False Bottom Drawer

False Bottom Drawer

False Bottom Drawer Compartment

Lately, I have been faced with the never ending task of finding places to hide things. For those of you that are unfamiliar with my situation, I have an autistic child. This means that I must be as vigilant as I would be with a toddler when it comes to child proofing the house. As I am sure you know, with little ones it is important to keep certain items (medication, tools, candy) in a safe and out of reach location. There is also a need to hide private items, such as documents, petty cash, etc.

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Sewing Thread Organizer

Sewing Thread Organizer
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So, I needed a thread shelf to hang on my new wall storage system, and I have seen a few similar to this one floating around on the web.

Sewing Thread Organizer

From Sugar Bee Crafts

Like this one found at Sugar Bee Crafts,

Sewing Thread Organizer

From The Creative Homemaker

or this one found at The Creative Homemaker. I like how she added the bobbin nails. I may do that later.

However, none were exactly what I wanted. So,off to the hardware store to pick up some supplies and get started on one customized to my requirements. (Note: as of this photo I still haven’t moved all of my thread supply to the case. But I will get around to it eventually).

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Easy Wall Storage System For Just $8

Wall Storage System

Not your typical slat wall

Lately, I have been on a quest to get my entire house organized. If you are a frequent visitor here, then you have probably seen my Utensil Drawer project. (If not, I recommend reading that article next). 🙂 Anyway,  I have been really wanting to add a slat wall to my craft/sewing room, but I wasn’t satisfied with any that I had seen. They were either way too expensive, or I was worried about not being able to find the accessories that I would need. Plus, I just knew that if I installed one, the manufacturer would discontinue that line, and I would be left searching for no longer available pieces. So, like so many other things, I just decided to make one myself.

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