I have been wanting a new desk for my craft room forever. I asked for it for my birthday (that’s in June) in January. And again in Feb. And again and again til the week before my birthday when Trevor had had enough and took to building it for me. Trevor blogged about the desk on his blog, So I Married a Craft Blogger a couple of times (worth reading!) HERE and then HERE. You can go there to see the pre-painted version.
So the big debate was what to paint it – oh the decision! I’m a pretty fun person, so I wanted a fun desk – I really leaned towards turquoise or red because those colors are in my craft room, but I just wasn’t sold. I finally settled on white. I put on facebook that you all would never guess what color I painted it – because really, who would guess that I would pick boring white! But, there was a reason – -you know I take a lot of tutorial pictures in my craft room, and they’re always awful (it’s our basement, so poor light, etc) – but if I have a white desk, it opens up a whole new photo world – see:
Now, I just need to bring in some better lighting, and my tutorials won’t know what hit them! Funny when blogging influences my life so much that I base my decor on it. But I did add some fun stencils because I just couldn’t take plain boring white. They match my plywood rug, which looks as good today as it did the day I made it – holding up great!
So anyways, I had a couple of complaints about my old set-up – - – first, the table was table-height, but when I craft I tend to stand up – so it kills your back. I needed counter height. And second, the table had no underneath storage – which I apparently desperately needed.
This new desk has lots of shelving storage under it – perfect! Trevor was trying to whip me into shape and drug me into the office supply store where we bought $50 worth of plastic containers – who does that?!? But I’ll tell you, they’re working wonders….
While at IKEA on vacation, we bought some storage bar and basket things. We also bought a magnet bar to hold little containers, but somehow didn’t make it home with it – I know I bought it, so I’m wondering if it magnetized itself to the bottom of the shopping cart as we loaded our car and we left it there argh. So the blank wall space is for when we go on vacation again and find an IKEA to rebuy that item…
And just to keep it real – I might have spent a whole week cleaning and organizing my craft room, but don’t get too excited – here’s the view standing in my pristine craft room looking out at the rest of the basement…
But hey, at least one room of the house is clean!!