DIY Fabric Storage Unit

My wonderful husband built and installed these shelves for me for Mother's Day. AND he painted them purple because it's my favorite color <3 Aren't they gorgeous?

The shelves are made entirely of 1 x 12s and are roughly 5 1/2 by 5/12 ft with shelves/cubbies of alternating sizes. Having the shelving staggered makes it easier to quickly nail each divider in without having to worry about installing another directly on top or below.

He attached the shelf to the wall studs using brackets and left enough space above and below for scrap boxes and other storage. There is even a little nook between the wall and the side of the unit for my ironing board to be stored nicely in too! As soon as I get it out of my dining room...

All my fabric used to be in boxes and plastic tubs, I never could find what I was looking for and wasn't all that inspired to go digging through it all. Now I can see all the fun prints and colors I have all nicely stacked and folded. It makes me happy to just stand and look at it all! It also stops me from buying the same fabric twice (which I have done more than once because I forgot what version/color I had!)


18 comments:

Quitting TheGym said...

Following from the blog hop!

I love the shelves, so useful!

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Sarah Bollman said...

So will you be building a lego storage unit for Joel? lol

Zaira said...

haha Sarah, I may or may not have something in the works ;)

Sarah Bollman said...

Sweet!

Julie said...

Looks Great!!! Wish I was so organized! LOL
Thanks for stopping by my blog. :D
Have a great weekend!
Julie

Jen said...

I love how organize it is!
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Love,
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Carol said...

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This storage unit is looking really awesome. Actually I had recently hired a storage unit in London where they are offering storage facilities to customers.
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Earl Finnegan said...

Thanks for the idea! I've been trying to take some stuff from my self storage in Victoria BC back to my place, but I need more room for it.

Thomas Maloney said...

I saw on the internet somewhere images of a huge craft store that stocks absolutely everything you need for projects. They also have a great selection of self storage units that are suitable for storing fabrics, textiles and similar articles. I live near Brisbane so if anyone knows of a place similar in the area please let me know.

Thomas Maloney said...

I saw on the internet somewhere images of a huge craft store that stocks absolutely everything you need for projects. They also have a great selection of self storage units that are suitable for storing fabrics, textiles and similar articles. I live near Brisbane so if anyone knows of a place similar in the area please let me know.

Thomas Maloney said...

I saw on the internet images of a huge craft store that stocks absolutely everything you need for projects. They also have a great selection of self storage units that are suitable for storing fabrics, textiles and similar articles. I live near Brisbane so if anyone knows of a place similar in the area please let me know.

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