Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Ordered Craft Room Furniture!

 Well, I took the leap and ordered furniture for my 2nd craft room yesterday! I already have a bedroom upstairs in our home dedicated to quilting - complete with a HUGE closet full of fabric and other quilt related items.
I was trying to do my cardmaking in the closet of that room on a tiny little surface designed to hold my serger. I have definitely outgrown that space and needed to  expand. My computer is downstairs in our basement, which is partially finished (one side of it). I decided to purchase two bookshelves and a table top to create an area like a kitchen island, similar to Pottery Barn's Project Table. A local store in  my area, Solid Woods, has a man that makes bookshelves which are 13" x 13" cubbies stacked together. Each bookcase is nine cubbies. The tabletop will be made out of oak, and the bookcases are made out of pine. I will probably paint the bookshelves black and stain the oak tabletop, putting an acrylic mat on top of it to protect it. Since I was able to create this table area so much cheaper than Potttery Barn's equivalent, I was able to purchase a 3 x 6 cubbie bookshelf also, and two bar stools to go up to the table. It should take 3-4 weeks to come in, then I will begin the finishing process.

I will probably get baskets to store things in the bookshelf cubbies like punches and paper. I will put up pictures when the furniture arrives.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Just the beginning...

This will be my first post to my blog. I intend to post pictures of the things I enjoy doing on this blog. Things like making handmade cards, quilts and other gifts, designing digital scrapbook pages, and sharing pictures of my family and my kittys. I hope you enjoy what you see, and learn something every now and then. Thanks for stopping by! Susan :)