Monday, September 12, 2011

Progress is being made!


   I have been working on my studio clean out for a week now and it is starting to show progress. I  learned that Instructables.com is having an Ikea Space Challenge Contest that starts today. You upload pictures of your space then show /tell how you could improve your space if you won the $1,000.00 gift card from Ikea. I have had the best time this weekend shopping in the catalog for furniture. It is so empowering to imagine a space that I create with real furniture chosen by me! Currently, I am using lots of castaways from various places. I am grateful to have all that I do have but, I would LOVE to be able to upgrade!
     In shopping the Ikea Catalog and my imagination, I created a beautiful space for my work. I see 4 Billy shelf bookcases on caster wheels to display my work. The shelves are movable and the bookcases can be used in picture number 3 to create a closet space behind them for storage. What you would see instead of those ugly plastic shelves is a white wall of beautifully displayed artwork. The other side of the room I would put 3 sets of Expedit bookcases with 8 squares in each one. Also on wheels, with baskets in every other hole. These shelves would store all of my mixed media supplies. Later, I would love to add more Expedit bookcases with a top to create a worktable. I did include a three drawer filing cabinet. My total without tax came to $1001.96.
      I am continuing to clean out and purge this space. I plan to prepare my entry for the contest and submit it this week. I am then going to send as much positive energy as I can into winning. Then when I do win, I will post beautiful pictures and a great blogpost about how wonderful this whole experience has been. Our local charity will be blessed with furniture that someone will be glad to use for their space. We can have a virtual party at my place to celebrate! Keep the prayers coming!  

11 comments:

  1. Love it! And here's my energy to add to yours for that beautiful new workspace!

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  2. It's looking great! Sending you love and prayers as you continue to build your dream workspace.

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  3. Adding mine as well! Good luck!

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  4. Keep up the good work. I love Ikea stuff. Hope you win.

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  5. Looking good! Want to come do my space, too? HA! Hope you win!

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  6. Looks amazing! So excited for you!!

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  7. Actually I need votes to win! www.Instructables.com Ikea Space Challenge.
    The public gets to vote from now until October 9th! Please help me win!

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  8. Wow... I went to an Ikea store for the first time on a trip, I wish one was closer to where I live. Will go at vote for you. Karen from Flying Lessons

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  9. Thank you for all your support! I am still cleaning out stuff in my space but now I keep seeing it finished with such clarity. It's going to be beautiful!

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  10. I just finished another hour of cleaning out my studio! Now I am off to the shower!

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