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What would your ideal craft storage be - I have an opportunity to choose <squeee!>

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FatStanley Tue 02-Aug-11 12:12:59

Dh is giving up some of his office (he works from home a couple of days a week) for me to have some storage for my craft stuff - fabric/wool/felts/beading/sewing basket etc! The width of the space is approx 1 metre and the depth is 50cm, height wise the ceiling is the limit!
I'm so excited to finally have my own space, at the moment my craft stuff is in boxes/bags/baskets all over the house driving me mad and making a mess!
So, any suggestions as to what I could get? Budget is probably £200 ish but less would be better <whispers>....but if there was something ideal I might be able to eBay a few bits to make up the difference wink

WidowWadman Tue 02-Aug-11 12:31:05

IKEA Expedit with Boxes to fit in?

FatStanley Tue 02-Aug-11 12:42:40

Ah, my friend has that in her house. It is the sort of thing I am looking for. If I could be really choosy I would probably have a couple of wider shelves as I already have a few boxes that things are in - having said that it would look much neater decanted into one unit. Oh, decisions, decisions!!

stitchthis Tue 02-Aug-11 18:09:00

A dresser!!! Off eBay!!! £200 could get you a corker envy I have a little one and had a lovely time arranging my bits (as it were). It's got all my yarn in the drawers and knitting needles and jars of buttons etc on shelves. I love it!

FatStanley Tue 02-Aug-11 20:13:17

OOOOh, stitchthis, I like that idea (although I have a feeling dh may feel it is a bit 'girly' in his office hmm) Still I may be able to wear him down persuade him. I'm off to look on ebay <happy sigh>

stitchthis Tue 02-Aug-11 20:31:21

I had to do the same...took about 3months, but so worth it!

stitchthis Tue 02-Aug-11 20:36:08

Here's a picture, a bit wonky admittedly.

pollyteapot Tue 02-Aug-11 20:59:43

Loving the dresser, stitchtthis, I need more storage too and this looks ideal. TY

stitchthis Tue 02-Aug-11 21:05:31

Get thee to eBay Polly !!

thefirstMrsDeVere Tue 02-Aug-11 21:09:24

I have seen bespoke cabinets at craft shows. They are luverly. Loads of little drawers and shelves and a table and then you can shut it up when you are finished.

I want one soooo badly.

But a dresser sounds even nicer.

pollyteapot Wed 03-Aug-11 06:24:42

Stitchthis - I might jut do that, cos depending on the dimensions, the alcove in my kitchen would be the perfect place to house this. Hubby would kill me though cos we are supposed to be saving money sad

greengoose Wed 03-Aug-11 08:58:11

Lucky you!! Ive just bought some old post office sorting racks from an auction, but there are some on ebay just now.... Like wooden pigeon holes, ideal for felt and wool and fat quarters of fabric. My friend has some that she painted white, and they look amazing! I also got an old school cabinet with shelves which has glass doors, which keeps the moths out! Have fun choosing and sorting your stuff.... its lovely to have it all organized!

stitchthis Wed 03-Aug-11 09:27:06

That sounds lovely goose any pictures we can drool over look at?

FatStanley Wed 03-Aug-11 09:51:25

Oooh they sound fab goose - I want to see pics too please!

stitchthis Wed 03-Aug-11 09:57:04

Just looked on eBay envyenvyenvy

FebreezeYourJeans Wed 03-Aug-11 10:03:08

something like this?

FebreezeYourJeans Wed 03-Aug-11 10:03:31

oops try again

greengoose Wed 03-Aug-11 10:22:58

These are post office shelves. My friend painted hers. (dont know how to condense link?!?)

stitchthis Wed 03-Aug-11 12:28:00

the thing I REALLY wanted but DH drew the not more vintage tat please God line was one of these - i have a friend with one she got for free when someone was throwing out stuff - oh, they're lovely.

stitchthis Wed 03-Aug-11 12:29:08

green you condense a link by adding a space after the address and then typing what you want to show up then close the ]] if that makes sense confused

greengoose Wed 03-Aug-11 12:35:26

Thanks for that!! I also love the fifties kitchen units.... my DP wont have them in the house. no taste. (I wish hed just leave matters of taste to me.... when I first knew him he had a stick on border around the wallpaper in his lounge FGS).

pollyteapot Wed 03-Aug-11 16:19:42

greengoose- i should hide myself in shame, i had a stick on border in my old bedroom when I lived with my parent blush

thses are all great finds - we are never that lucky on ebay and are always outbidded or what we buy turns out to be tat (or stinky)

Bumperlicious Wed 03-Aug-11 20:47:46

I have a computer cupboard from Ikea. The keyboard draw pulls out and you can stick your machine on it. I have a photo which I'll post when I get on the computer.

Bumperlicious Wed 03-Aug-11 22:36:14

Pics should be on my profile now.

stitchthis Thu 04-Aug-11 06:54:04

I used to have a job at Laura Ashley selling those borders - the shame blush

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