Emptying the stuff off the shelf resulted in this mess:
I tackled some of the mess this January so I could work on a few projects but I still needed to go through everything and find new solutions. Not only did I procrastinate, but I work full time outside our home and like most families our kids and life keep us pretty busy. And like most hobby spaces little piles not taken care of soon grow to be bigger piles. Without dedicated spaces for items things got out of hand. And being the fourth bedroom upstairs it was easier to just close the door.
Since I am off work each summer, I now have plenty of time and the hobby studio was pretty high on my list of spaces to tackle. I switched out a dresser that wasn't working and added two simple wood shelf units. This really opened up the small room (okay, so did clearing out all the piles of fabric and frames on the floor lol.) I also took a large garbage bag of outdated fabric and supplies to the thrift store.
One solution I came up with was using this vintage typesetter's drawer I picked up for $5 as storage for thread spools. Spools of different sizes were hard to fit and remove from the plastic kind I used before. Now the spools are within easy reach of my sewing machine and I can easily see what colours I have.
The lampshade on the mason jar lamp needed to be replaced or updated. I chose to update it. I used strips from a white cotton sheet I bought on clearance at Lands End and made lots of rufffles that I hot glued to the old shade. I love white and ruffles! I added a simple stamped CREATE to a tag tied on with turquoise and white twine.
My supplies add lots of colour to the room, but the main colours are white and turquoise. This sign is a clearance purchase from a few years ago and I decided to paint over the red 'measure' and 'cut' with turquoise. Love it now. There are still a few things to hang and then I can take photos. No cost updates make me happy. Now that the room is organized and tidy it is so much easier completing projects.
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