Game Board Shelving – The Latest Addition to my Studio Betterment Plan

For being out of town 5 days last week I feel like I got a lot accomplished in the studio. I do have to give thanks where thanks is due, so a big fat shout out to my husband Chris for busting his toosh while I was gone and painting my peg board. What was once a plain white wall is now aqua-rageous. I spent all afternoon Sunday hanging jewelry back on my new and improved peg board and even adding a few custom shelves that I am patting myself on the back for.

Let’s start with the obligatory before picture of the peg board. You can see more before pictures on Volume 5 of Operation Craft Space Clean Up.

Feast your eyes on this bad boy. All bright and shiny, complete with shelving and organized by jewelry type.

I thought the TV tray magnet boards were good, but I might love my new game board shelves even more. I had been hoarding some vintage board games (Junior Executive, Mork & Mindy and The Bionic Woman) to make into shelves. I never found just the right spot for them so they have been sitting dormant in a locker waiting. Then this weekend Craft Zine maven Rachel Hobson posts pictures of her studio and there on her peg board was a wee little shelf made from her copy of the Sukie Iron On Book and inspiration hit. I couldn’t get my hot little hands on those game boards quick enough!


For those of you that sell things, how do you organize your product? I obviously use peg board (and a few shelves) to hold the jewelry that is for sale on Naughty Secretary Club. Do you make your product when an order comes in or do you make a bunch ahead? If you answered the latter where do you store those things while they wait patiently for their forever home?

My 5 day get away to McKinney, was a fruitful one in the thrift store department. I found a metal file folder and a new retro floral suitcase. Both will make great storage solutions in the studio. There are two in the picture because I also found another one in a closet that was mine when I was a child. It even still has a little Amtrack tag with my name on it from the family vacation we took to see grandma one year via train. Adding those babies to the collection!

My goal for next week is to get busy with my label maker. I’ll keep you posted!

15 Responses to “Game Board Shelving – The Latest Addition to my Studio Betterment Plan”

  1. Jennifer Perkins - Naughty Secretary Club

    Thanks for the inspiration Rachel! I kept thinking I would attach them to a wall with L brackets, but this seems a lot less permanent which I like. Plus I have these clear shelves that hang on peg board and the hooks had broken on two of them and the boards are perfect to sit them on!

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  2. leel

    yay! pegboard. ugh. i have some too that i painted turquoise with the leftover paint from our livingroom and i still find it hideous. as a matter of fact i did TWO posts on this very subject on my little blog. So, i feel your pain. The gameboard shelves are GENIUS. I will definitely share how i continue to fix up my space. It is an evolution, so it seems.

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  3. Tenacious Textiles

    ohhh I love your game board idea! The studio looks great. One of these days I hope to start putting my stuff up for sale on etsy. For now it's just in a box (just moved). But I think it would also be fun to get a dresser and revamp it and then have a drawer designated for each type of item (like skirts in one drawer, kitchen textiles in another, etc…)

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  4. Phone Sex

    Very nice effort.For now it's just in a box (just moved). But I think it would also be fun to get a dresser and revamp it and then have a drawer designated for each type of item (like skirts in one drawer, kitchen textiles in another

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