Monday, September 5, 2011

Craft Room Project Complete!

Tada!!! While this picture isn't real clear you can get the idea of what John and I created on Saturday! We are very proud of what we accomplished with little effort and little $$. I create jewelry for gifts and my etsy site and I needed to have things more organized. I was telling John a few weeks ago that I didn't even know how many different kinds of ribbon I had for my keychains and bookmarks because the were all just piled in a basket. He said I need them on a dowel. I told him I had a few ideas about that. One thing led to another and here we are with our craft room organizer! This organizer is 2 feet X 3 feet. We used prepainted pegboard for the base, which was much better than having to paint.

Here are some more photos (sorry they are not that good but that room is on the dark side and it is very hard to get really good photos in there):

I had always wanted to try to make something with chalkboard paint and here is my version of a little board I can put cute sayings on to encourage me! Right now I just have my blog name on there and create! How I made this chalkboard was really pretty simple. I had this old frame, which I spray painted white. I took the board that came with the frame and painted it with chalkboard paint. 2 coats to be exact covered it nicely! John and I drilled it to the white peg board. I decided to glue the beautiful teal silk flowers over 2 of the holes and I also found these metal scrapbooking plates. They say family, laugh, memories, always and together.

Closeup of the family metal plate.

Here are the 2 dowel ribbon holders we made. We used 4 eye hooks and put wood stops that move up or down to keep the dowel from popping out the end of the eye hook. Because of the span and the weight of the ribbons there was a little sag in the middle of the dowels. I came up with an idea of tying lightweight wire on the bottom dowel, looping it over the top dowel and attaching it to the hole in the white pegboard. It worked perfectly. Today I will be purchasing some more ribbon!! Gotta fill it up right!! After all a girl has to have supplies to create new things!!

I now have tons of places to hang my completed projects! This makes it easier to keep track of what inventory I have and it also keeps the keychains and bookmarks nice and smooth and wrinkle free!

Here are 2 of the keychains I made. Now I can keep everything in a section and find things more quickly. All the keychains together, necklaces, bracelets, etc.

Well that is all the pictures off my Craft organizer. I know have to devise a way to display all the earrings I make. I'm envisioning something with wire on a stand. Maybe a tree and all the branches (made from wire) will have my earrings hanging from it!! To the sketch pad I go!!!

If you would like to visit my etsy site you can click on the right sidebar for my etsy site on this blog or go to, click on Seller in the drop down box on the top of the site, type in cherylmcdermitt1 and there you are! I will be adding some new things shortly. Some Autumn items will be added soon. Never to early to start thinking Christmas presents everyone!!


Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

What a great organizer!! Love your new fall header Sherri!

Debbie said...

What a great idea Sherri! Looks like your area will be neat and productive.
Your Fall header is beautiful!

Florence and Mary said...

It looks great, what fun you will have knowing all your crafty goodies are in close reach!

Victoria xx

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Y'all did a great job here...I'm sure you will enjoy working here now:)


Donna said...

Your craft room project turned out great, Sherri! Love all the organization.

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Sherri, you guys did a great job. Love how organized everything is. You are ready to do some creating now!

Ring of Kerry, Ireland
My husband, John and I went to Ireland for our 25th Wedding Anniversary in 2004. We had an awesome trip and we will never forget it. We actually got to visit our friends who live in Northern Ireland. We spent 3 wonderful days with them! The picture above was taken when we visited The Ring of Kerry. The beauty of Ireland is just spectacular! If you ever get a chance visit there.
Megan is my oldest daughter. She and Ken were married on April 12, 2008. It was a wonderful ceremony and reception!
Jenny and Kevin at their wedding 8/30/08. The wedding was at our home and turned out wonderful! Everyone had such a good time!