I think I spend MORE time figuring out how to organize my craft supplies than I spend using them. Maybe I should just list 'organizing crafts' as a hobby.
Anyway, I rearranged my Playroom AGAIN. This is actually a good thing as Martha Stewart would say. I managed to streamline furniture to use it in a better layout. With this new layout, I was able to put in an extra desktop and set up my sewing machine permanently. That was a goal of mine, and I finally figured out an arrangement to let me have that goal met.
|As you enter the Playroom.|
Expedit 4x2 cubby shelves hold items.
|Looking Counter Clockwise.|
Mirrored door covered with vinyl.
|My ribbon is NOW out in the open and|
organized! These are Ikea RIBBA
Picture Ledges. I do want to get a couple more
because one can never have enough ribbon!
|The other side of the closet, with the|
Shredder in the corner.
|The Ikea Alex carts are now stacked.|
The printer cart was moved under this desk area.
|Office and computer area|
|A view out my window. I used to have|
a printer cart beside the computer desk.
|Four foot long desk with my|
Silhouette Cameo and sewing machine
|New metal shelves for stamp set boxes. Ikea Alex 9 drawer|
units are now between the Origami metal shelves and the Expedit
My craft desk is in the middle of the room, next to the Ikea Expedit 4x2 cubby shelves. I bought some hardware to attach the desktop to the shelves. It works for the LINNMON style Ikea desk tops. My stainless steel desktop is NOT Linnmon. It's from the Sanfrid line. The stainless steel wraps around the entire top, sides and ends on the bottom. Because of the stainless steel on the bottom, the hardware to attach the desk to the Expedit shelves won't work. This tabletop is virtually INDESTRUCTIBLE. It's a shame Ikea doesn't make this style anymore, because I know other crafters would love it. Someone from Split Coast Stampers asked me about it, and I created some 'messes' on the stainless steel desktop. Here is the picture I sent to her:
|The Sanfrid Stainless Steel Desk I use for crafting.|
It is 29 5/8" x 59" x 1 5/8" It does not fit the Linnmon connector hardware to
attach to the Expedit/Kallax cube shelf units.
|My crafting desktop is suported by|
2 Alex 5 drawer units. I use the 3M Command Hooks
on these units to hang things.
|Regularly used tools are easily accessible.|
|My drawing tools are right in front of me, in Sparco Cubes, |
along with my full sized Tonic Studio paper cutter to the left.
This is my view from my craft desk as I look forward:
I can see my monthly calendar, the clock and an iron laser cut sign right over the doorway that reads:
|"Here is where I'm Happy"|
I'm happy inside my Playroom, and I'm also happy when I walk out of my playroom and into the rest of our home.