Sunday, January 24, 2010

A Corner Makeover . . .

I love to be organized - however it is something that I struggle with. Because . . . well, I like stuff - lots of stuff. And I like crafts - lots of crafts. And I like to make new stuff - lots of new stuff. All those "likes" add up to, well . . . lots of stuff! So, I am determined that I am going to have all of my crafting stuff organized. This is just the beginning. One end of the laundry room is e.v.e.n.t.u.a.l.l.y going to be my crafting area. For the time being, lots of my stuff has been stashed in the spare bedroom. I had a large computer armoire that housed my computer and lots of random stuff. It was pretty and all, but rather large. I decided that I wanted a small desk but couldn't find what I wanted. So what's a girl to do, build it herself (with the help of her awesome father-in-law and her superb husband). However, now that I've seen it completed I could do it myself. I don't have a lot of pictures and no "really before" photos but these two show the "kinda before" and the "after".

A simple piece of scrap plywood cut and attached to the wall using a few supports:



After adding trim moulding, simple large dowel legs, and a bed sheet folded in half and stapled underneath:




I now have a great little desk that fits perfectly in the corner and is wonderful. I love having a small work station!

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12 comments:

whitealderhome said...

What a great idea....and now you have all sorts of hidden storage too!

Shannon said...

Very creative! I love that you just used a skirt to hide the underneath. Thanks for sharing!

Treasia Stepp said...

What a wonderful idea you had. I love how it turned out and the skirt really sets it off.

dee dee said...

What a creative solution! Great job!.. Dee Dee

Nancy said...

I have one we made very similar to that. I love the storage behind the curtain. Also, love the ribbon keeper. I NEED on of those, okay, maybe two.

Great job!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Sweetie...
This is a wonderful solution to not having a lot of space, but needing a little work area to call your own. I am in the same boat, and I too need a place to call my own. I am going to check my spaces again and see what I can do to make a perfect space for me.

I also love the wall piece that you have your spooled ribbons and accessories on. How clever. You really used all of your space.

Thank you for sharing sweetie. What a wonderful project. A+ all the way.

Country hugs from Country Wings in Phoenix...Sherry

LizO said...

A custom built-in without the custom price. That's genuius.

Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden said...

You'd never knew that you began with a piece of plywood. I love the molding and the skirt. What a great workspace. Great job!

Paula said...

Your new craft area looks terrific! I love the storage unit on your wall where you have your ribbon displayed.

Meredith said...

Oh, I love it, Anna!

Jenny @ Words on Wendhurst said...

This is such a fabulous and creative solution! Perfection! :-)

Merrie said...

It looks very nice, a very creative solution. What I am really admiring though, is the shelf above it and how pretty it is with all of your supplies lined up and organized. Wish you could come do my shelf!