Monday, April 09, 2007

~Sewing Room Closet~

Would you like to see what I've been up to all evening?

My sewing room closet looked like this:

No matter how artistically (ha!) I arranged it, whenever I needed something from that closet, it was usually at the bottom of a pile. A grand plan for disaster!

When I signed up for the spring organizing challenge hosted by Laura, I knew that I was going to have to do something with this closet, or nothing was going to change. I figured that a shelf or two would solve a few problems. I like to have my plans on paper before beginning, so this evening I played around on Word, and drew this up. Thankfully the architectural firm that I work at does not need me to do their drafting. ;-)

It's not to scale, but guess what? When all was measured, it was determined that everything would work out just like I envisioned!

Here's the closet with everything all cleared out:

And after my wonderfully magnificent husband gamely went to the hardware store with me, and came home and immediately installed two shelves, here is what we have:

You can see the holes with putty in them, and a closet in obvious need of painting. I painted one coat tonight, and expect to paint the second coat tomorrow night. The shelving that we bought is just that - it has a finished edge and finished sides. This was a relatively inexpensive project: I spent $38 and that included an African violet! (No, that wasn't an impulse purchase at all. LOL)

More updates later...


Denial Renae said...

I can't wait to see the finished product!

Joyce's Ramblings said...

It looks like you have a great start. Happy for you!
Looking forward for the finished pictures.

Happymama said...

Can't wait to see the finished product!


heather said...

I think you just inspired me to do some spring organizing. Lol. I cannot wait to see your finished closet. I like the way organizing motivates me to do more organizing, while also making me feel relaxed and happy when it is finished.

Julieann said...

Woohoo---it is going to look fantastic--I can't wait to see it finished.

I think african violetss are so pretty:)


org junkie said...

Tammy I am so excited for you. That is going to make a huge difference! I love that you did the design in Word...I didn't even that Word could do that.
I am so looking forward to seeing the finished project!!!

Ruth said...

I'm looking forward to seeing pics of the finished closet. I need some ideas for my own sewing closet, so I'll be watching. :-)

Shannon said...

Tammy! What a great plan you have! You have inspired me to clean up my art/craft storage and work area. It is in dire need of a makeover! I look forward to seeing your closet when it is complete! If it makes you feel better, your sew closet picture looks stellar compared to mine right now! So it will only look even more fabulous when you finish it!

Mrs.B. said...

Wow, I can't wait to see how it turns out! (o:

Jammy said...

Tammy thank you so much for your prayers, that mean so very much to me! I have decided this morning to let it go now and refocus. ;-)

Can't wait to see the new improved closet! =)