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July 14, 2014

Shelving for my Faux Florals

I'm working on some organizing in the basement storage area. 
As it turns out I had quite an accumulation of silk flowers in various spots and I wanted to get it all collected, sorted and stored in one area.

 I felt like a hoarder after I accumulated it all into one pile. This isn't even all of it but I wasn't sure if I was going to show this or not so I didn't make much effort with taking pictures.  I found stuff I didn't even remember owning and some of it goes back far enough that I won't admit how long I've owned it!

We are in Dan's workshop area of the basement.  
I wanted something to stage the flowers in and we discussed a whole bunch of ideas.  Everything was going to require constructing something and buying more floral tins but it was all sounding like way too much work for what I had in mind.  

I spotted this inexpensive metal shelving unit with open wire shelves and I got the idea that I could just poke the silk plants down into the openings.  I tested it out with some of the flowers but they were a bit tippy because the openings were too large, so we added some some hardware cloth to cross the shelves in the opposite direction and make smaller openings.  My very technical job was to stand on the wire on the floor to keep the roll from moving while he made the cuts.  
 
So I was busy emptying this corner out for the shelving unit to go and then I started sorting and bringing in the pieces.  We put two shelves close to each other at the bottom so the tallest pieces could have another area to help them to stand straight up.  I did make a castaway pile. 

So here it is, my first attempt with the flowers loaded onto it.  I started out very neat and was trying to do things in colors and by heights, but as I kept adding more it got a little busy looking.  I will fuss with it a bit more later on and probably make another castaway pile, but I was just glad to get this far.  The best part is that they are all together and I can see what I've got.  
Sorry about the lousy quality of pictures. 

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11 comments:

  1. Oh my! You have so many! ahahah

    The storage idea is wonderful. Congratulations to Dan too for the vision and execution of plan. How lucky are you?

    I like how it turned out... something on this late Spring ahahah as I was, during the weekend, intervening in my Party Items Storage. ;) So excited how it will turn into.

    Well done Liz!

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    1. Thank you! It was all my vision- I'm very lucky he's always willing to help me see these projects through!

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  2. This is an excellent idea! I have mine in a big barrel & what a hassle it is.

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  3. Love this idea! You can actually add and display all of your florals through the openings on each shelf. How cool is this!

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  4. What a great idea....it's so organized!

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  5. Hi Liz, this is an incredible idea to store florals. Your idea and your hubby's help made for the perfect solution. Pretty and organized at the same time. Love it!!
    Hugs

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  6. This is a great idea!!! Mine are all in buckets lined up on the floor and on tables......but vertical storage looks like the way to go!!! Love it!!!

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  7. Hi Liz! I love this idea and would love to find a shelf like this and get my faux out of the plastic bins! Love it. Thank you so much for popping in to see me and I know I'm going to love the seasons! A nice spring and a nice fall. I'm sure I'll enjoy the snow for a while too! :) I'm easy!
    Thanks so much for popping in to see me and please know I always love to hear from you.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  8. You certainly have a great collection of beautiful silk flowers!...great idea to place them on a shelf to see exactly what you have...mine are in bins and have to "search" for them!

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  9. I have 2 of those shelves for my flowers and tablescaping storage! I put my flowers in bins, though....don't quite have as many as you yet! LOL Those shelves are wonderful, strong and sturdy. You've got your flowers where you can see them now. Great idea!!

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  10. I'm going to pass this idea along to share with Alma of The Tablescaper. She has been looking for a great idea for floral storage, and I think you have just solved the problem big time!!! This is ingenious, Liz! You come up with such terrific ideas!!! And it's a good thing you have Handy Dandy Dan right there to help you bring your ideas to life!

    I know you'll putter around with it in the coming weeks to perfect it to your liking, but it's great just as is to me! Way to go!!!

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