Sunday, October 3, 2010

Storage for Creative Spaces

I'm talking storage for your supplies and not the kind in a plastic bin stuck under the table. Unfortunately, supplies in my creative space that have been put in storage bins have suffered from severe depression due to lack of use. Poor babies.

SEE it + RETRIEVE it = a FUNCTIONAL space
  

Stack ribbons according to color on a wall shelf.

Grab plant stands or any table height containers that have an open top. Roll trims and lace on cardstock tubes. Place vertically in containers and every tube will be visible. Happy trims? You bet.

This space is located in my antique church building.

Every space needs to store a little bit of pretty. Part of my tea cup collection is housed in a glass cabinet above a work table. Function? Simply inspiration.

A few paper doll ornaments from a swap and a tussie mussie made by me also offer inspiration.

Vintage jewels, buttons, yo yos, glitered letters, and more are within reach and highly visible stored in glass jars. See it, and retrieve it. 


I have had questions about the frame that sits on top of the hutch. It is a framed piece of fabric. The frame was spray painted to match the fabric. Heavy fabric was used and attached to the back of the frame with upholstery staples. Glass was not used.

Fall weather has been beautiful in the midwest. Harvest is underway on our farm and we have been enjoying many meals out in the field. The gorgeous prairie and blue skies go on forever. I wish I could bottle some up for you! Along with harvest my pink girl and I have been getting ready for a show. It will be located in my neighbors beautiful barn. If you live close by stop in next weekend at the Crafters Barn and say hi!

Have a beautiful day,
Ele


9 comments:

NanaDiana said...

Ele- I know what you mean. I get so disgusted with myself for having everything so organized and stuffed in plastic bins that I forget I have it. Your way is soooo much better. Love everything you are showing. Hugs- Diana

Jean Tuthill said...

Hi Ele, I haven't been around in a while, just playing catch up here. I love your creative space and I agree, if I can't see it, it's forgotten. Your space is very pretty, my space is very small with lots of stuff crammed in, but it's what I have, so I'm happy with it. Have a wonderful week and I'll be back soon.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

What a perfect work area! I need that garden cart, it is so cute. It sure makes it easy to work when everything is organized and you know what you have.

Carol

maryboys said...

hello, ele:) this is such a motivational post - everything looks so good. i just love the ivory hats you have displayed on the wall...happy fall!

mary

Kath said...

Hi Ele! congrats, you won the drawing for the magnetic memo board on my blog! email me your address and I will get it right out to you!
Kath

vivian said...

great creative storage !! I agree.. out of sight.. out of mind.. and I really hate rummaging through things!
thanks for the ideas and the great pics.. I especially like the little shelf full of ribbons!
have a great night sister friend!
vivian

Chelsea Ling said...

what a pretty room you have :)

Maija said...

In Bin, out of sight!! You area looks so beautiful!!

Seedplanter Designs said...

Love that cupboard!
Your storage ideas sparked some of my own. Thank you!