After smoothing down my parents’ walls and painting them (still have to finish the entry&stairs, by the way) they also asked us to re-hang all the art and add a couple of extra things to the wall. My mom has a ton of craft supplies and wanted to use the free wall space available in their home office (a.k.a. my old bedroom) to store some of it. She had seen some ideas on a Martha Stewart Living magazine (Sep 2012 issue in the Ask Martha section) on how to do this, and it was so simple but effective that I had to share.
She bought a couple of these Ribba picture ledges from Ikea:
And we used a mini shelving unit hung next to the ledges. Voilá!
On the left, she keeps some rolls of washi tape and other stuff like clips and cute push pins in mini-jars. On the right she stores all the craft punches upright. The great thing about this is that, by storing the punches that way, you can actual see the design of the punch at a glance. Of course we still need to add a rod on top of those two ledges to store even more washi tape rolls.
After thinking about the materials used for this storage, I realized everything be used to store spices, too. As a matter of fact, I’m pretty sure the mini-shelves were originally meant to hold spices in the kitchen. And the mini jars? Bought them at Casa Shops, which sells a lot of kitchen supplies. Those ledges would look cute with a long row of spices, too. So I’m thinking that most of the craft room storage stuff can be used for spices and vice versa.
I hope you found this idea useful! I’m a big fan of organization and I thought this particular area of the wall looked adorable.