I dragged my poor husband to a boot sale today for the first time in ages. I was half hoping I'd find some storage for my craft room but couldn't have imagined how lucky I was going to be.
First I found two sets of shelf type compartments that were perect for stacking on the back of my desk to keep all the bits that I like to keep at hand. I thought the seller was using them just to display the items that he had for sale and was really surprised when he said he would sell them to me.
It was just starting to rain as I bought them so we went back to the car to put them in - as the rain had stopped by then we decided to go back in and then I found yet another wooden rack with twelve small square compartments which I thought would fit on a second desk I use to keep my paper cutters on.
I then bought twelve little plastic boxes with lids which would fit inside the holes and headed for home.
I've spent the rest of the day re-organising my craft room and trying to sort out what could go where.
I can't believe my luck as they are just perfect. I've taken a few pictures to show you what I have done with them.
These are the compartments that I found first - they fit the desk perfectly. They cover the gap behind my desk where all sorts of thing used to drop down so they actually make the desktop a bit larger than before. When stacked on top of each other they make ten large square compartments - and there's still room to keep my MS punches and the desk light on top so now I actually have a bit of room on the desk to craft!
This is the second find - I wish there had been two! I'm hoping my husband will be able to make me another one to go next to it as I could fill it twice over. I can even store my Cuttlebug and tiny sewing machine on top.
This is part of the other side of the room which has a large Ikea cabinet on the wall (not a boot sale find unfortunately) - I can't believe I have filled it all and still need more space.
I paid £4 for the compartments on my desk and £1 for the other rack. The twelve little boxes cost me £6 so I have done all this for just £11
I would thoroughly recommend a visit to the nearest boot sale - who knows what you might find.
I'm now absolutley exhausted - my craft room has never looked so tidy but my husband says he doesn't hold out any hopes that it will last!
Do you think he's right???