I'm thinking right now may be the Pinterest Age (!) The age of DIY, recycling and getting really crafty with everything. Even your sandwiches have to be designed 'just so' and be mini pieces of culinary and decorative art.
So it's no surprise that I went all Pinterest on my studio : the DIY version of going kung fu on its a$$. I spent a few months scouring Pinterest for some ideas. Some I did adapt. I want to share some of these handy ideas as hey... who doesn't love handy tips?!
Exhibit A: my scissors organiser. I had a couple of mug racks going wanting so I used one for regular scissors (i have an assortment of paper, double sided tape, ribbon scissors) and the other for my fancy edged scissors.
You can pick these up in the euro/dollar store. A very cheap idea.
|seed bead storage|
|Bead storage (the black units)|
Using little buckets on the wall, they come off and are attached to a little strip on the wall (they're popular in mechanics workplaces etc).
Using a cupcake stand (I have spare silicone cupcake liners on it as the paper ones would not last) for bits n bobs left over from projects that come in handy.
Large plastic bins under the counters for packing materials, paper scraps, wool, tools etc. A great way to keep out damp too.
I screwed plastic flip boards to the wall by the seating areas so i can jot down ideas (and remove the paper easily).
Huge bread bin for my stringing materials and wire. It keeps them dry too.
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That cupcake stand is a brilliant idea! And I'm a sucker for a well placed magnetic strip - Well done! (also - HELLO KITTY <3)ReplyDelete
I love hello kitty. I have a shrine hehe.Delete
The cupcake stand is very handy. I always have bits I have no use for then find out they're perfect when I'm in a pinch in the future.
Plus they're cheap! That one was about 6 in heatons last year. It's not like I have dinner parties so thought I may as well use it in the studio
The magnetic strips for hanging tools is pure genius and I love the cupcake stand! I work from home, so have to disguise my storage away as best I can. You've inspired me to do a blog post to show a few ideas.ReplyDelete