Today I want to share with you this simple and cheap way to store your sewing supplies! The other day I came across these IKEA spice racks ($3.99 each) on pinterest being used for children's book shelves. I thought it would be a cute way to store my sewing books/patterns/magazines. Then my husband had the brilliant idea of hanging one of the shelves upside down so I could hang some of my tools off of the dowel while still using the top for storage.
To hang the shelf upside down just unscrew the metal plate on the back that the nail goes into, flip it upside down, and screw it back in. The shelf can easily be put together in 5 minutes. And this may sound odd, but I really love the screws that come with it. They have really deep sockets so the Allen wrench (also included) doesn't come flying out every time you twist it.
Speaking of Allen wrenches, one time I got a flat by driving over railroad tracks and somehow getting an Allen wrench imbedded in my tire. Not sure how that happened... So please, when you're done with your Allen wrench don't throw it in the road... or off a train... ;)
A ten pack of these S-hooks only costs $0.99! And they're the perfect size for hanging scissors, rotary cutters, etc. If you're lucky enough to live near an IKEA, the spice racks and hooks can both be found in the kitchen storage area near the cabinet section. They also sell them online, but the shipping costs are pretty exorbitant.
I think these shelves would also look great stained or painted. If you put them up in your sewing room be sure to leave me a link! I'd love to see what ideas you all come up with!
Labels: crafts, diy, organization, sewing room