Creative Bliss

Monday, December 28, 2009

Brace Yourself...I've Been in my Craft Room...

But I'm not quite ready to sit down and create just yet....

With the addition of the flat screen tv, we have an entertainment center that Steve no longer needed. There's no room for it in our living room, so the next logical place was my craft room. I resisted at first, because it meant I would lose one of my tables, but after thinking about it for a while, I realized I would also have storage space in the entertainment center. Steve decided to take the week off from work, so he was available to help me move the beast into the craft room. First though, I had to shift things around. That's what I did Saturday and this morning we made the move.

I thought I'd show you what my space looks like right now. It's not finished, but it is a space I can work in again.

First, the entertainment center (and a bigger tv than I used to have in here). I had to take down a shelf that was on the wall. It was pulling away from the wall anyway, so it wasn't that big of a deal to take it down. I've got those bottom cupboards filled with what used to be on the wire shelf unit that was here. My albums just fit inside the glass doors and there's other miscellaneous schtuff in there. I need to go through and purge, but first I wanted to get stuff off the floor! You can barely see it on the right, but I hung my ribbon holder ON the door (which cannot be closed yet, because that office space needs to be cleaned out yet again. When it is, that telescope will have a new home. The door on the left side of the picture opens to the other half of the garage. I'm happy to report I finally got some weatherstripping for it so that it won't rattle like it has been. I had the heaters on long enough that it warmed up enough for me to put the stripping up. Whew~! I think I need something for the bottom of the door, but I can do that sometime this week.

Next up is the new location of the wire shelf unit. I had to take down the table that was here (and move all the schtuff that I had stored underneath it) to move the shelf unit and adjust the shelf heights, but I think it will work great. I managed to get my most used papers to fit on the shelves. My cardstock is in those plastic holders and on the bottom shelf, I found two plastic crates at the thrift store for $1.99 each. Sure beats having to buy more of the plastic holders. I put some shelf liner on the bottom of each to corral any scraps. My smaller pads are below my cd player and are in boxes I've had hanging around. I actually discovered the purple box fits the 8x8 size pads and I'm thrilled. On the left side of  the shelf unit is a white shelf I found at the thrift store recently. Originally I was going to hang it up, but it fits perfectly in this space, so I'll just use some of that putty stuff to secure it. I think it was a couple of dollars.



This table is directly behind  where I will be sitting when I create. I'm tickled that I  can have the sewing machine out as well as my Cricut and maybe I'll use them more! I had some wire shelves up here with my paper in it if you remember. The shelf behind the Cricut and the things on top are thrift store finds! I got the little basket because it has butterflies on it. LOL
The three tiered one might end up in the house unless I find a use. For $1.99 I couldn't resist. The heater is in front of the sewing machine. LOL




Here are some more thrift store finds...I can't believe I finally found one of these...for $7!!!
















And this file cabinet, with two narrow drawers and one large drawer was $6! It may be sort of ugly, but it's sure sturdy! LOL










Thanks for the compliments on my Christmas layout. I will probably have a few more to share sometime as that doesn't encompass the photos I took on Christmas. LOL I still have to put away Christmas stuff, but there are a bunch of Steve's boxes in my way, I can't get to the attic to bring down the boxes I need to pack up.

Anyway, thanks for stopping by. Hope you like how the craft room is looking...I think I'll be pretty happy creating in there again.
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7 comments:

Sharli said...

Jeanne! It looks so workable and pretty! Everything in easy reach, and organized! Yippee for you!

Hugs!

Kelleigh Ratzlaff Designs said...

YAY! Looks awesome! I love that wire basket, too!

Kathi Carlson said...

Hello, Wonder Woman! I sent you an email. Your package today blew me away. Thank you, again and again!

Your craft room is looking good. Love your thrift store finds. Even with the entertainment center, which offers some storage, you've got so much space. And your very own little hideaway! I'm green with envy. LOL. You'll do amazing things there, I'm sure! Can't wait to see what you come up with ...

Sarah said...

OHHHH looking good Jeanne!!! The CB, Cricut AND the sewing machine...you better be making a card here soon !

Kim Burmeister said...

This is awesome, Jeanne! I bet you will be glad you got that monster in your crafting space. Lots of storage. Love to see what you did. Have fun creating!

Laurel said...

Wow, looks like a place to have some fun!

Susan (rainy) said...

Wow! What an awesome accomplishment. It all looks fabulous! (And I have to tell you that I have that EXACT entertainment center in my craft room as well. lol)