I’ve finished the quilty project I mentioned earlier in the week so I’m linking up with TGIFF for the first time in ages. This is part of my sewing room makeover and is my January attempt to use up what I’ve got and upcycle.
For quite a while, I’ve been begging and borrowing (I haven’t actually stolen any although that would make for a more interesting post) a certain size of wine box that happens to fit very neatly inside the bookcase in my sewing room. They are ideal for keeping fabrics/yarns and projects in. They do a great job of keeping everything organised and avoid having plastic containers (I know that plastic is the storage solution of choice for just about everyone this century but I really dislike plastic). But I have to admit the overall effect is a bit of a mess :(
So, in the spirit of my USP post, I decided it was time was to do something about it. Using up some leftover backing from this quilt, an odd sized piece of (new) sheeting and a vintage sheet (for backing) that has seen better days as a sheet/ a duvet cover and a decorating dust sheet, I made four quilted panels and now the bookcase is looking like this.
And this is what I have left over.
One very usable piece of cheerful polka dot fabric, some scraps that I’m sure will come in handy for something AND a Friday Finish!
Apart from that, today two men spent a long time doing something at the top of a telegraph pole outside our house that stopped our phone working. Now we seem to have a fully functioning internet connection for the first time in weeks – fingers crossed. Of course, it’s still raining but even in that it’s some consolation that my moaning is now being backed up by the MET Office.
Happy Days :)
Janine @ Rainbow Hare
13 thoughts on “Makery Makeover”
Brilliant solution! I have grown to appreciate concealed storage ever since I changed quilting rooms last year… I am so much more productive with just my design wall and clear surfaces. Drawers, bins, scrapbook boxes and baskets please! With a side of plastic behind closed doors.
A Quilter's Mission
What a great idea! Those polka dots are so cheerful and fun. Congrats on the organizing.
Gosh you had to drink a lot of wine to get all that storage sorted out! I can see why you are hiding it behind those lovely panels ;)
Neat! It looks really nice. Well done Janine!
Brilliant idea :-)
How nice to be so organised – your panels look beautiful, what a great idea!
Such a fantastic idea! Well done, Janine! I like paper containers over plastic too and I hope you phone service was not replaced by the internet service :)
Thats a fab idea – I thought you might be covering the boxes, but this works really well!
Not sure why, but I couldn't read this post on my phone, it was too wide! But when I tried to push the screen sideways it went to the next/previous post x
Susan at TheBoredZombie.com
That is so clever! What a great way to hide your boxes all fashionable and stuff! Love.
Great idea, I love this!
Love those polkadots!
Archie the wonder dog
You clever thing!! Love it!
Oooh I love this Janine! How cool!