Sunday, March 19, 2017
Slip Sliding Away in my Alex . . . .
Been busy reorganizing the Alex units in the craft room that I got last year. Decided with all the drawer space that I would use some of the drawers for punch storage. Did not want to toss the punches in the drawers without drawer liners but only had some left overs from the dollar store. Used what I had from there and here is that result --
With opening and closing the drawers the weight of the punches makes them slide around - here is a closer look at the beige drawer liner I began with:
Since what I had on hand clearly was not going to work I replaced the beige drawer liner with white drawer liner from Walmart --
New liner but same results:
Stopped lining all the drawers for now and decided to shop around for a better liner. Mr. Mailman dropped off a Bed Bath and Beyond coupon to me for $5.00 and decided to check out their drawer liners. I found this in the kitchen tools section:
Brought it home and began lining the drawers with the punches with it:
And a second drawer:
So far so good with this new drawer liner -- can open and close the drawers now knowing the punches will not be in a jumbled mess. Easy to cut the liner to size with scissors and having it stay in place is a big plus. . . .
Yesterday we made a trip to the Charlotte area and since we were so close.... My stamping PIC (Partner in Crime) and I stopped in at IKEA. She bought another Alex unit for her craft room and I came across the EKBY Alex shelf. Decided this shelf would work on top of my Alex units so I bought one for the craft room.
DH assembled it for me (thanks to him) and now it is in my craft room. This is what the top of my Alex units looked like before my EKBY shelf:
This is a photo of the EKBY shelf in place:
Two more drawers for me to fill up and since the EKBY is not as deep as the Alex units I still can put things on the top when I am taking out items from my Alex units:
Also I bought some of the white plastic magazine holders from IKEA that I put next to my EKBY and those holders hold my British card making magazines and also card stock. The EKBY unit is a good addition for my craft room and will be filled up shortly! Happy I found a drawer liner that works so my crafting items will no longer be slip sliding away. . . TFL