Saturday, February 12, 2011

Movin' In!

We finally got these shelf units anchored and ready, so I cleaned each and every SU stamp set I own and brought them all down. The shelves are 15" deep, so they kind of get lost on the shelves, so I told Rick that he'd have to modify the shelves for me with false backs so they're all near the front, and he blew a gasket! He couldn't understand why I'd purchase such deep shelves when I only needed them to be about 10" deep.

When we went to Ikea today, he finally understood. The other shelf system they have is called 'Billy', but those were too tall. With our drop ceiling, I could only go as high as 78". That's why I had to go with the Besta shelves, but they only came 15" deep. I figured it was better to have them too big than too small.

After we put together my table, we felt that the lolley-column in the middle of the room was in the way, so we decided to put the table somewhere else and re-configure the whole room. I'm glad we did, cause I like it this way much better!

These are my paper racks for my SU cardstock. The cabinet below the smaller rack has been hanging around us for about 15 years, through many a flood, and Rick wants it gone, but I told him that we could keep it for now. I usually store things in here that I can alter ... journal books, coasters, candles, coffee mugs, etc. Things I use for special classes or hostess gifts.

This is my Die Cut Station. I snagged this from Joann.com when it was on sale and had to build it myself (like everything else down here!). I have all my dies in the drawers, and all my Sizzlit alphabets, strip dies, etc. are on the shelves. I have my Big Shot & Vagabond on top and ready to go! Now, if I only knew an electrician who could put an outlet nearby, I'd be all set! lol

This is the new table we bought today at Ikea. I'm calling it my "Creation Station". I usually stand when I'm creating because I'm always going here & there to get stuff. I'm going to adhere my craft sheets to the top and just play here. I can put my paper cutters in one drawer, and miscellaneous tools in the other two drawers. On the lower shelf is my doctor's bag for my Big Shot.

This view is of the part of the room I've been working on ... stamps, cardstock, die cutting station. To the right is the table for my classes. It comes with 2 leaves to extend the table for larger classes.

This is the view from the other end of the table you just saw. We haven't anchored the big wall 'o shelves yet, because Rick wants to wait until we know what we're doing in the far corner here. We were looking at more shelves today to fill this corner and along this wall, but they're going to be more like book shelves ... only 11" deep. When we get those, I think I'm going to move my wall 'o stamps into those.

11 comments:

Francesca said...

wow, you did an amazing job!!! I wish I could come and play with you in there!!!!
I'm on my way to ikea too today, I'm rebuilding a small corner in my studio :-))

Debs Doodles and More said...

looking good, you are going to have so much room, and it will be so nice when all finished

inge said...

Hello Stephanie,

it's nice to see all these shelves getting filled ! Everything looks so neat... looks like a store :)

I bet this is such a satisfying project to work on.

greetings from belgium
Inge

Nancy said...

Stephanie, I am SO going to come play at your house when you've got this all done! It's looking absolutely wonderful!! What a sweet crafting place you're creating!

Lori said...

Wow, Steph, this room is looking GREAT! It's so nice that you're able to get matching tables, shelves, etc. Really looks nice. And lots of room to move around, which is important. I've never seen so many Stampin' Up sets in one place ...lol... That die cut station looks cool. Saw it on Joann.com, but I don't think I can get another piece of furniture in my studio...

Betty said...

It looks like your getting it all together. I am flirting with the idea of moving my craft room into the bigger spare bedroom but the task is daunting. It make more sense as then the guest room would be right across from the bathroom. It will have to wait until spring when I can put stuff on the deck so I can paint and get new flooring in and want to build some units. SCARY
TFS

Kathy Eddy said...

Looking good girl! I would be so anxious if I was you! I know I wanna come play! The commute is a bit much though. LOL

Nancy Lynn said...

WOW is all I can say. It looks wonderful and large. I have following your progress on your room. I have wonderful memories of you and Andrea on the cruises. Wishing you the best ever.

Eileen said...

Totally awesome! You are so fortunate to have the space to spread out like that. I think you could fit five of my rooms in yours, LOL!

Marjie K said...

Looks fantastic!!!

stampinpress.com said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!! Congrats!!!! Have fun Playing oops, I mean WORKING... tee hee xxx

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