Ribbon rolls before.
Ribbon rolls after. This is the front of the stairs to the attic in my studio. The ribbon rolls are strung on skinny wood dowels from Ace Hardware. The dowels are placed into closet rod plastic caps from Walmart.
This is the back of the stairs. These photos were taken before I attached a length of clear plastic sheeting to the back of the stairs behind the ribbon rolls to protect them from dirty boots.
String, twine, and yarn before.
String after. The tension rods are from Ace Hardware, and their screw-set locks made them easy to secure to the right length.
I rarely use my yarns in crafting, so they were relegated to these empty round teaset boxes. I love how the polka dot lids repeat the polka dots found throughout my studio. I made the handstamped labels as I have several more of these boxes waiting for use, and I'm certain to forget what's in them. Below the boxes is the shelf where the ribbon rolls used to be stacked and crowded - now holding just miscellaneous and specialty ribbon.