(Not so) Extreme make over
I’m so happy, happy, happy…
Since yesterday, I walk around with a silly smile on my face -
I will show you why…
Maybe you already know that I don’t have a craft room or studio to work in.
My materials are stored upstairs (mind you, that’s two stairs!) and I work
in the living room, sitting at our big table. Imagine me running up and down
the stairs all the time – it’s pretty annoying (to me anyway!)
So the stuff I use most – tools like scissors and craft knives and materials
like paint and spray ink didn’t see the top floor anymore…
I kept them down stairs, and it looked like this:
Slowly but surely, this corner of our room became packed with my stuff!
A month ago, two cases with stamps and inks came down the stairs also,
and stayed there ever since… the stuff took over the room!
From left to right: stamps and inks – toolbox containing scissors, craft knives,
brushes, tape and so on – plastic bag with paint, oil crayons, paint roller -
big paper bag with spray ink and glimmer mist and on top of that a case filled
with the most used markers and a smaller case with my copic markers.
This corner of our living room was a mess!
My beloved didn’t mind but I DID!
This couldn’t go on any longer – I needed a better ‘system’
And I found it!
Ikea did the trick!
This may seem a simple chest of drawers but it works perfectly for me!
All the most used tools and materials fit perfectly and the colours match
our bookcase and our table.
And the best part is: it has wheels!
I roll this little fellow to the table where I work and I have easy access
to my materials! No more kneeling in the corner for me. My butt stays
right on the chair and I can find whatever I need in the drawers! YEAY!
Can you tell I’m happy???
Okay, I will have to climb the stairs for paper, magazines, fabric, buttons, lace,
stickers, chipboard elements and a lot more, but BOY, is this an improvement!
Maybe you saw it already, lying on the top of my new toy – but here’s
a better photo. This is the book I plan to work in for A Year in the Life
of an Art Journal. (I notice just now; I should add ’2011′ to it…)
I liked the colours of the sketchbook I made for my son so much,
that I made another ‘blue book’ for myself.
I cut alphas from magazines for the title.
I just can’t get enough of this binding!
As you know, I’m a guest host at AYITLOAAJ for this year.
Rachel put my ‘introduction’ on the blog last week – you might want to
take a look at the funky photo of me and read the answers I gave to the
questions (you may even learn a few ‘secrets’ about me then!)
You have to scroll quite a bit to find this ‘introduction post’
so I make it easy for you: here’s the link.
It’s almost evening in Holland… and
Friday evening equals WEEKEND!
Did you plan something nice for the next days?
I know I did!
take a guess…
I may roll it around in the living room,
I may even take it out for a walk
but I definitely will
PLAY WITH MY NEW CHEST OF DRAWERS!
Enjoy your weekend!