Thursday, March 3, 2011

I love IKEA!

This is how the corner of my sewing room looked before I replaced the bookshelf.

And this is how it looks now:

I am a firm believer in utilizing wall space for storage, and visual impact, especially when you are trying to store things in a sewing room. I have so many more books on my shelves now, with plenty of space above those to stow other sewing supplies away. The key is to get narrower shelves so that the weight of the books will not bow the individual shelves over time. It also helps to keep your books together in groups such as: applique, scrap quilting, how-to, quilting designs, etc, etc. remember to keep the books low and lighter things up high. As you can see, you don't have to be afraid to build those shelves almost up to the ceiling. I promise it won't look terrible.

So that is my before/after for the I just have to go ''fix'' the other 3 corners of the room...see y'all tomorrow!


Christine said...

OH! that looks wonderful!!!! and the wall hanging....I love the colors and your boxes and....color color color!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! EEEEKKKKKK....I'm in heaven

Jackie said...

It looks beautiful! Using vertical space is a fantastic use of space.

Rhonda said...

Looks great and very colorful!!!!

Tina said...

Is that Ikea fabric on the wall, too?