Left - work space,
End wall - Books, Cling stamps in CD cases in a rack,
SU ink pads in a COLCRAFT (see Facebook) purpose made unit, some punches, sizzix alphabets etc. The upper closed cabinets contain flowers and my large sizzix dies. Underneath plastic containers with punches, ordinary ink pads, sanding blocks, embossing powders, card blank sand various other paraphernalia.
Right - Big shot, dies in CD cases in a rack, boxes full of cards and paper, wooden stamps
This is a better view of the right hand side, the brown and cream file draws are full of wood mounted stamps, as are the drawers on top. Drawers underneath contain finished cards, equipment for the Silhouette and Cricut, glitter, paint, glitter and shiny card, felt and more.
Next to that is a table with my husbands ship that he is building. A very long term project ( I bought it for his 40th birthday, he is now 53) that he does when he is up straight will all the other things he likes to do. He is a very busy man as you can see!
A better view of hubby's craft space, very compact compared to mine. LOL.
SU Cling stamp storage
Whilst the room works fairly well, it has been added to piece by piece over the years and it isn't as functional as it could be. Hubby offered to make me a purpose built room ( he is a carpenter by trade but can turn his hand to most things) and I was more than delighted to accept. The only downside was I had to do complete plans for him to work from, this took lots of thought and very many returns to the drawing board. Finally I came up with my ideal layout.
This is for the other end wall, it incorporates the COLCRAFT unit, with another unit above for flowers and ribbons. Next to that, two long shelves, the upper one for SU cling stamps, under that, CD stamp storage, under that, shallow shelves for my punches that won't suit the racks. Drawers underneath, the very end drawers (15 of them) will be 100 cm wide and hold all my wood mounted stamps. I am told by hubby that if I fill them up, it is time to sell the old ones I don't use any more!
On the remaining wall I am having two work benches on lockable wheels that will be against the wall most of the time but can swing out and lock together to form a perfect working area when my friends come to craft.
I will update this page soon as progress is made.
Please keep a mental note of this beautifully tidy scrapping space because it will never look this tidy again! In fact the whole room looks a complete shambles at the moment. All the units are fixed and the worktops on, but now I have to sort everything out from the old units and decide on their new home. This is taking much longer than I thought and has been quite daunting and exhausting. Frankly I will glad when it is finished and I can get back to creating. I cannot believe and nor can Hubby (as he keeps reminding me), how much I have accumulated over my 14 years of paper crafting.
20th October 2013 - The transformation is complete
The end wall drawers contain items for my website and above, my sewing machine, Cricut, Silhoutte, printer and laptop with seating area below.
As you can imagine, I am over the moon with my new room and I can't thank my hubby enough for all his hard work.