Monday, July 7, 2014

Crocheted Studio Storage Keeper

On a recent trip to IKEA 
I found this wonderful crocheted hanging storage treasure.
It was displayed in the closet organizational section.

Well, if you'd follow me for awhile you know I love to be organized.
So home this great find came to become a hanging wall storage piece in my studio.

Here's the unit with 5 pockets, some divided and all in a crocheted 
pattern of soft ivory thread.

Great storage pockets to fill.

Now you know I am thinking this great piece needs some decorating
and out came my vintage pieces of crocheted laces, trims and doilies.
Many created by my grandmother.
 This is how it looks after all the fun altering, creating and filling it up.

I used lots of lace, buttons, vintage keepsakes
and to the top, added the words Dream and Wish 
with a bit of glitter.

"A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes"
a song from Disney!
and
perfect for my studio space.




I used little doilies to create pockets over pockets!
Lace and pearls, ribbons and paper flowers.

The last pocket has an added pillow edge crocheted and
designed by my grandmother many years ago.

She never used a pattern, just thought of a design
and away her fingers worked the thread.



I know you've probably seen this idea before.
A wreath hook hanger wrapped in jute.

Love the texture with this piece for  hanging  the keeper and it won't
scratch the door it's hanging on.


I am already loving this helper
in my studio.



There you have it~
 A new decorative wall/door storage unit for my creative space
using a crocheted storage keeper.

Don't you love pretty ways to organize your stuff??

See you next time.

Southern DayDreams
Celestina Marie

joining
Tweak It Tuesday




47 comments:

Jan Tanis said...

It's gorgeous Celeste! I love how you've created a special beauty out of the original crocheted storage keeper! Have a wonderful week.

Hugs,
Jan

Sola Scriptura said...

I love this!!! I've just started to knit a jumper, but I may be sidetracked into crocheting an organizer now. Thanks for the inspiration!

Katie Clooney said...

Love this idea! So functional and yet feminine. Have a great week!

Creations By Cindy said...

It is beautiful! WOW! Now I would say that is one beautiful organizer! Love it. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

DeeDee said...

You make everyday beautiful... Live it

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Celeste, this is fabulous! You made this into a beauty! I adore your feminine touches! I had no idea Ikea had items like this- thanks for sharing. You always provide us with tons of inspiration! Have a wonderful week!

LJS said...

Celestina, When we picked the crochet organizer up at Ikea...........well I had no idea what you would transform it into so qucikly......When I returned home from a trip the other night I was amazed......It looks awesome.
Mr. LJS

lynn said...

this organizer never looked so great! it's so charming now, celeste! have a great week!

Stephanie said...

LOVE!!! This is one of the prettiest organizer's I have seen. . .actually it's the prettiest I've seen :) I just love the way you embellished it, dear Celeste. Everything you touch is beautiful - thank you for sharing.

Have a lovely week, dear friend!

Nancy said...

I am just speechless Celeste, this is Gorgeous!! I would send a pic to Ikea! I'm a avid crocheter, how about I crochet one, and send it to you to decorate?? *wink* I just love it when I can add pieces of my Mimmies Vintage Lace and Linens to things I create, Just brings back so many wonderful memories~
Have a Wonderful Day!!
Huggs, Nancy

1CardCreator said...

This is beautiful the way you dressed it up! Looks like a piece of art not an organizer, lol. ~Diane

Blackberry Lane said...

Hi Celeste, I adore this. How very creative and so special to use remnants of your grandmother's lace. Wishing you a great day.

Donna said...

Wow, I just love it! Your organizer is just gorgeous with all of the beautiful trims you added, Celestina! I poured over each photo, I'll have to go back and look at them again:) All of the lace and crocheted trim you added, and the goodies inside, are truly a work of art! Now I want to make one for myself, great job!! You should send your idea to Ikea:)

Art and Sand said...

First of all I can't believe that you found that at IKEA.

And then I am amazed at your gorgeous transformation.

chateau chic said...

Oh, I LOVE how you transformed this organizer!! It has so much more pizazz with all of your lovely additions.
Mary Alice

living from glory to glory said...

Good Morning! I just loved this idea! I did Pin it...
Hope you had a blessed 4th of July!
I am enjoying my holiday with my family! Thanks for this very cute idea! Now I need to find IKEA :o)
Roxy

Jillayne said...

How clever of you - it's as if it was made for you to embellish! You have created something at once beautiful, and added to it's usefulness with your clever little pockets of lace - I love it. I bet Ikea will be sold out in no time...
I also love the idea of the jute wrapped wreath hanger - I will definitely be trying that idea out.
It's always such a treat to come here and see what you have been creating - always beautiful, always innovative.
Hugs from Jillayne

Deborah Montgomery said...

Oh my, my jaw just dropped. I saw the Ikea piece, and thought, oh that's nice, but wow! What you did with it is gorgeous!! I love it. Are you getting ready for the create your work space party? If so, can't wait to see. Have a lovely day, Celeste.

cynthia lee designs said...

Wow...so pretty!! Love it!! Makes me want to go on a trip to Ikea.
~Cindy

Laurie M said...

oh this is lovely, I love your beautifying!!!

Karen Harvey Cox said...

