Saturday, March 20, 2010

the Den O' Craftiness has a grand makeover

So....last Friday I decided it was time that my craft area had a major tidy up.... this is what it looked like before. Ouch!

Things were piled upon things upon things, if I tried to take something out, there was a good chance of an avalanche....

...and I couldn't close any of my drawers because they were so full, sigh.

So, I think you'll agree, that it needed a bit of work.

But I had no idea how MUCH work!

With Jay's help, we worked on the room solidly all last weekend. I got everything out, covering my work table, all the kitchen worktops, and the living room floor:

Jay put together a cool TV unit we found in Range that fitted the top of my Artbin cupboards perfectly:

And by the end of the weekend, I was gazing adoringly at the new unit (as yet unpopulated), and my beautifully colour sorted and not at all cluttered cardstock shelves :)

There was still a ton of work to be done, though, and so I spent at least 3 hours every night last week plodding on...

I sorted through every single drawer and unit, making sure none were over filled (local Freecylcing crafters will be in luck next week :)), and got everything labelled up to make it easy for me to find stuff going forward.

And well, without further ado, here is the end result, finally finished this evening.

I'm so chuffed with it!!!!

Well worth all the hours of hard slog, I just hope I can keep it this tidy :)

Look, all my drawers close :)

Now I am just itching to get in there and make stuff, I've not been able to do anything during the makeover as it was all in chaos.


Sally said...

Wow, wow, double wow. Well done. It looks absolutely fab. :) gosh you've got some kit there.

Suzanne Armstrong said...

OMG! Look at all your stuff! Well done on sorting it out, it looks fab :)

Heavenly Anarchist said...

Wow! That is so impressive! Please come and do mine........

Alison said...

All that lovely did so well, it looks amazing and making stuff will be a breeze with all that top quality kit. The cabinet thingy from the range is fantastic! Wish I could come down there and help mess it up bww (not that it will ever be messy again :))

well done, i am really proud of you :)

Sid said...

My word, what a difference ! Wish mine had had one !!

Rab said...

That's impressive mate! Come & sort my house out now please - 2 boys 3 + 1 have made it carnage!!!

Rab x x

Lorraine said...

your craft room looks ace..I can relate to the first pic with my craft stuff mixed in with the kids craft stuff..heres hoping you can find everything now as when I tidy up I cant find a thing.ha ha....youve got a good man there in Jay what a star

Pips said...

Oh - it look great!! My tiny space is exactly like your first pic - makes me realise that I need to tidy mine up in a major way!

Priti Lisa said...

You really gave me a belly-laugh when you hoped you could keep it that way, LOL!!!
Not a chance, sister!
But it IS looks beautiful and you are probably a better person than I

Alexandrine said...

Whaouh !! my room looks like yours "before" !!!!
I should do the same thing !!! ;-DDD

orneryswife said...

What an amazing transformation! I love it when I get a new plan of organization set up. It seems like I find all sorts of things I forgot I had when I clean it up. Lovely room!