7.18.2010

Wardrobe Center Turned Sewing Room All-in-One!

Recently I told you guys I was getting this wardrobe center from CSNstores and was going to transform it into something unexpected.
It arrived, very quickly!!! CSNstores is so fast when ever I order something, I love them.  Today I want to tell you all about the OIA Wardrobe Center I used in an unexpected way! You know we're currently living in a small make shift apartment so I don't have a lot of storage, certainly not the entire room I used to have for my crafting things! With this wardrobe center and a couple inexpensive closet organizers (supposed to be for shoes or sweaters) I turned the wardrobe from a closet into this!
Okay, so it was difficult to get really great photos, but I'm telling you this has changed my sewing experience (and possibly saved my marriage LOL). Not to mention it's childproof!!!! A benefit I hadn't even considered when I had the thought.  Previously I had the fabric in clear drawers, the kids were always getting into it and I was making a mess every time I looked for a certain fabric. Now I unzip the front cover and I can see everything I have.  Fabrics I have smaller amounts of I have folded in the organizers and those I have more of are hung on the side.  The bottom of the organizer is even sturdy enough that I have a tote bag with scraps and a box of felt sitting on the bottom. 

The thing I love most about this particular wardrobe center is the outside storage.  There are large pockets on one size and smaller mesh and removable pockets (as well as one large tote section) on the other.  I have all my trimmings visible in the mesh pockets, again, I'm able to see everything I have at a glance.
The removable pockets are great for things you want to have at hand right at your sewing machine, your scissors, seam ripper, tape measure and what not.
On the other side I have the craft books I'm currently working out of.
One thing I will warn you about, this thing is huge! For me this was a pleasant surprise.  Even though my space is limited at the moment the wheels allow me to roll it where I'm working then roll it back out of the way when I'm done.  It was super easy to assemble, I did it all by myself without the hubby even home so you know it's easy! The canvas material they have constructed it out of is extremely high quality.  I love the color and sleek design. The mesh panel on the front keeps my fabric breathing so it doesn't get must, who wants to make anything out of musty fabric?

So while your at CSN stores ordering this baby, pick up a couple of the hanging organizers for the inside, because CSN stores has everything!  When your package arrives you will be set and organized in under 30 minutes!!!!

Can you think of another way to use it? I'd love to hear your ideas!

12 comments:

  1. what a great idea!! If I could get that right now I think I would use it for all my crocheting stuff, it'd be nice to get everything out of baskets all over my bedroom floor

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  2. This is an amazing idea! I'm trying to rack my brain how I could implement something like this for my crafting stuff (I don't have much fabric).

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  3. That's a great idea...I don't have a whole room just for my projects either and I like the idea that it can tuck away when you need it to.

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  4. You have inspired me to convert an antique chifferobe into a sewing closet instead of getting rid of it!

    Fabulous idea!

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  5. That's awesome. My fabric is currently roomates with a stinky litter box in the garage. I soooooo need that!

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  6. Way to go on creating another great piece, this time it holds all of your creative ideas. An "idea" storage unit.

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  7. I am soooo jealous of you! I would use this for my Etsy shop packing unit. I could use it for my Usps mailing boxes and envelopes as they come flat. It would hold tissue paper, bubble wrap, large tape rolls, scissors, business cards, as well as be a bin for my delivery confirmation papers. I tie my packages with ribbon and there would be a bin for my many rolls of that. When I have sales on etsy, I could simply roll out the packing station and everything is within my reach.

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  8. I NEED that! I'm having to convert my craft/sewing room into a nursery and this would be the perfect storage solution!

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  9. Oh wow, what an idea!! Love it!! I'm only 14, so my crafting space is limited to my room. :-/ but I could use this for my ribbon AND sewing things and just stuff it in my closet when I'm done! Yayy!! Thank you very very much!!!!

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  10. Oh I so want one...they are on sale right now too. I have additional stacks of fabric in rubbermaids and can't see what I have. Plus all my "to do" projects and mending could hang up. The removable zipper pouches are genious and they would help to quickly clean off the sewing table.

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  11. This is such a great idea! I love getting organized!

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