Remember I posted recently about some lovely new art supplies? I now have a system in place to store them, use them, and incorporate new things into. It’s been wonderful having a space to keep everything where I can see most of it… I get such pleasure from just looking at all these goodies.
Here’s a view of our Ikea Expedit unit and the row that is dedicated to supplies. It has to be high enough that my daughter won’t have access to it. (I forgot though that she can take her step stool over and poke around… caught her at that last week.)
This cubby below has one of those tiered risers that I was using in our pantry. I can see all the Mod Podge, glue, and gel mediums back there. Since out of sight = out of mind, this way I will use more of my supplies.
I found these turquoise two-drawer cardboard units on clearance at Target, covered them with fun paper, and now use them for little doodads.
The 4 clear stacking bins below are from The Container Store and hold embossing powders, paint, and sprays… but I took the picture to show you this awesome mug I found for my markers.
I have a bunch of unmounted stamps, so I organized them in this binder and put the itty bitty ones in one of these 9-pocket scrapbook pages.
Just because it’s beautiful to look at…
OK so here’s what I put up most recently: a little center for stamps, stamp pads, and embellishments. I put a magnet on the bottom of each little embellishment tin and they stick perfectly to the magnetic strips on the wall. The stamp pad holder is actually 4 separate desktop envelope holders mounted sideways. I even labeled each ink pad so that I can just grab what I need without looking through them all. AND I can store the ink upside down like I’m supposed to.
Here’s a shot of the corner with my 3-drawer unit that I have scrapbook paper in. Sitting on top is a wooden box that I covered with decorative papers. I keep small paper pads and blank cards ready for decorating there.
A few detailed shots of my box…
And finally, my solution for how to display my ribbon and washi tape so I can enjoy looking at it. Straight from my hubby’s closet, where it was gathering serious dust, to an over-the-door hook in our office.
Ta da! Do you have more motivation now to go organize something?
Happy weekend, friends!