Wednesday, July 29, 2009
I wish every person who bought from me would send a picture, but I know that's an unreasonable thing to ask. It's just so fun to see where things end up.
Sunday, July 26, 2009
My husband installed a regular kitchen counter from Lowes ($79) by screwing 2x2's into the studs on both sides and just setting the counter on top. If you look really closely in a couple pics you can see the 2x2 but I don't mind. Then we looked for something to support the center. I found that cabinet on the clearance at Lowe's because it was a special or kitchen wall cabinet that was sent in the wrong color. It was marked $25. The blinds also came from Lowes. The large window was $28 and the two smaller windows were $16. The chairs were found on clearance at Steinmart for $35 each. The wall shelves were $4 each. So the total amount spent in my room makeover was around $230. Everything else in the room from curtains to baskets and pictures were all old un-used items pulled from the garage or other rooms in my house.
I realize the papasan chair is old and outdated, but I LOVE that thing. I keep looking for a new one to replace it with, but i have yet to find a chair as comfy as that thing.
This is where I normally sit down and work. That desk light came from IKEA (thanks mom) and is AWESOME for evening and night work. I keep my favorite stamps, my embossing powders and a few punches handy on the shelves right over my workspace. I keep my favorite inspiration magazines handy and a little desk organizer with most used tools and supplies like hole poker, glue dots, tape, exacto knife, pencil and a few other small things. The jars of flowers in the window where a clearance buy that I haven't figured out where to store yet. I keep whatever paint colors I am currently working with in the window as well for easy touch up access.
Underneath my side of the desk I have lots of storage options. I realize none of them match but oh well :). This little caddy came from Brylane Home for $19. It's supposed to be a shoe caddy but holds all my embellishements, punches, inks and other tools handy. It has wheels so I can roll it out when I am working and then roll it away to clean up.
Also under my workspace side of the desk is a little 3 shelf closet organizer with baskets. Each basket holds more stuff. One holds all my dies, another one embossing folders and the top is misc junk :).
Onto the other side of the desk. I usually stand when I work over here. My cricut is used here, as is the cuttlebug and papercutter. I keep a few more stamps here, these are less used but still loved. I hope to fill up that middle shelf with lots of cricut cart boxes. :)
On the countertop I have my markers, paintbrushes, small pieces of ribbon and buttons. Scrapbooks I am currently working on are stored here and the basket holds small paper pads.
Underneath is mypaper storage and hidden behind paper storage is another little cabinets. It mostly holds paint supplies. Now, the center cabinet. I try really hard to keep this tidy and organized, but it's impossible. I keep all my eyelets, brads and tools in here. Ribbon is all on the second shelf, bottom shelf is odds and ends from gitter and beads to my mini paper sewing machine.
One thing I didn't take a photo of, is behind this cabinet I have a sterilite 3 drawer organizer that holds all my yarn and knitting/crocheting stuff. I don't do yarn work as much so I keep it hidden away and only pull it out as needed.
Here is the view behind the desk. That cabinet stores my envelops, mailing supplies, ready to start wood pieces and lots more.
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Two view my entries, click on either photo (once you get to the craftgawker site feel free to click on either photo to see more).
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
My favorite thing is the laundry organizer, but everything else is really cute too!
Monday, July 20, 2009
(see previous photos of eggs here http://aliciasfavoritethings.blogspot.com/2009/07/update-on-birdies-and-new-ideas.html)
Sorry the photos aren't too clear. I didn't want to get any closer to the nest and my poor camera couldn't figure out what the heck to focus in on.
And, I'm going to extend my give away for one more day. Francesca is actually away helping do some volunteer work in an area hit by natural disaster so she will not be able to contact the winner about shipment until the 27th. SO why not extend the giveaway till tomorrow? Give a few more people the chance ot enter.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
To enter the giveaway you need to do 2 things.
1. be a follower of my blog.
2. go to francesca82's shop http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6411584. Come back here and leave a comment telling everyone what your favorite item from her shop is. If you like her stuff feel free to heart her shop :) Make sure to leave an email address in your comment so francesca can contact you about shipment if you are the winner.
I will accept entries for the drawing through Monday 7/20. A winner will be randomly selected and annouced on Tuesday 7/21.
Good Luck to everyone and HAPPY Monday.
Thursday, July 9, 2009
My framethe matching begins...