Work in progress

I've shared pics of my workspace before, but I've got another for you. I say work in progress because I'm not entirely finished with this space. First, I've moved everything to the other side of the room. I'm trying to utilize the walls without facing them. That's my number one rule for my workspace. I will not face the wall. I also decided that I love my desk that I got at Target, but I need a wider workspace than the 12 inches it provides, so I've put it up against the wall and now it will be mostly for storage. I have another "desktop" piece since they came in a two-pack that I'll probably use on the lower units to make a shelf.
Starting on the far left, I have my paper in the top drawer, but that might have to change since it's kind of far away. My Sizzix and dies are in the lower drawer. On the table top is my scrapbook and my radio/clock. In the middle I have a power strip where I've plugged in my heat gun , radio and Ott Lite. In the first basket is my ribbon and twine. The second basket holds staples, paperclips, large paperclips, badge holders, etc. Above the desk on the wall is my punch storage. I used two of those cheapie curtain rods. The smaller one is a 1.5" projection, the larger one is 2.5" projection. The key to using the curtain rod with your large punches is not to extend the rod or it will sag in the middle. I have two new large punches coming to me, so I might need another rod. :o) As you can see I'm also using the extra space to hold my water bottle, crimper, brayer, wheel handle, Crop-a-dile and Stamp-a-ma-jig. Oh, under the desk spaces is a paper holder which has all my Bold Brights paper in it (I thought this was how I was going to store all my paper, but now I just don't know). Behind that is my baskets of cards. Back to the top of the desk. On the right side are my ink pads. This is temporary until my grandpa is finished building my ink pad storage unit. In the drawers below are things such as tools, pens, cello bags, envelopes, StazOn ink pads, and embellishments. The big drawer holds my 12x12 cardstock and my paperboard (cheap chipboard).
My table has my large paper cutter and at this moment my laptop. I don't always have my laptop down there with me, but if I want it I can put it toward the back of the table and still have plenty of room. Also my Ott Lite is attached to the back corner of the table, next to the phone(hiding behind the laptop). On the right side of the table is a basket full of adhesives. Oh, and the table is covered with white poster paper to protect the surface.
Then I have my IKEA Antonius storage cart. The top is my catch-all. My catty sits up there as well as my stapler and whatever projects I just finished. At this particular moment there was a can of Diet Coke sitting on my White Sox coaster (rare occurance). The top two baskets hold my current stamps, the third one holds my retired sets that I can't part with. The 4th basket is my paper scraps and my travel paper trimmer as well as pictures that need to be scrapbooked. The fifth drawer has another scrapbook that is in progress as well as my Watercolor Pencils, Stampin' Pastels, and other odds and ends. The bottom basket holds old stamping magazines, old SU! catties, and misc. supplies like cotton balls, wax paper, rubber bands and candles that are begging to be altered.
The white blob on the bottom of the pic is my trash can, which tends to move around. My chair is a Freecycle find. The seat cushion was all tore up, so I recovered it with this awesome animal print velvety fabric I got in the remnants section.

My future plan is to add the extra shelf on my Target desk, get a larger (longer) table for my main working area, get a chair on wheels as well as a mat for it and possibly a different storage system for my stamp sets (maybe a book shelf). I'd also like to paint the room (to match the Purdue curtains) and utilize more of the wall or at least hang pictures or something so they're not so plain.

I still have some stuff on the other side of the room that I don't use very often that I don't know what I'm going to do about, yet. I have an over the door shoe hanger that has some scrapbook store embellishments, sharpies, and I don't even know what else!!! I also have a dresser and some storage boxes that need to make their way over (maybe).

Well, thanks for taking the time to stop by my stampin' space!


Jan Hunnicutt said...

You have a nice stamping room, now you have to make something and mess it up! That's the fun part.

Abs said...

Is your stamping room in your basement? I'm just beginning to arrange my basement, and I really like your ideas.