For the past couple of years, I’ve tried to tame my stash and organize it in a way that looked decent, but it never lasted. I thought it was brilliant to fold and stack my fabric on a bookcase in rainbow order … until it morphed into sloppy piles of kinda-folded, kinda-balled-up lengths of cotton and knit. Other supplies — like ribbon and embroidery thread — were hidden away in bins, all of the colours jumbled together in a sad little tangle.
As my handy husband, Michael, was busy extending my L-shaped desk into a giant U-shape desk, I came to a realization: some things are worth hiding, and other things are worth displaying beautifully — even if they’re not something you use on a regular basis.
|Here’s what I was starting with. Completely untidied, obvi. The bookcase was NOT working and I was staring at a yucky mess day in and day out. I needed a prettier view, stat!|