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12-19-2013 09:33 AM
middleofnowhere Here's a thought: The OP is renting.... So get your landlord's permission before you install cabinets or anything like that! Keep in mind, too, that if you put things on walls, when you take them down to move you will need to patch all the holes and repaint the walls. I know you aren't thinking of leaving just now but... at some point you likely will move....
12-19-2013 09:21 AM
Liesje
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I have a large version of something the same style.. but when I bump it the drawers slide out a bit.. mind you it's old.. the ones you use, are they sturdy? Also, do you just use a label maker to label them? Perm Marker?
I just use the cheaper ones from Target. I wouldn't call them "sturdy" but I don't put super heavy stuff on top of them. I've never broken one and I'm sure the dogs bang into them in the basement while we're doing flyball or tugging. I have a 5-drawer unit that has been in my van for years, traveled all over the country. I like that they are plastic so easy to clean out (mine tend to get grass, dirt, hair tracked in). They're all the same brand so I have the 5-drawer in my van and some others in my house. Say one weekend I'm doing a conformation show, I can grab the "Conformation" drawer I normally keep in the house because we do that less often and swap it with, say, "Dock Diving" one in the van without having to pack/re-pack everything every time we go. I organize the drawers by activity. "Dock Diving" and "Tracking" drawers might come inside for the winter while "Flyball" and "Conformation" stay in the van.
12-19-2013 09:02 AM
marshies
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Ahh.. good point... hmm... unless I can line the baskets those will get nasty pretty quickly. But it looks so nice and neat.
I think lining is a great idea! I've definitely seen this wicker baskets with a cotton lining before. You can probably just pull that out and toss in the wash? I know they do sell plastic drawers for these shelving units too, just not as nice.
12-19-2013 12:34 AM
Cheyanna When Fiona and Gilda's goodies took over the house, they got a dresser and I hung things on the wall for leashes, collars, etc.


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12-18-2013 10:07 PM
holland Love the ikea storage-must make a trip to ikea-its been ages since I have been there
12-18-2013 06:29 PM
Wild Wolf
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I'm actually doing a room for a client right now, now she needs a drain in the floor (room in a farm house for stuff she doesn't want in the barn) but because of where the room is, we were able to use a random rough slate floor - very heavy though, but if a piece breaks, it's OK, because it's random. To save money, we hit a Re-store for her cabinetry, it's a matter of install, change the locks and buy a counter top from a seconds discount place, then for displaying the ribbons and awards, I'm having built large shadow boxes, using plexi-glass and hinged, so she can add to the ribbons and awards, with just cork board on the back. That way they are fairly light weight and keep things from getting dirty or dusty. Then for hanging stuff we went with invisible hooks. It just looks like a long piece of metal when nothing is hung up, but the hooks just flip down for coats etc. We went with a longer countertop and support leg so it's a desk as well. I had a budget of $3,500 - but 70% of that was the floor and labor.
I need to get some shadow boxes... I have certificates that also have ribbons, would be better in a shadow box than simply hung on the wall.

Mentioned by marbury... yes, the dusting would be ugly. Everything ideally will be framed and in shadow boxes so I can just dust easily.
12-18-2013 06:18 PM
marbury If you can, drain in the floor and hose-proof floor and lower walls are the BEST POSSIBLE THING EVER. You can bathe and blow dry in there, whelp, etc... amazing.

Whatever kind of shelving you add make sure it's covered. Dusting trophies and ribbons is a nightmare.
12-18-2013 06:13 PM
ozzymama I'm actually doing a room for a client right now, now she needs a drain in the floor (room in a farm house for stuff she doesn't want in the barn) but because of where the room is, we were able to use a random rough slate floor - very heavy though, but if a piece breaks, it's OK, because it's random. To save money, we hit a Re-store for her cabinetry, it's a matter of install, change the locks and buy a counter top from a seconds discount place, then for displaying the ribbons and awards, I'm having built large shadow boxes, using plexi-glass and hinged, so she can add to the ribbons and awards, with just cork board on the back. That way they are fairly light weight and keep things from getting dirty or dusty. Then for hanging stuff we went with invisible hooks. It just looks like a long piece of metal when nothing is hung up, but the hooks just flip down for coats etc. We went with a longer countertop and support leg so it's a desk as well. I had a budget of $3,500 - but 70% of that was the floor and labor.
12-18-2013 05:38 PM
Wild Wolf
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I have that in my livingroom for my kid's toys, but I have plastic baskets, they just wash out with dish soap and water. For outside - I keep wanting to buy one and keep forgetting they have those deck boxes, they look like a bench - like toy boxes of old! But they are Rubbermaid. They also have small shed like things, that are only 36" high or so and the lid lifts right up. People use them for outdoor cushion storage, Home Depot, Lowes, everyone carries a brand of them.
I know exactly what you are talking about.. that would be perfect I think!
12-18-2013 05:35 PM
ozzymama
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Was also thinking of wooden shelving from IKEA with those nice wicker-style or cross hatch brown baskets...



I have that in my livingroom for my kid's toys, but I have plastic baskets, they just wash out with dish soap and water. For outside - I keep wanting to buy one and keep forgetting they have those deck boxes, they look like a bench - like toy boxes of old! But they are Rubbermaid. They also have small shed like things, that are only 36" high or so and the lid lifts right up. People use them for outdoor cushion storage, Home Depot, Lowes, everyone carries a brand of them.
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