Friday, September 4, 2009

Beading Storage Dilemma

I had recently been involved in a thread/conversation of a wire wrap jewelry Yahoo group regarding the dilemma of storage and organization of beads, tools and materials. I shared my roll around beading station with them and several thought it was a great idea so I thought I'd share it with you all here!

It all started with my sister showing me her roll around cart. It was a simple project that morphed into what you are about to see. I just can't leave well enough alone.

I took a trip to the local Target and picked up a nice heavy duty Rubbermaid type 4 drawer roll around cart style cabinet...after I loaded it up with all my stuff I quickly realized that rolling it on the tile with all that weight the wheels literally came off to Harbor Freight we went and picked up a light duty furniture dolly to set the cart on. I had a couple of sheets of pegboard that was just behind a door that held strands of beads, findings, etc. for a few months. I screwed one of the pieces of pegboard to the back of the cart (not only had the wheels fallen off but it became "rickety" from rolling across the tile) which gave it immediate stability! Since the pegboard was taller than the cart I also had storage on the back side of the pegboard (seen standing in front of the cart) for more storage. I then drilled holes on both sides to hang my bead bins (aka hardware storage bins usually found in a garage for screws and such) and hung one on each side of the cart using pegboard hooks. To make it easier to roll around, since the furniture dolly is slightly wider than the cart, I screwed a cup hook on each end of the furniture dolly exposed top and one into the end of a stick long enough to use as a handle... :)

TA DAAAAAAAAA!!! Works perfectly as a roll around cart that can be stashed away in a corner (note...clean out corner to store cart in. LOL).

I have another one for my soldering/fusing and miscellaneous out in the Florida room - pool side! :)





  1. I really love the peg board idea. I even have some peg board waiting for me to hang it on the wall.

  2. Thanks! I'm glad you like it. The pegboard being taller than the cabinet expands the usable surface area of the pegboard by exposing both sides, partially. I am VERY pleased with how it turned out...Just wish I had mounted the pegboard a little higher to get more use out of the back side around at the top. That would have been tricky, but do-able. :)

  3. Thank you SO MUCH for sharing this--with the use of a similar Target plastic cart my dining room table is now consistently uncluttered!

  4. I am SO GLAD you are getting some use out of the cart, Marisa!
    Thanks for letting me know...It is always nice to hear that others are saving their sanity! LOL

  5. I love, love, love this idea! I am going to sic the hubby on this as soon as I can. Great solution, great ingenuity! Thanks for sharing :)

  6. I am glad you like it, Karen! I know it has been a big help in me saving my hair from being pulled out on more than one occasion. LOL


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