Hi stampers! So posted a video of my stamp studio a while back and said it was the "before". Well, I convinced Jon to make a stop at IKEA on the way home from Ohare after our Vegas vacation last week. It didn't make sense to not go since we were almost driving RIGHT by it and it's a good three or so hours up there from our house. I had to make sure his belly was full at Potbelly's first and then promise to make it a QUICK trip. I really do love him to letting me go even though he was tired and he helped me find everything and load it into the car.
I'm calling this part 1 because with our luggage, I could only get part of what I wanted to fit into the car and I'm still not sure where I'm going to put a few things as I don't have a lot of wall space to work with. So...another trip to IKEA is in store...probably with my mom as she wants to go to get things for her new home! Jon will probably opt out of that trip since my mom could spend a whole day there! Heck, by the end of the day I'll probably wish I had opted out, lol! Anyway, I spent most of my Friday morning assembling it all and I did it almost all by myself. Jon said he would have loved to do it, he loves assembling IKEA stuff...funny how he said that when I was ALL done, lol! I didn't work out that day either since I was in the zone but I was so sore the next day so it was a workout in itself!!!
Anyway I'm very happy how the first part of the room turned out. I had wanted a cubbie bookshelf to hold a bunch of stuff and I also wanted a table area where I could have a dedicated station for my paper cutter and my big shot. It's been very nice having my paper cutter off of my stamping desk and freeing up some more room for the rubber! It's also nice to crank stuff through the BS and not have it slip off the narrow bookshelf it used to live on! The desk is plenty big for some other storage too, like my ribbon and retired in color ink pads. Lookie: