This is what my stash shelves have deteriorated to....
Yeah, I know terrible right?! In my defense, the fabric I use the most is neatly organized in my studio. This dressing/stash room is right off my new master bath and acted as a staging spot while Paul did the remodel. He promised he would remodel this room too but first he had to re-paint my Victorian which was no small task. But finally, it's my turn! The room is going to get new flooring, shelving, and a paint job. (notice the nasty LIME green carpeting from the '70s remodel!) I think I'll even convince him that it needs decent lighting. (It sits in the eaves of the former attic)
I decided that I didn't want anything too fancy but I did want it to be practical. One thing that I learned over the last 30 years, is that open shelving does not work for me. I am incapable of keeping all the varying lengths of fabric organized in any semblance of order. (Here it is in 2009 with me having the same problem!) Plus getting at just the right piece of fabric is always a chore. Every few years I would have to day HOURS folding and straightening