Thursday, February 23, 2012

Contemplating Yarn Storage Ideas


Although I have had a studio space for a while, I still store my yarn in Ikea cardboard boxes that I keep up above my wardrobe cupboard. Not ideal as I can't see what is inside, and I keep pulling the wrong boxes down! I was reading one of my daughter's favorite stories to her the other night, and the characters, Topsy and Tim, had to help out in a haberdashery shop. I love the way the yarn is displayed in pull out drawers under the counter. You can see it but it is out of the way, and you would have a wonderful workspace on top! I have been researching, and trying to decide how I want my yarn to be displayed. I dream of having my yarn accessible and displayed in an attractive manner.

If I had a bit smaller stash, I might be able to go for some fun quirky ideas for storage like these sheep shelves.



I love this gum machine ideas as seen on One Late Night's Blog. I would love to find a cool antique piece to display some of my most beautiful skeins.



Being more realistic, I am hoping to get my handy woodworking husband to make me some shelves that resemble yarn store displays. I am very inspired by these handmade shelves below, as seen on Easy Makes Me Happy's blog.



I also love the idea of this cabinet, made by Couch's Little Workshop, where I could put all the best looking skeins in the shelves, and store the odds and ends in the drawers below. It would be neat if the doors could slide into the cupboard like some TV cupboards do, so if I want to keep the shelves open, the doors won't be in the way.  


I am still assessing my space to see what will be the best option. When I decide what that is, I will be sure to do a blog post about my yarn display!

10 comments:

  1. What a great storage options! Those sheep shelves are so cute!

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  2. When you preface an idea as "like a ... "(tv cupboard)perhaps you can actually use a re purposed ... (tv cupboard). soxymamma

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  3. Thanks, Linda! Wouldn't yarn in the sheep shelves look great?

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  5. You are right, Soxymamma. That is a great idea! There wouldn't be much work to do to an existing tv cupboard. Unfortunately in Kuwait it is difficult to find good used furniture, so I usually have to have to design my own pieces.

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  6. Such fun choices! And I love the illustration in that first photo!

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  7. love these ideas! i awarded you a Liebster award! Get the details at www.justcutthescrap.com

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  8. I am a yarn hoarder and my boxes were overtaking my room. I found this great idea at IKEA and now have four full of yarn. It's great because you can see your yarn but it doesn't take up a lot of room.

    ANTONIUS
    Frame and wire baskets, white

    http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/S19876454/

    Being an IKEA family is free and saves a lot on these great drawers.


    I love your work and wish I could be so creative.

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  9. I love the yarn gum ball machine but it looks a little difficult to open! :)

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  10. A friend was looking for ideas and I hope you don't mind that I linked her to your post. I absolutely LOVE the sheep shelves, aren't they amazing?

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