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Craft Room Disaster Area

So… my craft room/office is a bit of a disaster area…

For years now it’s been the “don’t know where to put it?  just throw it in the office!” room.  But not for long!

I just got home from an epic trip to Ikea where I got an awesome wooden shelving units that is sure to rock my world.

I thought it might be fun to post some before and after photos… so here goes!

Imagine that you just walked into the room and you’re panning from right to left.  This is what you would see.  Now don’t laugh, because it’s really bad!

Pile o' desk and shelves

shelf number one and half of the clutter pile

the clutter pile and shelf number two

the amazing space wasting wall nook and the closet door

Here’s the plan…

Replace shelves number one and two and the clutter pile with these:

goes in the corner

two of these - one on each side of the corner shelf

Then I can start getting organized with these:

I got two pink and one turquoise, no black

three of these linen colored boxes and four more in the same style that are not quite as tall

I’ve also got quite a few baskets, and boxes laying around that I’ll use.  And I’ll probably hit up Hobby Lobby, Tuesday Morning, TJ Max and Ross for more discount storage bins.

I’d like to put some funky wall decals above the shelving unit… maybe like these

http://www.etsy.com/listing/49387619/vinyl-wall-sticker-decal-art-funky?ref=v1_other_2

…or these…

http://www.etsy.com/listing/50525735/vinyl-wall-sticker-decal-art-heading?ref=v1_other_2

Oh yeah, and I plan to utilize the amazing space wasting wall nook by placing a pathos ivy, or perhaps a money tree in it… but probably a pathos ivy… even though I really like the idea of having a money tree in my craft room/office, pathos ivies are one of the only plants I seem to be able to keep alive, and a dead money tree sounds like bad joo-joo.

So, what do you think?  Any more ideas or suggestions?

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