Lately, Rob and I have been sprucing up our spare room, and our new Murphy bed is allowing me to use the space better for crafting.
That means I'm actually spending time in there, so I brought in the iPod dock Rob and I made a while back from a retro radio.
I had to clear a space for it on the three large shelves in that room. That process made me realize my storage could look a lot better than the cardboard boxes and plastic bags I was loading the shelves with.
I got the final kick in the butt this weekend, when I brought home three wire baskets from the same estate sale where we found the metal file catalog.
The radio, which is red and black, set the decorating color scheme. (I also painted a metal trashcan using these colors for the spare room, too.) To incorporate it, I stored some craft supplies in red vintage Christmas tins (I love Christmas and don't mind seeing these year-round). I also had a larger tin that I spray-painted glossy black.
These tins hold sewing supplies, my hot glue gun and glue sticks and leftover sola flowers from my wedding, which I keep telling myself I'm going to do something cool with.
I then paired those with the wire baskets, which hold larger items that don't fit in tins. Those things include a paper cutter than cuts paper into a scalloped rectangle and a light fixture from a barn that we will somehow use in an amazing way.
I did not take a before picture, mostly because I was too embarrassed. But here's how it's looking for now. Much better. I'd like my books to be a little neater, and need to start thinking about some cool options for bookends. Anyone have ideas for those? Bonus points if they're retro and/or industrial and shiny.