I love yarn. I love yarn shopping. And all that yarn I buy needs a place in my house. We moved to Orange County, CA about a year ago and at the time it seemed as though the only spot in our new house to stash my yarn was going to be in the master closet. So I purged a bunch of clothes and shoes and used the tall built-in closet shelves for my yarn. But just the other day I cleared a section of our under-the-stairs bookcase for my yarn. It was the background to a fun little photoshoot I did with Lissarie Photography (you can see the sneak peek HERE). After the photographer left, I took a step back and thought, wow my yarn looks fabulous here! I posted it on Facebook and you guys seemed to agree! So I went ahead and cleared ALL the bookshelves to make room for my yarn!! It’s totally acceptable to stash my yarn in my living room, right?! I don’t know how long this will last… you know because I have 3 young kids and husband who isn’t super thrilled with this set up 🙂 And even though this isn’t a high traffic area, I am afraid that the yarn will get dusty/dirty out in the open like this. But for now it will stay!
The double staircase is a fun design element to our house but the built-in bookcase became a catch-all for trinkets/tchotchke’s and books that nobody ever really looked at. But now I am in love!! Not sure why I didn’t think of using this as my yarn storage space before. Plus my crochet corner faces it! You can see pictures of my crochet corner HERE.
Where do you store your yarn?