My craft room takes a step closer

You'll probably remember that when we put the finishing touches to our porch I was left with a "spare" set of pigeon shelves. I quickly thought they'd look great in our study and my plan to transform that room into my craft room started to take shape.  Of course I didn't mention this plan to MOH as I was certain he wouldn't agree, but what I did sell to him was that these shelves would be a great way to store some of my craft items and would free up some other space. He heard this as I wanted to hang these in the study and fill it with more of my junk!  

Which I guess is a loose interpretation of my idea. This is how they ended up.

LOADED, PRETTY AND FUNCTIONAL STORAGE

LOADED, PRETTY AND FUNCTIONAL STORAGE

Not much junk there, hey?  Well I don't think so either, MOH has another view.

Despite making a template when we hung the first set of shelves, this was nowhere to be found. I'd probably cleared it out in a spring cleaning frenzy - that, or I've put it somewhere so safe I just haven't remembered where yet.  Please tell me I'm not the only one that does that?

A CARDBOARD TEMPLATE PATCHED TOGETHER WITH WASHI TAPE

A CARDBOARD TEMPLATE PATCHED TOGETHER WITH WASHI TAPE

With a new template made and hastily mended with some washi tape it wasn't long before the screws were in and we were trying to hook the shelves onto them. This time we'd hung it higher and it wasn't so easy to notch it into place, with a few scratches of the paintwork - thankfully we've not repainted yet, phew! - it was on the wall.

HUNG SUCCESSFULLY!

HUNG SUCCESSFULLY!

So it was time to fill it up. In the middle row I added boxes, twine, handmade cards, my pincushion, some notebooks, a pen pot and a fabric tray:

HANDMADE CARDS  , TWINE, BOXES AND A PINCUSHION

HANDMADE CARDS, TWINE, BOXES AND A PINCUSHION

A BOX OF WASHI, A FABRIC TRAY AND  A MAGAZINE BOW

A BOX OF WASHI, A FABRIC TRAY AND A MAGAZINE BOW

SOME NOTEBOOKS, POSTCARDS AND A POT FOR PENS

SOME NOTEBOOKS, POSTCARDS AND A POT FOR PENS

On the bottom there were storage boxes of ribbons, trimmings and bias binding, a pot of crochet hooks, some wool that I've promised to knit MOH some socks with and a photo frame waiting to be filled:

RIBBONS, BIAS BINDING AND TRIMMINGS

RIBBONS, BIAS BINDING AND TRIMMINGS

SPACE FOR A PHOTO, CROCHET HOOKS AND WOOL FOR SOCKS

SPACE FOR A PHOTO, CROCHET HOOKS AND WOOL FOR SOCKS

Which left room on the top shelf for more functional storage of buttons and threads, card blanks, my letter stamps and another pretty box and a ball of wool that my plan was to crochet some coasters from.  I still need to learn to crochet, one day soon maybe!

THREAD AND PLENTY OF BUTTONS

THREAD AND PLENTY OF BUTTONS

MORE WOOL AND A PRETTY BOX

MORE WOOL AND A PRETTY BOX

CARD BLANKS, ENVELOPES AND   MY LETTER STAMPS

CARD BLANKS, ENVELOPES AND MY LETTER STAMPS

Stepping back I was quite pleased with how it looked, but surprised how quickly I'd filled it!  The one in the porch still has some empty spaces because I'm looking for the right things to fill them - I think I could have filled this one twice over, but don't tell MOH!

And you can see it's alongside my new rainbow board too, with these two additions it's given this wall a brand new lease of life. 

shelves and rainbow board

And my craft room is really starting to come together - and MOH is resigned to the fact too!