Wednesday, March 27, 2013

WOYWW #199 - I Have A Desk!

Hey there!
First off... if you have no clue what the title of this post means... hop over to Julia Dunnit's Blog for all the details. Then come join the FUN!
Guess what I found over the weekend? My Desk!  Yep.. It's all spic n span clean and already has a project in progress LOL That didn't take long.

Here's how it looked before I got started:

For those of you who've seen this before, you know there are things missing. I was in a SERIOUS cleaning mode. I stripped it of everything so I could give it a serious scrubbing... which this laminate board spruces up nicely. A little UnDo to strip any sticky glue remnants then a quick wipe down with glass cleaner.

In the next picture you'll notice the drawer units and the stickles organizer are back in place:

Behind the tool box I'm using as weight you can just see the colored Sterilite boxes. I'll be talking a bit more about them in a couple weeks.. just as soon as I can shift this project in process and get a better shot.

And my project in progress which I'll be showing you later in April. I can tell you I am creating a set of 4 hollowed-out books. The first one is in the modge podge/ gluing the pages together process. Here's a close-up:

I was so thrilled to be gluing something again! To have a surface to work on. Now I'm really anxious to dive into some of those card examples I've been pinning on Pinterest

Tomorrow is an office day but by Friday I hope to be creating on a regular basis again. YAY!
I'm off to see what some of you have been up to this week.
Creative Blessings!
Kelly





39 comments:

  1. Oh my word Kelly,how many brownie points are you earning at a time! Stripped, cleaned and new stuff on the go already..not only that, but really exciting new stuff....I just love the hollowed out books idea, aM ALMOST AS EXCITED AS YOU ARE..GO GIRL!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hey Julia. Yeah, when I get a burr under my saddle, I go into high gear LOL Hugs and Creative Blessings!

      Delete
  2. Oh what a lovely shiny workdesk! Shame to put everything back really ;-)

    A Happy Easter from a snowy Czech Republic
    Cestina
    #38

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Welcome Cestina. Yeah, I had that thought for just a moment. Than I remembered I couldn't create if my things were not handy.

      Delete
  3. Fabulous..the desk and workspace looks beyond awesome..beautiful and very exciting..time to play and create...yay!! Happy Creating and woyww
    Victoria
    #150

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Victoria. Thank you. Hard to believe it's nothing more than a piece of laminated plywood on 2 filing cabinets. Though my hubby did just build me a new set of shelves on the back side.

      Delete
  4. Isn't it wonderful to find the desk and give it a good scrub, something that should be done once or twice a year. Gosh you really have been working hard, credit to you girl marvellous job. Now the best part to come the creating, I love your book collection I could get in there and read some. Lol

    Happy Easter and WOYWW
    Eliza 8

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. HI Eliza. That middle book case is all vintage books. Mostly early childhood primers from the late 1800s-early 1900s. The unit to the left is all the ones I want to read and hand off so I can unpack my 'keepers' LOL

      Delete
  5. I laughed when I read your comment on my blog because mentally choosing the coordinating fabric is what I always do when I'm picking fat quarters in a shop! I have a really good colour memory and can choose new fabrics to tone with what I've got at home...I'm not being big headed, I can just do it. I once attended the most amazing workshop on colour in spirituality, it blew my mind and opened my thinking in all different ways!
    I want to come around to your place and have a riffle through your books...is that ok?? Lol! Put the kettle on, I'll be round soon.... Grin!!
    Hugs, LLJ 59 xxx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. LOL That workshop sounds like something I would LOVE! And you are welcome here anytime.. though it isn't any warmer LOL

      Delete
  6. Lucky you with that large work area, looks fun.
    Am looking forward to seeing these hollowed out books which puzzle me.
    The penny farthing bike on my desk is a MB die, love it!
    Thanks for visiting me, Happy Easter, Hugs Neet xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Neet. The worktable is only 3x6. I wanted it at least large enough to lay out a 12x12 page in progress plus room for my tools. Not really as big as it looks... especially once I load it up! LOL

      Delete
  7. Good for you! A Great space and table! Have fun crafting tomorrow! Happy WOYWW Lindsay 113

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Lindsay.. I'm getting a little in every day and LOVING it. Hugs!

