Over the weekend and during the week last week the boy and I dismantled the closet in my office, painted and hung new shelving. Prompted by a request from me to hang a decorative shelf over my sewing machine table to put some of my thread the boy suggested we reorganize the closet first and see how that affected the amount of stuff out and about in the office. 🙂 Can you tell he’s a process engineer with tasks like making work areas more productive and tools readily available?
Here’s a shot of the closet while we were taking everything out of it. For some reason I always forget to take true before pictures as it doesn’t occur to me to take one until I am in the middle of working on something. 🙂
My brother, the boy and I picked out a happy green color for the closet interior. I don’t plan to put both doors back up and I wanted a nice color as a backdrop. It may or may not be kind of close to Ravelry green. 😉 Here’s a shot of the painting work.
Lastly, we have shots of the closet once I got almost everything put back in to it. I still have to go through a few more stacks waiting in the office. Then I can show you the area with the sewing tables and how they turned out. I am also hoping to find a new sewing table for my Brother machine when garage sale season is upon us. 🙂
View from the office into the closet:
View of the Left wall, see if you can spot the Sticks N Stitches door prizes. 🙂
The back wall of the closet, that whole top shelf is empty so there is definitely room to grow. 🙂 I’ve also stashed some fiber in here that was out on the bookcase in the office, hopefully it won’t get so dusty.
This closet is located above our stairs so I have this awesome stair step section. We’re toying with the idea of turning the second step into a little reading nook by putting pillows and other soft cushy items up there. 🙂
So as you can see we put in adjustable shelving and we also hit up a sale on plastic storage bins at Home Depot. The two large plastic carts on the bottom came out of my sewing area. Some of the smaller bins are project bins for specific sewing projects so I can just grab them and go if I want to sew at a friend’s house or in the basement. I also have all my fabric in bins and easily search-able. I love that I still have room to grow, and I am going to try not to fill that up too fast. All in all, it was definitely worth the money and the labour because it just makes me happy every time I look over and see my closet. I am so glad we finally took the time to do this because now I can find everything and my office is so clean!