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« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2008 04:39:27 PM »

I think I'm going to make a shopping list for the crates, shelves, etc. x) Wee! I'm still accepting opinions, tips, etc. though!
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« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2008 04:39:40 PM »

Yeah, to not use those cabinets is a huge waste of storage space.

I see a lot of potential. Even if you can't paint them you could tape stuff to them or use that blue tacky stuff.
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« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2008 04:41:07 PM »

Mhm. Well, I'm off for now to make a list and think of some other things.
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« Reply #13 on: February 23, 2008 04:42:24 PM »

me, personally, love lots of tables and music to work to!!!!!!! and my computer nearby............ 
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« Reply #14 on: February 23, 2008 04:43:31 PM »

Ooh! I can bring my radio into there. And my dad is going to give me his laptop once he removes his files from it. Thanks for your opinion!
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« Reply #15 on: February 23, 2008 05:13:52 PM »

Ok so here are my thoughts on this:

The first thing i'd do is make a home depot run and grab a piece of the 4'x8' melamine and roll of the edging (about $35 total) and I'd have them make cuts for me (first cut is always free some home depots charge like 50c for each additional cut)  I would measure out a few areas that I want good sized work surfaces in (like one for the jewelry making, one for sewing, and one for cutting sewing projects) If there was space I'd cut the board so that I had 4 2' x 4' pieces to use for worksurfaces. 

After hitting there, I'd go over to the scrap wood bins in home depot, I find monday's are the best time to hit these (as the DIY home improment gurus have left lots of scrap pieces over the weekend)  You can usually find 2x4's and such for a buck or two for a good sized piece (that can be used to make braces etc.. for the work surfaces.

Under the stairs I'd set up a work surface on the tallest end for cutting fabrics etc...

I would hit Craig's list and the cheap lumber bins to get all the supplies I needed Smiley

I did a little playing with your photos lol  Here is how I'd set it up if it were mine Wink





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« Reply #16 on: February 23, 2008 05:54:03 PM »

XD That's a funny last picture that you editted. Another awesome idea! I love it!
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« Reply #17 on: February 23, 2008 06:06:40 PM »

XD That's a funny last picture that you editted. Another awesome idea! I love it!

About the point I was finishing up lol my hubby walked in and asked me what I was going to cook for dinner, and my first thought was 'I wish I had somewhere to hide' BINGO! lol
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« Reply #18 on: February 23, 2008 07:12:03 PM »

xD Haha! I just made a general list of some things I would need for the craft room. This is probably a stupid question (I'm not that handy), but how would I attach shelves to the walls? They're plaster or concrete or something.
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« Reply #19 on: February 23, 2008 08:27:15 PM »

I can help with that too Smiley lol they have metal "L" brackets that come in different sizes, (depending on the width of the shelf) I suggest getting them in the 'hardware' section of like home depot or your local walmart vs getting them in the 'shelving' section at home depot (Their more expensive back there)  They aren't the prettiest things, but you can get them in white, black and a light gray color so you can make them blend in Smiley
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