      Delete
  8. Kelly, thank you for your lovely comment. I realised my link was not working so posted again, it was my first time. Better luck next week! I worked all day on my clay bits and did think at one stage they were going in the bin.Then there was magic...I will be blogging about it today. I am loving the fact that you have a massive tool box weighing down your project!!
    Karen #167

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. HI Karen. Can't take credit for the tool box. It's hubby's metric wrench set. Plenty of weight Am checking out spot today.

      Delete
  9. Hi Kelly, thanks for paying me a visit today. What a great way to store your stickles, love the little drawers underneath too.Look forward to seeing your hollowed out books, sounds intriguing.
    Happy Art Making
    Hugs
    Lottie #93

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Lottie! Those drawers are actually 2 units of 6. I paid $5 each at a Goodwill. I wish I'd picked up the other two!

      Delete
  10. Hi Kelly, great to meet you through WOYWW(what's on your workdesk Wednesday) You have a super craft area!! Thanks for visiting me, I love to connect..I'm off to check out your blog more, Cheers, Lisa

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Browse away Lisa. Let me know if I can answer any questions!

      Delete
  11. I've had to put my sunglasses on, that beautiful clean white desk is dazzling. You really have had a big clean up. I don't think my desk has seen a cloth in years, maybe it's time to spring clean!!
    Love the way you are weighing down your project, that tool box certainly looks like serious weight.
    Thanks for stopping by already and Happy WOYWW
    hugs Lisax #60

    ReplyDelete
  12. wow it's so weird to see an empty and clean desk! Your hollowed out book project sound really interesting! I have so many things pinned on pinterest that I need to get round to trying....

    Lauren x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'll give you a hint. This project idea came from the 2011-2013 SU Catty. :-)

      Delete
  13. Doesn't it feel great to have a clean area to work in sometimes! Looking forward to seeing your hollowed books.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. HI Lisa-Jane. Thanks for stopping in. I'm just thrilled to have space to play again! Still a long way to go though.

      Delete
  14. Great looking space! I love working with old books; turning them into journals, etc. Have fun and thanks for visiting and your encouraging words!
    Lisa #173

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi LisaR. I love working with books, too. As a writer, it's really hard to see them just 'thrown away'. I'll try to remember to link up to a post I did last fall I think you'll like When I post Wed.

      Delete
  15. Wow! That is one clean desk! I can't wait to see the progress on the book project. I have a picture in my mind. :-) April #175
    P.S. Thanks for stopping by my blog - it's nice to know it's happened to others. LOL

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi April! I would love to know what you are envisioning for my book project. Hang in there!

      Delete
  16. Belated WOYWW greetings Kelly - thanks so much for your visit and lovely comments and ideas - shall try out the irridescent butterfly look, to see how it looks. I shall do a tally on Tuesday ready for the next WOYWW.
    I've just made sure I follow you as I don't want to miss your hollowed out book projects as have been wanting to do that for a while - so really looking forward to seeing yours. It looks like you have a lovely big desk to spread everything out on and a great crafting room. Thanks again ... Gill x #75

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hey Gill! Thanks for the follow! I have 75 sq .ft of space... most comprised of three things - my workdesk, my Ikea SU cardstock cabinet and the revamped entertainment center my DD left behind when she moved out. I'll show pics soon!

      Delete
  17. Such a tidy work space!! Hope you can find time to get in there and get crafty!! Happy Easter! x Jo

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. HI Jo! With no family obligations, I am spending all day today (Easter) in my workspace. After 2 days of mad-cleaning in the house, I'm ready to PLAY!

      Delete
  18. Can't wait to see what you create!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hey Girl! I think you'll like it. Though it's not my original idea, I have received permission from SU to showcase the idea. And I'm not a dem!

      Delete
  19. It's always so nice to get everything cleaned up and organized. If you lived closer, I'd have you come help me out. Have fun in your tidy room.

    ReplyDelete
  20. LOL I don't think you'd like the way I organize, Maggie. I highly recommend Tiffany Spalding's ScrapRack class. You don't have to use the scraprack items.. but she gives great tutorials.. walking you through everything one section at a time.

    ReplyDelete
  21. ooh, nice and clean desk space (love the organisation too).

    Look forward to seeing the books when finished

    Thanks for visiting my desk already

    Kyla #63

    ReplyDelete