What an overwhelming response I have had to my new studio! My husband has thoroughly enjoyed all of your comments and emails that complimented his craftsmanship! Perhaps if you keep it up I can talk him into doing a few other projects around the house! *wink*
I have received MANY questions, and rather than respond to everyone individually, I thought it would be best to post the answers here...
--->Ruth asked... I have a quick question for you - are you happy with the Cropper Hopper 12x12 storage cube? Does it pull out easily? I have one of the Target cubes and it is so hard to pull out and push back in.
I bought my Cropper Hopper Cube when they first came out a few years ago and there weren't any alternatives on the market. Although a bit pricey in comparison to Target's version, it has performed so well and I have no complaints. The drawer slides in and out easily and never gets stuck, even when I have it full to capacity.
--->Serena asked...OMG! I am soooo in love with your workspace. So many wonderful ideas in there...Quick question though...Is it always so clean? =)
ABSOLUTELY NOT! Perhaps I ought to have David comment on this question! LOL! When I have deadlines to meet and creativity is flowing, I pretty much throw things down wherever they land. I can destroy my room REALLY fast. BUT, I have to add, that because of the time I dedicated to finding a sorage solution for each of my needs, clean-up is a snap. And when I am ready and have TIME to tidy after a marathon work session, I can have it spotless in under an hour. If my space was always this clean, I wouldn't be doing it justice, would I?
--->AmyR asked...Can I come live at your house? PLEASE??????
Yes , the door is always open! *wink* I am now taking applications for foster stampers who have been abandoned and don't have their own studios. LOL!
--->Lynn asked...Wow, I'm speechless! This room is like my dream crafting space. I love the lights, too. Where did you get those?
They are from Home Depot. I got the cheapest track lighting kit they had (I think it was around $40?). If you stop by there, they sell adaptors that attach to the end of the track lighting, which adds an official standard cord and you can just plug it in! How cool as that! No need to hire an electrician. After screwing in the track system to the bottom of the cubbies, we stapled the cord down the corner of the wall behind my computer and you can't even see it! I checked the Home Depot website and they didn't have either product listed, but they are both pretty standard pieces that your should be able to find easily!
--->Karen asked...How much to borrow your husband? Can you send him to South Carolina?
He will work for chocolate! *I* on the other hand can't part with him!
--->Kim asked...Your studio is amazing! you must feel so blessed to be able to work in a space like that. Where did you get all the cabinets?
All of the cabinetry is Mill's Pride Closet organization pieces from Home Depot. They sell bases that you can install and then customize with a variety of drawers, shelves and doors. The best thing is that it is ALL re-adjustable, so if I change my mind later, I can move things around.
--->Dianna asked...Wonderful job! Could you please share with us the paint color that you used?
I am a big fan of Behr paint from Home Depot. It has fantastic coverage and almost never takes more than one coat to complete a project. (Trust me, my husband and I are pros. We have painted every room in our house at least twice and we've only lived here for 3 1/2 years! The specific color for this room is actually a custom mix. It's a pretty soft celery greeen. This is what my paint can label reads:
COLORANT OZ 48 96
D THALO GREEN 0 14 0
I BROWN OXIDE 0 16 1
T MEDIUM YELLOW 1 13 1
--->Lisa asked...OMGoodness.. If I had a room like this.. No one would ever see me. I would go in and never come out. Have you rolled around on the floor yet just for fun?
No, but it sounds like a really good idea!
--->Gayle asked...great room!!! I'm curious as to what brand of paper cutter is sitting underneath the Fiskers cutter?
The Making Memories paper trimmer. I like to use the Fiskars for regular day to day work. But when I have a big job to do, like cutting cardstock for swpas or holiday cards, I prefer the Making Memories. A girl can never have enough paper trimmers in my opinion!
--->Kelly asked...This really is beautiful. I'll be "CASEing" several of your organizing ideas! Has any of the publications done a photospread of your room? They should! Everything looks wonderful. But I have just one question: where is the "Z" box??? :0)
No publication has yet to feature my room, although a little peek may appear in a future issue of Paper Crafts in the Ask the Pros column, if it doesn't get edited out. The "z" box is directly behind the "y" box in my alphabet storage area. I didn't want to dedicate another shelf to the system for just one letter! And besides, I rarely use the "z's".
--->Juanita asked...My, oh my, be still my heart!!! What an awesome room!!! WHERE DID YOU FIND THOSE TURQUOISE BASKETS, they are to die for??
The turquoise baskets were from Hobby Lobby and I actually got them for 50% off. Full price was something like $15 for the largest baskets, $8 for the medium and $5 for the small. They also came in pink & orange!
--->Linda asked...I've got a question about your ribbon spooling, and I'm hoping you won't mind helping me out... you say you have them on clothespins... and I can see they're long with a ball type thing at the top... where did you buy those clothespins???
Dollar Tree is the only place I could find them, in the laundry section. I think there were 20 or 40 in a bag for, obviously, a dollar. I go in there every couple months and buy them out and have a stock pile in my attic. I don't ever want to run out and not be able to find them! Especially since my ribbon collection continues to expand!
--->Laura asked...I was wondering if you could share a little more info. on the custom cd case that your husband built. My husband said he will make one for me if I get a little more info. for him. I specifically need to know where he got the tracking from? Did it come off of another cd case, or is there a source for it???
David purchase them from a large carpentry accessory company called Rockler. The sell 6 ft. CD Storage Strips that are made out of light-weight plastic and attached to anything (and they are only $10 each). The custom case he built me uses 4 of these strips, each cut in half, giving me 8 pieces (2 pieces for each section). When adhering the strips to either side of the shelf, be sure to line them up correctly so your CD's slide in straight.
--->Melissa asked...I was just looking at your blog, admiring your craft room, & saw that you have a 12x12 Cropper Hopper file drawer. I was just wondering, where in the world would I find the 12x12 file folders. The only kind I ever see are the standard letter or legal sized folders. Are they Cropper Hopper too???
Yes, Cropper Hopper sells 12x12 folders for their units.
--->Maria asked...All I can say is has Martha seen this room?
No, she hasn't. Do you have her number? *wink*
I think that about answers everything! If you have any additional questions, please feel free to ask. I will try to get a post up tomorrow summing up my CHA experience. What a blast I had! Untill then...happy stamping!
ETA: I have received more questions, so I thought I would add them onto the end of this post!
--->Lisa asked...What do you do with your scraps of cardstock. And is there a certain size where you say this is too small to keep? I feel like I’m overflowing in scraps and I don’t know what to do with them.
ROLLERS: all of my Stampin' Up! wheels & ink cartridges, brayers & crimper