Display/Storage For Sweater Collection

Discussion in 'PUBLIC Show and Tell - Share your treasures' started by lindapoirier, Aug 15, 2016.

  1. lindapoirier

    lindapoirier Registered Guest

    I wanted to share the method I have settled upon to display/store my sweater collection.

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    I wish Ikea made clear acrylic bins to fit the squares. They sell red plastic and all kinds of paperboard but no clear ones.

    Alas they do sell a 9" square acrylic light!

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  2. Metro Retro Vintage

    Metro Retro Vintage Trade Member

    It looks great, Linda! It is both attractive *and* practical. The lit lucite box has a great look as well (thank you for the tip about Ikea).
     
  3. poppysvintageclothing

    poppysvintageclothing Administrator Staff Member

  4. foofoogal

    foofoogal Registered Guest

    Fabulous. Love your sweaters.

    I have so much problems with moths. I would be concerned about displaying at all.
    I garden quite a bit and think they are drawn to it.

    Love the jewelry also.
     
  5. ClubVintage

    ClubVintage Administrator Staff Member

    Very nice display, I would love something like that for my shop.
     
  6. lindapoirier

    lindapoirier Registered Guest

    Awww! Thank you.

    Kallax- Ikea has a whole series of types. This is the largest. I love them all. Smaller units come in colours too. The area inside each " box" is 13 x 13. I first got a unit for my vinyl records. I bought 3 units (4 boxes long x 2 boxes high - you could stand it up so it is tall) in green, yellow and red. Then, when I put them together I mixed up the colours. Edit. I bought the casters for my vinyl units. These casters are heavy duty and fantastic.

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    My closets are lined with cedar. It is like wood flooring but cedar for closets. That might help with moths?
     
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  7. jazzbug

    jazzbug Trade Member

    Looks great!

    I have a similar set up, actually! I have old modern designer cubes that are white and 13" x 13" -- they are stackable in any configuration you want, but I have a block of them, like yours - 2 wide and 3 cubes high. I put fabric drawers in mine -- found the "drawers" at Target that is the right size to fit them in a grey linen-look fabric. I keep my sweaters in there (hidden) instead of on display.
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  8. lindapoirier

    lindapoirier Registered Guest

    That is why I would love clear acrylic bins. Protected yet on display.

    Edit. Finished. My sweater collection.

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  9. poppysvintageclothing

    poppysvintageclothing Administrator Staff Member

  10. lindapoirier

    lindapoirier Registered Guest

    I just sent a letter with photos to Ikea!
     
  11. jazzbug

    jazzbug Trade Member

    Wow, no wonder you wanted to display them -- they are great looking!
     
  12. Metoyoufinds

    Metoyoufinds Registered Guest

    What kind of sweaters do you collect?
     
  13. lindapoirier

    lindapoirier Registered Guest

    Hello Ms Poirier,

    Thank you for contacting IKEA Canada and for sharing your feedback and these wonderful pictures with us. As we strive to offer the best in product quality and customer services, we not only appreciate but encourage customer feedback.

    Please note that your feedback and pictures will be shared with our product specialists.

    We truly value your opinion, as well as the opinion of all our customers. We look forward to your next visit.

    If you have further questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.

    Sincerely,
    Telly
    IKEA Canada Customer Service
     
  14. Pinkcoke

    Pinkcoke Trade Member

    That's great Linda! You mentioned you'd be willing to product test for them right? :D
     
  15. lindapoirier

    lindapoirier Registered Guest

    "Of course, I am willing to product test!!!"
     
  16. poppysvintageclothing

    poppysvintageclothing Administrator Staff Member

  17. foofoogal

    foofoogal Registered Guest

    Fabulous. You go Linda.
    I do hope they make something like this.
     
  18. Midge

    Midge Trade Member

  19. lindapoirier

    lindapoirier Registered Guest

    I changed my sweater display today!

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  20. Midge

    Midge Trade Member

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