Thursday, May 19, 2011

My Creative Space...Literally


I don't know about you, but my physical creative space competes with a lot of other needs in our house, like a place to eat, a place to cook, a place to use the computer, a place to put all the children's school gear when they come home...and more. With three children (and all of their stuff) space is a hot commodity in our house.

I have been trying to come up with an idea to make better use of the space we have and how I am able to organize my creative stuff. On a recent trip to IKEA I purchased some shelves (EXPEDIT) and some boxes (KASSETT). I thought I had an idea of how to use it in my space, but it just wasn't working. And so the shelves, in their box, just sat in the middle of my kitchen for 2 MONTHS (too heavy to move out to the shed).

And then last Wednesday my friend Kate came to the rescue and said what about putting the shelves here?As soon as she said it, I knew it would work. So with a little girl power over the weekend, we put the shelves and the boxes together and I began to move stuff into the shelves. I can't tell you what difference it makes being able to get to things easily and to have most of them in one central place. You will note, however, that a couple of spaces have been taken over by my youngest and middle daughter - ah, that will have to change:)

To see more creative spaces you can visit here. Cyndy Pin It

7 comments:

Shelley/Spincushions said...

Wow! That looks awesome. Puts my giant plastic boxes to shame.

Alita said...

nice space!

Carmel's Closet said...

I can relate your post completely. A trip to Ikea is on my to do list for next week, now that I have shelves to put my creative items onto. Well Done. Must be a good feeling.
Carmel

Kt said...

I love those ikea boxes. They make such a difference dont they! Well done on carving yourself out some space!

Wombats Picnic said...

Thanks everyone for your comments. I am still smiling everytime I walk into the kitchen and see my shelves and boxes. Now if I could only carve out some more time....

The Dean is in... said...

That looks great and is inspiring, I really need to get my craft space organized so I can use it more effeciently.

A Christy Production said...

I have the exact same shelf! It's amazing! Holds the vast majority of my supplies so neatly and presentable! Instead of the boxes I got the clear tub inserts for a few of the cubby's. I love it!

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