Sunday, April 29, 2012

Spray Paint Storage {a quick fix}

Last night the hubs and I stepped out into the "Man Room" for a bit to start organizing his workbench. (more on that later) He was joking earlier in the day that MY workshop was getting spendy.... haha! Then it occurred to me that I really have only asked him for one thing in that whole room. 



Paint storage!! We both use paint, but let's face it, I am a self proclaimed paint junkie!! I love my paint!! 

Behind the door into the workshop use to be the home for all of our packet goods in the stockpile


I was getting ready to take this all down, when it hit me!  Spray Paint could live here!!!

I probably paid $5 for this over the door shoe holder years ago, so to me this was a FREE solution, PLUS I didn't feel like I was taking up any man space.


When I started stocking my new home, I realized that I have to have a shelf for my essentials, such as Flat Black, Heirloom White, Primer, Clear coat and Chalkboard.  I just have too many of them for this to hold.  So this will be my color choice slings!


I am sure there is storage like this somewhere else out there in blogland, but for just one moment I had that total light bulb moment strike and was having pure organizational bliss once again!  

I hope this inspires you to organize your own spray paint, or heck, maybe it will inspire you to start hoarding using it!!  Either way, I am happy to share this idea!

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Saturday, April 28, 2012

DIY Fabric Bolt {thrifty style}




Remember that sweet little gift of organization I gave to my mom earlier this month?  Well I am here to show you how I organized all of her fabric!


 It is so simple, and hardly costs a thing.  
You will need:
Foam Board
Sewing Pins
Your fabric

Pretend I have a wonderful picture of my whole foam board.  I accidentally erased it off my camera.  But here is what it looks like:
 You can get them at the Dollar Tree, and even order them online here.

The boards are 30" x 20", which was perfect for creating bolts to fit on my 12' shelves, or in any cubby systems.  Layout your board, and using a ruler create 6 equal squares, measuring 10" x 10".

Here is what you will get:


Then, you will want to fold your fabric into a long strip, about 10" or even 11" depending on the look you want.  I went with 11" because I did not want the board to show on the shelves.

Layout the fabric, place your board at one end, leaving about 3" to fold over onto the board.

Start rolling it up.

Once you get to the opposite end, you will want to fold in your piece to give it a nice finished edge, as shown below
 

Use 2 pins to secure the fabric, and then you are done!
 

It's that simple!

I hope you found this little tip helpful, it sure did save a TON of space in her sewing room, she LOVES it, and of course so do I!


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