Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Studio Re-do --- Finally!

Just a couple of days before Christmas I found a smokin' deal on cabinets (see Ho-Ho-Hooome Depot ......). Well, I finally got them installed and now have ten feet of work space for my gadgets and lots of storage!

Our walkout basement was beautifully finished off by previous owners. But one rather large room was left unfinished for storage. This room is adjacent to my studio, which had previously been an office. The studio has a wonderful walk-in closet with lots of built-in shelves, and a nice cubby for some of my supplies, as well as room for my drafting table and computer desk. But it just doesn't have a large enough spot to put Cricut, Cuttlebug, papercutters, etc. and be able to leave them out. So I've expanded into the storeroom and it is going to be a fantastic place to work! Here it is.....


On the left side I start out with the X-acto paper cutter and the Score-pal. Hanging on the pegboard is a magnetic layout board, which I haven't used yet. Then I move on to my beloved Cuttlebug with all the folders and dies hanging above it. I don't have my Nesties put away yet, but I have a really neat idea for storing and easy accessibility.
Under the X-acto paper cutter are other paper cutters I've acquired over the years. I bought a simple rack for storing cookie sheets at Target, and it works very well here.
Moving on, I have my Xyron adhesive center. The various sizes are handy on top.....
... and the extra cartridges below.
Then I have my Cricut with the cartridges stored above it. I like having everything in sight, otherwise I forget I have it!! My Cricut is one of the very first on the market but it still does the job.
Now, I boldly and unabashedly show how I left my studio for the day..... Aaaaarrrrrgghhhh!! I moved some things around and will be completely rearranging things.
This little cubby holds all my papers, ribbons, glitters, brads, embellies. etc.

The greatest invention for paper storage is my Ikea unit. It sits in the cubby. Tomorrow's project will be to resort tons of paper and embellies. I've been paper crafting for about 12 years so I've accumulated a lot of stuff!
From the cubby is the rest of the studio. OMG what a mess!! All this will be put away --- somewhere!

From the door to my studio the walk-in closet is seen on the right. Since all my business is conducted in this room also, I will use much of this space for non-creative items. My photography business shares this space as well. Other than a cabinet full of frames and paper, the rest is in the computer. Thank goodness for digital!!
Well, there you have it. The good, the bad, and the ugly. I'll show more of the good as it develops.

11 comments:

Ryann said...

wow! i'm so jealous! i would love to have a room all to myself just for crafty stuff!

Leigh said...

Oh Barb, your studio will be wonderful!. I love the shaker (?) style cabinets. Not only functional but lovely too. Since I'm stuck with just a window alcove to work in I'm very jealous.
Looking forward to seeing more.
Leigh

Lynette said...

Wow - what a wonderful space you have! Can't wait to see your main space all organized, too. Thanks so much for sharing. I just got my area all cleaned up and I was thinking of taking some pictures for my blog. Maybe I'll do that today:)

Nancy said...

Wow, you got some gorgeous cabinets! You have a wonderful amount of space! Lucky lady!

Chrissie said...

What a fabulous workspace you have now Barb, thanks for sharing this (I'm not at all jealous!!!!!) I have a tiny box room and I thought I was lucky with that!

Carolyn Bounds said...

Wowza! Wowza!! Wowza!!! You SOOOOO deserve this fantastic deal!!!! Of course, you know I am green with envy:o) Right? I cannot wait to see your room all complete. It is so very roomy, and I know you are going to further knock our socks off when we see the big reveal:o) I love it!!! So, when did you want me to move in? Hahaha!!!

I also received my goodies!!! DH checked the mail and left everything in his truck...I didn't get it until last night. All I can say is...THANK YOU!!!!!!! I hope to be able to play with them real soon:o)

Hugs!
Carolyn

DonnaMundinger said...

OOOh Barb, what a lucky gal! You sure have the space to spread out and create. Lovely cabinets! I'm afraid my space looks more like the last two pictures. LOL xxD

Amy Sheffer said...

What a wonderful new space! TFS!

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Barb, what a gorgeous unit you got - such workmanship. Your studio looks WONDERFUL so far and will look AMAZING when it's finished. I wish I could see it in real life ie everything in a place etc. I'm definitely green with envy - I have to use the dining room table. Enjoy your time in your new studio. Best wishes, Kym xxx

Myrt said...

Hi Barb - oh my, your new cupboards etc. look wonderful and won't it be nice to have everything in its own little place. I love how you have your Cricut, Cuttlebug etc all in a line and the supplies for each above/below the machine. Just awesome, Barb - I'm so happy for you.

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh WOW, what awesome new cabinets!! Love them!!