In an unplanned addition to our weekend room renovations, Paul came home with not one but two of these. That's right, I sent him to Ikea to buy Paulie a bookshelf/desk and to "see if you can find anything to store my yarn", and he came home with 2 of the exact same thing. My first thought was where in the world are we going to fit that monstrosity I wasn't planning to have. After playing with a few spaces, we decided to rearrange our bedroom and add a crafting corner. We are fortunate to have a spacious bedroom, although I've always appreciated the fact that we had our bed and an antique wardrobe at one end and a couch-and-chair sitting area at the other. The simple arrangement and not-overloaded-with-art walls appealed to me as a retreat from the often cluttered rest of the house. (That's not to say we aren't often cluttered with laundry, waiting to be folded, in here!) Even with the new bookshelf/desk, our couch and chair still fit on that end of the room without looking too crowded, and I definitely intend to enjoy the addition of my crafting space!
Having this much space to keep fabric and other crafting materials all in one spot and easily accessible is so wonderful!
The desk provides a good amount of workspace and now I don't have to lug my sewing machine down to the dining room every time I want to squeeze in a bit of sewing time.
I also was able to clear out this explosion of yarn in the corner of the library...
and store it in these perfectly-sized baskets on my new shelves. They're even organized by yarn weight now. :)
Of course, the spinning wheel still sits idly against my bedroom wall. I have big plans though. I'm hoping to take a spinning class at a local yarn shop next month!
Yay for freshening up all these rooms in one weekend, and double yay for a dedicated crafting space. And the biggest yay for a super-hubby who makes it all happen!