Sunday, April 18, 2010

Thrifty Score BIG Time!

You all know my cardmaking stuff is out in a room in our garage. And I know I am totally lucky to have that space. It worked wonderfully when I was a consultant. However, it wasn't making me happy anymore to have to trudge outside and wait for the room to heat up via space heaters in the winter. Plus, when I had to use the restroom, I had to trudge back into the house and then trudge back outside as this garage is not attached to the house. I've used it because it's the space I had, and even though I purged a ton of stuff recently, I just wasn't motivated to head out there anymore. Granted it's only a matter of yards, but when you aren't feeling it, it could be miles for the effort it takes. I really liked it when I had the corner in our spare room, except I felt claustrophobic, so I headed back outside. And you see the result of that, I've not been making any cards or paper crafts lately. LOL The big deterrent for Steve is my stuff looks cluttered and he probably feels claustrophobic looking at it. Granted, I do have a ton of stuff, so I can't argue it too hard.

When I stumbled upon that computer armoire, I thought it could be the answer to my being able to stamp/papercraft back inside the house. That's why I was bummed when it wasn't in the cards for me at the time. Yesterday changed all that!

For I found this wonderful handmade piece of furniture that I felt would work even better than the armoire.
It's pretty big and hard to get in one shot, so I don't know if you can get a feel for it. But here's the first shot I took of my new storage space for crafty stuff.
It's two pieces, actually. The shelf unit is separate. This puppy is over 5 feet long!
And it has three cabinets, with a shelf in each...

Had to put the sewing machine somewhere. LOL
And it has three drawers!!!

I'm absolutely giddy over this find.
This huge thing was, are you ready?

Let me tell you, I worked for this (and so did Steve and our rockstar neighbor) 
I had to take three trips back and forth in the van, plus one more for the recliner that Steve bought!
That's 4 trips to get all our goodies home.
But it was worth every.single.trip!

Oh am I a happy, happy, HAPPY girl!
Now, excuse me, I have some cleaning up to do around here.
I have to decide which items will be housed in the unit, too.
Happy Sigh...



Sharli said...

Yippee for Jeanne!!! Now that's a WIN-WIN situation!

Carolyn Christie said...

OMG I love it!! You have one awesome thrift store in town! Mind if i take a road trip. Would love to shop with U!! :)

Jackie said...

oh that is so cool...i want one too :)

Alanna said...

This is wonderful Jeanne. I'm so happy you found something that will work for you. I can't wait to see it all done up with all of your stuff. I'm hoping that you will take some photos for us.

Kelleigh Ratzlaff Designs said...

Oh my gosh!!! You did GREAT!! I love the armoir, too!! Wonderful! I'm so jealous!!

Kathi C. said...

My mouth is hanging wide open! What a beautiful, functional piece. A bargain, too. Can't wait until you get it all arranged - bet it won't take long!!!

Have a great week, wonderful friend!

Sparkle said...

What great finds! I'm happy you get to come back inside!

Kim Burmeister said...

Wow, Jeanne! Your new crafting space is FANTASTIC! Great deal! I can't wait to see it filled. Awesome!

Angela2932 said...

What a great find! I bet it was tough going outside, too, and having to deal with that sense of being away from it all. Please be sure and post another photo when you feel all settled in; I bet it's going to be great!

Jean said...

Wow, terrific!! Thrift stores are not nearly so well stocked around my place. Great find!