Part One…ummm, WHY did we start this!?

I spent the week packing up everything on and around my desk… as well as everything on, around, under, beside and IN my cutting table (aka the old Cherish the Thought Cash Desk)…

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So THAT’S what the desk looks like!

This beautiful desk came to me from a friend of mine back in 2009 and it was in the store until we moved to the location on Schoolhouse and couldn’t get this 120lb oak desk up the stairs!  We barely got it into my craft room…in fact, to be honest, I had to recruit my neighbour to help Andrew get it up into the room as I was completely useless when it came to lifting it!

Though I totally forgot to take a picture of my empty “cash desk”, I did remember to snatch up my camera to capture my Fabulous Husband taking apart my “cutting table”…

step 1 remove wooden top…step 2 cut in half… step 3 make it look decent…

cutting the  "Cash Desk" in half...

cutting the
“Cash Desk” in half…

He even carefully saved every teeny bit of the lovely panelling so we could put it back on after the transformation…

That's a knife that Andrew made himself!  It came in REALLY handy!

That’s a knife that Andrew made himself! It came in REALLY handy!

So…WHERE did all my “stuff” go….

The Hallway…

Hallway

Ella’s room…

Ella's Room

The bathroom counter…oops, didn’t take a picture of that!

and onto Our Bed!

Basically, ANYWHERE I could put it and still be able to walk around….

Part 1 of our plan was simply to get the cutting table and desk into position…with these two large pieces in place, we could “work around” them getting everything else sorted out later…

But of course, as with most “Best Laid Plans”, we ran into a few issues…all the pieces of furniture in the room are butted up against each other…Andrew even made a comment that I used “Every Nook & Cranny” to store my supplies!  So…when we thought we could just put the cutting table in place and position my 13″ x 13″ Cardstock storage boxes around them and be done…well, some of the boxes were crammed with UFO’s (Unfinished Objects) and so I  figured I had better sort through these projects and decide which ones I was ACTUALLY going to finish, and which ones could have their paper pieces donated to Ella’s school…

Cardstock, Cardstock and more ummm, unfinished projects yikes!

Cardstock, Cardstock and more ummm, unfinished projects yikes!

Once I went through all of THAT, we were able to get the desk into position under the window!  Whew!

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But then I noticed a problem…My Vintage Drawer Cabinet was now “stuck” in the corner…In order to move it, (because i wanted it in the opposite corner of course!) we would have to remove the drawers (Obviously!  Because they are full of all my glitter, Glimmer Mists, embossing pastes, fabric, mini alpha stamps, ziploc bags, Distress stains, Walnut Inks, and Pearl Powders!) but now the drawers are jammed up against the side of the desk!

Time to move the cabinet before we get too far “in”… But first to clear off the top of the cabinet!  This is where I stored all my Bigz Dies…I want to put them on the shelf over my “new” cutting table…but that’s where I have some MORE UFO’s…so it’s time to sort those too…

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I think you may be starting to see the issue…

10 hours later with only 2 short breaks for lunch and dinner…almost everything was out of the hallway (and Ella’s room, and my bed, and the bathroom), and “sort of” in place…

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Phew, now to cut kits for Tomorrow’s class!

 

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One Response to Part One…ummm, WHY did we start this!?

  1. Sharon says:

    So,,,, is it done?

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