Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Craft Area Update

Since my last major clean-up of my craft area in February, my craft area started to get a bit cluttered again: 


It's a bit messy, but it's been worse.  However, it was in need of an update.  I've been wanting to get a new table for some time now, as this one is, from what I'm told, is my great-grandma's.  As lovely as it is, it's a bit musty smelling and the paint is chipping and most objects stick to the paint on the top.  I finally got the push to go to IKEA and get a new table.  I love how inexpensive their tables can be.  I picked up the VIKA AMON ($26) top and four VIKA ADILS legs ($3.50 each !) for my new table.

It was simple to put together.  They had predrilled holes in the top for the legs to go in. I just followed the directions to attach the legs to the top:


Then I rearranged my area a bit and organized some and voila:


My area is once again organized and now I have a more functional table top to work on.  It's smooth, not stinky, and doesn't attach itself to anything I put on it.  I <3 IKEA.

Before and after:
































In addition to the table, I purchased some KASSET boxes to hid some of the stuff that was just lying around.  They contain ribbon, thread, and "random" stuff.  I might make more curtain panels, but right now I like the half covered look. I'd also like to DIY some book ends for the top shelf.  

The new look makes me happy.  Hope it helps to inspire some organization!

Now you can Do It Yourself Too !

~Stephanie

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