Monday, December 13, 2010

Over The Edge....WOYWW






I have been fighting to organize my studio for a long time...as you know. :) I finally figured out that one of my main problems was a huge table that I loved because it's solid wood but it's 5' x 5' and the middle is just an unreachable black hole and the shelves above useless so I decided to look for a smaller table in the clearance section of a local furniture store. I was shocked to see that most everything was in the $300. range. I was in sticker shock because I like to buy my stuff gently used with a bit of an aged patina to it and a thrift store price to match. Then there it was, in the back of the store, an old kitchen display cabinet with all the bells and whistles. Drawers and little shelves everywhere. The only problem was how would I get it home? Usually I can figure something out but this thing was heavy! I almost pushed Mr. Wonderful (not so wonderful at the moment, after all it WAS Friday after a long hard work week..) over the edge when I called and asked him to come pick this thing up. All he's seeing is one more THING into this crazy chaotic house and an hour round trip drive. I however knew this was the piece, the holy grail of organization and was willing to endure a very grumpy Friday night. However Saturday was a new day. The cabinet was installed. I made favorite meals as a big thank you. I am thrilled and Mr. Wonderful is back in residence. Phew!
UPDATE: I wanted to put in my WOYWW photo of my actual desk top too. This is after this evenings bout with Glimmer Mist and glue......I am a happy mess! Go visit Julia's site to see some of the best dressed desk messes..LOL!


23 comments:

Terry said...

Things sure would be easier with everything so well organized! Happy days for you and Mr. Wonderful!

donna said...

FANTASTIC WORK TABLE- you lucky girl

Lucy Edson said...

I can't wait to see the new cabinet! Glad you are getting your studio organized.....it's going to feel so wonderful when you are done! xo

jude said...

Wow i love the cabinet and the circuit looks righht at home sat on it!gosh what a fab find all worth it in the end.Have fab wedensday hugs judex3

Chrissie said...

Looks like the perfect storage solution!
What is going on under the table I ask myself?
Chrissie #1

Marjo said...

Hi Nan,

I definitely have furniture envy now! Love love your workspace.

Thanks for the peek and sharing. Hugs, Marjo #25

Helen said...

Great new buys. Well done for persuading Mr Wonderful to help.

Minxy said...

WOW that cabinet is something else, though i was worried at first that someone had nicked all your stash till i read your post lol
Here's to many hours of creating and not hours of searching for stash in all the new hidy holes lol
happy woyww
hugs Minxy #28

Doone said...

hahhah

this is what defines an artist - standing next to purchased must have item THEN working out how to get it home -

so glad my Mr wonderful has a van...

dx

Susan said...

I looked at the first photo and thought, "Oh my goodness! Who stole your stuff!" I am much relieved to read on and find that it is all safe! Happy Organising!
Susan xxox #16

airing cupboard crafts said...

your storage is amazing can't wait to see it all done

laura 61 x

joey said...

WOW Nan what a stunning cabinet I love all the pull out draws! brilliant. Joey x

Victoria said...

wow love the work table can't wait to see the fullr esults of your renevations

JoZart said...

That is the perfect find... well done and great that you got it home too thanks to MrW. Enjoy and happy crafting with it!
JoZarty x

Jennie said...

absolutely love your cabinet..it would look gorgeous in my room!! lol
Happy Woywwing
Jennie #9

sandra de said...

I am in cabinet awe and slide out drawers ... wow. Well done for cooking his favourite meal and not racing to move all your stash.
Sandra #57

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

OMG, this IS the holy grail of organized craft space. I'm in cabinet envy. You are lucky and I agree that sticker shock keeps many of us from getting something new and wonderful like you got. So glad MR W is now happy, because I know you sure are.

Susan Allan said...

I love your shelves. You have got such pretty boxes on them!
Sue xx 86

oneoff said...

Ooohhhh.... *Dribbles at the thought of all that space to use*

What a lovely work table, and I'm glad Mr Wonderful was able to get the cabinet home for you.

Wishing you lots of happy crafting in your updated studio space.

Bernie #29

Amanda said...

What a gorgeous cabinet, looks like you will be able to organise loads. Love the pink boxes very pretty.
Amanda

Serendipity Stamping said...

Don't you love it when a plan finally comes together. Great looking space, hope you finish soon so you can play more. #79

ANewYear said...

Oh your new desk is fabulous!! Congrats on such a great find.

Julia Dunnit said...

What a FAB find, well done you - and Mr W of course! But that table is divine too - can you use it elsewhere?