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Monday, May 23, 2011

The Cleanest Craft Desk

Are you all getting excited for our kitchen to be done?  Maybe just so I'll stop talking about it?

Here's what we had done on Saturday:
  • Microwave installed and a hole drilled in the roof to vent it properly
  • Oven hooked up (we cooked a frozen lasagna in it for dinner last night!)
  • Threshold put back in between the wood and tile floors
  • Baseboards and trim installed
  • Pantry door reinstalled
Then this morning the granite guys came with the counter and installed it.  It looks great!  I'll snap a couple of pictures of it on Wednesday, after the dishwasher and faucet are installed.  Then we'll have running water in the kitchen too.  Hallelujah!

In the mean time I'll be showing you my little scrapbook area.  This fabulous Ikea desk would have been at least $350 if I'd crossed the river to Portland to get it, but instead I paid $75 to someone on Craigslist!  It doesn't hold all my crafting goodies (things like my glue gun, felt and paint live in a set of drawers in my bedroom closet)  But it does hold my cutting machine, and that's important!  Plus, I'm just thrilled to not have my supplies spilling all over the living room anymore.

 My favorite organizing trick--wrap shoe boxes with brown packaging paper (I picked up a roll at the Dollar Tree) and they instantly match!  Spray painting cheap baskets works nicely too (these were half off at the $ store after Christmas one year.  They were red and green)

So there you have it, my cleanest desk.  Soon I'll sit down to use it, and it will be like trying to re-fold a map--it never goes back exactly the way it came--and it will get kinda messy.  I'll try though, I'll really try!

Also, it's voting time over on the Snap blog, so if you feel like voting for me, click here and then click on the star under my logo (#2)  Thanks!!  If you want to see my original post about the conference, click here.  You can even watch my video there.  I'm no Justin Bieber or Rebecca Black, but I'd say it's not half bad!


  1. I wish my computer area was that neat...and my craft area is my dining room table which is covered!

  2. What a great find! I'm a little jealous. :)

    Thanks for sharing at the Weekend Warrior link party!


  3. I have that desk, it's great. If only mine was so tidy.

    Linking up from take-a-look tuesday linky.

  4. Hi Steph! I just found your blog because you commented on mine :). I really love this desk! It's so beautiful! Great job :D

  5. Super cute! Stopping by via HoH! .....and a fellow pacific northwester! :)

  6. Wow! Thats amazing and such an inspiration! Came over from Eisy Morgan!

  7. Such a cute desk, awesome job! You are going to be featured in my party this week, will be up in a few..grab a button if you want!

  8. What a great place to work. I love that you can close things up and it looks clean! Enjoy.

    And thanks for visiting my blog!!!