Craft Room Makeover

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Hi everyone. It’s been quite a while since I last blogged.  I was laid up for a week with a nasty cold and even nastier laryngitis and then I was working on my craft room makeover.

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Heather Perreaux on November 27th, 2011 | File Under Uncategorized | 6 Comments -

More foam board ideas

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I’m very quickly moving away from all the pretty white storage cubes that I “just had to have!” a few years ago.  I was blinded by the clean and pretty look of them.  I went mad with Michaels coupons buying them up as quickly as I could.

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Heather Perreaux on November 16th, 2011 | File Under Uncategorized | Comments Off -

Perpetual Calendar

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Hello blog people!

I have a fantastic project to show you today.  I was out in Mather, Manitoba a couple of weeks ago visiting my friend Brandy.  While I was there she was prepping kits for these awesome CTMH calendars.  It took a while to put the kits together, like hours and hours!  Brandy did the cutting and I did the kitting.

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Heather Perreaux on November 16th, 2011 | File Under Uncategorized | 2 Comments -

Qbees Quest Inch Box Advent Calendar Tutorial

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Brenda’s adorable advent calendar was the inspiration for my recent foam board cabinets.

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Heather Perreaux on November 13th, 2011 | File Under Uncategorized | 3 Comments -

Secret Box Tutorial

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Hi everyone.  Welcome to my Secret Box Tutorial.

A full written tutorial can also be found on Splitcoast Stampers as the kickoff to this years annual Holiday Blitz here: Secret Box and gallery here: SCS Secret Box Gallery

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Heather Perreaux on November 12th, 2011 | File Under Uncategorized | 4 Comments -

Foam Board Cabinet Tutorial

After many requests for a tutorial for this project, I managed to get one put together for you.  If you think you can’t possibly make one of these, you are completely wrong.  I’m going to show you how easy it is.

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Heather Perreaux on October 8th, 2011 | File Under Uncategorized | Comments Off -

Foam board . . . really!

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I’m still on a foam board kick.  This time I’ve repurposed a foam board project from a couple of years back.

When I look at this now, it’s kind of funny.  I thought I had a lot of punches and needed a special storage unit for my wealth of punches.  All 21 of them!  Isn’t THAT hilarious?!  ROFL!!!

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Heather Perreaux on October 3rd, 2011 | File Under Uncategorized | Comments Off -

You can’t change the past . . .

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Hi everyone.  Happy Saturday.  I’m going to do this post quickly before heading over to my daughter’s house to help her paint the garage. 

A couple of weeks ago, I had this idea in my head to make a miniature grandfather clock.  I even had a photo of one to model off of.

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Heather Perreaux on September 24th, 2011 | File Under Uncategorized | 5 Comments -

Foam board is the best thing ever!

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Hi everybody!  Thanks so much for stopping in.  I don’t have time to chit chat I have 20 minutes to get this typed up and pulled together before heading out to my in-laws 49th Anniversary Brunch at Cora’s.  NOM!  NOM!

I have a quick tutorial for you today.  Whenever I run out of flat storage space, I start looking for ways to store upwards and invariably, foam board is part of the solution.

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Heather Perreaux on September 18th, 2011 | File Under Uncategorized | Comments Off -

Not just a bookcase

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Hello everyone.  Well, I don’t know about you, but my crafty space is never 100% what I want it to be.  I’m forever organizing and reorganizing.  Lately, if necessary I build things in order to get what I want.

So, what do you do when you run out of things and places to put things?  You go trolling around the house for things to repurpose!  That part can get a bit tricky because if you find something really big, like say a bookcase, someone might notice that it’s suddenly missing!

This time I repurposed something from the garage.  I was just bringing it back in the house where it belonged anyway.  It used to up on the 2nd floor in my husbands home office but I was thinking it’s better to carry something DOWN the stairs then UP.  YAY!  I win!  My room is DOWN!

So . . I have this bookcase downstairs, now what. I had thought it’d be perfect for storing my stamp CD cases.  It turns out that the bookcase is nearly 2 feet deep!  How deep is a CD case?  Well, I didn’t measure it, but I’m know it’s not 2 feet! LOL

I wasn’t smart enough to take a picture of my bookcase before I did anything to it, so here is a picture of one similar that’s empty.grevback-bookcase__72887_PE189138_S4

Now, the problem with this is that it looks pretty, but has severe limitations.  My bookcase is about 7 feet tall, 3 feet wide and 2 feet deep.  It has only 3 shelves.  Three shelves for 7 feet?!  Do you see where this is going?  That’s a lot of wasted space right?

So, off to the power tool room I went and started thinking up ways to maximize this newfound storage unit.  What I ended up with was a stepped approach.  It isn’t pretty but I’ve effectively tripled the useable space in my bookcase. DSCN3353

I now have 3 shelves in one. You can see where the “measure twice . . . cut once” rule might have been useful.  But I was in a hurry!  I wanted it done right how!  lol

I used 1/8” chipboard that I got at the Home Depot and 2” x 4” pieces for supports in behind.  Easy peasy!

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Now all my stamps are on a single shelf!  Prior to this they were in a few different places because no single place was big enough to accommodate them all. Not like I have a bazillion of them either. Now I have room for as many as I could ever possibly want or need!

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See, they’re already starting to creep onto the next shelf and I have a whole bucket of stamps that have been waiting for indexing.  I might have enough to fill up the bottom row here. 

I find this is also a perfect place to store those bottley things and keep them visible at the same time.

Strangely enough, I have 2 empty shelves with nothing to put on them . . . . yet.   In the fullness of time . . . .

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So, although it’s not the prettiest, it does seem to be very functional and a great solution for getting the best use out of limited space.

I hope this has been helpful for some.  Now, go dig out those power tools!

 

Heather Perreaux on September 14th, 2011 | File Under Uncategorized | 9 Comments -
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