The last few months have been fairly hectic around here with lots of renovations happening. First it was my kitchen and then once that was done my husband and I decided that my stamping area was in much need of a makeover too. Especially as it is the room which adjoins the kitchen so can be seen from that room.
Almost 8 years ago I shared on my blog a new cabinet system my husband created for me which you can see here if you want to see a before view of my room. In that blog post I mentioned that we were planning on adding doors to the cabinet which until now didn't happen.
The photo above shows what it used to look like and was taken almost 8 years ago. The inside of the cabinet is the same as it was before (except for a few added drawers where you see some spaces) but now I have my doors to help hid any mess. The stain has also been replaced with white which gives it a much lighter and clean look. The table and chairs are the same in both photos, but has been cut down, painted white and added a new top to match the rest of my new benches.
I think you will agree it looks a lot nicer now.
Here is another view of my cabinet taken while the table and chairs were removed being repainted and cut now, it made taken photos so much easier as I could do this without a table getting in the way.
We left the opening at the top of the cabinet, so I could have somewhere to display some of my cards.
Moving around my room to the right, we have another cupboard my DH made for me a few years back which houses a lot of my older Design Team stamps and various other bits and pieces.
Moving to the right again, we now come to my die cutting station. You can see the entry to my kitchen on the very right hand side of the cupboard.
This cupboard has sliding doors and has similar drawers behind it as the main cabinet in the top of this post. This one stores more of my mounted stamps, bigz dies etc. This cupboard is double sided as the other side is the end of our hallway.
In this photo you can see the other side of my Die Cutting Station and at the end of the hall is a walk in cupboard stores stamps, books and various other things.
Another view of the other side of my Die Cutting Station.
This is the book shelf behind my Die Cutting Station, most of the books that used to be here were culled and now host my unmounted rubber stamps and 6 x 6 paper pads and the few books I couldn't part with.
This is a brand new drawer system my hubby installed for me and was the first part done of the renovations .... as we couldn't finish off that side of the kitchen until we decided what to do on this side.
The middle set of drawers store most of my wafer thin dies which makes them much easier to get to then the previous system I had.
The drawer which looks like it us turned the wrong way at the right of this cabinet, stores my score boards and trimmer so I can get to them easily seeing I use them all the time.
Yes this is the same photo as the other one above ... but I had to share my baby girl Minnie in her chair ... this is where she sits when I am busy stamping. She is so tiny I didn't want to hurt her with the wheels of my chair, so this was an ideal solution. I think I will recover the chair with some turquoise material now I see the room all finished.
Minnie had just had a bath when this photo was taken.
And finally my desk area, which look out into our BBQ area. My computer is on the left hand side and a tv so I can watch my favorite old tv shows while I am working.
I am so happy with my new stamp area, I am so lucky to have a wonderful hubby to create it all for me. I appreciate all his hard work.