I had some extra cheap bookshelves that have adjustable shelving and I thought of something I could use them for, ribbon storage! I have tons of rolls of ribbon that I bought when I was in my crazy sewing stage and they were packed into a trunk so I decided to create a pretty display using the shelves. I bought some of those small tension rods from the local dollar store and put the spools on the rods and then put them into the bookshelf after taking all the shelves out. It works perfectly!
After looking at about a bazillion craft desks, I ended up choosing Martha Stewart’s line of crafting furniture sold through Home Decorators Collection. I figure she knows what she is doing when it comes to designing furniture with crafters in mind. To my delight the shipment of the 36″ tall desk in Sharkey Gray and the Flat File cabinet arrived in only a couple of days. I knew I would be required to assemble the pieces but I had no idea how time consuming it would be! The desk took about three hours and I did that one first. It was absolutely gorgeous and my hard work was rewarded with this handsome desk!
I also bought this Flat File Cabinet from the same line and it took me about 9 hours to assemble, I didn’t heed the recommendation on the instructions to use two people to assemble it. I know why they say that…it was heavy and there were sixteen drawer sliders to attach to the eight drawers and over 200 screws. I got a blister from the screwdriver ( OUCH!) but it was also a great piece once finished.
I’ve decided to update my “Piano Room” and make an out of the way corner into my studio. The color has been candy apple red for about 14 years now and it is high time to make a change. The color choice is agonizing but I finally settled on Sea Salt from Sherwin-Williams. Here is a before photo…