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A new cabinet for the crafts….yeah!!!!

Well I didn’t have to wait long in my quest to find a new solution for organizing my crafts and games. If you didn’t get a chance to read the first part of this story you can read it here.

Early last Saturday morning my middle son and I went out garage saling in the rain and found the perfect affordable solution to solve my dilemma. Check out my $20.00 bargain:


I believe it is suppose to be a dresser but for me it is the new home for our craft supplies. I am so happy it has doors on it! I might even get creative and paint it one day!

I love how well the shoe boxes fit in too. The top drawer will house my daughter’s scrapbooking supplies and the bottom drawer holds all the extra school supplies. We are now using the old craft cupboard entirely for games and puzzles. I’ve consolidated all the games into this one cupboard and I’m so happy knowing they are all living together having a great time.

I didn’t think I was going to get to do this before leaving for holidays so imagine how excited I was to get it done and set up before leaving. Such a great feeling and the best part…..

coming home to the now empty cupboard in my study (where some of the games used to be)!

Oh the possibilities!!

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30 Responses to “A new cabinet for the crafts….yeah!!!!”
  1. 1
    Faerylandmom says:

    Congratulations. :-)

  2. 2
    Tina says:

    what a great find! And the games and craft stuff fit perfectly in it!

  3. 3
    Ladybug says:

    What a great find. I love yard sales!

  4. 4
    Debi says:

    Oh, I’m so impressed! Oh, o.k., I’m so jealous, too! Really must find a way to house all our games in one central locale as well. They drive me crazy!

  5. 5
    Jen says:

    Very cool. I arranged a craft station in my new Utility Room…bows and wrapping paper…ribbons….markers you get the idea…I love it. Great bargain..we are going yard saleing Saturday morning too.

  6. 6
    Susanne says:

    Great find, Laura. I need to go through my games cupboard and purge. Same with my puzzle cupboard. But unlike you, I will not get it done before I go away. I’ll be lucky if I get packed. ;v)

  7. 7
    Anonymous says:

    Hi Laura
    I thought of a really great org tip ..where should i post it?…here is ok?.. I find it hard to sort washing after I bring it in because its time consuming…so what I have started doing..is when I hang it on the line to dry I hang it like with like, so my daughters clothes go together, my clothes get hung up together ,my sons clothes together, my linen together and so when I take it inside it is already 90% sorted..do you like my tip?
    love Sonja

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    Dandelion Momma-Janis says:

    That is a great find and a wonderful price. We are having the “longest” yard sale in the world this week around here, so I am going to see what finds I can find for all of my stuff! Blessings!

  9. 9
    Org Junkie says:

    That’s a great tip Sonja!

  10. 10
    Jana (sidetrack'd) says:

    Looks great, Laura! Congrats on your yard sale find.

  11. 11
    Munchkin Land says:

    All I can say is, “You GO Girl.”

  12. 12
    Barb says:

    OK. I’m totally admitting that I don’t blame you for being excited about this. It’s great! And it’s something I seriously need to think about doing.

  13. 13
    Miss Huckleberry says:

    You DO have a lot of games!

    Good find :)

  14. 14
    Stephanie says:

    Wow! You scored big time!!

  15. 15
    Anonymous says:

    I love it! First time here, from Ca. (and Amy’s blog-hi Amy!)
    I love to organize-in my head.(I have health issues.) Can you come organize my house for me? I’ll plan it out and you carry it out. Deal?
    joanna :)

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    Lori - Queen of Dirty Laundry says:

    Once again, i am equal parts envious and impressed. Congrats on a great find!

  17. 17
    Jen / domestika says:

    Score!! There’s so much to be said for being able to close the doors on stuff, isn’t there? ;-)

    And now you get all the fun of thinking about all the fab ways you could re-finish the piece: that’s a good pile of utility + entertainment for just 20 bucks!

  18. 18
    thelines3@yahoo.com says:

    Looks great!

  19. 19
    Twisted Cinderella says:

    That is awesome!

    I have just realized that my new job is right next to a store where I can get a variety of plastic baskets and containers for $1-$2 each and some for 3 for $1! I am so excited to be able to have a inexspensive place to fill my organization container fetish!

  20. 20
    Victoria says:

    Just seeing your new Craft cabinet gave me ideas for how I should organize mine!

  21. 21
    Candace says:

    Wow, what an inspiration

  22. 22
    crazydaisy says:

    I did it! I put my craft stuff in the closet a few days ago and kept forgetting to take a pic! Here ya go!

    http://s153.photobucket.com/albums/s229/tifferknuckle/?action=view&current=IMG_6076-1.jpg

    However, I still have to share room with a few miscellaneous kitchen items on the bottom, like a #10 can, some tea pots, and a cotton candy maker!!!

  23. 23
    Sarah says:

    It’s a dream come true.

  24. 24
    christy says:

    That is a great bargain…I would need like 20 more of those for my crafts! lol.

  25. 25
    Hanvsmom says:

    Very cool! I always organize in my head but to actually get the rest of me to carry it out is another issue altogether. Yet another blog to get me motivated! (Again very excited and hoping to act on it!)

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