Tuesday, November 17, 2009

That Was Fun, Let's Never Do That Again, Part 2

Putting Shelves Together
Continuing from yesterday's post, here are some more photos from my office refurbishing. Here I am putting together the shelves, which are great, but take a million tiny screws that need to be mainly hand tightened before being tightened with a screwdriver. The result is that I have beautiful shelves, and torn up fingers. They have healed on the outside, I don't know that I've healed on the inside. Well, actually, I have...
Starting to Get Organized
Just look at this! I LOVE my new shelves! All injuries are forgotten in my new joy at seeing my office finally start to get organized. On the right side on the floor is a Bateman Print (Limited edition, "Twilight Siberian Tiger") that I have to hang up, but until I do, it is staying safe right there :)
Assembling Storage Boxes
We got to Ikea on Friday (can I just tell you how in love I am with that store??) and I got some great storage boxes and a NEW desk! The storage boxes are cardboard, but also need screws to be put together. It was worth the work though, they look fabulous and hold all of my small, messy-looking items easily!
Interim Office From Door
Here is my office in the interim, until I get my workbench and one more set of shelves. I am so happy with how it is turning out, it is so easy to use my laptop on one desk and do my jewelry making on the other. I now have room for each and that is such a blessing. I am also able to now have a light box, which I made last night and will show you tomorrow, when I show you part 3 of this series. Of course, part 4 is waiting on the last bit of furniture, but we'll have that whenever it it comes in. While I am not fond of buying new furniture where old will suffice, I have been using the old furniture for about 8 years, and it was used when I got it! The old furniture is also going to its new home when friend takes my old desk and my parents take the old bookshelves, so no garbage dumps were added to in this redecoration. Reduce, reuse, recycle is my motto, I just needed specific items to make my workspace more efficient and workable for my business :)
Stay tuned, you don't want to miss the transformation :)


  1. It looks great! I bet it feels great too :)

  2. Looks amazing sweetie...Makes you feel motivated...


  3. Thank you! Yes, it is getting to be a HUGE relief, now that the tiredness is going away...I am in happy shock that I have actually finally gone out and done it, and actually made my office the way I want it!

  4. You've done a great job! One of my projects this winter is to empty the craft room and start again. Not really looking forward to it.

  5. It's looking great- and it looks like you'll lots of space for storage and working now. :)

  6. Your office looks wonderful - I'm jealous:)
    I love Ikea too. Wish we had one closer.

  7. Looking good Meghann! Much more organized which I'm sure is going to spark your creativity even more!



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