Monday, January 10, 2011

My Craft Room - Work in Progress

When my husband, Justin, asked me what I wanted for Christmas, the only thing that I REALLY wanted was more storage for my craft room - yes, I'm a dork!  So, Christmas morning, I opened up a really cool metal desk organizer.  "You can take it back if it's not what you want", Justin said.  Am I that obvious?  I really did like what he got me, only at the time I was working on one of those big plastic banquet tables - the unit probably would have been too heavy.


So, I spent the next few days searching online looking for storage ideas.  What I really needed was a desk.  A beautiful white desk that I have seen in the Pottery Barn catalog for years - one with a large table top and storage cubbies.  Something told me though that the $160 table unit he got me wouldn't exactly be an even trade for the $1,000 desk I desired.  


That's when I discovered a tutorial at Anything Pretty on how to make said desk for 1/10th of the cost.  My poor husband  had no idea that he was elected to make this desk for me, but after asking (and batting my eyes a bit), he agreed, and off we went to buy the supplies.


A few days later, it is done - and I LOVE it!  3'x6' of workspace and a ton of storage.  I want to go and buy some canvas storage cubes, but for now, I am using what I have.  This of course has inspired me to get the rest of the room done.


It's a work in progress, but I am so happy with it!  Thanks Justin!!  Now I need to get to work on some of the orders I have!!  Check out the pics!













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14 comments:

  1. OH wow!! I need one of these!!! Like yesterday.

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  2. You should have posted before and after photos! Hehehehe!

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  3. Seriously Ginger - from "Crap" room to craft room!

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  4. oh wow! I love (more like envy) your craft room.

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  5. LOVE IT! I am going to make that desk! PERFECT!! so functional and gorgeous! My birthday is in 1 month. perfect birthday present!
    I am loving your blog! great ideas!

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  6. Awesome desk! It's extra special as it is hand-built by your hubby! Thanks for linking up to the Workspace Showcase at WWC!

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  7. Your desk is exactly what I need! Where did you find the plans for it at? I'd like to try batting my eyes to see if I can get one made.

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  8. I really like the fabric draped over a curtain rod...it's like an ever-changing artwork to look up at.

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  9. Wee s0 awesome for you!!! Love this room !!

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  10. Hi! I've been looking around for craft room ideas and inspiration and came across yours! Looks great! I'm pinning your desk and you may see it in my craft room! I'll give you a shout out! Thanks so much!
    Jen

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  11. Pretty! It's so nice and light in there - it would be wonderful to create in! I've linked this to my craft rooms post too today, well done!~

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