Sunday, May 23, 2010

Here's what I've been up to

Usually I post a card at the very least everyother day or so but as you see it has been a couple of days.  I know everyone must have been worried about me and what happened.  I can tell how worried you all were... LOL.  Well no worries  take that big sigh...  I am back and now I'll show you what I have been doing for the last 4 days.  I am pretty proud of it all and stupid, stupid, stupid me  I do not have any before pics.  Just believe me it was a disaster and very small.  I know.. I probably am getting a D- in blogging.

Well I have been redoing my work space and made a new craft table/area.  What do you think?  First I only have one requirement!  YOU MUST NOT ZOOM IN -  cuz I don't want you to see all the dust!  HAHAHA    No really .. I'm not kidding!
I am sure you're all familiar with the white cubes they sell at the chain craft stores. I already had the 4 you see right here that is holding up this part of the desk. If you see on the far left at the end a rounded corner piece.   Well that is what started it all.  I was at the Big "M" and saw the piece on clearance for $3.99.  Yea.. that's what I thought.. are you kidding!  It is originally $29.99.  They had 6 of them.. I bought all of them and called my girlfriend, told her my find and we were on our way.  The shelf  was on my old desk and I made it with a shelf piece and legs from Ikea.  Neither go with each other but it gave me extra space.  Can you see the peg board.  I have two pieces on the wall on the left and one piece under the desk on the left side.  All three came in one box and it came with some of the pegs.  It was one of the best things ever I invested in to hold my embelis.  All the packages are so organized that way. 
The desk tops are obviously two pieces.  One is 6 ft long and the other is around 4'.  I bought them in the "as is" section at Ikea for 7.99 & 4.99.  I know.. what a deal.  They work perfect.  Now on the other side of my room my BFF's gram-ma passed a few months back and she received a bunch of furniture from her home.  One of the pieces was a dresser with a hutch on the top.  I almost dropped when she asked me if I would like it.   AHHHH YES!   First I was honored that she trusted me with her gramma's furniture.  Second it is soooo perfect.  The dresser (which is not in the picture) has 3 drawers.  The top one is not that deep but fits my small to mid size punches.  It is very large in width and length.  Then it has two very large, very deep drawers that hold my dies and all the extras.

The hutch part is soo perfect to hold my paper, some stamps, and LOOK at my ribbon holder.  Also part of the boxes bought at the Big "M".  With my 40% off coupons each one was just about $12.99.  There are 28 different ribbons just on the bottom pole.  Can it get any better.  Well worth the investment.  Those black boxes were bought from Ikea all 4 for something like 5 bucks. 

Well, there you have it.  That is where I've been and what I've been up to.

p.s.  yes that is my wall in my bedroom and I did paint it that way on purpose, I did the same with my white ceiling fan.. hahahaha.


Shannon Roberts said...

So proud of you & you totally rock!! D-; whatever; that is so what I have; lol!! And thank you for the kick in the rear to create a space of my own; not nearly as neat but still as exciting!! I luv ya!!!

Wendi said...

Wow that sure looks neat and tidy
and oh my word so many pens am I jealous of course I am