I'm not one of those women who get all crazy at places like the Container Store or have piles of Tupperware always ready. But I do love to repurpose items, and finding a good hiding place makes me feel clever.
I used to store my thread in a shoebox, then I got one of those ubiquitous wooden thread racks that I planned to paint some brilliant color, like aqua or orange, but I never got around to it.
Then, a fortuitous event occurred: I had the option of giving a very old metal four-drawer film strip cannister cabinet a new home. My home. It's an ugly gold and black with silver pulls, but I will actually spray paint it soon. It was made by the H. Wilson Company, probably in the 1960s. The drawers are each lined with a plastic liner with 90 indentations per drawer that are the perfect size for most of my thread. The little Guttermans don't fit very well, but I'm using the wooden rack for those. It's incredibly heavy, and I totally love it. Pictures to come soon.
I haven't been sewing too much lately because it's super hot and our furnace and AC are getting replaced this Saturday. That's an annoying and unsexy (not to mention very expensive) project, so expect to see some scrappy quilts (read: more economical) coming soon!