Monday, July 23, 2007

Functional Sewing Art

In over-packed rooms like my craft room I've realized things need to work double-duty for the room to function at all. So I pulled this old type set drawer out of the garage and hosed it off. I bought it several years ago at a garage sale and hadn't come up with a purpose for it yet. My previous thread organizing system was failing miserably and taking up precious counter space. So, I thought I would give this a try. It adds fun color and function to my favorite room. The spools are a little wobbly in some places - the little ledges are just a bit too small, but they work! We screwed the thing directly into the studs, so it's not going anywhere! Hopefully that will cut down on stuff falling off. Special thanks to Mary Ann for helping me fill in all the little spaces! The small spools of thread are from our yard-sale swap.

13 comments:

Mary Ann said...

That is so darn adorable! I have an old shadow box in the basement, so I may be stealing your idea!

breanna said...

Love it! I have been working on some vertical storage too.

Raesha D said...

Beautiful!! I love it:)

Stephanie said...

How creative!!
(I havent forgot to post the pass it forward, Im just waiting on the current give a way on my blog to expire Friday before I do another..)
I love your idea here with your spools!

amandajean said...

I love your thread storage system! the bright spools of thread really stand out against the wood tone of the self.

amandajean said...

oops, I meant shelf... :)

Amy Jo said...

Very good idea! Great for storage!

Rebecca said...

It looks great! Like something you might see in Martha. :)

So did you get a third on your Pay it Forward post?

maggiegracecreates said...

love this so much - i have one full of "stuff" in my living room but have not run across another at a reasonable price since.

becki said...

that's so darling and way functional! I've been using mine for minatures, but your idea is way more cleaver!

Katherine said...

Great idea! Doesn't it make you want to buy more thread to put in it to enjoy looking at?

Vallen said...

Perfect solution. I'm thinking of hanging things from the ceiling because I'm out of wall space.

Mimi said...

Love It! great idea and great execution.

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