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« on: March 16, 2010 07:48:30 AM »

I've had this vision for a while of a better way to spread out my jewelry supplies and make it so that a) I can see them & remember what I've got, and b) they look cool.  About a month ago, I discovered this old china cabinet at the thrift store for about $40, and was even more delighted to find that the hutch on top is a separate piece, so we could actually get it up the stairs and into the craft room.  Smiley  Since then, I have been filling little jars, digging out cool curios, and putting the less aesthetic craft items in plastic shoeboxes to go in the cabinet at the bottom.  It's still a bit of a work in progress, but mostly taking shape:

The interesting bits:  (and for the record, since I know some people are sensitive about this, all the animal skulls in this picture were things I or my friends found in more or less this state, so none of them were killed for display purposes.)

This side is mostly beads:

This side is buttons & whimsies:

And the test-tube rack my husband made me for tubes of seed beads!  (actually this is just a prototype, and both of us keep meaning to get around to making a slightly better one, but it obviously hasn't happened yet...)

Unfortunately, on the other side of the room is my mending pile, and it is going to rise up in the middle of the night sometime and eat me alive:

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« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2010 08:00:08 AM »

This is really nice!

I'd love to shop at your thrift shop, the ones around here aren't too thrifty. A cabinet like that would go for a couple hundred dollars or more.

That has loads of room for all your bits and pieces and they are easily seen! Also has loads of hidden storage. I'm really happy for you in your find, but also really, really envious!  Cheesy
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2010 08:00:35 AM »

OMG this is so cool and is exactly what i need for my beads...if I had the room haha.

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« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2010 09:09:11 AM »

drooling over those skulls Grin


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« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2010 10:20:17 AM »

looks amazing.   Cheesy

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« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2010 01:19:40 PM »

this is amazing.  i love the way it looks.  just seeing it everyday would inspire me to make all sorts of crafty goodies.  my craft room looks more like your to mend pile.  heh.  even my beads are a jumbled mess in several totes with no particular organization. 

« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2010 10:08:52 PM »

It looks fantastic!
And just for the record, I love that test-tube rack! It was my favorite part.
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