While other couples were exchanging expensive gifts and going out to fancy dinners, hubby and I were Craigslisting. You know your hubby loves you when he spends the entire Valentine's Day holiday moving second hand furniture for you;)
I've been patiently surfing Craigslist for the last year looking for a large hutch to finish off one last section of my craft room (here's a look at the last wall). My criteria for the new piece was 1) tall, 2) open and closed storage, and 3) white, and 4) made of real wood. I have quite a few Ikea pieces, but I keep prefer to keep the heavy duty stuff in metal cabinets (like my pattern cabinets) or real wood furniture. I have chosen to use freestanding furniture only as opposed to built ins because some day we may have to convert this into a main floor bedroom for my dad. And, as everything else in my craft room, this last purchase was done on a budget!
Meet my new hutch...
Technically, I think it's an old dresser with a hutch built on top of it. All I know is that it fits the space perfectly and it's sturdy as heck! Bonus, gold hardware! I'll always be updating the office in little ways, but I'm happy to have that last piece of furniture in place. There rest of the room is pretty much untouched, but here's a few new pics...
While we're talking craft room, here are a couple little storage ideas that I haven't shared in my past craft room posts.
The first is for Copic storage. I keep them in pencil cups from Target in the top of my Raskog cart. This system works really well because the both the cart and the cups are mobile. So much more convenient! Another Copic tip, create a color chart. I keep mine clipped to the side of my cart with a magnet. A color chart is essential because the color on the tips of the Copics do not always match the actual color of the pen. Go figure!
This next tip is not so much storage, but more convenience. When you are planning your room, ALWAYS take in to account where the electrical outlets are! I cannot stress this enough! I've used industrial velcro to attach a power strip on both sides of my work table. Makes it so much easier to use my glue gun and embosser (which I keep in an old metal loaf pan for safety). As you can see, I've also attached a roll of paper towels.
Thanks to my hubby for the heavy lifting and thank you to you for stopping by!
Mahalo and Aloha,