Monday, July 4, 2011

New Improved Storage!

I had a very full weekend! Took a little road trip with my sister down to New Hope, PA to see my brother play with an awesome Steely Dan tribute band, and to celebrate his birthday. And on the way back, we stopped at Ikea. I’ve been keeping all of my PTI stamp sets in CD boxes on a shelf in my craft closet, but somehow the ones I use most end up sitting on the desk, cluttering it up. I had some space on the wall in front of me, and I found these fabulous wall-hung CD racks at Ikea that would let me store all of my MANY PTI sets right in my face!

newPTIracks And see – I even have room for more! Each unit is about 34” long and holds 76 CD cases. It’s called Lerberg, and it was ridiculously cheap – like less than $6, I think! And they can be hung horizontally or vertically, whichever suits your space better.

If you’re wondering what is right below the racks, it’s a magnetic strip that I hung there so I could keep inspiration/reference things handy, like the printed out sketch challenges every week. There are little magnet circles holding the papers up.

To put it all in perspective, here’s what’s above my desk:
On the left is the ribbon rack that my Dad made me last year. The lower shelves are great for keeping my ink pads and Bow Easy handy, as well as my stash of buttons. Martha punches sit nicely on top of the unit, and a flex-neck lamp is clamped onto it. There’s another lamp you can see on the desktop at left. Can never have too much lighting, especially with these aging eyes!

Sitting underneath the ribbon unit are the plastic boxes with X-dividers that hold all my Copic markers.

It’s great to have everything at my fingertips. Now I just need to spend some time playing with it all!



Stefanie said...

Lovely, such a great idea. I always struggle with my stamps.

X Stefanie

Katy @ Live Laugh Love Craft said...

Hello! I just found your blog and have to say, I love it! :) Your organization is such an inspiration to me..

Can I ask where you get all of your sketches from?

Crafty Math Chick said...

What a lovely place to create Carolyn! You did a fantastic job organizing! :)