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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Sharing Organizing Ideas from My Studio

Well, I have been absent for a few days...but for a GOOD reason. I have HAD to get INTO my studio and cleaned and organize it!!! During the Holidays when I am creating...cleanliness and organization just goes by the wayside. A good word would be CHAOS!!!! So....when my sweet friend Celeste showed her gorgeous studio recently I knew it was time to get my room spiffed up! If you have not seen her Studio you must check HERE and see how beautiful her room is!!!

I thought I'd show you how I store the many THING's I use to create. As you will see, I don't have most things behind doors or cabinets...I am so VISUAL that I need to see what I am working with or I forget what I have! Now that could be a blond or aging thang...but I AM NOT Going there! hehehe

Do you have some fun or unique ways you organize things in your rooms? I'd love to hear about them. I have a THING for organizing...just ask my family! LOL

I use lots of jars and boxes!

This is a fun way to store goodies in plain sight and I was so proud to come up with it! I used plastic spray paint and painted those small utility drawer holders. Then I found at a thrift store, a neat floral box for $4 that is meant for shoes...but this does hold shoe size plastic containers PEFECTLY...well they hold a lot of my laces, trims, glues, glittlers and on and on....I love how this works because it is all at my fingertips!!! It has to be one of my favorites in organization ever!

I know I have shared this idea when I did my Craft room blog a while back....but it was easy to do and others might like to do this. This is a regular 2 tier shelf I found at a thrift store, painted it pink, drilled holes in the middle section and then placed cup hooks on the lowest area. I then place long dowells thgough for my growing ribbon collection...I use these almost every day! I also have smaller pieces of ribbons and wound ribbons in 2 sectioned vintage quilted containers.
This idea was a combined effort between me and hubs. He helped me cut out this peg board to fit this LARGE picture now holds many scissors and other goodies I use it comes in handy and IF I remember to put my scissors back I can then find a pair when I need them, lol.
This shelf is quite large and was a garage sale find for $ has a neat embossed wall paper background and so much room for crepe paper and containers for ribbon roses. And a few birdhouses waiting to be finished...
THESE are my favorite things that I use! I love these vintage glove and hankie holders...they are FULL of my handmade clay roses! I check for these often in LOT groups on ebay and have gotten the best deals there.
And..last these are some neat ways I found recently, inspired by Celeste to put my most used colors of paint close to me! Fun containters and baskets. you have some unique and fun ways that you have oranized your things? I'd LOVE to hear more about what you do! I am always looking for new ideas.

Have a blessed day!


Celestina Marie said...

Hi Lorena, Well sweetie your storage solutions are just wonderful. I love everything. The shoe organizer to make those drawers is a fabulous idea. And the glove boxes for clay roses is the perfect soft place to store them. Wow oh Wow you are so storage creative. I need to do the same for ribbons, but have no place to hang it. What a great way to keep them all together and ready to use. I also love the basket with your paints and the ones most used. I can see you love organizing too. Your studio is really terrific. I could spend a lot of time in there.

Thank you for mentioning my studio but it does not even come close to the great ideas you have. You are so kind.

I will give my dh a hug from you. I am just so thrilled that a bit of good news is coming your way. God is always Good!!!
Prayers continue sweetie for the best outcome, if it be the Lord's Will!
Love you, Celestina Marie

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Wow! It looks WONDERFUL! Doesn't it just fill your heart with joy to look at all your supplies? Love the pegboard. Great idea.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful studio you have!
I was "jolted" when I saw the quilted glove boxes. I remember seeing them in my Grandmothers closet. I guess being a little girl I just never knew what they were & never gave them another thought. Then there they are...
Have a great day!!

Connie said...

I love all of those ideas for storage, honey. When I look at the way others do their storage then I want to change mine AGAIN!! I've got to stop this!


Lorena,I hope you can see me bowing to the new queen of studio I make an appointment for your sweet organized self to come and help me? Your new space is MOST inspiring......
I too am a chotic creater when it is it has been continually crazy here....especially taking care of my Mom....
Hugs...and thanks for the inspiration!

Rebecca said... it is! Another Studio that is 2die4. This is really starting to make me nervous...mine workplace is a mess and I can't show it to anyone!

Thank you for the inspiration. I need it. Share more! Maybe it will get me up and going sooner than later!

xooxSomething coming to you soon!

Rebecca xoxo

Michele said...

Hi Lorena ~ thanks for all the wonderful ideas to organize! I need craft room is a mess! Now I need to keep my eyes open for those small utility drawers!


vickie said...

Oh my Lorena, you are super organized. How wonderful, I love the vintage hanky and glove boxes!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hi Sweetie! What a perfectly organized studio you have. Your shoe organizer idea is terrific!! I covet your ribbon shelf! And the new $3 shelf is so pretty!!!

Love you,
Angelic Accents

Katie said...

Just wonderful!

The Vintage Rose said...

Thank you for sharing pictures of your studio, it's lovely to see pretty and practical storage ideas!

TattingChic said...

What a lovely studio! I'm green with envy! Love all the organizers! You have so much PINK in there; it's fabulous! :)