Friday, January 15, 2010

Organize this madness!

I'm not sure if it's the New Year or the recent Move, but I've been desperate to get organized these past few weeks-- Obsessed really.  And it doesn't help that I look at THIS madness every day. Let's just revisit the insanity that is supposed to be my craft room ...

Scary, huh!!!  So anyhow, here are a few finds that will hopefully put me on the right track and maybe, just maybe, I'll be able to get some of my sanity back.


So on the spur of the moment, we jumped into the mini-vee and headed down to our nearest Ikea and Pottery Barn.  After seeing it in person, I decided pretty quickly that the Expedit desk & shelf combo would fit my needs... plus, the attractive price doesn't hurt either.  I just need to clear out some space in this dump, I mean craft room, so we can assemble it.  If all the stars align, maybe it'll be this weekend--

Also found these lovelies (Ikea Knipsa) to organize the Expedit.  They are collapsible and smell wonderful since they're made out of sea grass.  Now I'm bouncing around ideas on how to cutely and effectively label these baskets--

Also, since this room doesn't have any ceiling lights, I bought these cabinet lights (Inreda) to attach to the top of the Expedit.  I have to be able to see what I'm crafting, right?

I'm thinking of turning this into a message, chalk or magnetic board for the craft room.  The Mister looked at me like I was crazy (not his type of decor, I guess), but it's right up my alley.  Now I just have to figure out what kind of board it's going to be--

Since they're having a "Storage Event", we did purchase one thing from Pottery Barn Kids for the bonus/playroom... by the way, it's cheaper in-store--

  I can't wait to get started!  Now, if I can only convince The Mister that we must assemble N-O-W.