02 July 2012

Craft Room/Office Update: A Bit More Progress

 I have made some progress in the craft room/office space. I will confess that it seems to be taking much, much longer to put things back in place than to remove them. That's because I'm trying to sort, consolidate, and edit as I put items back into the room. So keep in mind that these photos are very preliminary!

 I have decided not to put all the furniture back into the room. I really like the open feel of the room as is, and adding more pieces just makes it feel cluttered and closed in, which was part of the issue previously. The main concern right now is that I still don't have a work table. (Of course, I like to work on the floor anyway, and now it's much easier to do that!) The small table shown at the left corner of the room is going to function as a die-cutting station, so I'm on the lookout for a bar-height or counter-height table which will sit where you see the stools below.

My Target cubes are situated at the left of the room. I initially thought about buying more cubes but then decided to just purchase enough canvas bins to fill up the cubes I already have. So I bought 3 additional dark brown bins and ordered 3 spring green ones which will give me quite a bit more storage space. Of course the challenge with these bins is to figure out how best to use them. My current bins have small containers inside them and labels hanging from each bin, and that seems to be working well.

 Spouse moved my computer and printers back into the room, so now you can see how the desk turned out. You may recall that it was initially forest green and I painted it black. While I love the way it looks, I'm not thrilled with the way the paint is performing. In fact, I'm pretty frustrated with it. After three weeks, the paint on the pull-out shelves still feels tacky. I'm going to have to figure out a solution for this problem in the near future.

 In the area not pictured, we've installed a closet curtain (LOVE IT!) and positioned my comfy chair and small table. Bailey hemmed the curtain for me (YAY!) and is going to be making a couple of small pillows in my favorite striped fabric, so I'll post pictures of this area of the room (including the walk-in closet) once it's a little further along.

Aside from all the things that still need to happen, I'm very pleased with the floor and the wall colors as well as the overall feel of the room. It's a big change from the previous space and I know I'm going to love it once I get it finished up!


Kristina said...

Looking good!

Heather said...

It's coming right along!