Don't you just hate when you need something and you have to go through a mess
of things to find it? and then you don't even end up finding it?
I do! Especially when making a craft!
I no longer feel this way because I finally organized and labeled my hallway closet!
This closet contained everything from cards, gift bags, tissue paper, supplies,
old papers and books. It was not organized at all! While cleaning it out I founds things
I thought were long lost! I found junk I no longer wanted
and from cleaning this and the guest room closet I made a pile of
garage sale goodies for our church garage sale.
I apologize in advance for the crappy photos, the hallway is very dark and
it's super hard to get really good pictures.
Here is the before and after of the hallway closet:
This closet is in between the guest room and the kids room and it never really
served for anything other than holding junk.
Now it is my new craft supplies closet. Neat and Organized and ready for me
to use on my next craft!
I have actually been using it and it is awesome knowing where everything is!
Here are some close ups of the closet.
From the top:
Yeah I don't know why I was using a Huggies box as storage?! and that K-Swiss shoe box?!?!
I've had that since I was in middle school!!
That box held a bunch of letters and cards from birthdays and notes
my friends and I would write to each other in high school.
I bought six plastic containers from The Home Depot for $.99/ea
those little white buckets are from the dollar section at
Target and they were $.25/ea on sale.
My fabric box is a gift box I got on my son's baby shower.
My Thread Jar is a glass jar that used to hold apple juice.
The top magazine holder thingies are from Ikea, I bought them from the
AS IS section about 3 years ago for $.50/ea I think...
Moving on to the bottom section:
I organized my tissue papers, cards and such in the new plastic bins.
That long cardboard stick thing is from the rug we bought
the kids at Ikea. I thought it was cool and I could use for something
but I never knew what so in the recycling bin it went.
I wanted to paint straight on the bins with chalkboard paint to label them when I saw
I already had labels but I had chalkboard paint instead of chalkboard spray paint.
and here are the supplies I used for my tags:
*cereal box (you can use any cardboard you have)
*blue painter's tape
(btw. If you haven't tried Cascadian Farms Organic Cereals then do! they are really good
and organic!! hello! lol I don't feel guilty for feeding my kids chocolate cereal for
breakfast and they love it! Their fiber cereal is yummy too!! that's the one I eat.)
back to the labels, you tape up the edges on to your cardboard and paint away:
Once dried you can write on them with chalk and stick on to whatever you want!
Have you used chalkboard labels or tags?
These are my first! and my second chalkboard paint project!
I'm loving the chalkboard paint!!
Any ideas on what I should do with chalkboard paint next?
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