Today begins the installation of My Stampin' Studio cabinets. Everything is on schedule, even after a brief scare that the truck delivering them had broken down. It will take 2 to 3 days to get the cabinets installed, including my studio, laundry and a small bath across from my studio. They will measure for counter tops once the cabinets are in place. I'm cautiously optimistic the counters will get installed next week! I'm itching to get everything in place!
I have teamed up with Brett at Stamp-N-Storage to design the best craft room organization I could find. Stamp-N-Storage products have a spot for most everything a crafter needs easy access to: paper, ink, punches, ribbon, washi and more. The photo above gives you a peek at my lock-down style punch storage (whale tail punch storage is also available) as well as the ink/refill/marker storage combination below.
I had the storage units painted this week (they come ready for paint or you can keep them natural) to match the cabinets, a soft off white that contrasts beautifully with my Sherwin Williams "Contented" wall color. Relaxing and fresh! You're looking at my future 12 x 12 paper holders above.
A TIP FROM ARTIE, MY PAINTER: Spray the Stampin' Storage boxes with the slide out inserts partially pulled out. You can get further inside the cubbies with the paint. Slide them back in place while they are still wet. I won't be able to remove the inserts once the paint is dry (think of a window being painted shut) but don't plan to remove them to change the spacing. This definitely is something to consider if you plan to paint. The cute bins below are Embossing Folder and Steel Die Storage.
As of last evening, my kitchen is now serving as a makeshift stamping studio. The kitchen is being remodeled as well so it's going to be a kitchen full of paper, stamps, ink and contractors for the next few days. Yipes, more noise and dust. Many "Calgon" moments.
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