Friday, July 1, 2011

Creatin' Space

Because a friend blessed me with this awesome cabinet for helping her clean and organize her scrapbook/stamping room... (and let me tell you girls, grab a friend when you do this... the work load is much lighter and there are lots more laughs).

I decided now is a great time to start organizing my Creatin' Space.  When school starts up in August, I am going to become a full time crafter.  I'm pretty excited about it!  =]

This cabinet was first in the dining room but being a black, red, and mustard girl... the beautiful chippy white paint was just out of place.  So I brought it upstairs to the library where I have a little space carved out for me to create.  I love using these wire baskets for my ribbon.  I also have one more really tall basket on top of another cabinet.

Just gonna share with you a few things I use for littles.  Let me tell you, everything I use... I bought for cheap, cheap!  Mainly at Hobby Lobby when they run their 66% and 80% off sales.  Sometimes I might even find something left in the 90% off sale but that doesn't happen too often... not often enough, haha!

I bought these cute metal buckets last week.  Regularly $13.99 for set/5, I got them at 66% off for $4.76 for all 5... less than a buck for each one.  3 candy canes made... I better get in gear so they will be ready in time for Christmas, lol!

The wire baskets I bought last year were regularly $5.99 for set/3.  I got them at 80% off at $1.20 for set/3... 40 cents for each one.  Perfect for holding littles.  I only paid a few dollars for the ceramic urn last year at 80% off.  Perfect for tall things.

Of course, you just can't beat good ol' yard sale prices.  Muffin tins and bread tins make perfect storage for small amounts of littles.

Lastly, the classic mason jar... my favorite of all favorites is the best for storing all kinds of crafting supplies.

I delight in these awesome lids with the holes.  I also have zinc lids for my other mason jars that hold cookie cutters, little wooden hearts and stars... all kinds of littles!

Wasn't really planning on this post.  I brought my cabinet upstairs to my creatin' space and before you know it, I'm an organizing fool, hehe.  Not a good thing to be doing when I'm getting ready to leave in the morning for a weekend trip to Branson, MO to spend Independence Day with my family.

Please have a safe but wonderfully fun 4th of July weekend~


Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

Awesome cabinet! It is great to have a friend to work with. When I was in my scrapbooking heyday, we used to go to this scrapbooking store where they had a big room with a lot of tables. Bunches of women got together in the afternoons and work. I loved that. And my daughter and I always help each other with two projects---purging our supplies and cleaning our storage rooms. I guess that's the same thing.
Good to see you posting, darlin'.

peggylee said...

Love Love the cabinet!!! and love how you are storing your scrapbooking too.

*Kountry*Porch*Primitives* said...

Love that cabinet! What a great idea to use those old muffin tins for small goods. Keep on creating! ~Kriss~

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

Eeek....squeals of delight. I just LOVE that chippy white-painted cabinet. so beautiful. Now you mentioned going into full-time crafting in August. Will you be making your living from that? Either way, i think that's be able to do what you're passionate about :) :) That's great ;) :)

Have a Happy 4th of July weekend. Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

Susan said...


I enjoyed looking at all of your pics. I love that style of decorating. Did you see Linda's pic of the white pumpkin and bittersweet? I know you will like it :)


Susan Montgomery

Anonymous said...

Nice cabinet and some creative ways to store all the little items.
I use baskets or whatever I can find to store my craft supplies in.
Great job, now your craft room will be waiting all done when you return from vacation. What a nice feeling.
Enjoy your trip
Country at heart

renee said...

WOW! You are a good organizer! I like that, I haven't started on mine yet. We don't have Hobby Lobby stores here, just Joanns. Glad you found some good deals though.
Have a great weekend!

jennifer768 said...

Love that cabinet! Want to come help me ? My space is a disaster at the moment.Hugs,Jen

LibbiesHome said...

That cabinet is a dream!! Love all your organizing ideas. I could really use a buddy to help me find some order in my sewing space. (I have been using the drop it wherever I used it method a little too long now.) Now that school's out I will get after it. Funny how you'll look forward to crafting once school's in and I look forward to the opposite for that reason! :)

Fran. said...

Love your bartering!! Thanks for sharing your ideals for organizing that is what I am trying to do in my room right now. It can be alot of fun!! I love the jars and and muffin tins too. I have only been to Hobby Lobby twice and my husband was with me so I couldn't shop real long! LOL I hear about the deals though!! I've have to go by myself one of these days. XO Fran.

beforethedawn said...

Awesome cabinet! My favorite things to store stuff in is jars. I have a little obsession with jars, including the fabulous Mason/Ball varieties. (I'm still waiting to get my hands on some pretty blues with zinc lids!)

I hope you had a great time in Branson! That is one of the places I want to visit someday soon.

Friendship Crossing said...

Loe that old cabinet Angie! It's prim perfect~lol.

I love getting good sales too and hate to pay full price for much of anything anymore!

Take care!

Leann said...

Oh Angie how perfect! Love the shabbiness of it and all the storage ideas are fab!

And lucky you to become a full time crafter! You go girl;)


Gettysburg Homestead said...

What a great cabinet!!! Best part it was given to you.

Good luck on being a crafter full time. By the looks of your organization you should be hipping thisngs like crazy.