Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Organization Can Be Pretty!


It's been a whole year since I moved my craft supplies out of the linen closet and into my repurposed media cabinet.  During this time I've learned a lot about what works and what doesn't work for keeping my craft supplies neat and tidy!  For instance, the "spice racks" lined with jars of beads, safety pins, and other bits and pieces didn't work so well hung inside the cupboard door.  No matter how gently I opened the cupboard, the little jars and their contents would go spewing all over the place...eeeek!  I finally took some time to do a little re-arranging and re-organizing to spruce things up in a way that makes more sense!  I started by moving my little racks to the wall inside of the cupboard...much better!   


I just love these old wooden sewing table drawers for organizing.  I bought a whole singer machine in it's cabinet a couple of years ago for $15!  The cabinet's wood was warped and ruined but the drawers were still in great shape and I have since put them to good use!


I just discovered something kind of cool!  The small sized canning jars fit perfectly inside of the sewing drawers to organize and hold smaller craft items such as buttons and beads.  So much nicer than having it all thrown into one big container!


And it looks pretty too...Bonus!


Jars are great for storing craft supplies.  It's so nice to be able to see what's inside, without having to dump everything out and sort through it!


Sometimes a crafting tool or supply is just too pretty to be tucked away.  I love the look of this little pin cushion overflowing with pins next to my creamy pottery.  And, it's always handy when I need it!


I actually did a bit of fabric purging amidst all of my re-organizing.  My quilting stash now fits in the two drawers!  My small supply of upholstery fabric is tucked away in the picnic basket.  A place for everything and everything in it's place! 


There is a reason I'm not showing you the other side of my crafty cabinet!  I'm not completely done with the re-organization project quite yet.  It's not so pretty over there.  Lots of plastic containers overflowing with "stuff."  I'll get to it one of these days, and when I do, I'll give you a peek inside!

Thank you for your sweet visit!  I am really looking forward to hopping around to see what all of my blog buddies are up to this week!  Happy Spring to you all!

Best Wishes and Blessings,
Amanda

Linking up with:
White Wednesday at Faded Charm
Show and Tell at Blue Cricket Design
Transformation Thursday at Shabby Chic Cottage
Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Vintage Inspiration Friday at Common Ground

15 comments:

  1. Oh how I wish all my crafting supplies lookedso tidy. It never fails....I get organized andthen nothing gets put back in it's place and its strewn all over the house..Help!

    You've motivated me...now to find the time.

    Hope you get to enjoy the sun they've promised us tomorrow:)

    Kathleen

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  2. So pretty. All your little goodies are beautifully displayed.

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  3. I'm so inspired!! I think I'm going to reorganize all my crafties to make them look pretty!!!

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  4. I've recently done some organizing too - of my desk drawers. Not nearly as pretty - but it does feel good. Way to go!

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  5. Your craft cabinet looks so fabulous!! Love all the little goodies you have in there and I also love the idea of the jars in the sewing machine drawer. Wonderful!
    Happy WW!
    Blessings~

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  6. Hi Amanda
    Thank you for stopping by my blog - its so nice to meet you
    I need you to come over and organize for me :) We're getting ready for the Garden show so I'm not seeing much in the way of tidiness here
    Sue

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  7. Oh, your craft cabinet is so so charming ! I thing it shows your personality - delicate , organized,creative, with a fine sense of style and open eyes for all the beauty around us ... :)
    I always enjoy my visit here !

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  8. This is darling! You are so creative and inspiring! I have my craft stuff thrown in three big baskets. Its a mess. Guess I need to get to work.
    Have a great day.
    Hugs,
    Olivia

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  9. Hi! This looks awesome! I host a weekly blog hop -- It's a Keeper Thursdays. I'd love for you to stop by and link up!

    Thanks!
    Christina @ It's a Keeper
    http://www.everydaytastes.com/

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  10. I love your organized cabinet! Everything is so pretty! What a great use of space. Love your vintage drawers for ribbon.
    Have a great weekend!
    ~ Julie

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  11. So pretty and vintagey! Thanks for sharing all your great techniques for unique and pretty storage. I am working on my office now so I can contribute to Where Bloggers Create. It's a slow process but your inspiration helps. Thanks.

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  12. This is one of the cutest & most organized spaces I have ever seen! Love it!!!
    -emily

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  13. Your post is very inspiring to get organized! Your skills are adorable! xoox, tracie

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  14. How wonderful to have all your sewing items in one place. Your cabinet is really wonderful, and I love how you've organized it all!! Thanks for linking up to VIF!
    hugs,
    Debra

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  15. I just ran across this at Pinterest! This gives me inspiration to do this to one I have had in the garage for the last three years. Awesome job!

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