My crafting time has been VERY limited since last weekend began. To begin, I developed a nasty cold – I haven't had one in so long that I wasn't even sure that's what it was. I can tell you right now that that's definitely what it was – and is! At the same time, I finally got to the point where the closet in my craft room was ready to be rehabbed. And boy did it need it after all the shelves came crashing down during one of our winter trips (I'm glad I wasn't here when it happened. I'm sure the noise was pretty loud!).
The shelves that crashed were part of a closet system installed by the house's builder. In an identical closet in another room, the shelving system was installed with four brackets held onto the wall by fasteners put into studs. In the craft room closet, the same system was installed using TWO brackets held onto the wall by screws put into drywall. What was he thinking??? I had never paid attention to that until after the crash.
We've just finished the final stage – the painting!
Look at all of those cubby holes!! I will have plenty of space for all my Stampin' Up! Card Stock and Designer Papers. AND I can close the closet doors so that the bright Hawaiian sun won't get to them as it does now. No, I don't have them stored where the sun shines in. In fact, the craft room is in a position where it never gets any direct sun. But that doesn't stop the sunlight from reflecting in and zapping the paper.
I'll actually be able to use some of the horizontal space for working, too. That larger cubby in the middle is made for my Big Shot to fit perfectly without my having to move it at all to run anything but the largest dies through it. Even then I will only have to adjust it an inch or so in one direction to complete the project. And I'll have plenty of space to store my dies behind the machine itself. The table in front of the closet is set at a height that allows me to stand while stamping and drawing. So you can see that the Big Shot will be at the perfect position for using it. I can hardly wait!
I could go on and tell what I have planned for each and every shelf. But I'll do better than that and share the finished project and some other craft room pictures later. It might be a week or so to get everything done. But it will be SOOOO much nicer than it is now.
Back to crafting when I can get my stuff all put back!