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Luna1375
« on: November 24, 2010 11:51:48 AM »

(I am not sure if this is "reconstructed" or not. It is . . . embellished I suppose)

For my day job, I work at a school, and this past weekend they wanted to clean out the storage sheds full of old classroom furniture, so they sent an email to the faculty and staff that if you wanted anything just come and get it for FREE!  So of course I was all on that. Boyfriend and I borrowed his dad's truck and we got some file cabinets, a few tables, some other boring stuff, and this awesome cubby organizer! With THIRTY cubbies! And then Hobby Lobby was having a sale on craft storage boxes, and Michaels had a pack of Amy Butler scrapbook paper I really liked. I cut the paper for the fronts and attached it with photo corners, just in case I one day decide to change the color scheme (which I probably will, knowing me)

Right now the only place for it is next to my desk and blocking the window, but the only person who ever uses that window is my cat and he's fine with sitting on top of the cubbies. Now I have storage for all my Etsy store inventory and supplies, and even a few empty boxes just waiting for me to make more stuff! Yay!





Should I feel guilty that I'm more excited about this piece of furniture than I was when my nephew was born?
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« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2010 12:11:38 PM »

I used to work in child care and have a few of those!  They are AWESOME!!!!  And your's look great!  Mine are, ahem, not as beautifully organized looking as yours:

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« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2010 12:12:39 PM »

Beee- u - teee - ful!

So very lovely Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2010 12:15:24 PM »

What a lovely storage solution!  May I ask how you know what is in each box?

I am more like emilyjp--I have my stuff out in sight so I always look messy but I know where everything is! Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2010 12:27:53 PM »

Love those cabinets! I really like what you did with it ^^
I have everything stored in boxes in random places around the house, so I'm not that organized ... (not having your own room is a big disadvantage if you're a craftster ...)
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« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2010 12:46:11 PM »

What a lovely storage solution!  May I ask how you know what is in each box?

Well since I left the lids off, I can see down into them from my chair. And I also have them organized in a way that makes sense to me. Most of them have coasters in them, and they're sorted by theme, so I really only need to be able to see the front set to know which box to pull out.
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« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2010 12:55:14 PM »

Nephew's aren't all that hard to come by compared to an awesome organizer like that; so no, you shouldn't feel a bit guilty.  Should I feel guilty that I am sitting here green with envy and wishing that were mine instead of yours? Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2010 01:08:04 PM »

This is so GREAT!! I love the paper choices you went with. Ooooo I want one!

If I were you, I wouldn't be able to leave any of them empty Smiley. I think I'd have to run off to the craft store to get items to fill each cubby!!!
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« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2010 01:23:25 PM »

Looks great Grin.
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« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2010 01:31:53 PM »

That is sooo beautifully done! I wish I could get one of those storage cabinets! The way you chose the papers is fabulous!
I think I could enjoy it in my space exactly as you have it!
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« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2010 02:00:24 PM »

SCORE!!!! Go you! Smiley I totally want one.
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« Reply #11 on: November 24, 2010 02:29:03 PM »

I am jealous of your gorgeous storage solution.

That is all.
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« Reply #12 on: November 24, 2010 02:42:40 PM »

SSSSQQQQQUUUEEEEEEEEEEEE I LOVE IT!!!!!!! It is my dream to have a cubby like that someday
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« Reply #13 on: November 24, 2010 03:18:34 PM »

i so need one of those!! looks awesome!! :-)
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« Reply #14 on: November 24, 2010 05:01:19 PM »

I LOVE IT! It's so pretty and organized! I want it!
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« Reply #15 on: November 24, 2010 06:31:36 PM »

I completely agree with everyone else:
It's fabulous, the colors you chose are gorgeous and I want one too! Grin
What a great way to organize.  I love that you can see everything you need without it being obvious.
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« Reply #16 on: November 24, 2010 09:23:55 PM »

omg! THAT IS SOOOO AWESOME!
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« Reply #17 on: November 25, 2010 04:31:43 AM »

Thanks for all the nice compliments! I have an update on how I'll know what's in each box, since I've been making more inventory and found my memory is not as sharp as I thought it was.  But I don't want labels on each box that list like, 10 things each, because ew. So I'm just gonna make a Word document with a table with the same number of rows and columns as my cubbies, and list what's in the boxes that way. I can easily edit it if I sell anything or make more.  Thought I'd share that idea in case anyone else likes to hide their stuff in pretty storage but then forgets what's in there.
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« Reply #18 on: November 25, 2010 04:40:28 AM »

Nope, don't feel guilty at all. I am totally jealous of your awesome luck and brilliant decorating finish.

Don't get me wrong, babies are cute, but are they really as useful as this??!

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« Reply #19 on: November 25, 2010 07:46:46 AM »

That's pretty awesome. I wish I had something like that.
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« Reply #20 on: November 25, 2010 02:29:37 PM »

I would be just as excited as you are.
Such an amazing storage cabinet!
And you made it even more beautiful. Great job!
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« Reply #21 on: November 25, 2010 08:06:18 PM »

Love this! I am getting ready to do something similar with basic shelves. I like that you decorated only the front of the boxes.
very nice!
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« Reply #22 on: November 26, 2010 12:56:22 AM »

LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!! I'm stealing your idea as soon as I get my own place again!! I've been thinking I wanted something similar to this, so thanks so much for the inspiration! Amazing job! *bookmarks the page* xxx
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« Reply #23 on: November 27, 2010 02:05:40 AM »

That is seriously just fantastic:)
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« Reply #24 on: November 27, 2010 08:14:31 PM »

oh wow fantastic job! looks very nice!
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« Reply #26 on: November 28, 2010 05:33:01 PM »

I LOVE this! Smiley

Anything that combines my geeky obsession with organization and my passion for crafts just rocks my world. Hee-hee And this is so beautifully done!
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« Reply #27 on: December 11, 2010 03:11:20 PM »

Fabulous! It's a piece of artwork by itself Smiley
Although I do feel a wee bit sad for that window... (window spaces are pricey @where I am, if ya know what I meant :p )
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« Reply #28 on: December 12, 2010 06:45:51 AM »

Should I feel guilty that I'm more excited about this piece of furniture than I was when my nephew was born?

No, you need to be very organized if youre going to craft something for him  Wink
And now youre not just organized, but your organisation looks so cute!
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« Reply #29 on: December 27, 2010 02:28:59 AM »

Awesome.

I had thought to do something similar with some of those cubby shelves from Ikea, but reusing these (plus they were free!) is so much better! Awesome.
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