Monday, November 4, 2013

Preparing for a winter of crafting

"Successful organizing is based on the 
recognition that people get organized 
because they, too, have a vision."

One thing I absolutely hate is clutter. My mother would probably tell you otherwise considering my room is always a mess. But trust me, I HATE clutter. I moved back home with my parents a little less than a year ago, and I haven't had a whole lot of time to organize and arrange things the way I'd like. I kind of just moved all my boxes in and and slowly unloaded everything. Shoving things into any shelf that could withstand the weight of my junk. But now that the weather is changing, and I'm getting cooped up inside, I've been getting anxiety from all the clutter around me. 

So much like how animals prepare for hibernation, I'm preparing for a winter full of crafting. I woke up in the middle of the night last night and decided that I really wanted to create a "crafting" corner in my room. I have SO many projects going on right now. They just get thrown around and then I lose track of them. So I woke up bright and early this morning, scoured our property for some old wooden boxes and got to work. I'm not sure which was more amusing, me trying to use a power tool or me trying to weave in and out of our old barns without getting my new winter jacket dirty.

Here is the before:

I found an old drum in the barn and I figured it'd be neat to hang up and put yarn in it. I had to get a little creative with how to keep the round drum on the wall. I originally wanted to use a L-bracket, but couldn't find any that were small enough. So this is what I came up with. You can just call my Mrs. Macgyver.

After lots of leveling, hammering, and drilling this is what I came up with:

I'm TOTALLY in love with the final outcome. It's perfect and exactly what I had envisioned. And now I'm super excited to continue with all of my projects and start tons of new ones! Sometimes all it takes is a little bit of reorganizing to help with the creative juices! 


  1. Brittney, I love this. Such a great use of space and a very appealing too!