Tuesday, June 17, 2008

I'm not done yet.....

but I wanted to share with you what I've been working on this week! I got this idea while I was out in San Diego, but it took me awhile to find the perfect paper - and then - FIFTY FOUR sheets of it! LOL! My favorite color is turquoise and I love swirls, so when I saw this piece of Heidi Swapp paper, I knew it was just what I wanted.

I cut off the bottom strip - it fit perfectly in the fronts of the 12" wide drawers that are behind my work table. I have 54 of these drawers.

The next 2 1/2" up on the paper became the liner for my 10" wide drawers. And then the next 6 1/2" was used to line the drawers of the larger bins at the bottom. Is this just not wonderful to look at? And the fun thing - when I get tired of turquoise, I can just change it out!

I covered the spines of my magazine holders and a few binders.

Here is a close-up of the smaller drawers. I do not have the labels on them, that will be next week. I think I will use Nestabilities, but I might use the paisley nesties - just not sure yet!

Here's a close up of the larger narrow bins - 11 1/2" x 6 1/2" so I could use the upper part of the paper here.

On the right are some new ribbon keepers from Craft Mates. On the left are some binders, just slid the paper down inside the clear cover.

And finally, the largest drawers. This took 2 pieces of the top of the paper and I inverted one, so the swirls are in opposite corners.

For me, this is just so much better than having drawers where you can see inside to all that clutter. I can hardly wait to get the labels done and I'll post more photos when I get the whole thing complete. I've spent the last 3 weeks sorting and cleaning out my studio - must be time for the annual neighborhood garage sale? Dare I take photos and post that? LOL!


Gerrie Johnnic said...

OMG, GF I think you need to be institutionalized! You did this instead of play. My mouth is dry, the drool is on the floor....I am at a loss for words. You are just amazing...it's my fav color too! I will pay for the paper, give you a place to sleep and feed you....please do this for me too! Maybe you have found yet another calling....craft room designer/organizer! Whoohooo

Anonymous said...

This is terrific! I would love to know if you adhered the paper in the drawers or if you just set it in there.

hks said...

i have to say that this is amazingly clever! i totally LOVE it... not to mention you have fabulous taste! i am very impressed... i do think you picked a perfect piece... i love how there are so many different paper cuts, that give you the same vibe, but different looks completely! you have a great eye... thanks for sharing! made me smile this morning!

Jen Lowe said...


Thanks so much! I think you have fabulous taste, too! This was just the perfect piece of paper to use for this project. But I'm still not done! I do think I will use all 100 sheets I bought before I'm finished!

Your post here gave me a huge smile!


TNS said...

A great idea! Up close it's beautiful, far away it looks so uniform and crisp. You chose the perfect paper. Great taste!

Mel M. M. M. said...

Stunning! Wow your storage makes me drool. heehee :0)

Jen Lowe said...

Dear annonymous, I just slid the paper inside the drawers for now. Once I get it all just like I want, then I will go back and adhere the top 2 corners in each drawer with a little bit of tape runner. Not much - because I will most likely want to change paper every 3 or 4 years! LOL!

I cut multiple sheets at a time - didn't take long at all. I'm still thinking about what I want to do for labels. I'll post more photos when I get it all done. This week - busy making my CTCs!

Anne said...

Looks beautiful! Certainly inspiring. I love that paper!

Kathy said...

WOW! This is AMAZING! Perfect paper!