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As already mentioned, my husband and I recently moved cross country to Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario from Edmonton, Alberta. We downsized while we were at it, but Jim made sure to have an area that I could craft in, as I do need my crafting to help keep me sane. We needed to renovate the area, but he did not hesitate to do so and now I have this wonderful, bright, colourful space!!!
HERE is the first of the renovation posts and HERE is the second.
Like I said, bright and colourful!
As you come in, look to the left and you will see my sewing area.
The cupboard was going to be painted white, but after I finished with all the shelves, I was DONE with painting large scale items... It will be covered with fabric matching the teal of this room at a future date... But it is a perfect place to store all the fabric I have collected for various projects. The carpet I have been loving FOREVER, so I ordered it along with some cabinets we needed for the kitchen, to put in this place. My sewing machine will go on the narrower table once it is covered like the others. I did paint my green and brown filing cabinets white to go in this room too. My goal is that mostly all of the furniture is white or light to let the walls and art pop! I took the idea from Pinterest to use the top of one of the cabinets to store my fat quarters and smaller amounts of fabric over file folders. The bottom drawer has the books and patterns I kept after purging.
The tables we had in Edmonton were great, the right height and so I just covered them with an old white sheet that had seen better days, then a piece of glass. Jim had already cut one for his 30x72" table in Edmonton, so I had another cut for my 30x60" table here to match. One will be mainly for sewing and the other is set up for my crafting. Now if friends come to visit, the sewing table becomes a spacious place for them to play!!! Oh! The unfinished puzzle at the top will be assembled once all the pieces I gave to friends come back to me. It will be a wonderful colourful reminder of my friends far away from me..
This is the view from my work station. Printer and office supplies are on the shelves on my right and the computer monitor can be used for TV input too! I frequently watch/listen to cartoons while creating :) That little room off the left is our storage room. We have my deep freezer, overstock pantry and extra kitchen things not as frequently used in there.
OK! Here are the shelves I showed you yesterday, more filled up! Along the window wall is stamps, dies and all the tools I would need to create in journals and cards... markers, paints, punches, powders, ephemera, you get the idea... On the other wall is paper. Well, paper and ephemera of all kinds sorted by colour and theme. Each in its own labeled box. I learned a while ago that open storage for me is not good. A strong possibility of tipping over or something falling into it to wreck it was enough to make me invest in closed containers. The only open containers are along the top and contain items to be donated, put away or currently working on. The magazines and books are all stored in those wooden Ikea magazine holders.
And to the left of my work station is this little wall I have stored my ink pads (all labelled now!). The shelved are Ikea bathroom cabinets without the doors. I have all my reinkers and pads from SU!, StazOn, Distress Inks, Versafine and Brilliance. My lateral filing cabinet holds solid coloured paper in 12x12 on the top and 8.5x11 on the bottom. The white storage cubes are from Michaels. They have some pads of paper from Heartfelt Creations and others, my envelopes of all sizes, card fronts, postage supplies and cutters. The little room to the right is a utility room, now nicely closed off.
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