To keep myself from going blind, buggy eyed or crazier than I already am trying to find the link to the saucer craft project, I have been working around the house in case I am brave enough to invite you in for a Where Bloggers Create or What’s On Your Workdesk sort of event.
At the base of the staircase to our upstairs there is a doorway leading into what could be used as a bedroom opposite the living room area which also has the front door just shy of four feet from the bedroom/old parlor doorway.
Think of it this way, if you come in the front door, which no one ever does, 2 steps to your right is the door to upstairs. If you come down those stairs, to your left is the parlor bedroom or 2 steps to your right is the front door.
There is enough wall space at that “intersection” to house shelving.
Ideally it would be narrow shelving attached to the wall but apparently we don’t do that.
So where there is space – I add bookshelves. Because I can.
I will admit I got a nice deal on bookshelves at a local big box hardware home improvement type store and stocked up. Far, far Under $100 for all.
I have all winter to build them as inspiration strikes me.
But I digress… (again.) There is this small space.
This picture blends right in with the Gardening Theme of the books I put on the top of these bookshelves.
I figured I had best fill in the lowest level of the bookshelves next so the whole thing didn’t topple over on me. No one’s ever had that happen, have they. (Not sharing the cave in link.)
Since this is a functional space, not a stand, stare and admire bookshelf, I figured I would fill it in with the manly books. OK, the construction, tool and woodworking section of my craft shelf.
Since I had a few books left over that didn’t quite fit into this category I allowed them an adjacent shelf.
And since I hate to waste space and did have more gardening/aromatherapy books, I had to take everything off the first shelf I did and lower it because I had too much headroom for the second shelf. Why would I want to measure ahead of time?
It did distract me from looking for that link for the saucer craft, on which I have not given up. If you know what I am looking for PLEASE SHARE.
To see what is happening on other crafty people’s workdesks, please visit Julia.
Or enjoy a beautiful day outside with your kids playing in the sand.
By Word of Mouth Musings