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Sunday, March 18, 2012

Weekend Project: Scrap Room – Closet Makeover

The closet in my scrap room has needed some attention for a while but I could not get motivated to get it organized. After trying to find something the other day I determined it was time to organize my poor closet. I have to admit I am ashamed to share the before photos but I have a feeling we all have that dreaded drawer (or closet) we really don’t want someone to see and I think it will help you appreciate the after pictures. J

Here we go…

From these pictures you can tell things were stacked on top of stacks and the organized drawers were not even organized as I had starting putting whatever needed to go somewhere in a drawer. The first thing I had to do was start dragging everything out of the closet – why is it you always have to make a bigger mess to get organized?

One of the first things I did was organize my fabric and made mini bolts for my fabric which you can find over at the Scrap Shoppe. Ahh now I can finally see the fabric I have.

I also decided to take two boxes I had to use for storage. The first one I covered with paper I found in my stash and the second I covered with DCWV Decorative Trim and Tape (this was the first time I used this and I am a fan).

I found some great bins at Target that I used for the majority of my other items that I placed on shelves I purchased from Lowes (I should have checked prices Target has them for less).
Are you ready!!!!!

After two days this is what my closet looks like now!

1 – This basket holds the cleaning products for my computer, photo paper, CDs, etc.
2 – This box holds all the pink & brown ribbons from the baby shower
3 – Well about this bin – this is the home of future projects
4 – This holds items like newspaper articles, event tickets, etc. to include in future scrapbooks
5 – Ok, maybe I have two areas for future products not including what is on my desk (shhh)
6 – A home for my totes instead of them being stacked on top of each other
7 – This file holder is home for my felt
8 – This is the Huggies box I covered with paper and now holds my decorating ribbons
9 – My fabric all nice and neat
10 – These smaller bins are perfect for my paint brushes
11 – I used a plastic basket for my paints
12 – My yarn is all in one place
13 – Another small bin for my knitting looms
14 – Oh yes the lace bin (I got lucky and was able to catch a fabric store that was closing)
15 – All things cross-stitching can be found here
16 – Misc – here is where all the odd and ins are now instead of just being placed where ever
Here are a few more pictures that are close up.
I also bought this cute over the door hook for some of my bags.
I’m so glad this project is over and I can enjoy some of the things I found while I was cleaning, I will share my Scrap Room with you in a later post. I hope everyone had a great weekend.


  1. This looks great, Tracey! Let the creating begin. :)

  2. Thanks Michele - It is inspiring to get organized especially now that my future projects are right in front of me when I open the door.:)


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