Wednesday, 18 August 2010

WOYWW.... in fact.... three workdesks!!

Well, a shopping we went and luckily friends met us at IKEA with their truck as there was no way we would have got all the boxes in our car!!   It did take another trip the following day to complete the purchases as they were out of stock of a couple of things.


I love this desk... the $12.99 Ikea stand and a piece of Ikea kitchen worktop to finish it off and I love the look of it and the fact I can spread out my computer stuff.  So that is work desk number one and its got my 'puter on it!
My expedit and expedit desk from Ikea... and yes, there is quite a lot of 'stuff' piled up on it... I was at the sorting it into piles stage! So this workdesk number 2!
A few flat packs later and it is beginning to come together...
Isn't this a fab desk?  We bought two black small expedits and put the white door I bought on top of them... loads of room to teach on!! So this one makes it work desk number 3!!   That should help make up for all the weeks when I didn't have a work desk to show at all!!  LOL
Still putting things together... I adore that shelf... have seen them in scraprooms and always longed for one and  I got it in Michaels with a 40% voucher!!  Yahooooo! 
Found some word wall art in Michaels and had a play on the bulkhead above the big desk...
Added some of my fav purchases from Saudi Arabia on the walls - wall decor chandeliers and a table lamp.
So this is how it is looking today... still have a few pieces to put together and Chris is going to put them on the wall for me... and I still have to buy a computer chair.... not sure whether to go with a colour or stick to black..
So now I need to scrap for a while and figure out exactly where I want the stuff I use all the time... then I can ask Chris to fix to the wall the stuff that is waiting to go up!  I didn't want to make holes and then decide that the storage needed to be moved about...


And to show that I am not totally selfish... (LOL) I have kept this area for the television and an armchair will go down here tomorrow so that Chris can come down and watch TV and listen to music while I play... I know.... I was supposed to share the basement with him but he decided he liked the spare bedroom on the main floor so it alllllll mine!! ;)


I got round to having a play with the birdcage I bought for the high shelf at the top of the stairs... not sure this is an improvement on it or not!!  I have chained the door open so the little china bird can leave anytime it wants!!  When we moved into the house I found some books in Chinese in the garage and as I don't read a word of Chinese I didn't feel bad about scruffing it up and putting it in a cage!!  (If anyone does read Chinese and would like a copy of Lolita please just yell)!!
I hung some pearls and a key with a tag with freedom on it...
So here it is high up on its shelf... I added a clock to the wall.... what a nightmare it was getting it to hang straight!!  I don't really do heights and I must have been stick up there for a good hour sticking it on and removing it again before the bubble in the spirit level said 'OK' !!  I was exstatic about having my feet on terra firma once more and I think if anything else has to go on the shelf it will have to just go where ever I can reach!
So this is me for WOYWW this week so do pop on over to Julia and check up on the ever growing list of like minded peeps who have such a lot of fabby stuff on their work desks.  I didn't manage to get round all the list last week because I was busy being flat pack Queen most of the time, but I am going to try harder this week and maybe skip cooking dinner and get take-out instead!!

44 comments:

  1. This looks like a scraproomdream come true! Such wonderfull space and soooooo much stuff it's unbelievable!
    I bought two of them EXPEDIT cupboards too, actually needed four, but couldn't get them to fit into my car either, so will have to go back later. Doesn't matter, we all love IKEA :)
    Happy a happy WOYWW!
    ** Evi **
    I have a little blogcandy over at my blog, would love for you to enter!

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  2. Wow. Your new craft room is really taking shape. Love all your new desks and all the fab storage units you've bought.
    A x

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  3. This is a work of love. And I love what your doing with all the space!

    Love Dawn xx

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  4. WOW I love the space its filling up brilliantly, Well Done you loads of work but worth it. Love Hazelxo

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  5. Ooh it's all coming together so well and looking fabulous, would love to be able to come to a workshop there ;-)
    Anne x

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  6. OMG ...WOW ....LOVE IT ....WANT IT ALL ...
    Can you tell how green with envy I am? ...what a dream place to craft in ...I could work round the room making creative chaos and only have to tidy once a year lol.xx

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  7. Oh what can i say it is fantastic, i am greeen :o)
    i love my ikea furniture and would reccommend it to anyone, but you have a truely fantastic space and i love what you did with the little edge at the top
    Lisa x

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  8. A fabulous room so light and airy,A great space thanks for sharing.xxx

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  9. Now some folk are just greedy - 3 desks indeed LOL

    The room is coming together Annette, enjoy your space - look forward to all the new goodies you produce in your new room...have fun.

    Toni :o)

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  10. what a great space to play, and so reasonable of OH to realise he wasnt really going to get any of it, love those expedits, just glancing aound my area now to work out where i could put some, hehe, might causally suggest visit to Ikea to OH. My sister is working out in Saudi, but finds it very restricting, hoping to get a job UK based soon, but she has been out there a good year, happy WOYWW :)

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  11. Hi ya
    oh wow what a fantasic room you have so much space, another one who has been to Ikea, i NEED to go,luv the birdcage,thanks for the snoop, have a great WOYWW, sue,x

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  12. Wow, gob on the floor here looks amazing!! Oh to have so much space!! :-D xx Leo

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  13. Ikea Rocks!!!

