When designing your own stamping space, inject your own personality among all the practical ideas (and you thought giant polka dots were enough for me)? I have lots of cubbies that will be filled with tool storage, ribbon holders, accessory organizers–the essentials for the Stampin' Pretty Stamping Zone. However, I still wanted a few special (and inexpensive) things to make it mine.
I'm a big bird lover (always a bird book ready at our back window for quick identification). This simple ceramic bird was marked down to $4.98 at Pier 1 (from $20). It slips into my storage landscape without chirping for too much attention.
I tucked in this pretty glass bird figurine (also Pier 1) next to an accent light I purchased at Target years ago. The glass bird looks lovely in the reflection from the light. The light warms up the overall of my open storage space.
Does everything need to be modern? If you love modern, toss in a touch of traditional–and vice versa. I loved the colors and pattern of this grouping of traditional vases (Pier 1–I tend to shop in one place when I don't order on-line) and thought they added a sophisticated touch.
Last but not least, I stopped at Staples to grab a postal scale (enough trips to the post office finally convinced me). I glanced at the clearance bin and found all kinds of funky things for $.50. My favorite? These lady bug push pins ($.50 for a pack of 30) are now proudly flashing their spots on my tackboard.
See "Diary of My Stampin' Pretty Stamping Zone" for all my workspace tips in one place!
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