Good Afternoon Everyone,
Never mind the week, where has the morning gone! It was the hairdresser's today and I've been rather busy over the last week. Apart from a trip out to see the Red Arrows do their thing and the Tall Ships set sail from Greenock - if you haven't seen the photos see my previous post here - and another trip to Dunaskin Heritage Centre, photos yet to be posted, yet another corner of the craft space has been made over and that took the better part of a week to complete. Which is why there is not much to see on my workdesk today - a few bits and pieces and a print of Jo's, better known as Twiglet, fabulous Postcard from Wales collage which arrived this morning. Anyone interested in seeing other folks' workdesks should visit Julia, Headkeeper of Workdesks, at Stamping Ground, and follow the links - but be prepared, it could take some time! What follows is, for anyone interested, the makeover:
This is the old, well worn, falling to bits computer desk. As you can see it was compact. Everything was tucked under it - originally it had doors at the front which was fine when it occupied a corner of the lounge. However, it really took up quite a lot of space when the doors were open so they had to go for it to fit into this wee room, which only measures about 7.5' x 8.5'. As you can see there's a lot of stuff packed into that corner, computer and all it's component parts, laser printer and several reams of paper - and that's just the desk. On and under the shelf on the right hand side is a TV & DVD player (to watch crafting DVDs/videos only!) and the colour printer, underneath is a drawer set that not only holds all sorts of lovely crafty stash but had yet more paper, etc., on top. It all felt a bit of a muddle and there was just no room to stretch my legs under that desk - it had to go.
And go it did! All that lovely space to fill - but only after the EM did his handyman thing and fill a few holes, etc. And here's what we filled it with.
Not a desk, but a really sturdy table which gives me more usable worktop to play with and plenty of leg room underneath. The really useful plastic drawer set is tucked underneath it, and the TV is still in the corner when needed, but I have moved the computer screen off centre so I can see the birds at the feeder outside and the hard drive is on top of the desk - easier to see what I'm doing there too. When not in use the keyboard, etc., sits on top of the hard drive leaving space to work on. I've even got a dedicated Cuttlebug Corner.
And, here is the first sight of the set of drawers recently purchased on a trip to IKEA - now just in front of the Cuttlebug corner.
Ta Dah!!! All filled up and labelled with contents. The colour printer has been re-sited on the top of the long worktop next to the window.
And this is a view of my usual perch.
Makeover complete. And I'm really chuffed with the result - it now looks a whole lot less like an office and much more like a craftroom and, a real benefit, I can stretch my legs whilst blogging. And, best of all, was what it all cost, £19.99 for the drawer set and, bargain of the week, the table was only £7.49 from our local Age Concern shop - total £27.48! How good is that? : )
Unfortunately, I only managed one scrap layout this last week and was beginning to get withdrawal symptoms so, now that the makeover is done, I should be able to get on with some serious crafting. Besides, once more I need to catch up on making Christmas cards - I'm behind again :( But first, I'm off to visit as many of you good folks as I can - I actually did rather better last week despite the disruption so, hopefully, I'll do better again this week.
In the meantime, I wish you all well and a very happy and productive week ahead.