Saturday, July 18, 2009

My Work Room... 
... the goal: to clean, paint, organize each & every little 
piece of "junk" that I might do something with some day
& decorate without spending any..., "nada"...,  "zippo" 
NO money!

Finally! It's done, completely organized... for now
... until the mess begins again!

I painted the walls & the trim with paint 
left over from other projects. It might not of
been my color of choice, but it didn't cost anything!
It cleaned & brightened up the room.

Couldn't do with out my "To Do" board!

Dusted off & drug in the old filing 
cabinet from the garage. Idea magazines, patterns
all filed away according to seasons!

Paint in a shoe pocket organizer! Can find 
the color I want in an instant! 

Paint brushes all in one place! 

A lazy susan organizer with "odds & ends"
at my finger tips.

Jars with game pieces, easily found.

Sewing center... 

My beloved Bernina sewing machine... 
I've had the "old gal" 20 years this July! 
How do I remember when I got her? 
It was a birthday gift on my 30th birthday.
My sister-in-law up graded the sewing machine I had, 
my husband gave me a diamond ring in a Cracker Jack box
(we had already been married 9 years!)
and there were clowns at my party! 
Pretty hard to forget! 

Yarns in a great big old wooden bowl.

Buttons sorted in old jars.

O.K. ... I broke my promise to not spend any money.
My $80.00 iron broke... so I bought this old gem
at a garage sale for .... drum roll please...
It works great!

A dresser from the furniture pile in the 
garage. My DH finished it for me. 
So many drawers!!!!  I love it!

An old cork board was given some style 
with odds & ends of scrapbook paper. 
The  Watchhorn Square sign is one I brought 
with me from California. It came from
Ports A Call in San Pedro, CA.
 It's always been a keeper! 

Now to get working... and try to keep it this way! 
Check back with me after 
the Fall & Holiday Season to see how I did! 


  1. WOW! I'm jealous - I need to do the same thing around here!!! My workroom is in shambles! Good job, Dawn

  2. First of all, I just want to say that I LOVE your blog, you pictures...and all your "junk"!!

    I had to comment on all your organizing because I run a business as an organizing consultant and I have a couple of clients who are junkers and don't know what to do with all their junk.

    You did an excellent job organizing your junk and came up with some really creative ideas. I also love that you did it all for free! I am always trying to come up with creative and inexpensive storage ideas for my clients. I will definitely pass your ideas (and your blog link) on to them!

    Happy Organizing!