Friday, 18 July 2014

The Great Wall of Storage

Without a doubt, the hardest thing about being a crafter/diyer/hoarder is having enough storage. So in my new craft room I knew without a doubt I had to have a lot of it.

In my old craft room, I loved the peg board door, so when we put up the wall dividing the lounge into two rooms, I told Julian on this side I wanted pegboard instead of wood panneling. Lucky for me, I recieved gift cards for the hardware store and it covered the price.


I wanted houndstooth but wasn't prepared to paint it. I had all that cheap vinyl that I got a couple of years ago. It's really see through and only good against a white background I started using my cutter to cut them out but found it was quicker to just draw the pattern and cut it out with scissors.

Here are my "helpers" Yes Max had just finished lunch which he wears so well over his face.

I didn't have enough of the one pink so I decide to go with two tones of pink. then the boxes from my old room on the floor. The tops looked terrible.

So I bought 10 wooden fence pailings at 90 cents each and made a wooden bench. It gave me more space and looks better.

So much storage and plenty of room for more....that grumble you just heard was Jules, apparently he doesn't think I need more supplies or tools.


DIY Delight or Disaster? Total delight, I love that all my sewing and dies for the bigshot are in reach and I can see them without having to dig through. Plus check out the mitred corners on that frame, I totally kicked mitre saw butt!This is awesome, delight!

Thanks for reading,

Mel xo

16 comments:

  1. Love it, Mel ! The bench is an awesome addition :-)

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  2. Great idea for the top Mel! It looks like it really gives you more space, and it looks neater. I think the two tones of pink look more interesting than if you used one. Love the houndstooth pattern.

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  3. Your new craft room is going to be fantastic Mel! I love the houndstooth pattern and that was such a smart idea for more counter space. Of course the extra help is always greatly appreciated....and so cute too!. Cheers.

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  4. I swear, I want one of those vinyl cutter things. And someplace to hang my quilt cutter thing. I don't even know where it is right now. Hopefully lying flat somewhere.

    -andi

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  5. It looks fantastic! I love the idea of adding a pattern to it. It looks so much more fun.

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  6. Oh boy, what a delight! I love the houndstooth pattern and all of your hanging and underneath storage space! I am so ashamed of my craft room and wish I had more space. I'm going to have to come up with a plan for better organization one day soon. You really did a great job putting yours together!

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  7. Looks brilliant Mel! And that's a genius idea to use fence pailings for the benchtop - fabulous!

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  8. It's a total delight!!! I love the houndstooth, so colorful and cheery. You did totally kick butt on the mitred corners! LOL! Nice job Mel! Can I borrow your helpers??

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  9. I have never seen pegboard look so good- that was a great idea. And your storage bench is equally brilliant. I may be a wee bit jealous of all that storage. ;)

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  10. Wow. That looks beautiful. I love the two tones in color, too. It definitely worked out that you didn't have enough of one color to do the whole board. I'm also impressed with your commitment to finishing :). I would have probably given up half way through! Love it!

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  11. You are so cool, I can't even turn on a miter saw. I'm pretty sure I'd lose a limb too! It turned out great, from yhr houndstooth to the frame to your creative tabletop solution. I like that cute little stool tucked under too:)

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  12. I am loving all that storage! And way to go on the miter saw! I've always admired women who use power tools but I'm too scared to use them myself. LOL

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  13. That idea for a top just may be the answer to fixing up a bookshelf I have. Thanks!

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  14. The peg board is so much more interesting now, love it. Two tone was a great choice, too and super idea on using fence to cover the top of your cubes. Coming along lovely, Mel!

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  15. Swoon! This IS AWESOME! I love it, I want it. The husband gets out of school this week, I'm pretty sure he'll want to spend his free time making me some sweet peg-board storage. And go you with the mitered corners!

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