Saturday, 23 August 2014
Something Different Saturday...My Craft Space!
As I launched my first craft room as a something different Saturday I thought, now it is finished, that I should show the new one as a post as well. Now the space you are looking at is in the garage in the house as when I returned from Spain Mr ND said the only space that was probably free was the Garage. To be honest I was very unsure what to do and how to, cheaply, convert a garage. However as you can see from the pictures we managed it through hard work (the adding of the wall panels took us from 10am last Friday to 1:30am Saturday morning!) and determination.
Those of you who have been with me for a while will know my predilection for old shop fittings and I was lucky enough to get a load of 200 slat panel hangers, from the craft shop that closed before I left Spain, for €20. I therefore ordered 10 x 1200 x 1200 slat panels to house it which would give me my dream of a wall of dies! This is fantastic as I can see and select form my collection as I want and inspiration comes from just looking at it.
Next I manged to get two of the curved large office desks in a local charity shop delivered for £50! Even the large table used for Die Cutting was a cast off, originally from a Charity shop, from the kitchen as it was too large and whilst looking for bits for the studio we found the perfect replacement in bargain corner at Ikea.
I have to say, at this point, that I am a great believer in recycling and don't see the point in buying new cardboard furniture when good quality old furniture is virtually going begging.
The remainder of the items are all brought back with me and constitute the varied collecting I have done in the last 18 months including items for old shops, Lidl, Aldi etc. Now the space is shared and the half you are looking at is my half, the other has been set up as a home office and music studio for Mr ND however I haven't taken pictures of his half as it is a tech paradise and covered in paperwork and music scores!
The Slat panel, which I have renamed crfat panel, is perfect for working and creating as I can have shelves along with everything hanging in easy reach I can finally have all my ribbon collection together. There is even a place, if you look carefully for my Chino shop pearl hoard.
Finally we managed to get the pool table we have been hoarding for a couple of years (another £50 charity shop bargain) assembled and that houses my Light tent letting me take pictures whenever!
All in all a great deal of Bargain Hunting and hard work but worth it I feel, I therefore introduce our Studio!