November 1, 2011

Studio Reorganization

A few weeks ago when I went down to visit my mom she had a cool hanging thing for her markers that she purchased from IKEA, I told her I NEEDED that for my studio.  So of course last week on my way home from my crafty day with Sue, I just had to stop and see what the store (not so near to me) carried in the way of organization for my supplies.  Let me just tell you I could spend hours in there looking at things and getting ideas.  I made my way to the Kitchen Section and found some cool hanging things to not only hold my markers but my 6" x 6" papers and Embossing Folders.

Here's the after


As you can see my 6" x 6" is full, I'd like to add dividers to separate the paper companies, but that will have to wait until I finish cleaning and purging some unused stuff!  The enamel bucket houses some of my Staedtler coloring mediums, and the smaller basket houses Embossing Folders, and things I used often like the Bow Easy, Mat Pack and Glue Sticks.  I also added a chain to the bottom so I could easily store my Scor-Tape.

Here's a view another view of the other hanging buckets



This helped me free up some of the space the is in front of my stamp area.  In the large enamel basket, I added two smaller pails.  These not only help keep the markers upright, but each holds product that I use on a daily basis.  The two handing pails on the end (from my stash) also hold product - the one on the left holds my dimensionals, the one on the right holds Spica Pens and a few Copic Markers.  On the hanging hooks I was able to add my ring of Distress Tools and Scor-Bug so they'd be within easy reach.The White basket houses my Acrylic Blocks, in the Blue Bag, I put my go to inks (Ranger Archival Inks) that I use on a daily basis.

I still need to clean off the counter next to this station and go through the cabinets and remove things that aren't getting used as often as they should.  Hopefully I'll find a good home for them!  In the process of organizing I did find that the Umbrella Man ran away with the Old Jalopy!  I'm hoping those two ATC Folders turn up somewhere!

Anyone want to come and create?

15 comments :

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous storage ideas, I love looking into where people create. Tracy x

Ret said...

Wow, Lisa, your trip to Ikea really paid off. that's wonderful, things look great!! I have GOT to reorganize mine too, so I can atleast get in it. LOL I would LOVE, LOVE,LOVE to come create with you. If I was closer to you, I would certainly do so!! If you ever come up my way (nova scotia) you must come by and we will play!
What a pleaant thought that is! Made my day just thinkin' bout it! hehe
Have a great week!!!

Khusboo said...

very nice way to store

greetings 4m India

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1CardCreator said...

Love your storage ideas, especially the 6x6 pads! Thanks for sharing your space.

Terry said...

That is what I have been working on! I told myself that I could not play until I cleaned up everything and somehow got a little organized. I may never play again! Well I hope you find the missing folders! If you go and buy them again, for sure they will show up!

Krisha said...

Great ideas! Like everyone else I need to revamp and make more room on work top area, thanks for sharing.

Basement Stamper said...

nice, I love the new additions.

Erin Smetak said...

Love the hanging basket idea! I wish I lived closer! I would totally come over and create w/ you!

wendyp said...

i love IKEA!!! I could definitely spend all day just walking around looking for organization ideas! That rail is a great idea!

Linda Carson said...

How can you stand to work in such an organized space?? Hey!! Congrats on winning that Kindle!!

Rose said...

Love seeing your stamping place, wish you were in the picture too!

Marjie Kemper said...

Your space looks great, Lisa. I love when I get the re-org bug! Hope Umbrella Man returns soon.... he can be adventurous, can't he?

Debbie K. said...

Great ideas, Lisa! I've been wanting to go to the IKEA store for a long time now. In fact, we almost made it there last weekend but something came up:( Looks like you found some really useful items there! Thanks for the inspiration...

Vee said...

Oh no another trip to my Ikea store is on the cards. Trouble is I can't stop once I am in there lol! Your work station is just the best. Mine is a total mess!!! Hugs Vee x

Suzanne C said...

Love it! More room for your desktop and easier to find everything!

 
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