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A Wardrobe Altered for Storage

Today Karen Conner is sharing pictures of the wardrobe in her studio that has been repurposed for storage. 

The wardrobe was built by my great uncle around 100 years ago using cedar off his farm.  My husband revamped it for one of my storage units.

I have all my deco paints in the main section so I can easily reach them. A plastic storage box with  stencils on the upper level, a handmade basket with my finished cards, a square drawer box that holds all my envelopes (neatly labeled).  The bottom layer holds my many collected frames, an unfinished quilt, a tackle box with tools, beads, metal stuff.

On the side I have a metal wire hanger attached to the wardrobe (was originally used for canned goods-bought at Lowe's) I store stamps. 
On the top of the wardrobe is an old time storage cabinet. The legs were removed, then hoisted up onto the wardrobe. I keep things I recycle: file folders, clipboards, and cardboard.  On top of the cabinet I have a big plastic tub for yarn and mini albums that are started and not finished.
Hope you are inspired to transform a piece of furniture you have or one you find to use for storage!

Now for a few of Valentines!

Altered Pages collage Always in Love

Altered Pages collage To Thine own Self Be True

Altered Pages collage Always in Love


  1. Great use of storage. I remember my Dad made a record cabinet that look very similar to the one you put on top of the wardrobe, with legs. TFS your storage ideas. Lovely Valentine's Day cards. It's so easy with Altered Pages collage sheets!

  2. Great idea for a storage piece! I think my best come-up-with-something was finding an old cassette tape storage rack at a yard sale (for a $1!) which is PERFECT to so store ink pads and fits perfectly across the back of my desk.

    It's amazing what artists can craftsmen will do to store their hoarde, isn't it?

    Thanks for sharing your wardrobe!

    1. Cassette tape storage-----oh my! what an excellent idea! I'll be on the lookout for my own. I've seen them several times at yard sales. Great idea!!

  3. Great storage ideas and love the cards!

  4. Lyneen, what a great inherited piece to be able to use in your craft room!!
    Love your valentines- especially the third one with the bow- what a beauty!!

    1. Jackie as much as I would like credit... Karen Conner is the owner of the wardrobe and the artist!

    2. Omgoodness! what a boob I am!! I read at the bottom posted by you even after having read the top! Argh!
      Karen, I am sorry for the blip- Your cards are so lovely and I would love to own a treasure such as this that was handed down! hugs

  5. Beautiful piece from your Grandad, what a treasure. Genius to have the metal shelf attached. GREAT Valentines cards, love them all!

  6. Thanks for some good ideas on storage. I have two of those wire racks and I love them. They hold a lot of stuff!

  7. Thanks for sharing your craft room with us, Karen. Your cards are so sweet!


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