As I'd mentioned last week, I'm finally starting on organizing my craft space in my office. And while I'm still waiting on the new shelves to be delivered later this week, I was able to do something about all of the baskets that I ordered from Target (found here, not available in stores).
I knew to keep things really organized and easy to find, I needed some kind of label system for my storage baskets. I considered just doing labels I could print out on my printer, but those wouldn't stick very well to the canvas and woven baskets I'd purchased. And I also wanted something for my labels that would be easy to change. As I buy more crafting supplies over time, I wanted to have the flexibility to change up what's stored in each basket.
So my solution was chalkboards!
Little tiny framed chalkboards, made from dollar store frames.
I was hoping I'd find white frames at the dollar store, but the only ones small enough were silver, and sort of cheesy looking. But since I knew I was going to have to spray paint the glass with chalkboard paint, it wasn't that much extra effort to just spray the frames white too.
(Can you tell it was dusk when I was painting? I think it was still about 95 degrees out though!)
Once the paint dried overnight, all I did was reassemble the frames, but removed the back arm that allows the picture frames to stand up.
Then I just hot glued the chalkboards to my baskets, and I had easy to change (and cute!) labels for all of my new organizing baskets.
Now my new shelves just need to arrive so I can get to hanging them to display all of my new baskets. It will be so nice to have the bulk of my craft supplies out of moving boxes, and up off the floor in an easy-to-find organized system.
Did you do any spray painting this weekend, or was it too hot where you live? Other than a few quick 5 minute passes with my spray paint, we mostly stayed inside. It was a good excuse for me to start painting in the guest room, with the air conditioning blasting! :)