That is how long it took to de-clutter and now, at 8:22 am on Monday morning
For new readers, this is my studio. The place I create, stack and store all of my supplies.
Every CHA season, I work, work, work, work and work and not clean up until I am done and after this last show, it was the worst I think it has ever been. Not because of the show, but really just 5 years of accumulation, hoarding, compiling, collecting, stacking...whatever you wanna call it.
It was a creative chaotic nightmare in there. So bad that I didn't even want to go in because I was then reminded that it was a disaster. It even took me a few hours after my 1:30 start time on Friday.
I just did not want to do it, because I did not know where to even start.
I am certain that I am not alone in the situation.
I pretty much just dove in and started...and pretty much never stopped.
Now, my studio is not going to be one of those amazingly beautiful, color co-ordinated, pefect pinterest-y places. I don't really even wish for that.
I love my lil' shead-teau.
It is my real life, worked in, splattered, spilled, dripped all over, creative space and by golly, it is as clean as it has ever been..well except for when it first was built in 2007. Ready for a quick tour?
When you walk in through the double doors, this GIANT iron bakers rack (that the husband found next to the trash in a storage unit) is on the right wall:It is so heavy that it has started to mess up the floor (that is why there is a piece of plywood under it) I am sure it has everything to do with the fact that it is huge and heavy plus the fact that there are a ton of Sizzix dies and lots of class jars filled with this, that and the other. On the far left wall there is now a place for me to scrapbook and looking at the photo, I need to go out and clean the windows! See, I told ya it wasn't all pinterest-y.I got the card catalog thing from the school and it is also super heavy. Husband wants me to get rid of it. I think not. It holds glitters, tags, adhesives, dymo supplies, etc. and makes a nice shelf for my Project Life stuff. On the far right side of this work surface is a collection of all of the projects I came across while de-cluttering that I have made in the past few months. This makes me a tad cranky because I do not know what the heck to do with it all.
Okay, so in the middle, in-between my scrapbook area and the giant bakers rack, on the back wall, is my primary work place. If I was on Mtv Cribs, I 'd say this is where all the magic happens. and on the wall, right above it, is where a majority of my supplies are.
This concludes the De-Clutter recap...now it is time to create.