Since the second picture was taken, I’ve rearranged a few times (That’s just what I do! LOL!). Recently, however, there’s been one thing bothering me about my current set up: I don’t work in the room itself at all! I haul my crafty things out to the kitchen island to work! Three things bug me about this:
1. I make a total mess of my kitchen island, the heart of our home.
2. I can’t leave my mess there when I’m in the middle of a project.
3. I spend a good amount of time going back and forth to grab supplies in the middle of a project.
I love having a place to store my creative goods, but it bothers me that I don’t actually work in the room and, instead, make my little family look at my creative mess (it’s not always pretty) whether they choose to or not!
Wracking my brain and looking for ideas one afternoon over the weekend, I realized I had what I needed to create a little counter height work table that would fit snugly in the room! (My dear sis-in-love got me thinking about this through Pinterest, btw…Thanks, sis!) I had purchased two Closet Maid storage cube units & fabric bins from Target last year (on sale) to organize things by color (an idea which I still love):
I realized that these units are 36 inches high, the perfect counter top height! Put two back to back and voila! A nifty little craft table that I can stand up next to and work! I should tell you that I rarely sit down while crafting unless I’m coloring an image and that I figure I can still do in the kitchen.
Here’s a picture of where I’m at right now (in the transition stage):
Notice that I still have a few things to put away?! 🙂 Stay tuned…