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Dusting Myself Off

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SO MY DREAM of having an Ultimate Stamping Zone to organize and relish in throughout the night hit a few stumbling blocks. Did you notice a lull–LOL?  There were several issues with cabinets (drawer function, several of the hinges broken, one door the wrong size, missing the proper screws to install all the hardware, etc.) AND my wonderful installer (thanks, Mark) worked tirelessly until 10:00 p.m to finish (we fed him pizza and tipped him well).  By that point, I headed to bed.

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TODAY I dust myself off, literally and figuratively.  I'm going to start cleaning the dust from the drawers, floors and counters and the cabinet store will be calling me to get the broken items repaired.  My electrician is coming to install the undercabinet lights and my husband will be in charge of installing rails and racks.  Normally, he is not allowed access to any tools (trust me, there's a history here involving a power drill, but I digress).  However, he excels in the "rails and racks" department and this keeps him involved in the project.

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BEYOND THE DUST I have some touch up painting to do (it's still blue below my work area) and a little drywall work.  Chairs need to be purchased and, of course, I get to add decorative touches which will pull things together.  I'll continue to keep you posted.  The pieces are in place but there's still plenty to do to  make it "ultimate."

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0 thoughts on “Dusting Myself Off”

  1. Love it, I think the room is bigger than my house. Um, converting the entire house to scrapbooking and card making. It’s an idea

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  2. Oh how I would love to have a personal tour, but I will just to be happy to see it on my little laptop!! It is amazing and soo happy for you. What a dream come true!! Thank you for sharing this exciting adventure!!

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  3. It looks wonderful! I ‘m happy for you and envious for me. Mary, I truly admire your energy in getting things done.

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  4. You have a good sense of humor, Mary! The loft is coming together beautifully….can’t wait to see the creations coming from your inspiring view and organized space.

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  5. Love the finish on all the cabinets! Absolutely adore the covered cabinets high on the walls! I could only hope in my wildest dreams for a space like this…Congratulations on a project well-planned and well deserved!

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  6. Okay Mary – This post is probably one of the biggest reason I enjoy being friends with you…..You ALWAYS surround yourself with POSITIVE and you bring CALM to every step you take. YOU ROCK GIRLFRIEND….and so does your new room. Can’t wait to get a formal tour-but will be happy for now to be seeing bits & pieces of what you have worked so hard to make come true over the last several month. Many CONGRATS Mary for finally having your dream studio! I’m seriously HAPPY FOR YOU!

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  7. ohhhhh, ahhhhhhh, wooowwwww! How gorgeous. That mojo will be flying through the air in that creative space. Of course, we would expect nothing less from you Mary – you are the best 🙂

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  8. Great space Mary. Judging by your last home, you will have this space sorted and organised in no time. And what inspiration you will have with that view!
    Thanks for sharing.

    Dani xoxox

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  9. i loved your stamping zone in your last house cant wait to see this new one. the ikea rails were great can’t wait to see how you are organizing the new and old punches. will you give us details of the things you have purchased for your new area. . .

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  10. OOO, I am so envious!! I have a room, but in that room I have everybodys hand-me-down-no-longer-used cabinets, and shelves, and hutches. ENJOY that beautiful place Mary, and it’s so great that you can make it your own, starting from scratch!!
    Shirley K.

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  11. I remember your gorgeous place in your old home…here’s to an equally gorgeous one at the new place. Sometimes the act of cleaning and clearing, getting things just where you want them is an art process in itself. Enjoy all the steps, Mary!

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  12. You have a gorgeous space. I’m sitting here very jealous but also dreaming of a space like that for my future.LOL! Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Beautiful Mary and so you! Speaking of literally and figuratively…you nailed it with ‘Stampin’ Pretty!’ I love the view from your desk too. You are going to love being organized again. I can’t wait to see the finished room. Enjoy watching it come alive!
    e.

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  14. You’ve sure got our attention!! Your space will be all yours in no time. Coincidentally, just yesterday I was browsing old issues of crafting magazines at the library & saw Shelli Gardner’s special stampin’ zone. Both are CAS!!

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  15. OMG..I am drooling all over my keyboard !! what a great room ! the mojo will flow in there ! Can’t wait to see more !

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  16. Looks great so far!! I loved following the work yesterday. And take my advice (I’m in the office furniture business) get yourself a good quality chair or two. Makes all the difference in the world! Not the cheap stuff that Office Max/Staples sells!! Can’t wait to see more!

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  17. OMG….it’s lookin good. I wish I can come down and help you organize and put things away. I love doing that. Can’t wait to see it finished.

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  18. Just hang in there – one day you’ll look back at all this chaos & laugh!
    It’s a gorgeous space!

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  19. Looks great so far! Sorry you had the setbacks yesterday…sounds more than a little frustrating but you are handling it very well. I’m curious…are you going to stamp/create any of your “zone” decorations or did you have other things in mind? Have fun and thanks for sharing the pictures – love the updates! 🙂

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  20. How gorgeous – enjoy putting the space back together and putting everything back to rights and in their respective homes. 🙂

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  21. It’s looking good. I thought I had a nice place to stamp, but your area is shaping up to be FABULOUS! You are a lucky stamper.

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