Ok, as I said on my last post, getting my craft room organized IS my next project! :) I do hope you won't get bored by this series of posts...
Estou compartilhando esta foto de novo porque sempre me faz sorrir e me acalenta sabendo que minha bagunça não está sozinha!
I'm sharing this poster again because it always makes me smile, and it soothes my soul when I know my mess is not alone!
Como acho que é Como realmente é Como gostaria que fosse
Comecei organizando as coisas que irão dentro das caixas e prateleiras, deixando a organização do cômodo em si e até um esquema de cores para o final. Porque tinta é um tanto caro, e porque quero ter certeza que posso achar as coisas facilmente nas caixas/prateleiras antes de mudar tudo de lugar... :)
I've started by organizing things that will go inside the boxes, and the shelves themselves, the room arrangement and maybe even redoing the color scheme will go last. Because paint here is expensive, and because I want to make sure I can easily find what I want from the boxes/shelves before I move everything around... :)
Devagar se vai longe... Eu já errei antes, quando 'organizei' meu espaço no ano passado, e quero ter certeza que não cometerei os mesmos erros de novo. Então vai ser feito aos pouquinhos.
Baby steps... I was wrong once, when I 'organized' my craft room last year, and I don't want to make the same mistakes again, so little by little I hope I'll get all done.
Comecei "atacando" alguns itens que usei por último ou que estavam bem ali, incomodando minha vista! :)
I started by some items that I used last or were right there hurting my eyes the most! :)
1) meadas de bordar: Esqueci de tirar fotos do "antes", mas se você tem algumas meadas sabe como podem ficar bagunçadas depois do uso. Então encontrei essas placas de plástico feitas exatamente pra isso. Foi uma pechincha: 100 por só R$5! A caixa plástica já não custou tão barato (R$10), mas fiquei feliz de ter comprado:
1) embroidery threads: I forgot to take pictures of the "before", but if you have any of those you know how messy they can get after a while. So I found those plastic cards made especially for this, it was a bargain: 100 for only $2.50! The plastic box they go in was not that cheap ($5), but I'm happy I bought it:
|Minha caixa parecia com essa - foto encontrada no Google|
My box looked like this one - picture found on Google
|À esquerda as plaquinhas - se precisar aumentar a "coleção"|
On the left you can see the plastic boards - if I add more to my "collection"
2) bunka threads: I had only 4 of them, but then last year I got this great deal at ebay, a whole lot for only $10 - usually each yard costs $1.25, so I couldn't resist. I used them as trim on my swap item, but they were all messed up inside the original envelope they came in. Lucky me, I found a box similar to the one I used for the threads, but deeper and smaller, just perfect for the bunka packs. Oh, and acrylic, so very transparent. Looks good now!
|Meu envelope parecia com esse, mas maior - foto encontrada no Google|
Envelope looked like this one, but larger - picture found on Google
3) Oh, I hated this part: rolls of paper & my "lumber yard". Every time I was reaching for one of them, something would almost poke my eye!... And it was so messy! I did have them all in separate containers, but they were not working. Mostly because they were repurposed trash bins. The conic format would make the rolls spread and not look organized at all:
What it looked like
|O problema com as cestas...|
The problem caused by the trash bins...
Cortei rolos de papel higiênico ou papel-toalha para manter os papéis enrolados.
So I decided to use straight lines instead! I got these very sturdy card boxes for free from the supermarket, wrapped them with kraft paper - I chose this one because its inexpressive, easy to find, neutral color and I can always add some color later using labels... One of the boxes I just glued the top strips to the sides, to make them even sturdier. On the other one I cut them out, but folded part of the sides inside and glued, for the same reason: make them stronger. I wanted one box to be shorter than the other one because of different paper sizes. With the remaining parts I made a partition inside the taller box so that I could also use it to place the wood strips. To keep the paper rolls +/- the same diameter, I cut strips of toilet paper tubes (or paper towel ones).
|A caixa que usei|
The box I used
|Tiras cortadas dos tubos de papelão para manter os papéis enrolados no mesmo tamanho|
Strips of cardboard tube used to keep the paper rolls the same size
There! Much better, don't you think? :)
Next step: organizing my fabric!
PS: se alguém tiver várias caixinhas de Tic-Tac vazias, eu quero! (pago o frete)
PS: if anyone here has several empty Tic Tac boxes, please, I really need them! (I'll pay shipping)