Well, Celeste you certainly added even more charm to this lovely organizer. I love how you decorated it with you own special style. You made something pretty into something beautiful.

Have a beautiful day.

Karen

Carol said...

Now that is so cute and so usable! My mind is spinning with all the possibilities.

Valerie-Jael said...

This is soooo beautiful, what a treasure you have made out of a plain storage piece. Hugs, Valerie

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Now this is WAY too cute Celeste!! I've crocheted in the past and know how much work is in something like this. What a great twist on the avenue of crocheting. The person that made it is a genius! You have made it so personal with all your lace treasures from your grandmother. The transformation is gorgeous!! Useful and beautiful!!

Love & blessings, Edie

Patty Sumner said...

Oh my goodness.. what a beauty you made of that.. You have such a way of making anything into a thing of such beauty and detail. I for one love the jute wreath hanger idea.. I have not seen that one.. So Thanks! I am so going to do that!!! Enjoy your new storage piece...have a great week. Blessings!

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

How cute is that? You are such a talent! The vintage accents really made it special!

Old Time Cindy said...

Wow...your creative touch makes it so pretty!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love it, Celeste! I just drafted my Where Bloggers Create post and mention that I am thinking of getting something like this, although I was thinking canvas and then embellishing it, but this is so pretty. Since my son doesn't live far from our closest Ikea, I may have to just stop in there and get one of these instead. It turned out so pretty and I think this would be great for some of those left over bits of ruffle and lace, too.

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

I can't believe that you found that at Ikea. It looks nothing like when you purchased it. It's stunning with all the beautiful lace, buttons, etc that you added to it.
What beautiful storage -. You truly made a lovely item. You never cease to amaze me with the creative things you do.
Have a wonderful week Celestina.
Mary

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

Wow! How gorgeous is this!!! I love how you added everything.. it doesn't even look at all like the same thing you brought home. I LOVE it!!!

Mari said...

Celeste I love how you have transform this and made it oh so very special my friend, your one crafty and creative gal..lol...

Big hugs~
Mari

Diane said...

What a treasure you found at Ikea. I'll have to visit the closet organizational area more often. Love how you personalized it with all the trims and laces!

DJAjewels said...

Another great project Celestina. As always I love reading your posts!
Irene

Melody Brown said...

Hi Celestina!
Wow, talk about functional artwork

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dear friend! I am late because a storm blew out our electricity and internet service for 24 hours!

I am intrigued. Crocheting in this fashion is one thing (my mother was like your grandmother - she could make anything without a pattern!) but look at this great idea! I too adore making my organized spots PRETTY, and you have done it here, vintage/French style! I hope you are well...Anita

Pyrexa said...

Hi Celeste, I love how you take simple beauty and turn it into such a gorgeous piece of art. Thank you so much for sharing all your wonderful works.

Have The Best Day Ever!
Aim :^)

Jardim Secreto Art's said...

Hello Celestina! Loved the idea .. i love crochet! .. Wonderful artwork! Have a wonderful week! Hugs! Rosemary!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Ok...been on another planet....where did you go? but I found you! I am adding you to my blogroll so I won't lose you again! That is a fantastic creation! Gorgeous!

Deborah@Green Willow Pond said...

Your organizer is beautiful Celestina! I love all touches of lace and buttons you've added, especially the addition of your grandmother's crocheted pillow edge. Stunning! Thank you for sharing it at to What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great week!
~Deborah

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Are you kidding me...IKEA!!! Love it and your grandma would love it too, it's gorgeous, I am headed to Ikea. No, I have never seen the wreath holder covered in jute...You are just filled with great ideas!

Carol

Janet Bernasconi said...

You have a magical touch Celestina. I am amazed at how you transferred the organizer and made it look like a beautiful vintage style organizer. It's really beautiful! Love all the embellishments. I am forever admiring your talent and good taste. Thanks as always for sharing. Hope you enjoy your week.
xoxo
Janet
Janet's Creative Cottage

Maria at inredningsvis said...

WOWWWWW SO CUTE :) love that. I hope you had a great summer so far dear.

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have a lovely weekend

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Lisa in Texas = ) said...

You have such a great creative eye! I love your finished product!!
Lisa :O)

Createology said...

How plain in your talented hands becomes stunning and gorgeous artful and useful thing of beauty. Creative Bliss Dear...

Laurie Ritchey said...

Celestina, I thought it was a wonderful purchase, and then I saw what you did to it, and it became even more wonderful. All of your romantic trims, pockets on pockets and glittered words turned it into an organizer, disguised as a piece of art. Did you wrap that door hanger with rope? I'm going to try that. laurie

Marcia Pilar said...

Lovely piece, Celeste. You are truly an embellishment queen.
Thank you for stopping by for tea in the imaginatory. ;)
xoxo's

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

What a beautiful creation you have made of the organizer you found! Just the perfect size, and all the lace and trim are just yummy!

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Welcome To Rose Garden Market from Celestina Marie Design. It is so nice to meet you. My name is Celestina Marie named after my grandmother and my friends call me Celeste.My creative journey extends over 30 years enjoying the love of painting and redesigning vintage and new treasures. I love to go treasure hunting and the fun of finding great vintage pieces to redesign..