I have been working on organizing and "making pretty" my stamp room for a few months now. I have done LOTS of looking at pictures, TONS of analyzing, measuring, browsing and any other 'ing' you can think of! I now have all of it figured out and most of it done :) I will try to once a week share with you the things I have come up with. I would love to hear your thoughts on these, any input is also much appreciated. In addition, please feel free to leave a link in your comment to your storage idea.
This was my first "brilliant" idea, and while it looks great and worked wonderfully, I soon out grew it. This is a wine rack from Target.
This is what I have now, and I absolutely LOVE it! It was cheap, and infinitely expandable! I will be adding a 5th column here after the holiday weekend. The original idea is not mine, but I found it in the Mission Organization area on SCS, Michelle328 is the brain child here! How did I make this? Well first I sent hubby down to Home Depot to get some Drain Spout, it came in a white PVC material and was less than $10 for about a 12 foot length. I measured my markers and decided that I wanted them to stick out a bit, so I had him cut the spout in to 5 1/2" pieces. Then I used some contact cement to glue them together and some spray paint (cause white just is NOT my color, lol!).
The best part about this is I chose the height and width, so it fit where I wanted it to go on my table top perfectly! I'm still trying to think of a way to pretty it up a little, but the flexibility and inexpensiveness for this was just right up my alley! Patter Cross uses these Copic Cubbies, which are great and very nice looking and VERY reasonably priced, but the shipping was not so pretty :( Well I hope this helps you out some, like I said I'd love to hear your thoughts. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you are having a fabulously inky weekend!
**ETA** Several of you are asking about the back, my apologies for forgetting one of the most important things, lol!! I have not yet covered the back because I am not sure if/how I want to "pretty it up". HOWEVER, when I do cover it, I will use a piece of mat board (because it will be stronger than chipboard), trace the shape of my holder and then cut. I will use the same glue to glue the back on as I used to glue the cubes together (it just holds better on PVC). Hope this covers it, but if you have more questions I'd love to hear them.
Check out these 2 posts for my unmounted stamp storage ideas: