Tuesday To Do #5

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After last weeks post Kid Friendly Decorating, I knew this weeks to do would be able the sunroom. Like I previously said our sunroom started out as the kid’s playroom and has slowly transformed into my craft room. Last week the big kids were all gone. It was just me and Bradley all week. You would think I would have enjoyed a nice week of the house being clean but that wasn’t the case. I rearranged, painted and flipped the house upside down. Ok, so Bradley did help in flipping the house upside down. I am not sure what it is but instead of playing with his toys he just throws them all over the room then goes to find something to get into that he isn’t suppose to play with.

The room I rearranged was the sunroom. I wish I had of taken a before and after picture, but I didn’t. I know awful blogging skill, I promise I am getting better.  Once I get more done I’ll do a room reveal and show you everything. I decided I needed a work space, a sewing space, a scrap booking/general craft space and a painting space.

I moved all of Bradley’s stuff to the corner where the bookshelves were already hanging since moving them is impossible with the limited wall space in the sunroom. I moved my desk to the wall where Bradley’s toys use to be and I moved the extra desk to the area where my desk use to be and I moved the chest of drawers under the bookshelves we made for my craft stuff.

I decided the area of my desk closest to the window would be my work area. I also keep my couponing and planning stuff in this area. I am pretty pleased with it other than I need a filing cabinet. I have been saying I need one for over a year so maybe I’ll break down and buy one soon.

The other two sections of my desk are for sewing.  Recently I learned I still need my old sewing machine for shirring and since I have several outfits to finish that include shirring I decided if I had somewhere set up that was for each sewing machine it would be easier when I was in the middle of a project to scoot over to the other machine rather than moving one machine to the side to pull out the other machine.  I also took our extra table and set up it beside my sewing area for an area to cut fabric and iron.  My to do list for my sewing area isn’t too long but I have several things I want to do.

  • I need to make me an “A” to organize more thread on like I did with my “S”
  • I need some type of storage for under my desk to neatly store all my fabric
  • I need some better way to store all of my ribbon, I haven’t got the slightest clue of how I want to do this so I will probably be searching Pinterest for a cute way to store it

For now the extra desk is my scrap booking/general craft space.  See this desk is the perfect set up for what I want for this area having the bookcase on top and the drawers, but I really want something bigger and I know this desk is the perfect size for a spot in Taylor’s room that I want to put a desk and I need a bookcase on that desk.  But I am not quiet ready for the desk in Taylor’s room so this is a temporary set up.  I used my plastic drawers and stacked basically all of them up and used them to store most of the stuff I use when the kids and I craft.  I have a few things in them that aren’t for when the kids and I craft but for the most part its all kid craft stuff.  The bookcase has one shelf that is divided into four sections.  I used one section for books and binders, one section for scissors and punches, one section for dye and stuff I have mixed and the last section for glue.  The next shelf is one open shelf.  I put some bigger books on it, my acrylic paint and a few other miscellaneous items.  Then on the very top I used it to display some of the items the kids have made.  I stored my Cricut on top of the chest of drawers and so far I haven’t gotten all my drawers sorted out.  Two have fabric in them, one has Cricut supplies in it, one has paint in it and the last one has kid crafts in it.  My to do list for this area is much longer.

  • Find a desk that is perfect for this area
  • Paint desk to match the color scheme of the sunroom
  • Paint chest of drawers to match the color scheme of the sunroom
  • Organize all the scrapbook items from my totes
  • Organize chest of drawers and move fabric to sewing area

The final area that I want to set up is a paint area.  You see a while back I ruined the carpet in the sunroom painting and when I did this I decided I really want a big plastic covering for the floor where I am going to paint.  Ideally I want something like in an office that you put at a desk for a chair to roll around on but I want something bigger than what we had in the old office.  I know where I want this area to be but right now it is covered up with plastic tubs and all kinds of stuff that hasn’t quiet found a home yet.  I have a few ideas as to what I need in this area but it will be a lot more of a process.  I guess part of it will depend on what type of desk I find for my scrapbooking/general craft area.

  • Find a large plastic floor covering
  • Organize and store paint so Bradley can’t flip the cans over
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