This Friday with a the help of a great friend, I picked up a folding table and a bookshelf from K-Mart. This were the two pieces I most needed to get started organizing and shuffling the craft room. Why did I need to do this? One the craft room was slowly becoming a horror show. While getting more and more supplies, meant that I had more to work with it meant that more and more items did not have a home.
My working desk was more a pile of supplies half thought out ideas and I usually was resorting to using my lap as a clear surface to work. Or emptying one basket into another.
Next to the desk was a bookshelf and small drawer set that I had used every clear surface of to make some kind of order. It was far from it.
And as bad as these three surfaces looked it wasn’t nearly as bad as the poor futon on the other side of the room that was supposed to be a guest bed.
Guys can you even tell there is a futon under there? Can you guess what color it is? While there is a drop cloth over it, can you imagine trying to have a guess stay there? Sure you can spend the night just watch out for spare beads, spindles, fabric and yarn. Oh and there may be some sharp implements in there I don’t really remember.
The first thing that was done was that the bookshelf was taken out to the living room so the books would actually be accessible.
And so begins the start of the work. I had a clear space now, and a shelf to build that would be exclusively for craft supplies instead of the corners I could get a hold of. A hammer and a screwdriver (non-sonic alas) later I had an empty bookshelf ready to be filled. I started to clear the poor desktop and futon.
I filled the shelves with supplies, tools, and one plot bunny. And we had clear surfaces. Clear Surfaces, I wasn’t sure I remembered what that looked like. Next to the bookshelf I set all my roaming bulky yarn, and a currently empty Namaste bag I haven’t decided how I will be using yet.
With the desktop clear I turned to the futon. And was able to clear it, and fold it up. Giving me a place to set up a work table.
Did you guess the Futon was red? And the desk is ready to go too.
Look at that clear surface. Now I just have to get another light bulb as there is only one dim one in the room. It gets great light, but the sun needs to be out for that. This means that this can be a guest room again. Just fold up the table and fold down the futon.
Now its the little things, putting up art, getting some holders for beads, making an inventory, and also putting the room to the test. I spent most of the rest of the weekend in bed, so much for not getting sick this winter. I have plans, and items to create, now I just need time.