This is one of the only pictures I have of before:
|Old Space - Early 2011|
I used to just scrapbook but now that I have started stamping, I needed more space and storage. Here is the room now:
|New Space - August 2011|
I made the main table myself and designed and built the storage under the back countertop. I designed the storage to hold the 3-drawer 12x12 storage units I got at Walmart and allowed for magazine storage below them. I had thought about using stock kitchen cabinets but they were too high to sit at (and I prefer to sit when I create). Here's a better view of one of the units:
|Magazine and tool storage|
A few years ago I came across a design for a cork board that I really liked, but I modified it to be a magnetic chalkboard and made it myself. I love it because it holds all my lists and notes and I can sketch designs on it if I want. It's on the wall I face while working (directly above my little TV). Also the extra chair is so my 2-year old daughter can sit with Mummy and colour!
|TV and old dresser used for misc storage|
|Bookcase left behind by previous owners|
Here's one more look at the overall room - I LOVE IT!!!!
|I love my space!|