I have a few ideas. Can you take the top part off the desks, Like the little hutch thing? It might take away some "storage" but you can put up corkboards, slateboard and pegboard to keep your stuff in arms reach. It also give a clean line to the wall. I love the purple btw and it being cheap is great too haha! I would take the blinds out myself and put up hand made roman blinds or curtains ( i can get you the tute on how to make the roman blinds if you want).
Oh and I just found the best idea for clutter keeping and everything... baskets. I thought it was silly when it was in the mags but it looks awesome and it works (it was mind blowing for me haha). That cabinet unit along the ceiling with things on top of it you can take off the doors and put baskets up there it make it easier to access.
Have you seen the post on here somewhere awhile back where someone put up shelves that were wire bars and put paper and fabric through there to hang for easy access? You could do that in the closet area.
I hope you see this as constructive comments and Im not trying to be mean and I hope that they helps!
Thanks for your ideas. It is good to have a fresh pair of eyes looking at it.
Removing the hutch thing: Good idea! I might do that on my desk..... It will free up the wall and I do want a corkboard badly!!
It normally is not this bad in there, but it got out of hand lately LOL. I have A LOT of storage boxes, so they should do the trick like your basket idea.
Open shelves above the desks, even with baskets or boxes, is probably not OK with my boyfriend. He does not like clutter, even when it doesn't look like clutter to me... As you can guess we have very different standards LOL. Also, he has asthma and he is very sensitive to dust(mites) if he is having a period of his astma flaring up. So closed doors are better for him. (And cleaning up LOL)
A lot of stuff in the bookcase is study related and I graduated a while ago, so they need to go. More craft stuff space YEAH!
I might change the blinds, they are quite big, what makes the smal window hard to open, as it opens inwards. I might take a pic of it whith the blinds down, I still like them I must say. So I am not sure... The roman blinds I do like, but it would be still hard to open the window that opens inwards...
For the computer I have to re-pad and reupholster one of the big chairs. For my crafting area I might get a small stool, but it has to be a comfy one though. I do think this will help to open te space up when there is not another big black thing in the room...
Have you got a link to that wire hanging thing for that closet?
Do you mean these things from ikea?
I do love storing fabric folded up like in the wire boxes like this http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=321866.0
I think it would be best to store the fabric folded up in squares in the closet, as they will not be damaged by sunlight.
I must say:I am still kinda new to serious crafting
, so I don't have an enormous stash just yet, but that can't be far away.... I returned from africa with 20-30 metres of fabric LOL.
I might get an secondhand ikea foldout tabe, like this
as a pattern cutting paper that i can easily store in the closet.
Also, that closet is the storageplace of my vacuumcleaner and other cleaning stuff that should be easy accesible, off course the dryer needs to be used.
I cleaned up most of the room last night. Now I need to think about what supplies i want to have at hand on my desk and directly above it. I sew, do paper crafts and like to work with my -soon to have- dremel at perspex and woodworking. My boyfriend did study to become a goldsmith, and i have some jewelrymaking skills aswell, but putting a jewelrymaking spot with room for the torch and such up would be hard in the existing desk. You need to make a very sturdy, fireproof desk with a half-circle cutout for sawing compfortable, and a metal scraps catcher underneath.... hmm... I'll have to discuss this with him.
(As you can see, I am very productive at work today
No really, I am just so effective today that all my work was completed at 11 o'clock and I had some time to