There hasn't been a whole lot of crafting going on here, but there has been a whole lot of cleaning.  Dare I say that Spring cleaning fever has caught me early?  Possibly.  Whatever the reason, it feels good to clean it up.  Usually, I clean up the room, casually getting rid of things here and there that were no longer needed, then taking the rest of the mess and organizing it into bins and toy boxes and what nots only to have them multiply and grow and explode out of whatever "organizing" I just did.

It's a vicious cycle.

This time around, however,  I just got rid of it.  Cold blooded, ruthlessness, get it out of here and let me tell you, it feels great!  The kids didn't notice and I didn't notice and I can't just can't help myself.  I've been tossing, cleaning and organizing all January.   I've got a vision for my home and I'm making my way there slowly.

That is, until I get to the spare room.  The room that houses all of my crafting goodies.  My harden heart softens when looking at my crafting things.  Pretty papers and silky ribbons, tassel toppers, miles of fringes, little embellishments, stamps and inks, scrapbooking supplies, home decor projects, fabric and felt.  Oh how my little heart goes pitter-patter. 

Pitter, patter, pitter, patter.....it's still a mess.  A slightly better mess, but mess nevertheless. 

A plan must be made.  The stash must be contained yet accessible yet pretty.   Everything Etsy has lots of pretty inspiration this month and when I went over there today, she posted even more pretties.  I want these suitcases. 

I know that I want the IKEA expedit shelf.  My old Target shelf has nine cubbies, the IKEA shelf has 25! Oh the organizing and storing I could do!  The old bookshelves all contained into one unit.

I've wanted it ever since I saw it in Tara Whitney's office two years ago. 

Source: Tara Whiney
And love it more in Benita's home found on her blog Chez Larsson.

I'm saving my pennies for this workhorse but the question remains, which color shall I get?  Black-brown or white?


Erin said...

You are right - so hard to decide the color. I love these as well. My January has been one of organizing and cleaning as well. I'm not that great at the tossing part - any suggestions, really, I'm ready to toss out all of my kids clothes bins that we are done with... but really, can you do that? Sounds like you are a good one to ask!

Heather said...

I think you should do the black brown because you have colorful thingies to put in there and they will really stand out.

Unless where you put the case isn't lit by good natural light, then the cubbies might seems dark.

On the other hand, you could put little puck lights in them and they would have a nice glow.

So, yeah. I vote black brown.


contemporary furniture said...

The 24 compartment is definitely going to make it easy for the storage part of it...nice bookshelves indeed.

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