that shelf-- and of course, I had to paint it pink! lol

Here is a bookcase filled with antique books, some dating from the 1800's all waiting for me to get my hands on them! Its nice not to have them mixed in with my art & craft books finally!













Here is a view from the doorway leading into my studio....
I've got a dress form standing guard at the door....
around her neck she has long necklaces that rattle when anyone passes by her.
I've got loads of things under my work desk--- which will be put into plastic bins soooooooooooon I hope~

The studio closet....I know, Do I really need all this stuff? Yep-- I do. I did toss out a lot of things, which I will probably have to rebuy lol...but its a "work in progress" and with Sarah's ever constant great tips for keeping organized and making things "Cauute", I am inspired to continue!!

17 comments:

Mamaoftwins said...

You have alot of stuff but its so well organized. I bet its so easy to find what you need. Love those hat boxes!

Michelle said...

I love it! I can't believe how organized it is. I started a re-do of my craft room Saturday, moving it from one room to the next. I am going to use some of your ideas, great room!

june@craftyniche said...

Wow, your craft room looks great!

the pleasures of homemaking said...

Wow, you have a great craft room! I'm getting ready to do my craft area and see lots of ideas that I can use. Thanks!

Manuela

P.S. Love those hatboxes

B said...

You have been workin' hard, woman! But, wow, it looks great. Isn't it nice to have everything organized so that when you go to do a project, you can actually find your supplies. So, next, you have to come over here and organize my chaos. lol Glad you're feeling better, too. O, and have "un-duct-taped" your grandson from the wall? hee hee Just kidding! Have a good week.

Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick said...

Wow WOW WOW!!! I am UBER impressed -- you are just the reason I did this party...what an inspriration!! I love everything! Wow.

Buttercream Cottage said...

Wow, so much stuff. The room looks great. What a fun room to have.

Domestic Goddess..Diva sometimes said...

Whoa! Now that's what I call organization. And wow! You have alot of stuff but they're contained. ;)

The Masked Mommy said...

What a great job! However, I'm not sure you listened to Sarah when she said you have too much stuff! Haha :-) Excellent organizing!

Steph said...

Wow! You have put in a lot of hard work. It looks great.

bec4 said...

Wow--I want to come over and rummage through all of those fantastic bins. Oh the fun I'd have. I hope you are feeling better soon! Take care-

Lamp Tramp said...

You lucky girly, to have that GINORMOUS craft room. And so much stuff, all so neatly organized. I'm drooling! I have to spread my projects (especially sewing) out on dinning table, kitchen island, kitchen table, then trail down to the laundry room to iron. Therefore I have a huge mess throughout the house. You are super organized!

Traci said...

Wow, you should send that post into Rubbermaid....maybe they will feature you on a commercial....I'm serious!!! I want to come over and craft RIGHT NOW!!! Thanks for sharing!

Betsy said...

Now that is a craft room. Impressed.

Katie said...

Wow. I am so impressed. It looks great!

Jenette said...

Your craft room looks like a store! LOL! It looks awesome! Great job! :)

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

I'm impressed and a little jealous.