This is a continuation of the planning of my new craft room. If something doesn't make sense, go back to the previous post or ask.
Now that I knew where my room would be, I went fast to work to on the floor plans. After lots of thinking, looking, planning, soul-searching . . . again . . . I finally had the floor plans complete of "my little craft place in the world".
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Basically, I have a 12.5 x 7 room with a "4 foot wide by 18 inches deep" nook.
I just thought the hard part was behind me. Ha ha ha ha ha ha . . . ha! The joke was on me. NOW, the work begins! Oh the pressure!! :) What to do? I was given a budget by my husband (and a very generous one in my opinion) of $2500.
I revisited all my Pinterest pins again. I began to notice how many people use Ikea furniture and JetMax cubes. The research of dimensions and price began. Thank you, Jesus, for the internet. I don't know how in the world people did this kind of thing before having such amazing tools at their disposal. In my research, I came across many other things as well. I wanted to show you everything I explored before landing at my final destination. My hope is that all my time (and admitted neuroses) would benefit someone out there.
I found some AMAZING and beautiful Martha Stewart furniture.
This stuff is seriously beautiful. But, it was such a hefty price tag. This drawer unit piece alone was $399. It also had a huge footprint. I would only be able to get 2 of the drawer units in my craft room with a small desk space. Nothing else, and I mean nothing else would fit in there now. I was bummed. I cried wishing I had seen this furniture before I set out making floor plans.
The main Ikea pieces I looked at were the Billy Bookcases and the Alex drawers.
The bookshelf cannot be beat at $60. And the drawers would be a bit more expensive at $120 each, but I thought they would make great space.
Then, it hit me.
I can do anything I want. I can do anything I want. As in, change how I previously stored things. I can re-imagine my current storage. I could update, correct, and finally design a space that fits me rather than fitting me into a space.
This could get interesting!!