Thursday, May 2, 2013

More Storage Ideas

A couple of posts back, I showed you some of the ways I store supplies.  Anyone who knows me well knows that I love to organize and label things.  Last month I bought a second-hand desk from my brother-in-law and immediately had to figure out the most efficient way to store things in the drawers.  The drawers have movable dividers so I rearranged and rearranged until I had the best configuration.  This is a photo of the drawer I have designated for distress inks, stains and paints.  Total nirvana.  :) 

I labeled the bottles and my ink pads using my Silhouette and some printable sticker paper.  I created the simple shapes, typed in the color names and then printed and cut them with the Silhouette.  Love that machine.

The ink bottles have dropper tops on them so a label wouldn't work.  Instead I used the Tim Holtz distress paints to paint the top in the corresponding color so I could easily grab the one I want.  I don't have corresponding paint to match them all but I keep them in rows by color (of course!) so the painted ones help me narrow down the search.


Flowers, buttons and loose ribbons are stored in glass bottles and jars I found at Hobby Lobby.  And they all sit neatly in this handmade wooden box I found at a craft sale.  It also had plenty of room to line up my spools of ribbon.  The lady who made this box said that she got the pattern from an old box her brother had.  It's a very unique design that I may just have to try and build myself sometime.

 As always, thanks for stopping.




4 comments:

  1. Hi Cathy, thank you for visiting my blog today and encouraging me to come and see you in return. I've really enjoyed my visit - starting from day one in fact! I've enjoyed looking at your creations so much that I'm off to become your newest follower - so I'll see you again soon! Hugs MMx

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    1. Hi Maisie. I am so glad you stopped by. I couldn't believe you took the time to read it all and leave so many thoughtful comments! You made my day! I am really glad I began this blog. It has been great to share with so many creative people.

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  2. Will you please please please come to my house. I thought I was organized, but this is amazing. You know what else is amazing. Those earrings you made for Tim's Tattered floral challenge....WOWZA. Very cool. So glad you are in blog-land!!

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    1. Thanks, Sara! Not every aspect of my studio, or life, is as organized as that drawer. :) And glad you liked the earrings. Have a great week and thanks for stopping!

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