    I love the space you have, I am a deep shade of green at the moment.

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  14. fantastic post, I love that room so much and you have found some gorgeous storage. how exciting to have all that space, finding new homes for everything.

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  15. WOW Annette! I LOVE your scrap room, space, Ikea units, shelving, wall art - everything! *Ü* I just love black and white and I have been planning my scrap room for years...almost there. I am just waiting on my birthday next month for my Expedit units and I have promised myself that it's my turn to do something for me now. All visitors have gone for this year and I am ready to get on with my room - desperately. I shall look forward to seeing your creations. TFS. ~Glen~

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  16. WOW - where is the water feature?

    dx

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  17. I love your new room it is coming on wonderfully. Thank you so muck for letting us in for a peek, I can now picture you working.

    Cathx

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  18. I adore how your room is coming together - all those desks, wow, lucky you. Enjoy your week!

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  19. Annette, I'm drooling over your craftroom, seriously. That shelf from Michaels is wonderful. You're going to be sooooo happy working in that room. I've got to convince DH to move.
    C
    xx

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  20. Oh wow - what a fantastic place to work in - nay play in lol - and a tv and settee for him too - wish I had that much space lol. Lovely!!

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  21. Wow...what a fab basement. It is looking fab - a crafters dream.

    xx

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  22. Gosh this looks amazing, what a terrific space. I have had a hankering for these expedit units, but my space is tiny!
    Enjoy!
    Chrissie

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  23. Wow Annette, it's going to be fabulous! You have an eye for this sort of thing for sure. Love the wall decor. I bought some words for our bedroom wall a couple years ago and haven't used them - the proportion didn't work in our widdy English house! Good luck with the sorting - you're very experienced so I expect it'll be nearly over by noW!

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  24. Wow Wow and Wow, you have such a fantastic craft room, so much space and so much fantastic stuff. Love all your cupboards and that little white shelf unit. Love your wall stickers and I have fell in love with your cage with that equally gorgeous key hanging from it. How lucky are you.... Thank you for the snoop, I have thoroughly enjoyed in but now I'm envious LOL. Have a good evening, Tracy Evans x

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  25. Wow all that space. I have a big basement full of junk from the house and children who have now left home and left me with their bits for later dates as they say. It would cost a fortune to renovate so I have a small room I craft. Lovely fairy doors and all that white furniture so clean I am envious not really think of all that cleaning to keep it that way hehe. lol Jo.xxx

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  26. Its starting to take shape now babe, what a lovely large craftspace you will have when its finished :)
    *hugs* Heather x

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  27. I love all your desks with all their very own "lives". Last week my daughter got exactly the same Expedit desk and bookshelf. I love the birdcage. And yes, I do read Chinese, but I don't think I need to read Lolita in Chinese...

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  28. Wow what a fabulous basement you have there! makes me want to move to Canada! loving all the stuff that you have done so far and just think of all the fun you are going to have unpacking that craft stuff!

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  29. OMG, I would love your workroom!

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  30. fabulous workspace...thanks for sharing...hugs kath xxx

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  31. Is all that space really your craft room? Oh! and kitty cats too.
    Luv Joanne xx

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  32. The whole thing is looking sooooooo cool !!

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  33. It's looking fab Annette - all starting to come together. I'm soooo jealous you can get stuff from Michaels now! I read Chinese, but I'll pass on reading Lolita! LOL Keep the books for Asian inspired craft pieces. :D

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  34. You are a lucky women! All that space for crafting! That is really a dream come true! Be happy and enjoy your new room! I bet you will make lovely stuff in there!
    Hugs,
    Cardarian

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  35. I am completely blown away with your new room and decorating!! Good thing hubby has a small space if he wants as he is never getting you out of there once it is done.

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  36. Yay, she's found the 40% off coupons and Ikea! What more could a scrappin' girl want! Everything is coming along wonderfully, that's going to be an amazing workspace, have fun with the finishing touches.

    Hugs
    Brenda

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  37. Pfffffffft, jealous is not a strong enough word lady! x

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  38. I'm in lust. Your craft room is gorgeous, and those IKEA pieces are amazing. No IKEA within a thousand miles of me, so I will lust in silence. Sorry I'm late visiting, but I contracted a computer virus. It's still not fixed, but I had to make sure I wasn't infecting anyone. Happy belated WOYWW.

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  39. VV, your work area is amazing !! I Can't wait to see it finished ! Its going to be so cool down there when you done. Plenty of scrapping hours ahead my friend!xxx

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  40. WOW!!! What a wonderful space!!! And with three tables, lucky you!

    Hugs
    Maarit

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  41. Wow - fantastic craftroom! You are SO lucky, though I bet having to move from country to country is a pain. It was bad enough moving to France and back, so I can empathise! Methinks I may have to come over and play in your playroom though - what crafts do you teach?

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  42. Okay, you had me at the header! Those masks, the wall, the lighting...exquisite! Absolutely love the space and what you are doing with it. And you are a kind hearted woman to leave a little room for Chris ;)

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  43. That is a crafter's dream. You have selected some fabulous storage solutions and are on the way to the perfect space. It was a great snoop and I look forward to seeing the finished result.
    JoZarty

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