Ikea idea, realized

Well, that was a highly productive weekend! We have a little room off our bedroom; it’s about 6 feet square, with three casement windows on each of two sides, one wall, and an archway from the bedroom as the fourth would-be wall. I think it was probably a dressing room or nursery, once upon a time. For us, it was a place where an extra dresser and an ironing board hung out. We rearranged the bedroom this weekend, and moved the dresser into the actual bedroom (the room is huge, with a fireplace). Here’s what I did with the one wall in the little room.


I love it. My baskets and totes are no longer cluttering the floor in the bedroom. Current projects, spinning, knitting, beading, origami, and sewing supplies now live in this shelf unit. Totes are in one of the clear boxes, and the baskets are out where I can see them. I’m organizing my knitting needles to make it easier to find what I’m looking for.

There’s still more organizing to do, and my stash yarn still lives under the bed, but the current stuff is all right here.

How was *your* weekend?

20 responses to “Ikea idea, realized

  1. It looks great!

  2. Stash? You’ve always claimed that you don’t have any stash. πŸ˜‰

    Really, looks great and I’m envious.

  3. Looks great — I love the Ikea shelving and bookcases. It gives the room such a clean look.

    We just bought a Billy bookcase for our front room.

  4. Looks very organized. I just love IKEA. πŸ™‚

  5. What a great idea. The wall looks so organized and easy to deal with!

  6. oh my goodness it looks fantastic. Question: if it were mine, it’d look great to start with, then all chaotic. How do you plan to keep it neat and can you show us how it looks a month or two from now?

    • I will definitely show you in a month or two; that’s a great incentive to keep it tidy! I think it will work the same as before, but instead of baskets all over my bedroom floor, everything is vertical and out of my way. I only ever have one or two projects going at one time; how much could I possibly take out at once? ;^)

  7. That looks great. I’m tempted by that unit every time I go to Ikea. Sadly, there is absolutely nowhere for it in my current apartment, but I definitely foresee one of those in my future.

  8. Very tidy and pleasing to see. Great organizational skill. I love see-through baskets. Mine are in stackable bins for the same reason–easy to see and know what’s in a bin without pulling out and opening any bin. Great start πŸ˜€

  9. morewithles

    soooo jealous! can i move in?!? πŸ™‚

  10. looks fantastic! it will be great to have it all in one spot…and visible! πŸ™‚

  11. Love it, love it, love it!

  12. Good choice — I love those shelves!

  13. Looks awesome!!!! I can’t wait to get my stash so organized.

  14. Looks great! Congrats on your new crafting space.

  15. What a lovely way to organize your knitting stuff! I have yet to come up with a perfect system (due in part to our frequent moves), but I hold out hope that someday I’m going to have a little room with nice tall shelves. πŸ™‚

  16. That looks awesome! We also had a productive weekend of cleaning. Hopefully this coming weekend will be all about the fun!

  17. Impressive & inspirational. My stash & supplies could use a good organizational blitz. Too bad there isn’t an IKEA in Anchorage….

  18. It looks beautiful! I really want something like this – just need to get the room!