1/28/12

Ribbon Storage Station

I had such a great time competing on One Month To Win It!  Thank you to everyone who went over and voted for your favorite projects.  The auditions for Season 8 are in March, so mark it down on your calendars!

Furniture is kind of a big deal, so I was pretty nervous about this week.  I had a lot of ideas and a hard time deciding.  I wanted to make something I really needed.  The ribbon in my craft room was a jumble of mass chaos, so a storage solution seemed like the perfect choice!  I made a run to the home improvement store, dusted off our power tools and got down to business!  

Ribbon Storage Station


I used a couple of 1x6 lengths of wood (cut down to size at the store for free) and created a basic bookcase.  I added a couple shelves near the bottom and drilled holes for dowel rods, which I capped off with wood finials.  I finished it up by adding scraps of crown moulding at the top and bottom.  I sanded the whole thing down and painted it.


On one side, I added corkboard, which I cut to fit.  I also added a removable yard stick so I can easily measure the amount of ribbon I need without needing to remove the spool.  

The dowels slide right out to easily swap out ribbon spools and I left plenty of space to add more rows as my collection grows.  I added some jars to hold more supplies and a couple of baskets, which I labeled with chalkboard tags.


I absolutely love that all the things I need to work with my ribbon are all in once place!  This was my first go at building custom furniture and I think I'm hooked!  For less than $50, I built something that is exactly what I need with none of the stress of trying to find something that just kind of works for me.  

And I LOVE seeing all my pretty ribbon lined up, ready to use!


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7 comments:

Andrea said...

i LOVE it! what a great idea! I need to just hire you to come over and organize for me! I have intentions of being organized, does that count?

Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

I *love* this project, Jessica!!! Cute and functional are high on my list of organizational items. :)

Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust said...

Hey Jessica, Popping over from Vintage Revivals where you were posted as someone's favorite blog. I enjoyed stopping by. AND I'm so impressed with the beauty & organization of your craft/sewing supplies. Great job!

Drea said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! What a cute idea for ribbon storage! I might have to do something like this for all mine.

The Rosenau's said...

Love it what a fantastic idea!

Julianne
www.sewfantastic.blogspot.com

Bronwyn said...

I LOVE storage that looks pretty too. Now you can stare at your lovely ribbon collection and plan numerous new projects. Well done!

BluBabesCreate said...

Love this! So great and easy! Come check out my legendary dollhouse.

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