One of the first changes I made to this room after we moved in was to hang these shelves. At the time, I only had the shelves, an old desk from college, and a folding utility table in the space. I have had fun changing the space little by little as I see what works and keeps me creating.
Recently, I decided it was time to tweak the storage in the space to get some items up off of the floor. Also, I wanted to minimize the amount of furniture in the room in general to make it feel more spacious.
A couple of weeks ago hubby and I headed over to Home Depot to purchase some more shelving for the space. I wanted to keep the simple look of the white shelves, but these were getting too crowded and cluttered-looking. My needs had changed in the four years since we had moved into this home.
This Rubbermaid shelving is fairly inexpensive and very easy to install.
Here is a picture of the entire wall of shelving after I hung the three new shelves on the right.
It is certainly a work in progress, but I really do love how spacious it feels in the room without much on the floor around my huge worktable (aka The Scrapmaster 5,000).
Also, I added more chocolate eyelet bins. I love that a few of them are empty right now so I have plenty of freedom to rearrange the items on the shelves as I see what is working and what needs tweaking.
I tried to organize the items on the shelves into the task for which they are used.
(die cutting machine and dies)
(less frequently used tools on the top right)
Have you thought about taking your storage vertical in order to make your creative area more efficient/spacious? How would you describe your current storage?
Next up: I will share some different ways I wrangle embellishments.
I hope you enjoyed seeing how I took it vertical in my space. Thanks for stopping by!