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This is one of my favorite pieces of furniture and does a great job for storage. We had this old armoire in a guest room but when we recently moved I grabbed it and love it. My room has so many items that mean so much to me - the little bears on top of the armoire were at the venue where my husband and I had our wedding reception. So they sit on top of the armoire and supervise.
The inside door of the armoire holds my color charts, etc. I took some thumbtacks and glued little ceramic flowers on them, attached them to a decorative clip and they are ready to hang for easy reference.
This corner holds my wonderful thrift store cabinet find which I profiled earlier. There are two binders on top of the cabinet that hold my nesties on magnetic sheets. The shoe lace drawers were another thrift store find. The tags on top are tags that I've received in swaps that I keep for inspiration.
This is my "sitting" work area. The shelf along the top of the wall is draped with an old curtain from our last house. I loved the lacey material and just couldn't get rid of it. Now I'm glad I saved it. One year for Mother's Day my husband asked what I wanted -- I asked him to make me a table and this is the table he made me. I love it and it is extra special.
These shelves contain my stickles, distress inks, little bottles of this and that, liquid pearls, embossing powder and glitter. I love to keep my stuff out so I can see it so try to get open shelving whenever I can. Just looking at it all makes me happy!
On this dowel between the 2 shelving units, I had a ring with an example of each punch I have, some "technique tags" I made from the TH Creative Chemistry classes, and a ring of an example of each embossing folder I have. It is much easier to refer to these than to dig through my stash!
This is my "standing" work area. As you can see, I've had to squeeze a few things in, but it works for me. The paper sorter on the left is my newest purchase and is wonderful. It holds almost all of my paper (yes, I admit, I just may be a paper addict!). I found it on ebay and it was a great purchase.
The top frame holds my grandparents' marriage license in the same frame my grandmother put it in. They were married 1913 - is priceless to me! The cross-stitch underneath the license was stitched in 1929. My dad found it years ago in a thrift store and I love it. Love to imagine who "LMH".
My ink pads are all labelled and sit on my work bench next to related tools. A "purpled" old ink holder holds some of my smaller embellishments.
And last but definitely not least, DARBY! And you will notice this picture was taken in a more natural state - I cleaned up before taking the other pics.
THANK YOU FOR STOPPING BY - I LOVED SEEING YOU - HAVE FUN HOPPING!