1.) [SEE (#1) on diagram]Shelves on this bookcase have photo boxes and shoe boxes used for storage of old CDs and CD cases. I use the CD cases to store my unmounted stamps. On top of these shelves are a dorm sized refrigerator . I keep non-perishable snacks in a vintage snack can on top and a tiny set of three drwers. In the first drawer is used stamps to send to disabled Veterans. The second drawer has misc. car and window type stickers and the bottom drawer has old business cards. I keep current business cards in a slot in the printers desk [SEE(# 10) on diagram)
2.)[SEE (#2)on diagram] Shelves on this bookcase store old video games belonging to my deceased son. I am not sure what I want to do with them yet so they are staying put for now. There is also a bucket of cloth loops for potholder loom, a potholder loom, 2-rectangle storage boxes I use to transport ornaments and edible crafts. Storage boxes for the lightbulbs for my table top photo studio are located here also.
3.)[SEE #3) on diagram] Two shelf bookcase opposite my sewing desk actually contains books. There are art books, antiquing books, books on collecting, Jewelry books, beading and stringing books, clay books, and more.Underneath the bookcase are two file boxes. One with files and the other with empty bags and some other misc. items I do not use often. On top of this bookcase is a CD/DVD storage tower [SEE(#9) on diagram]. Shelved here is a large tag punch, a set of alcohol inks, serging thread, boxes of embellishments, black and white film, cups, and a pile of current catalogs.Hanging above the CD/DVD tower is a heat lamp projecting on top of the tower where there is a tray wrapped in aluminum foil where I dry my resin dsigns and other items that require drying. Next to the tower is a stack of file trays with a box of ephemera on top and an American Girl Doll. On the other side of the tower are some sketch books, light box, magazine storage boxes (folded), and some photo albums. 4.) Roll Top Desk – Mess! [SEE (#4)(#12) (#22) on diagram]On top of the roll top deskis my stereo and flat screen LCD TV on top of that. A speaker and misc. jars with beads, repairs, misc. loose single findings, a jar of beads I use specifically to make jewelry for mom, findings that need to be put back where they belong, and a jar of single beads. In the cubbies is a stapler, rolls of tape stacks of mixing cups, remotes for stereo and the TV. One mini drawer has crayons, another has misc. pens. The third drawer is empty.I took apart an old VCR [SEE (#13) on diagram], removed all the inards and am using the outer case as a shelf. Under the shelf are beading trays with projects in progress.The top large drawer has paints (oil, acrylic, and watercolors), markers of many types, crayons (I use them to melt not necessarily for drawing or coloring), colored pencils, fabric markers, and sparkle glue paint pens.Middle Top large drawer contains stencils, glue stix, large rolls of different types of tape (ie: packing, duct/duck, removable, double-sided, poster, etc.), glue guns, glue sticks, tracing tool to enlarge drawings, drawing pads and more.Bottom middle large drawer cantains round stacked findings and bead containers of various sizes, pill containers with findings, trays of crystal beads I have yet to put away, pop-out ice cube trays I use these trays for alphabet letter words. Each tray is a name of an American Girl Doll. I make doll bracelets for a store that sells clothing and accesssories for American Girl Dolls.) There are also containers (trays with projects I have started but have not completed).Bottom drawer contains bags of beads divided by basic color that need to get priced and put away. Boxes of empty file folders an extra stapler and a three-whole punch.
6.) [SEE (#6) on diagram] On top of the Bureau are milk crates with 3-ring binders with jewelry ideas for inspiration, jewelry business info., jewelry making tips and techniques, and business receipts. There are also mgazines in magazines holders. There are also filefolders with craft ideas, holiday ideas, stencils, and more.On top of the crates is a childrens Toy organizer with red, yellow, and blue bins. The bins are labeled and contain: ribbon, sprays, angel crafts, wire, misc. boxes, mold maker, plaster gauze, feathers, pipe cleaners, sequins, and chain divided into smaller boxes by color or type. 7.) [SEE (#7) on diagram] Closet – on the back of the closet door is an over-the-door shoe holder made of cloth and see thru plastic. These pockets hold many misc. items such as small zip lock bags (some new and some prev. used to be re-used, empty bottles (all prev. used to be re-used), washable magic markers, game pieces, etc. In the closet are rolls of bubble wrap (some new and some prev. used to be re-used), boxes of jewelry boxes with cotton, boxes of display items for neclaces, bracelets,and earrings, mirrors for craft shows, boxes of packing and stuffing for shipping (all prev. used, to be re-used), sm. kiln, microwave kiln, pasta machine for polymer clay, a binding machine, a reg. size and small Bowdabra, boxes of photos, some family records, a beach carriage (good for stacking items to bring to and from car at craft shows), bags of air pillows (prev. used, to be re-used) for shipping, a few shadow boxes, lg rolls of laminating film, full sheet laminator, and more.
I did not want to use the journals I have with more expensive paper. I wanted to re-use something. I decided to use a telephone book. This journal is mostly ideas I have cut out of magazines for inspiration and ideas of what colors to put together. There are crafts I like, jewelry I like, color designs, and just pictures I thought might give me inspiration. I covered the cover and the back (see pictures and began gluing and taping pictures into my journal. I will eventually glue pages onto the phone book pages to add mixed-media journal pages.
On the inside of the cover I also made a vertical half-page envelope.
Scrapbook paper storage solutions are easier to come by than you think! See if you have an old accordion file somewhere in the basement. If you do, you’ve got yourself one of the best scrapbook paper organizers out there!
Here’s a great way to keep your single scrapbook paper sheets organized. All you need is a collapsible sweater shelf and a few of these storage bins for paper, available at Cut Rate Crafts. Label the bins by color, paper theme, or whatever system works for you.
I have hanging shoe storage bags hanging on the doors of my studio. I store surplus supplies in them. (Look for an upcoming post with pictures of my studio)
I use a pant/slacks hanger for rolls of ribbon. This is hanging from the ceiling near my desk. (Picture will be included in upcoming post with pictures of my studio).
I took an old spice rack and put a back on it made from grey satin covering a piece of cardboard and applied it with a staple gun. I decorated the front with green spray paint, pastel and gold lace ribbon, royal blue padded string, and a floer cut from white lace with a royalblue satin circle for the center. The inside cover is made with some of the same items. I then added cup hooks on the rack side and on the back of the cover.