Good day everyone. Wishing you a wonderful Wednesday.
I wanted to share with you a few more photos from my new quilting workspace in our basement. My last post covered fabric storage and this post will deal with paper storage…like quilting magazines, photos, scrapbooking supplies and paper quilting patterns.
At the bottom of the basement stairs, is a closet that we mainly used for junk….old clothes that didn’t fit anymore, kids halloween costumes, winter coats – those sorts of things. The junk was removed and the clutter was dealt with. When the door of the closet was off for painting, it occurred to me that maybe the closet would be more useful without the door. So, the inside of the closet was painted (the same Benjamin Moore shade of bluegrass as the rest of the basement) and a new top shelf was made from MDF. The closet looked so much better. Now I had a brand new, clean space in which to hide paper in pretty little boxes! Yippee!
Teal is such a great colour and I wanted to use that accent colour in the basement as much as possible. A trip to Ikea gave me a good start. I picked up a Kallax unit (these used to be called Expedit) in teal that had eight cubbies.
Ikea white four-sided baskets for storage would also come in handy, as these little gems are geared to fit nicely in the cubbies of the Kallax unit.
The Kallax unit is surprisingly heavy! If you get one, you’ll need to roll it to your vehicle on a cart.
Once home, putting it together was a breeze.
As Ikea is very economical, so far so good in the $ department.
The Container Store was next on my list. Thrift just went out the window! It’s not that the items are particulary pricey, but when adding duty and shipping costs here to my home in Canada, it’s a little more than I would have ordinarily spent. I had to look at it as a splurge for sure. But Bigso Stockholm and Bigso Kate products were very appealing in pink and patterned teal and were just right for the project.
The assembled Kallax unit was placed inside the doorless closet, the cubbies were filled with appropriate storage containers holding various paper-type items and then labelled. Now, I have all my paper storage centralized and it’s wonderful. However, what’s not so wonderful is that lurking in all those containers are tons of photos and scrapbooking supplies and stuff that one day, will have to be addressed.
It’s been fun sharing all this with you.
Next Wedneday, my sewing machines and thread and cutting table.