On December 31, my husband, Scott, and I closed on a new home (still in Tucson) that will have less yard (a free standing townhome), no pool and fewer responsibilities. Our dream is to simplify our lives and have more time to enjoy travel and personal time! However, that means my wonderful Stampin' Pretty Ultimate Stamping Zone will belong to a new owner and I need a new, uber cool place to play with paper, stamps and ink, right?
So, are you ready to go on another journey with me as I build my new stamping studio? It began as my scribbles on a plan of the extra bedroom I will transform into a stamping studio. See top photo above. The bed will be a murphy wall bed that hides in the closet except when company comes. We went from 4 to 3 bedrooms (one of those sacrificed for my studio) so needed another sleeping option for visitors!
Here's what the cabinet plan looks like for the empty room shot. You are looking straight at my main crafting area. I used my current stamping space as my model for what to store where, with a few tricks I learned along the way (of course, I'll be sharing). I just love those little drawers on the right and left.
Here's my desk area to the left of my main crafting area. It's desk height and is where my computer and work time will be spent. My "postal" area (stamps, scale, packaging) is to the left and stamps will be housed in the open sheving on the right wall cabinet. I'll share much more in detail along the way.
These little sketches are tacked up on the wall for the electrician who today added outlets just above cabinet height plus wiring for under cabinet lighting. My cabinets are expected in about a month but you will see some of the progress (paint, cool storage ideas, the thought process) along the way.
Although I'm not too excited about spending the next month working off a table with many of my products in a heap, my love of crafting and great organization will keep me inspired.
JOIN MY CONVERSATION ON FACEBOOK! I'll be sharing additional photos and ideas for my stamping studio plus "makeovers" in other parts of the new home on my Stampin' Pretty Facebook page. I posted the photo above which shows the new cooktop opening that was cut (oh, so delicately) into the existing stone kitchen counter top. Please be sure to "like" me on my Stampin' Pretty Facebook page so that you don't miss anything (includng lots of other stamping tidbits)!