A while back I told you about a trip to the hardware store where Cupcake and I picked up some stuff for a new project. But then I left you hanging. Because I had some hanging to do. And well, I needed some extra hands to help with hanging. At least I thought I did.
Weeks went by and spiders made their home in my new piece of pegboard and I finally got annoyed at seeing it every time I came down to the craft room and I got tired of having a mess of sewing notions everywhere. And I was waiting for my KnitFix fabrics to arrive, so i got to work on my craft room organization.
And like the slacker blogger I can sometimes be I didn’t take a true before and after picture. But as you can see above I had a black bookcase in the middle of my wall of storage. I moved that bookcase over to the right so I had this blank space in the middle. This freed up a lot of wall space! The perfect place for a pegboard!!!
I started by attaching two furring strips to the wall. One for the top and one for the bottom of the pegboard. I attached them to the studs with really long countersink screws.
Then with the assistance of my ironing board and some scrap wood I attached the pegboard to the furring strips. I used washers to make sure the screws didn’t go all the way through the pegboard holes.
And then I got to hang everything! The magnet board, the magnetic strip and the rail are all from IKEA. The spool holder is from Joann’s.
I love my Oh Snap! Bins for organizing my notions and tools!!! I was so happy these were on special last month so I could get this place organized. All these notions were just tossed in one big bin before and it was really hard to find things (hence the reason I have so much elastic!). The only downside is my scissors were a little too heavy for the bin, so I had to hang my Ginghers on a hook.
But I love having all these tools within my reach. And everything has a place! And everything goes back to it’s place! There’s actually already a change since I took this picture. I picked up another spool rack at Joann’s last week when they were 50% off (with an additional 20% off your purchase coupon). It’s for my serger cones and it’s sitting above the other thread rack.
And the whole space. It’s not Pinterest perfect, but it works perfect for me right now! Well, except the tables. I’d like new tables. And one more pink Your Way Cube for that upper left square of my Expedit. And well, I suppose I’d like it to be this clean again. I’ve been sewing a lot lately…………