1 The dormer window seats were cleared of all the clutter. More light can now come in through the windows looking out onto the back paddocks. If you recall, these spaces were used as catchalls for bins, books, and other miscellany.
2 These shelves did not change much, but all the contents of each storage box was checked, every magazine was put in order, and every box was appropriately labeled.
3 A big difference from a couple of days ago, don't you think? Just a little more finessing, and the room will be done. This room was designed to include a lot of good, useable storage spaces - lots of drawers and shelves. Each work station has cubbies for writing supplies, drawers for craft or sewing supplies and ample desk top space for doing projects. Now that it is organized again, I am looking forward to using it more this summer.
7 All the decorative twines were neatly displayed on top of the desk cubbies. Waxed twine was arranged by color and stored in uniform glass jars. Card stock and envelopes were neatly stacked in one easy to access space.
8 Decorative boxes were gathered and arranged on this tray.
10 Threads were placed in shallow drawers, so they would be easy to see. Needles are in their protective holders ready for the next mending job. It's definitely so much nicer to work in spaces that are clean, and organized, but even I can sometimes let the organization slip just a bit.
11 The accordion files and notebooks were placed neatly under the craft room island. Having them all stored in one spot prevents needless purchases.
12 The decorative twine was left on top of the cubbies - they add a pretty element to the space. The desk top surface was cleared of piles of notebooks and stacks of papers. It is now a refreshing spot to write or craft a card.
14 More crafting supplies - inks and scrapbooking embellishments neatly organized in a flat file drawer. Flat files were originally created for storing large architectural blueprints, and maps, but they can be used to store so many other things.
15 In another flat file drawer are all my scrapbooking and card making stickers and other embellishments - storing them here makes it easy to know what I have, and easy to access for the next paper project.
16 I've always loved these little round tin storage containers. They're great for keeping small items like pins, and paper fasteners together. And, with the clear tops, everything is easy to see.
18 Craft edging scissors get their own drawer also - all kinds of scissors that make nice decorative edges on paper and card stock.
21 Thread spools arranged by color, and various yarns and string within arm's reach in glass containers and boxes.
22 This table was filled with all kinds of electronic gadgets. They have all been labeled and put away.
23 Remember all those notebooks Ren was organizing for me? They are lined up in chronological order in the back corner of the desk.
24 Cubby holes were used efficiently for storing paper and card stock. The desk now has room for laptops.
26 And, finally, all those paper punches - they are now displayed nicely in this dormer window seat. I will get some wooden risers to fit the space, but in the interim, they look great here, and are easy to reach when needed.