At the beginning of our vacation week, I hit up the flea market with my mom (my usual Sunday routine - I love the flea market) and came across this big, super heavy cabinet for just $10.
I knew right away it would be my new wood mounted stamp storage. The drawers were really deep and about the right height for my stamps. I rounded up a couple of men to lift the cabinet into my car, and Brad and I were able to lift it out when I got home. We headed to Lowes and picked out a pretty blue matte Rustoleum spray paint, and Brad painted it up for me.
I currently had all my stamps in 12x12 scrapbook paper plastic bins, and the wood mounted (non Stampin' Up!) stamps took up 7 bins! The new cabinet holds all those stamps in just two of the drawers with room in each to expand. I have two empty drawers left (one of which I may use for my ink pads).
Here's how I'm storing my stamps:
I stood them all up on their sides, and coded them (see the red writing on the stamps). Remember my stamp index? I've coded each stamp according to their category in the index. Now when I want to pull out a stamp, I can check what it's code is and find it easily in the drawer.
Here's the before and after: