I promised to share my progress during the creation of my new stamping space. I'm still working on the final details. However, so many of you are asking that I thought I would toss out a few ideas and pictures that may interest you.
Here's my "blank canvas." It's a 7' 6" x 19' 8" hallway in our basement that's finished off. It originally was a library area to store our books (hence the bookshelves). However, my stamping wheels began to turn and I felt it would get much better use as my Stampin' Pretty Stamping Zone. TIP: I used masking tape to lay out office furniture and a paper storage rack in the space. As with a good card sketch, thoughtful space planning is a must.
The bookshelves are a puzzlebox style (from Crate and Barrel), meaning they slide to "expand and contract" in width, with lovely little cubbies for easy access to storage. They will be used again in the Stampin' Pretty Stamping Zone.
From order, there is chaos. This is the uninspiring view after my work space furniture was delivered and I began to move many supplies into the work space. Confession: Messes make me freak out. My family runs for cover. This motivates me to stay on track :)
For each desk/hutch combo (one on each side of the hall), I purchased long tackboard. I found this funkalicious material (www.warehousefabricsinc.com) called Dandie/Sweet Potato (is that a cute name or what?), that I "attached" to the tackboard with a staple gun (upholstering would be an overstatement). My task chair will get the same treatment. TIP: This adds some instant polka dotty razz-ma-tazz. When I feel like a new look and colors, I can take off the old and pop on some new material.
Be sure to check out the latest inventory update on Stampin' Up!'s Retiring Accessories. NOTE: The retiring wheels are now included. I will continue to update the list daily.
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COMING UP: More Stampin' Pretty Stamping Zone Updates and a "Just Buzzing By" sneak peek from the new Stampin' Up! Spring/Summer Catalog (available Jan. 19).