How I Organized My Studio for $45*

board & paint – $12
hardware – $9
magnetic strip for tools – $9
baskets – $2
shelf – $8
brackets – $4
I organized everything so that the things I use the most are near the edge of the board and lower.  Higher up and toward the middle of the board houses items I use less frequently.
The little baskets hold rubber stamps, molds and paints that I use for beadmaking. Mason jars, bamboo pencil holders and ceramic dishes hold items on the shelf.
I painted the peg board a bright color to avoid the ‘garage’ look.  To see it in living color and read more about my studio makeover visit my blog.
*Expenses for the peg board display only – there were shelves, plastic bins and a broken window that added up!

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    March 11, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    organized studio – priceless

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    March 11, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    Considering that I just spent a whopping $585 on something that will organize me pretty, you win the race on this one, dear Heather! Looks great. I can see that much creating will happen in this space! Enjoy the day! Erin

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    March 11, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    Wow, very nice and the price was right to!

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    March 11, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    Awesome! My biggest problem is putting tools and beads away after I'm done……

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    March 11, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    What's that saying? "if your desk isn't cluttered you probably aren't doing your job."
    I say if your workspace is cluttered you can't do your job.

    I hope you can still find everything. I don't what to see a sign in your Etsy shop that says,
    "shop closed til I can find my stuff to make beads."

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    Farm Girl Cat
    March 11, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    This is great! I need to do some organizing myself.

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    March 11, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    Geez, I'm starting to feel like a slob over here…when will all the organizing end? 🙂 tre beautiful and I'm considering having you do mine!

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    Heather Powers
    March 12, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    Erin, I would much rather have the printers cabinet than a peg board anyday!

    Jeannie, I worked really hard to design this space to work with me. It won't stay this clean, but I don't want it to look like a natural diaster ever again.

    Beth, no one is going to make you clean your room! I needed the mental space to work on my book. I feel like it's like the nesting pregnant women do!

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    March 12, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    Very neat, I think if you are very organized, as you are you will work better and the creative juices will flow easier and better.

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    March 17, 2010 at 2:00 am

    Wow, cheap but lovely!

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    Lisa Crone
    March 22, 2010 at 2:40 am

    Oh I am so jealous!! It makes me want to create!

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