Thursday, January 28, 2010

getting organized

I have a 2-drawer unit from a vintage sewing machine, which I found at the flea market. Those two drawers sit on my sewing table and hold all my thread spools. It seemed a good idea, but over time the threads have mingled and have become a bit of a jumbled mess...
I picked up a wooden spool rack from the fabric store,
painted it Krylon 'Celery',
and hung it next to the sewing table.

No more digging. And I can actually see at a glance what colors I do or don't have.

I feel very organized now.

~Deb

26 comments:

  1. I have this same one and LOVE it too!!!

    yeah for organized!

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  2. Great idea! Looks so neat and tidy! Happy sewing! Blessings, Heather

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  3. nice idea - will have to see if I can find a rack like that!

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  4. i have that! now why haven't i thought of painting it? for me, my bobbins fit over the wooden dowels, too. i like to pop the bobbin on below the thread color. keeps the bobbins neat, and ends the 10 million bobbins of white but none of blue problem.

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  5. i have that! now why haven't i thought of painting it? for me, my bobbins fit over the wooden dowels, too. i like to pop the bobbin on below the thread color. keeps the bobbins neat, and ends the 10 million bobbins of white but none of blue problem.

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  6. January is just the month that makes me want to organize.
    Brenda

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  7. I love the idea of painting it...

    I use this for my spools of thread:
    http://treasuredupandpondered.blogspot.com/2009/11/fridays-finds-whered-it-go.html

    but I think I may run out of room - eventually. I'll have to keep this idea in mind.

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  8. I need to pick myself up one of thoses. I am having the same problem you had. thanks for the idea.

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  9. Something about being organized makes me feel all cozy inside! And isn't it fun to see all those colors up on the wall! Enjoy your spools!

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  10. What a clever idea! Being the non creative girl I am, I'd never have thought of spray painting the spool rack, but what a difference it makes. Thank goodness for the inspiration of creative bloggers like you!
    Blessings,
    G

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  11. Thanks for the idea to paint my thread rack. I have 2 of those in the garage and I have been redoing my sewing studio today and thought about getting those down and using them again. Now I will have to get them for sure!!!!

    You are always so inspirational!!

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  12. Looks so neat and tidy! Happy sewing! Blessings,

    Work from home India

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  13. Very nice - mine are more of the former example right now - but hoping to straighten them out after the move.

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  14. I've enjoyed reading your blog, Deb! I've got one of those spool thingies but I haven't been sewing for a long time. I should paint mine now, and maybe it'll inspire me to get busy!

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  15. Such a craft maven, you -- I never even thought of paint my thread rack -- I have arranged it in spectrum order though!

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  16. One of those was on my Christmas list...I think it may be my next coupon purchase to me!! Thanks for the painting idea, too.

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  17. I love it! I'm BIG into organizing! =]

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  18. I have one of these, but hadn't thought about painting it! That has been my mantra lately: "you can paint anything you want, any color you want" Life is so much more interesting that way. Thanks for the reminder! ~Abbey

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  19. This sounds like a great idea... I've got the same jumbled up spools in a drawer and in a sewing chest!

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  20. Hey Deb! This is a cute idea...think I'll have to paint mine now. I have a couple of the old sewing cabinet drawers...attach picture hangers to the back and they make nice little shelves. Saw it at a flea market, so I can't take credit for the idea. But I am a good copier!

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  21. Deb, my dear husband made me a thread holder for the wall in my sewing room. Every time I see it I smile that he actually noticed me digging through a drawer after a certain colour of thread.

    God bless.

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  22. Ahhhhh, that's MUCH better for you and your thread!

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  23. What a perfect solution and how clever of you to paint it for a more vintage look.

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