I have been on a kick, an organization kick (when I have the time..) lately.
When it came to my craft room, I wanted it to be better organized so my time there could be better spent. It was downright frustrating at times in there! I had stuff that I wanted to do, but just couldn’t get it done without having to move and re-arrange things to get the project done.
My ribbon storage hasn’t ever been what I wanted it to be, and I have been brainstorming ideas for A VERY LONG TIME..
I just couldn’t find anything that I was super happy about.
(And if you’ve been to my house, and have witnessed the amount of ribbon I own, you might understand..)
Then it came to me…
Making Memories embellishment shelf..
(So before you go telling me that I have a ribbon problem, oh, I already know!)
And this isn’t all of it.. there were some spools out being used (or can’t fit, I still haven’t decided what my excuse is..) and I also have a glass jar that houses all of those tempting mini-spools that the craft stores dare to tempt me with..
I do use every last scrap of ribbon though.. EVERY LAST BIT.
I went to Michael’s armed with my 40% off coupon that I printed from the www only to find that the shelf was already on sale for 40% off.. yay!! Another ting to use my coupon on. ;)
They also had the perfect color of spray paint there.. the color of teal/turquoise that I was hunting for in the fall and had to settle on a lighter shade of.. it just so happened that I was attracted to some scrapbook paper that fell in the same color family, and when I went to buy all my lovely, new, fun things, the girl ringing me up asked, “You must really like this color, huh?” Turns out, the shirt I was sporting that day was also the same color.
It was unintentional, I SWEAR!
The next day, which was lovely for February in Utah, but a little colder than I thought would be outside, I painted my plain white shelf my fun new color.
I opted to not use the dowels that fit in pre-drilled holes in the bottom two nooks because the idea of that just bugs me.. I want to take my ribbon with me to the table to cut or test.
I want to move on to more re-organizing now..
Then comes the fun!