Friday, July 12, 2013

My New Workspace


 Recently, I decided to do away with our living room.  We have a very large family room and I no longer saw a need for two rooms since our kids are all gone. Somehow, I managed to talk my husband  into turning it into a craft room for me.  I was really tired of having my dining room table covered.  We were never able to use it when we had company without a major cleanup project.  I donated our living room furniture, which is the one thing my husband was not crazy about.  I had seen several versions of this type of craft area on Pinterest.  We bought four bookshelves at Walmart for 17.97 each and two doors from Home Depot for
 23.50 apiece.   The plastic drawers I already owned.  They were also purchased at Walmart.  A three drawer section is 12.97.

One major problem we ran into was the size of the doors.  I assumed they were 84"  long.  Four rows of drawers should have fit underneath perfectly.  Unfortunately, the doors were 80" so I had to reconfigure the drawer placement.  There are two rows of side facing drawers under the desk behind the forward facing ones.  The large drawers in the center roll out so the inside drawers are accessible.  Behind the curtain under the desk there are two bookshelves and lots of floorspace for storage. Under the desk (in front of the chair) is another tower of drawers with all my punches, tapes, and misc. tools.  The top is thirty inches deep so there is lots of room to work.

The other side of the room has my computer desk with my Cricuit and a treadmill.

Now it's time to get busy crafting again.

Thanks, Sweetheart!


9 comments:

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

wow you really have created an awesome crafting area!!!! Love it!

Desire Fourie said...

Diane, this is awesome that you could transform your living room in such an organised craft area to play in. I just know you are one happy chappy lol.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Sherri said...

Oh, this is so gorgeous! I'm totally jealous! Gail has been telling me for years that I should turn my kitchen into a craft room because I don't use it either! lol Just think of all the creativeness you will find now!

CaroleAnn said...

Diane
Oh, I love your new space! Congrats to Hubby too for being so understanding to your crafters' craze and needs! I took over my hubby's study which is now my art room (and our pantry) and he was so supportive to my need to have my own space without having to put things away all the time - now I just close the door!! Hugs

Pop, Paper, Scissors said...

Okay this post is 3 days old. Where is your card??
Just kidding. Stopped by to see you super organized new play room. You did good.

Joanne said...

Diane, this is FABULOUS!!! I am pea green with envy! How nice to have a place for all of your supplies and a place to craft! Since I moved to Phx. to care for my father, I have all my things in my bedroom. I joke that I sleep in my craft room! I'm looking forward to seeing lovely creations from your new room! Hugs, Joanne.

Karal Schuknecht said...

Diane, this looks like a great place to get busy and so happy to hear the hubby is well and so looking forward to seeing some new cards here.

Aunty Sue said...

Diane oh i am so in awe of your work space and osh it is so well designed. I would so like to thank you for your help with my followers problem sorted now thanks

Gail said...

Love your blog...I'd like to come to your house and play in your craftroom! :) Gorgeous room and so much beautiful open feeling...I love it! --Gail

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