Saturday, July 28, 2007

Getting organized

I am the kind of scrapper that if I can't see what supplies I have to work with I either forget that I have them or more than likely, I pull them all out so I can see what I have and leave them strewn about my scrapping space. Yesterday I finally got to the point where I couldn't function anymore and with Bob's help created a system to keep all of the stuff that would accumulate on my scrapping table organized. Sure I have lots of storage in my room, but putting stuff back is next to impossible for me. Now all of my gazillion alphabets and such are hanging right above my scrapping table, all organized and I don't even have to take them down, I can just reach up and grab what I need...sounds simple enough, but boy what a huge difference this makes!

























*Edit* to include a supply list...
1 24-48" expandable curtain rod with brackets in finish of your choice
30 (or however many you need) curtain rod rings with clips
I purchased the above items at Linens & Things, but I am sure Target and other stores would have them as well
2 x 3" wood blocks
2 x 3 1/2" wood blocks

Make a "T" out of the wood blocks by screwing larger block onto smaller one from the back side
drill 2 holes in larger block, 1 on either side of the longer piece that was just attatched
Attatch brackets to block...this is the stuff Bob did so I am probably not explaining it very well so here is a pic. the ceiling over my desk is at an angle, but this will also work if you want to mount it to the wall.





















Mount wood blocks at desired height to wall, put on rod with clips and get organized!!

36 comments:

Nat said...

So that idea I looooveee!!! I was thinking about the spiny round thingy- but that would just take away more room from my desk - but this is such a cool idea! Mhhh - self made? I wonder where the heck in Germany I should get one!

Anyways- it looks awesome!

Allie said...

I love the idea!!

gwen said...

This is awesome, i love this idea, thanks for the inspiration, such cool!!!
XO*Gwen

2ScrappyChixDesigns said...

That is fantastic! I love that idea! Could you maybe post a supply list for making that?

Anilu Magloire said...

What an awesome idea, Martha!!! Where did you get that??? Please share :)

Joy said...

what a great idea! thanks for sharing this.

Melissa said...

I'm so glad I found your blog!

I love Pugs and plan to get one as soon as I can convince my husband!

Thank you for all of the inspiration and I'm gladly adding you to my google reader so I can stay up to date. And feel free to bring on more pictures of the pugs - I love 'em! :)

Kara said...

What a fabulous idea. Kind of random, but I love your hair!

Melissa Norris said...

This is great Martha! Where did you find the little clippies?
~Melissa

Anonymous said...

That is one of the BEST ideas I have ever seen!!

Kate

Tammy said...

that is Fan-TAS-tic!

doll~ said...

Very cool idea!! TFSharing!!! I asked my DH if he thought he could help...well we'll see!

scrapcat said...

awesome system!!!
so creative!
love this idea!

micayla said...

OOOH fab idea, I too forget I have stuff if I cannot see it!
Thanks for the idea!

*fauve* said...

That looks great,i have something similar from Ikea!

Stephanie Jedlicka said...

Ooohhhh LOVE it! What a great idea!!!

Sherry said...

Gorgeous, Awesome, Amazing! I so need to do this!!!

TYFS

jess said...

That is AWESOME!!! LOVE that idea!!! I really want to do something like that!!!
Xx Jess

FlipFlop Mom said...

that's a coooooooolllllllll idea!!!!!

Stephie G said...

Ok that is cool!! TFS!

tonya said...

great idea. cheaper than the clip it up.

Laina Lamb said...

can bob come over to my house?
you should send this to CK. every month they show the same stupid glass jars and baskets with ribbon in d.pauley's article. your idea actually functions!!!

Leah said...

BRILLIANT. love it.

Anonymous said...

Hi Martha! Oh this is a great idea - do you have plastic covers for the letters? So dust dont get on 'em?

Also you going to the bartlett card part for nutters or something? Hugs! Nan

Concetta said...

That's genius, Martha!

Monique said...

I have nominated you for Rocking girl blogger,please check my blog..ow and I love that rail!!
hugs,Monique

Ady said...

love you idea. I have a perfect spot for it and it seems it's going to be a lot cheaper than the Clip It. TFS

craftyamanda said...

Great idea!

Margie said...

wow, what a great idea!

Robyn W said...

love this !

Peggy Severins said...

Wowsers what an awesome idea! Let me just tell you I made my husband look as well and asked him to do this for me as well. Thanks for sharing!

jenny b harris said...

Incredibly clever!

kerry lynn said...

this is FANTASTIC!!!

milkcan said...

Awesome, awesome idea!

Mike & Brianna said...

Was just reading a thread on SIS and found this. This is such a great idea!! I was really considering the clip up but This looks nicer and is less costly! Thanks for sharing!

CreativeCreationsScrapbooking said...

What a Super GREAT idea!! I am going to try this! I'll let you know how is goes :)