So for my Christmas present this year Matt painted the walls and the ceiling...
|This is the corner where my desk goes|
|Look at all those punches!!|
And then he built me a desk.....
|All wood will turn into a desk...I promise!|
|The corner desk top|
|Cardstock file cabinet on the left Small drawer storage on the right|
|In the Stamp Room with paint, waiting for drawer hardware|
|Drawer fronts and Cup Pulls with label holders|
|Just waiting for the glass top|
I still had the old kitchen table that I was using as my desk and it was looking pretty beat and tired. My parents used it for many many years when we were growing up and I'm sure it wasn't new then as my mom is a great yard sale hunter so it was probably already second or third hand at this point. I thought it would be great as a Big Shot, paper trimmer & sewing machine table. The random cut out piece is so I can set my sewing machine down in it so it is flush with the table making it easier to use. When I'm not using the sewing machine the cut out piece of wood fits back in so there isn't a gaping hole. My dad did that part when they gave me the table.
|Ready for a new look|
|Side View...the carved details on the legs were hard to sand!|
|Now it looks even more sad!|
A good healthy coat of Kilz...
|I can't decide if it's looking better or worse!|
|Look at that good looking table. The Big Shot is excited to have a real home!|
And here is the table with all the gear on it as well as this hutch thing I got when my father-in-law closed down his office which I had been using the same way before the room redo but it made the table kind of shallow and I couldn't spread out much. I want to paint it to match the rest of the furniture but it's that weird laminate particle board stuff....sturdy enough but I just don't know how to paint it. Any suggestions welcome! My husband says he can just build me a set of shelves to mount on the wall so we'll probably do that someday. For now this works for some extra storage and display space.
|The work table|
I'm now on the hunt for an old picture frame to paint and hang up above my desk so I can have an idea board with all my scraps of paper and pictures ripped from magazines. Right now they are all stacked up on the desk or shoved in a binder which isn't very inspirational. I'm also trying to figure out the lighting for the desk. There is a spot already set for a ceiling fixture but I'm afraid that since it is behind me it would just cause a shadow from my head right on my work surface. Right now I have a short table lamp that's OK but I think a taller one would be better. The OTT lights on the hutch above the work table are sufficient for that space for now.
If you've made it this far....WOW! Thanks for taking a look at my new and improved stamp room. I'll be back to posting cards soon now that I have the organization almost finished and I have to finish designing the projects for my January stamp club! I'll try to remember to post any other changes so you can see how it's going.
Here are some of the room details in case you're wondering.
Wall Paint: Valspar Coffee n' Cream (satin)
Molding, Desk & Table: Valspar White (semi-gloss)
Corner Desktop Plans
Base Unit Plans altered as needed
Punch Organization: Over the door shoe organizers from Target
Ink Pad Storage
Thanks for looking! Happy Stamping (or building or organizing!)