It all started with a new TV. I have to admit, I'm a TVaholic. The house is just too quiet with out it. I spend a lot of time in my studio and it's on all the time I am there. Some people listen to music. Some people listen to books on tape. Some people enjoy the peace and quiet. I need the TV. It is usually just background noise. But I have to also confess that I watch/listen to a lot of those reality shows. I know those housewives. I love looking for houses in international countries. And when Niecey Nash goes in to Clean a House, my jaw drops over the mess. I do draw the line though. I can't watch Snooky at The Jersey Shore. I can't watch The Hoarders. A girl has to to have some standards!
After Christmas sales on electronics were fabulous. I saw this sweet little 22" flat screen TV with a built in DVD player. The price was right. And I could buy it on line without having to fight the crowds at the store.
First, I removed the old TV with layers and layers of dust. I knew it was time for a studio makeover. My priorities were a place for my books and storage underneath my oversized ironing board.
I made a trip to IKEA. Their furniture is amazing. The designers and engineers who create this stuff are brilliant. The instructions and details are amazing. I found this bookcase that wasn't too high. I also found this cabinet for underneath my ironing board with sliding doors. I love hidden storage. But that unit took me over 3 hours to put together and was more of a workout than my morning 5 mile walk.
The top of the bookcase was perfect for my new TV. It was amazing how quickly it got filled up. There's still room, but I have a boatload of magazines.
And I really do love my new ironing board base. Those sliding doors are great.
On the right side I was able to fit 2 sewing machines and my wheelie
with my digital projector.
On the left side, I was able to put my bead storage box, my toolbox and a few other bins. It looks like there's room for a few more things.
I'm so happy how that part of my studio makeover turned out.
Now I have to keep going AND keep the section I already did neat and tidy.