donderdag 25 oktober 2012

A bunch of little compartments in a row.

You probably know the feeling: as soon as you start with dollhouses and miniatures you find yourself collecting all scraps and bits for future creations. Nothing gets thrown in the bin without careful examination and being looked at with miniaturist eyes...hmmm...maybe I should save that! And before you know it you have a box for ribbons, another for buttons, a shoebox for wooden pieced you're sure you going to use and a plastic containers with undefined parts that are undoubtedly handy in the future.
After seeing your boxes pile up to Mount Everest height you decide to label them. And for a while you're able to find your treasures again...
When I was in an arts&crafts store I saw the most efficient way to store all those tiny bits and pieces: a cabinet with drawers that had loads of little compartments. The cabinets were used at printer compagnies to store all those tiny metal letters.
After searching and searching I finally found one, not in the best shape but affordable. After the necessary restorations, a lot of scraping of old paint, sanding and new layers of  varnish the cabinet looked amazing.
Now I have enough room to store all my precious miniatures to be!
Wow...I think I'm getting organized.

17 opmerkingen:

  1. What a marvellous find and it looks so good too!

  2. Wow Peggy, wat een geweldige vondst!!
    Van zoiets droomt denk iedere mimimaker ( en beslist ook andere)
    Dat probleem met te veel spullen en dan niets vinden als je het nodig hebt, ken ik maar al te goed :)
    Jouw kast is waanzinnig mooi en super overzichtelijk.
    Veel plezier ermee.

    Lieve groetjes Mieke

  3. Ooooh! I just love your cabinet! Not only is it a magnificent piece of furniture & so darn handy as well! x

  4. Deze kast is een droom voor iedere miniaturist. Overzichtelijk en alles netjes opgeruimd.

    Fijne dag Xandra

  5. Oh my goodness I am so jealous, I too have been looking for a cabinet like this for ages but the ones I have seen are the price of a small car!!

    A treasure in which to keep all your own little treasures! Enjoy!

  6. What a lovely cabinet! And such a great use of its tiny storage spaces!

  7. esa es una idea magnifica , que suerte haber encontrado ese mueble



  8. Hoi Peggy, hartelijk bedankt voor het volgen van mijn blog. Ik kom natuurlijk ook eventjes bij jou kijken: wat een mooi blog en prachtige spullen maak je, mijn welgemeende complimenten!
    Deze kast is een hartenwens, een droom van elke miniaturist....zo ook van mij ;)!! Hij ziet er prachtig uit na je "schoonmaak", geniet van de extra ruimte, die je nu hebt om je mooie spulletjes in op te slaan.
    Fijn weekend. Groetjes, Ilona

  9. Your cabinet is fabuolus! I like this arrangement.
    Bye Faby

  10. Your cabinet looks terrific! What a useful piece of furniture with all of these teeny compartments for all the small pieces that end up under the sofa, between floor tiles and worse! - up the hoover :o!!

  11. ¡Qué maravilla de mueble! ahora todo ordenado y clasificado, una suerte que lo hayas encontrado:)

  12. Oh wow!! That's what EVERY mini enthusiast needs - fantastic find!!

  13. Oh, i need at leat one of those fin furniture.

  14. Oh what lovely small cats you have make. So nice

  15. What a wonderful idea! Great find!