Thursday, November 5, 2009

Coming Out From the Closet...

My sewing room closet is getting an extreme home makeover.  It is LONG overdue.  For the last twenty years it has been stuffed to the gills with paint, fabrics, pillow forms, vintage clothes, an office chair, jars of stuff, lamps, files, patterns, trays - you name it.  With only three 4 ft. deep shelves, there were things stuffed in the dark recesses that I hadn't seen for years.  I wish I had a "before" picture... but I don't.  It had gotten to the status of stash and avalanche.  As I've tried to puzzle out the organization of my house, I realize that it all starts with the sewing room closet.  It is the nucleus.  The inner sanctum.  The heart of the house.  The first domino.  I've got creative stuff all over the house.  Once I have an organized place to put my supplies, the rest of the house will organize itself like concentric ripples emanating outward from the sewing room closet.

That's the way I figure it.

My kind husband is building more useful shelving.
He cuts wood with a saw much better than he cuts hair with scissors.

It's a work in progress, but it's getting there.

There will be lots of easily accessible shelves - most of them 11" deep.
When all the construction is finished, everything gets a coat of paint.
I can't wait.

Finally, I will have a place for all my sorted and categorized supplies in these awesome $1.64 containers from WalMart!  I think I need more.


  1. Wow, I never realized that closet was that big!

  2. Such a beautiful sight!! It looks awesome- Organizing is hard work. Way to go girl!


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