So here it is:
A banquet table, a stool, a few wire shelving units stolen from the garage, and I now have a makeshift crafting space.
It's not ready for a magazine spread, but it will do.
Actually, when I see it all in one place, it makes me happy. I've purged a LOT in recent years, which has caused me to be a little more particular about what I purchase now.
Lots of pretty papers...
...and a rainbow of inks on hand.
I recently paired down a LOT in this department. I sold about 1500 sheets of cardstock, over 50 ink pads and reinkers, and multiple packs of patterned papers that I was no longer using. They took up way too much valuable real estate.
I have to have the practical things nearby...scissors, clear stamp blocks, cleaners.
But I also like to see the pretty things, too...like this basket of lace, for example. Inspiration for future projects.
And a little inspiration from the Word when I need it.
I keep a lot of stamps in these canvas storage cubes (Martha Stewart for Home Depot)...great for my lighter weight clear acrylic stamps from some of my favorite companies.
I try to keep it colorful and happy. A few years back, before my last move to Pittsburgh, I purchased a lot of storage items from the dollar spot at Target. All of the colorful turquoise and lime green storage containers have been so handy, and the colors manage to unify a space that can (and usually does) look like a cluttered mess.
I am sharing space now with the man cave...
...but that's really not such a terrible thing. After all, I can watch Chip and Joanna on HGTV's Fixer Upper while I craft, which will inspire me to get creative with the rest of the house!
We have some plans for the basement remodel project. New drywall, better lighting, new flooring. Built-in cabinetry and counter space for crafting (yippee!), and perhaps a mini kitchen and game room. This one sounds like a project for the professionals.
Chip and Joanna Gaines, if you are reading this blog, will you help us tackle this Fixer Upper?
Blessings on your weekend, cafe friends!