6.06.2011

Mission Organization Monday - Ah-Ha Moment

You ever have one of those spaces you can't figure out how to keep organized and then when you realize the solution, it seems so simple?   This is one of those.  I stocked up on serger thread when I realized Walmart's price was only $1.94 a spool (I still wonder if that is a mistake!).  Since I need 4 spools of each color, I have at least 20 spools, probably more.  Now, the back-ups of black and white can be tucked away until I run out of the spools I'm currently using, but I have several colors now and want them to be easily accessible.

A few months ago I picked up this little shelf thingy for only $3.50 at the thrift store. 
I didn't know what I was going to do with it, but it seemed like something that I could find a use for eventually, especially at that price.  It moved around in my stash for a while.  At one point I thought my button bottles would work great on it, but they are slightly too tall, so it went back into the pile.

Then one night when I couldn't sleep, it occurred to me that it was the perfect size for my serger thread spools!  All it needed was a brighter color... I had to paint the thread rack while I was at it...
It fits perfect under my cabinet, and it freed up the space on the counter, making it easier to sew.  I love when the solution is right in front of me!

Peace be with you,

PS - I'll be linking up to some of these parties this week, stop by and check them out!

12 comments:

Jill said...

Oh you're right - that price for serger threads can't be true! Lucky lucky you!!

Great job on the shelf rack for them! Nice and bright too!
Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a great week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

Sandy Jenney - Organize with Sandy said...

Isn't it fun when something works out that nice and easy... and it's cheap! Great deal. Thanks for linking it up to my Organizing Mission Monday link party!!

Ginger said...

Following you from Sugar Bee Crafts. So cute & I love, love, love the color! :) Would love to have you link it up to my {wow me} wednesday link party going on right now on my blog. :)

Ginger
gingersnapcrafts.blogspot.com

Tracy said...

Found you Ginger Snap Crafts! I love the thread rack. I've always wanted to get one and never have b/c I thought they were kind of ugly. Duh! Paint the thing!! :) I love your shelf too!!

Tracy
polkadotwhimsy.blogspot.com

LrSchwtz said...

That's so creative! Please stop by www.laughloveandcraft.com and link up to my Share the Wealth Wednesday Link Party! I'm your newest follower!

Lori said...

Great idea for storing the serger cones. Visiting from T&J

Leanne said...

Such a great idea. Thanks for linking to the party this week.

zhing said...

this is a briliant idea! :) been looking for a cute thread organizer in the stores for ages but this is the most adorable one i've seen! :)

x

Chocolate Drool and Kisses said...

I love the color you chose! What a great way to organize your thread. Thanks for linking up.
Crystal

Katie said...

You did a wonderful job on this! Thank you for linking up to Sew Woodsy last week. We hope you'll come back today and link up another craft project!

cyberpunkjunk said...

ooooh I curb collected a lonely little spice rack and lived with it until it told me what it wanted to do. I painted it blue and it lives in my kitchen, dishing up glitter instead of spices! You are a girl after my own heart! Love this project!

{nifty thrifty things} said...

Such a fun idea!
Thank you so much for linking this up to {nifty thrifty sunday} last week!
Hope to see you again this weekend!
xoxo,
Vanessa

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