Well, I'm not living in a dorm any longer but the oh so awesome artsy house we are looking at in Indiana is most definately small. The lower level is a giant garage with workshop for both Zach & I, wired already for a kiln, has a bedroom & a bathroom. The upper level is a lot like the apartment above Zach's parent's garage, with a living area, dining area, kitchen, bathroom & teeny tiny bed room. I hope that we get this house because it is just the right amount of artsy with a little bit of fartsy. I think it will fit our needs right now & am so down for the large work space.
So since this place will have a huge room for a studio/craft space. I have been thinking about what the absolute essentials I'd need would be. I decided to focus on storage today & want to share with you 4 Craft Room Storage Essentials:
Desk Storage - I am an orgainzed person when it comes to work but that doesn't really translate well into my home. There are papers & folders everywhere. I am hoping that in my new studio I'll have specific desk space so I can organize. I'd really like an in & an out box & storage for note pads, pens, etc. Having things right at my fingertips is going to be the best!
Supply Storage - I'll have a lot of glazes, buckets, tools, etc that I'll need to store. Shelves & baskets are going to be the thing I'll need the most. I'll also need shelves to store pots as they dry, come out of the kiln, etc. I think those cheapo storage shelves might be just right for this at the start. Plus the workshop may have built in shelves already... I can't remember.
Shipping Station - Hopefully, orders will be coming in & going out pretty frequently so I would like to have a station that I can designate as shipping. I like this filing cabinet because I can put stamps, markers, paper, tissue paper, invoices, etc all in there organized so I don't have to worry about where things are! Then just stack up the boxes waiting for the post office.
Baskets for Yarn - Since I will still be knitting & crocheting I am totally excited for fun yarn storage. If I can see all the colors I have I won't buy more right? Hopefully!
Zach is heading back to look at the house tonight & hopefully make an offer on it. It is such a perfect little place with all the things we'll need. And all I want to do is get this moving thing started but it is so hard. I am not allowed to have a POD by the HOA rules where I live now (I am so pissed!) but don't feel comfortable driving a uhaul by myself nor can I afford it! I don't know what to do y'all, I really, really don't. I am getting so sad. 700 miles felt so close and now it just seems too far. I have an opportunity to start a dream....and I just can't get their yet. I want to cry!
I just want to live in a nice house, make nice things, have a nice guy, support myself, and be happy. Is that too much to ask??
Sorry to end this post with a downer but go over & check miss Kaelah's awesome positive inspiration post today. It cheered me up!