Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Moving In *Ü*

Since the tub is now caulked and the house is fairly clean, I thought I would tackle the spare room, where my new crafty shelf unit lives. I took some pictures of what it looked like after I cleared out the desk I gave to Amy and Jessica and after I had to clear out the floor of the entry closet so Steve could get to the back of the tub.  Brace yourself, because it sure isn't pretty!
The paints you see are from my tole painting days. I don't know if they are any good anymore, but it seems like so much to get rid of, so I put them back in the closet where I have been storing them all these years.

When I've gotten a few minutes here and there, I've been slowly working on clearing out the items from the desk that I no longer needed or wanted. Yesterday I had a decent chunk of time and got a lot of it done. I have a big bag of trash and a big bag of donations...Yay!
This morning, I reloaded the entry closet with the items that belong in there.

And then I started bring in some items from the garage to have in the house. I'm not bringing in everything as there is not enough room, but I've tried selecting supplies/tools I use most frequently, or want to use more often in my crafting.
This is as far as I got today. I've got my acrylic blocks in the big wicker drawer in that shelf unit. Another drawer has ink pads like Versamark or those I own that are not CTMH. The other drawer is waiting for an idea of how to use it most effectively. I am seriously thinking of finding a new way to store the Cricut cartridges. Those boxes take up a lot of space! For now you can see where my work area will be. I thought about moving it to the other end, to be closer to those drawers, but I would need an extension cord or power strip to plug in the light. I want to put some embellishments in the glass jars (maybe buttons?) to have  pretty looking (and hopefully not too cluttered looking)storage.
Here you can see how my cardstock and smaller pads of pattern paper fit. That they all fit in there thrills me! I have to figure out something for the larger 12 x 12 pattern paper stacks I own. Maybe another paper holder or two when they go on sale will be able to hold the ones I really want to use.
This is the side where I'll be sitting. For now it's got sewing/crafty stuff in it (and not too neatly). I need to come up with some storage ideas here.

That's as much as I was able to get done before I had to get the girls from school. I'm hoping to be able to work on a card or two soon!

Thanks for stopping by. I did end up calling about the dogs that are barking so much. They were out super early this morning (like around 5am when I got up and let our dog out, so I got serenaded by their barking straightaway). The owners must be home from work today as they have been inside a lot or outside with him while he's been out there. I thought about saying something again, but chickened out. Animal Control is going to give/send them a notice about it. We'll see if it helps. I just feel really bad about complaining so soon. I'm probably getting the reputation of a cranky old lady who can't stand barking dogs. LOL 

Anyway, hope you've had a good day!


Kathi C. said...

Woo hoo! Your space is looking awesome. I am SO happy for you.

Glad to hear you called about the dogs. No sense in waiting. I hope the owners take heed of the notice.

Can't wait to see what you create once you're all "moved in" again. Fun!

Have a great evening, friend!

Jean said...

Wow wow wow! So organized!! It almost makes me want to clean up and reorganize my space. Almost. LOL!

Erica said...

it's lookin good!

Laurel said...

Oh yay, looking good!

Sparkle said...

Your new space is looking good! Sorry you're having dog issues again.

Sharli said...

It's so exciting to see your space taking shape - - -

I'm sorry about the dogs - and you have a right to not listen to them barking. Stand up for your rights.


Kim Burmeister said...

WOW, Jeanne! Your room is looking FABULOUS! That shelving unit is the best. Oh, what a great space to create.

Shropshire Suz said...

wow don't want to come and help me sort mine out do you? lol
Looking very tidy ready for more craftiness lol
Boxes every where here at the new house for now!! Light appearing at the end of the tunnel slowly
Have a fabulous weekend
Hugs Suz x

Carolyn Christie said...

Looks so nice and organized!! Sorry to read the dogs are barking again. Don't feel bad that you reported it.