New Shelves for My Quilting Stash
Welcome to the new iteration of my studio! Now that the living room is painted, the temporary shelves I was using are moving out. They'll be painted and put into the living room. But that left me without anywhere to put all my stuff! So, late Saturday night, Gootz ran out to the big box store and grabbed three sections of MDF and some brackets and installed these for me. Yay! My fat quarters are on my shelves for now, but not for long, hopefully! The fair Angelina of Dustpan Alley has amazingly said that she wants to give me some old glass-front cabinets from her back room that she doesn't need, and sister, I am SO happy! I am planning to get them this week, and then they will go on the other wall here in the studio. Then I can put my fabric in those and use these shelves just for junk inspirational collections. (Observant readers will also notice the fabulous Peace Apron hanging from a bolt of fabric in the corner. I can't bear to wear it cooking, so I wear it for crafting!) For now, space is limited, so only a few things can fit. One of these is my "dream" sign that I found on clearance at JCPenney this summer, and this cute fairy figure which was a gift from Mr. Magpie on my birthday last year. I also might have gone on a little pre-Christmas self-gifting shopping spree at Ross yesterday and brought home a couple of things. I found this cute desktop file, which is essential for me because I can't put anything away that I'm still working on for fear of forgetting it exists (or where it is). Sadly, I think it might be resin (i.e. plastic), but it was so cute and so functional I brought it home anyway. Now my active files can go there instead of on the floor by my desk (to be subsequently scattered by dog, kid, husband...) And I also found this adorable tin toy car. It's not a real antique, just a reproduction, but I just loved it anyway. Maybe someday I'll have real antique toys, but for now, this cheapo repro from Ross is enjoying a parking spot by one of my two bargain porcelain lamps from K-Mart. One of the cool things about having the wall-mounted shelves is that I could move my desk to here instead of in front of the window. This is better because it (a) doesn't block the walkway into the room and (b) I can actually see out the window instead of having to crane my neck around my computer screen! I work from home full time, so comfort here is very important! As for my desk, it's an old table I found at the Salvation Army for $15. It used to have a veneered top but someone peeled it all off, but left the veneer on the slide-out leaves, so it's kind of two-toned. Someday I'll peel off the rest of the veneer so it all matches. It has an x-shaped cross between the legs, which I was originally thinking would bug me because I can't stretch my legs out, but it does remind me to sit properly, so maybe that's a good thing?