Saturday, January 9, 2010

{ a little organization }




goes a long way! Remember how incredibly messy my studio (aka our dining room) was? Click here for a refresher. We're in the middle of removing wall paper, painting, and redecorating it. It's going really slowly because we're limited to working only after A & O are asleep, since it's kind of difficult with two toddlers who eagerly want to help. Plus I was really busy with holiday orders and I ended up getting the flu right before Christmas, so needless to say, the room isn't finished.

But, my awesome husband Jeff came up with a great solution for storing some of my fabrics. He made me some bolts, so now I can store my bigger pieces of fabrics neatly. Plus, I'll be able to see them better, since a lot of them used to be stored in large plastic bins. It was a pretty cheap solution as well. He bought three 4 x 6s (or something like that...I affectionately call all lumber "chunks of wood" since I can never remember what they're really called) for $7 each, and after cutting them down to size, I've got twelve new wooden bolts. Pretty cool, huh?! I just put them up tonight and I think they're going to work great in here.











5 comments:

Mommy Jai said...

What a great idea for the bolts, Heather! I just went back and read your post about your work area. Really cool to see into your studio! Good luck getting done what you want to get done!

ecdesign said...

omg Heather! Your hubby is brilliant! Looks great AND it helps you be more efficient, I'm sure! FYI my 'studio' is also my dining room :) And I know all about having to wait until the kids go to bed to get anything like that done! Can't wait to see more!

heather braunlin-jones said...

Thanks, Jai! Can you believe how messy it was? It's getting better, slowly.

Thanks, Elizabeth! I thought that was a great idea too, and I had to share it! He picked up some more wood today so I'll get about 12 more tonight, hopefully. They work really well, and are just a bit smaller than the cardboard bolts that come from fabric manufacturers. I think I may paint them a fun color someday, after I get everything else in there painted first. I'm still trying to figure out what colors to paint my furniture, but right now I'm thinking a bright, fun green.

Kim @ Everything Etsy said...

That looks fabulous! My husband always thinks the lumber yard is the solution to all problems...ha!

~Kim

heather braunlin-jones said...

Thanks, Kim! My husband is a big fan of home improvement stores, too. :)

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