Wednesday, March 28, 2007

STUCK A FORK IN IT......IT IS DONE!



Aaaaaahhhh!!!! You can see the carpet, once again, in my craft room! I called it "done" at 7:00 this evening. So, the winner of the guessing game is Leah! {Yay, Leah!} Leah had guessed by Wednesday evening, March 28th, at 8:30 PM. She came pretty darn close!

I bought a new bookcase to store my magazines and books, which were just pouring out of the old bookcase. I emptied out a laundry basket overflowing with embellishments, and divided them up in large baskets (sitting in the middle shelves of the bookcase). The baskets on top hold small gamsol bottles, re-inkers, alcohol inks, felt, cork, and the basket on the top left is my sewing basket.


I also bought four 12 x 12 Sterilite drawers to hold my patterned paper. Before, it just sat as one BIG stack on a filing cabinet. It was so disorganized. No rhyme or reason. No wonder I hardly touched the paper. I didn't even really know what already had!


Here is my new "cutting center" with my new Tonic guillotine (which I absolutely LOVE!) The crockpot holds beeswax that I use for collage work.



I rearranged my iris carts and placed all of my 8 1/2 x 11 paper inside of them. I cleaned out EACH drawer and organized them according to tools, inks, envelopes, etc. On top sits my various craft equipment, which are too cumbersome to place anywhere else.


I also bought this CD shelf for about $30. It holds 352 CD's. You guessed it! It's going to hold my unmounted stamps. It has so much room, it now also holds my bottles of primas; and small containers and projects that I adore.


Here is my new "ribbon" center. Chelsey on Stamp-Shack shared how she wrapped her ribbon around clothespins and then dropped them into jars. I found these jars at Wal-Mart. Since I had nowhere, originally, to place my plastic robin and dove eggs, I thought it would look really interesting to place them in a large jar, along with the ribbons. Thank you, Chelsey, for the inspiration!



And finally, here is the view from my table. It will take some getting used to (folks being able to see me as they drive by my house), but this is the best place to put the table as it gets a lot of natural light in the morning and afternoon.

22 comments:

hutch ink designs... said...

Wow Ethel,

It looks so amazing! It is beautiful! I hopefully will get all organized sometime soon! I love all the longaberger...I have enough of that tucked away that I could have one pretty craft space!

~K

GrammaStamper (Barb) said...

Ethel, your room looks great. Love the view from the window. I, too, am in front of a window, but it's too high for me to see out. Stinkers! Congrats on getting the clean up done.

asela said...

Looks beautiful Ethel. Omgoshhhhhhh a woman after my own heart with all her beautiful baskets. Mine are in my closet waiting for a new home when I finally get a art room! I envy you. Enjoy all the new room you discovered while cleaning.

tami said...

Your craft room is a place of beauty, Ethel. I love how organized, but still cozy it feels. What a wonderful space to create.

Peggy said...

You are awesome - congrats! What a nice space you have and you must feel SOOO GOOD. I am inspired to do some spring cleaning of my own :)

Daria said...

Ethel, it looks fabulous! Give yourself a pat on the back. Daria

trulycanadiangirl said...

congrats on the happy ending! and thanks for mentioning me! hugs, chelsey

Kim said...

Wow, Ethel, this looks fantastic!!! What alot of work that was, but I bet you feel so good about it! I love going thru and organizing, I find so many things I didn't even realise I had! LOL...Anyway, just wanted to say Congrats!! Enjoy your new space!!!
:)
Kim

doverdi said...

Ethel, your room looks awesome. Pretty impressive clean up!

~Stacy said...

It looks totally super!
Your going to have so much more time to play now that you wont have to hunt through the bags. Ü

Leah said...

how beautiful! good work! :D

Erin K said...

It looks great. My favorite part is the eggs in a jar. Super cute.

DymphieM said...

Wonderful work Ethel. Spring cleaning should be done before Easter, you are in time *lol* All things look so organized, you must be happy now!

Suzi said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! So very nice!! Congrats on getting it done. I think you need more Longaberger Baskets tho. Love the CD shelf. I wish I had a room instead of just a closet!

Thanh said...

Oh my! The room looks so clean and organized Ethel. Cmon, it was so worth it now looking at the end result right?

Susan said...

Great job! Your room looks wonderful. Love your work and your blog.
Susan

Pam Speidel said...

I am SO impressed!!! This is an unbelievable makeover! Thanks for sharing it with us Ethel. :)

Deborah said...

WOWSERS Ethel, this looks just FABULOUS!!! What a delightful, organized creative space! (I just bought e Tonic paper cutter too...LOVE it!!)

shuggy said...

nice job!! enjoy your new space!!

Nancy Maxwell James said...

Ethel
such a yummy scrap room you have.
It looks like such a great place to create! I love the Longaberger's too!

liannallama said...

wow! It looks so organized and super-fab! I'm impressed you did so much so quickly!

Christa H. said...

wowee- you are sure gonna have fun in there!!!
Congrats on getting it done~