Well! One of my goals for the New Year is to organize my office/guest room/craft room/closet (seriously, there's a LOT of stuff in here!). I picked up some used, large Ikea shelving units to put all my craft stuff on, and finally have the room ORGANIZED!
OK, OK...there's still ONE small pile of stuff on my sofa bed that needs to be sorted and put away, but that's it! I swear! A friend of mine will be taking a large, blue cabinet that just didn't maximize my storage and is in the way right now, but once that's gone, I'll be done.
Here's the new shelving, holding all my craft supplies and fabric. I've even started labeling everything! We'll be adding another shelf soon - we have to make one, since Ikea doesn't carry these any more. And check out my desk...all cleaned up! You have NO idea how gooey inside this makes me feel! Notice the AWESOME coffee warmer my sister got me for Christmas? It's for warming candles (I think), and it's from Michaels. I've wanted one forever. Oh, and that's my little Puccini peeking out from the chair.
Here's the sofa bed and the ONE small pile of stuff left to sort. Eventually I'll need another bookshelf, as this one is starting to overflow magazines onto the floor.
Here's my sewing area (the pic was totally under exposed, so it's a bit grainy).The plant has no home, yet. I'm thinking of getting a hanging basket. I love plants everywhere, but this is the brightest and unfortunately most crowded room in the house. SIGH.
This is a (bad) photo of the beastly blue cabinet that will be going soon, that I took last night. I hadn't finished cleaning up last night, so things are still pretty pile-y. I'll have a small wooden shelf here that I can put my laundry basket on and lean my folding table on (that I use for cutting fabric).
And voila! A neat and tidy work/live space. We'll see how well I'm able to keep it this way....
Bear in mind that this is a 12' x 11' room with a LOT of furniture in it....it has a lot of uses and I spend more time in this one room than anywhere else in the house...even the bedroom! I suppose I would spend more time in the living room if we had cable TV, but I digress...
I wish I had a "before" picture to show you, but I never thought of it...and seriously, it was terrible. It looked like Christmas threw up all over the room. In drifts. I'm sure some of you can imagine it!
What do you think??? I'd love to see some of YOUR spaces...wanna share? ;o)