Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Whenever I thought about what my ideal working space would include I knew I needed shelves so, again, I could see a lot of my supplies. Since we live in a very small apartment and my desk, as you can see by the top picture, is located very central to our living area without any extra room, it was next to impossible to set up a great set of shelves like I had envisioned so instead I rummaged through our very cluttered closet (next organizational project) and found a very shallow black shelf, also from IKEA and glued with E6000 some canning jars under the shelf. The key was to allow the glue to dry for about a day before hanging the shelf. Now I can easily unscrew the canning jars and get to all of my goodies! On top of the shelf, small plastic screwtop containers hold findings, small random recycled glass jars hold other beads, as well as scissors, glue and pliers.
Now there's a strict policy in my home! No one, other than me, puts anything on that desk! No piles of mail, toys, or other paraphernalia! And so far, to my astonishment, it's stayed clean!