Tuesday, August 2, 2011

A Little Art Room Fix Up

You might remember this picture of my ribbon towers from Where Bloggers Create II.  Well, the ribbon towers were pretty to look at and pretty functional but I was tired of them being in my way every single time I used the sewing machine.
When I visited all the wonderful art rooms in the Where Bloggers Create III party I was blown away with how organized some of those rooms were and I knew I could do better. 
So... I tackled a little project tonight.  Out with ribbon towers and in with the new and improved ribbon storage over the closet door.  I used a long curtain rod and hung it from hooks because the brackets that came with it were too short for the ribbon spools.  It worked out pretty good since it has a little swing to it so I won't mash the whole thing when I swing the door with too much enthusiasm. 
I am sure they won't stay organized by color since I can promise you I won't be removing spools to add a new one!  I also hung a shorter one over the window behind the sewing machine.  That one didn't get a picture because it is SO hard to take a picture against that window.  It holds all the "neutral" colors.  I like the way the ribbons dangle so I can just clip off what I want.
Thanks to blogland, an evening well spent and a project crossed off the list!

9 comments:

CATHY said...

Looks great and organized. I would love to have my ribbons out - might have to consider crating one too. Thanks for sharing the photo! Cheers.

Diane said...

Excellent idea--it's great when you can actually see what you have without having to search for it.

Betsy said...

What a great space saving idea, and it looks so nice too.

Kit said...

I love it! I have mine on a wire shelf and it looks so messy, I may just have to borrow your great idea! Kit

Lovey said...

Oh what a great idea! Love the ribbons stored overhead this way!

Annette said...

This is genius! Not only is it out of the way but it looks good too. I will keep this in mind for my room! Don't you love it when things work out!

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Great organization. I once let a vintage wooden ribbon shelf that came from a florist go at an estate sale...still kick myself for not getting it. Great project...

Laurie said...

Oooh, snazzy. I wonder if I would like my ribbons this way. Hmmm. Good for you for just doing it!

Nook & Cranny said...

Great idea, love it
Thanks for sharing
Michele