My Whimcees

My Whimcees

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

WOYW? Time and A Different Workdesk


I have a different workdesk and studio area all re-arranged today - but not by choice. My son Jim was here this past weekend and on Sunday I had him help me move some furniture in a impulse idea to move my studio area around so we could move the small table from the kitchenette to the living room area - and it backfired on me! I live in a small apartment and my studio area is half of my living room. I 'used to have' a large L-shaped desk as my workdesk (see prior postings) and it had never been put together properly when I purchased it so it always was a bit iffy when moving it. It was heavy and bulky and it would start to come apart at the connections. Well, this time it did really come apart and one entire end broke off! I just wanted to sit down and cry - knowing that now we had to take the rest of it apart and haul it out to the trash dumpster - and I had to find a new arrangement with what I had - which meant moving everything else in the area and finding a place for it! The nice Sunday afternoon - I had been cutting paperdolls for a new project and Jim had been working on his artwork - became a disaster. And it was hot - even with the air conditioning on!

But I had no choice and by the time I took Jim back home at 4:00 pm I had two folding tables in place for my workdesk and all of the drawer units and the small bookcase moved around. - which had meant emptying them and moving and then putting back. There was still all of the equipment and 3-ring binders and everything that had been in and on the old workdesk and the drawer units all over the floor and on the couch, etc. and I finally finished at about 7:00 pm that evening when I had to stop because I could hardly bend or walk by that time! We had  moved the hide-a-bed couch that weighs a ton and all of the drawer units and bookcase and when we moved the table into the living room area there
 was no room for it and the two living room chairs so we had to move it back which meant moving the large microwave, etc. I finished the vacuuming on Monday morning. So much for impulse ideas and we still have to eat in the living room from trays!

Oh well, I have a new workdesk and my studio area is all re-arranged and clean and here it is. Be sure to check out Julia's blog to see all of the other workdesks and what interesting projects people are working on!

Thank you for stopping by today to visit my blog! I will try to get to everyone who left a lovely comment or e-mail to return the kindness! We actually had RAIN here this morning in this part of WI - real RAIN - and although it is still supposed to be in the 90's today - the last three record breaking days of 100+ are past! Wishing you a cool and happy day today!

Barbara Diane


Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, you have everything so organized. I need to take a lesson from your pics.

Jan aka StampQn said...

I love getting a peek inside other crafter's spaces. I love your Owl-O-ween poster and your idea of putting all the stickles bottles on a lazy susan. Thanks for sharing.

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow you did well to do all that in the heat .. i would have been no good at all.. and it looks great
Lisa x

Linda said...

What a beautiful craft area
hugs Linda

Helen said...

It looks great Barbara even if it was hard work - you have surrounded yourself with lovely goodies! WOYWW Hugs from Helen 18

Robin Panzer Art said...

Sorry to hear of the mishap but I bet you'll like the new, organized space you've created! Happy WOYWW #125 Robin Panzer Art Studio 33

StampinCarol said...

Your work area is so organized and inviting! Great looking area!
Happy WOYWW!
Carol N #117

TeddyBobCrafts said...

Happy WOYWW. Apart from the heat, I understand how exhausted you must have been after sorting everything out. Your new craft area is fabulous and looks so organised. I would love to come and poke around! Ali x #113

Ann said...

that was some day you had with all that moving around and rearranging. I'm exhausted just reading about It looks great now though. Everything is so organized.

podgypanda said...

WOW, I could only hope that my work room would ever be that tidy. Take a look at my workdesk this week...maybe you'd best not, I feel ashamed letting you see it!!! No, really, after all your hard work you deserve to have it looking so good. Enjoy your newly organized space.
You know you will never be able to find things now you#ve moved it all...good luck!

Have a good week
Julie (paperpathway) #96

Valerie said...

what an ordeal! Your work area looks great now! You do a great job with a small space! Valerie #157

Mrs A. said...

Wow.Looks lovely and tidy and now its all finished I bet your secretly pleased with it. i deserately need to sort my cramped space out but its not going to happen any thime soon. Just so many other comittments to sort out first. It rained here today again like it has for the past few months. The jet stream is finally supposed to be moving north and we might see some sun next week. Hugs Mrs A.

debby4000 said...

Your craft area looks lovely and so well organised.

Shirley said...

Well, all I can say is that you took lemons and made lemonade from the desk disaster. Everything looks great and well organized.

Sue from Oregon said...

Oh my BD! What started as a small project sure turned in to a major redo! I tell ya, it is so inviting now...tidy and oh so organized! Now if you are not too tired to stamp LOL!

Shoshi said...

Oh goodness, what a disaster! But it seems that some good came out of it in the end, even though it was unplanned and involved you in a lot of work disassembling the broken desk and moving everything! Your room looks incredible - everything so tidy and organised, and definitely not an eye-sore in your sitting room! I'm very impressed.

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi #3