Well, the organizational bug hit me yesterday. I utilize our 2 spare bedrooms for my creativity. Yes, TWO, LOL! They used to both be used as guest bedrooms, but now only one of them actually has a bed in it. The other is more of an office with our desk, files and computers. But, since I am a mixed media artist, I need a space for my painting away from my sewing (for obvious reasons). Let me show you.
This is in the room without beds. This wall is opposite the wall with the desk/computers/printer.
This beautiful antique dresser my mom bought me years ago. I get so much use out of it. It has gone from storing wrapping supplies, fabric and now my shipping supplies. To the left are two folding tables against the walls in an L-shape. Mostly used for cutting fabric because that’s what I’ve been spending the most time on lately. But if I want to switch to painting, my heavily used painting supplies are in bins just underneath the table.
In the next guest room is where I really enjoy sewing and storing all of my fabrics.
This white antique dresser holds all of my fat quarters (lots), as well as ribbons and buttons. I’ll take some inside drawer pictures for my next post to show you.
It may look small, but I love this little corner to sew in. The little vintage desk works out perfectly and I even have myself in the habit of putting all of my cut threads into the tin to the right. (My husband was tired of me trapsing all of the threads throughout the house.)
This is the opposite corner of my sewing machine. The bins hold all of my larger pieces of fabric. This room brings me so much peace. I often will take to reading or napping in here as well. I keep the walls free of home decor simply so that I can temporarily hang WIP quilts on them while creating.
Last but not least is the never-ending challenge of organizing my closet. Since I started quilting just 4 months ago, I needed to organize all the other misc. that comes along with this venture.
Every closet in my home has these wonderful shelving units. I bought some shoebox containers on sale and used my labelmaker to get me organized. The larger bins are used for specific Works in Progress. As you can see, I still need to organize the space next to these shelves, but this is a great start.
I’m really enjoying the time saving due to being more organized. I think I’ll be back in a few days to share the inside of my antique dressers. They hold so much for me that I know I would be lost without them.
I’m off to start making a mess of things!
Have a creative day!