Wednesday, October 30, 2013
"After" on the left, and "Before" on the right
When we got Z, we made some room in the craft pantry for her stuff: food, water, litter box. It wasn't long before the bookshelf started disintegrating and I realized that having a slightly more organized craft room might make everything a bit more pleasant in that tiny room. So I purchased some wire shelves, and a bunch of baskets to keep my craft supplies from getting dusty. It's still somewhat crammed, but at least the look is more cohesive. And what the heck, wire shelves are versatile and can be collapsed down to just their poles & shelves for space-saving.
Crigslist is good to those who are patient. I obtained these two five foot wire shelving units for $60, which is about half price, and the Ikea Branas baskets are all the old style, non-collapsing ones that I got for $5 each, also via craigslist. Purchasing certain Ikea items used on craigslist can be a wise choice, especially for many of their non-MDF items. My desk was a craigslist Ikea purchase, as was the coffee table and some new Helmer drawer units I've yet to photograph.