Sunday, January 10, 2010

One of my New Year's resolutions, organizing my craft room

So we all make New Year's resolutions. Well most of us do and most of us try and then somewhere into March the gusto you once had for that resolution peters out. At least that is true for me. But this year there is one New Year's resolution I hope that I can keep and that is to organize my craft area.

So here is an idea of how messy it truly is. I am not going to show you all of it because you might call Hoarders on me. LOL! It truly is bad and I am quite embarrassed to even show these, but if I bare my soul maybe it will force me to clean.

Here is the one wall where our storage room is. My desk with computer sits here. The desk was a gifted from a good friend and the computer was purchased used. I moved the desk there last month and I had to literally pile stuff on top of each other to get it there. I love natural wood but I am considering painting this with magnetic paint so I can adhere my inspirations and sketches to it.

The next photo shows the wall to the left in this photo a little clearer.  You can see the MINT green hospital colored walls I am stuck with.  I plan to put up as much pegboard and cork board as I can to hide these as I can not afford to paint them right now.

I have lots of ideas floating in my head and  I have a good base.  I have great 50's pink metal cabinets, a counter top for said cabinets that is white with, pink, grey and mint green 50's boomerangs, a great 40's style wood desk.  I have received umpteen tins from Upcycle Exchange that I plan to decoupage in fun papers to match.  I have an idea for putting the fabric I love in embroidery hoops and grouping them in a design.  And there is so much more.  As long as my depression is under control I hope to share a lot of these ideas with you in pics and tutorials.  I won't promise anything as my depression has been a serious roller coaster with mostly downs lately, but it's a New Year.  So wish me luck!  I need to tackle the mountain of laundry you can't see that is to the right before I start.  I am going to do laundry on Sunday and then on Monday after the kids are off to school and I have guzzled down a pot of Chai tea I will brave this mess and hopefully start on my new improved craft room.

Any ideas you might have to improve my space or for organization would be gladly welcomed!


Allison said...

I recommend doing a serious purging. That helped me feel less overwhelmed with all the crap I had to deal with in our basement.
I also set aside fabrics that I knew I'd be making bags out of and fabrics for an ultra-secret Squaresville project I can't talk about yet :) (No baby stuff, don't get excited:()

I also recommend a lampshade! That bare bulb would depress anyone :D

Keep us updated! I love projects like this!

Senora Muertos said...

I am going to do a serious purge. I have way too much fabric that I am holding on to for no good reason, plus other stuff that I might use that has been sitting in my collection for years. Ugh!

Better lighting is going to be a part of it also.