I've spent the last two hours or so watching paint dry. Literally. To be fair, this work in progress does sort of look to the fever-addled eye like a magical geometric forest of painted cardboard tubes.
I came across a random craft blog (I don't recall which one - there are many and I flit around between them like a flea on cocaine) that April is Make From Stash month. (Or, in layman's terms, buy nothing and make a bunch of projects from the stuff you have already stockpiled like a crazy person fearing the mod podge apocalypse.) This seems like a brilliant and fun plan, especially because I just rearranged all my craft space! My magical toilet-paper-tube-forest up there is sitting on my brand new IKEA drawing table (I was looking for something plainer and then I saw it in the showroom and had a total craftgasm. It. has. a. built. in. light. box.), and I converted my cleaning closet into actually functional craft storage: (and, for reference, a snap of what it looked like before I spent two weeks and my annual bonus on this project)
FYI, total cost of this renovation:
$99 - perfect tabletop with. a. light. box.
$60 - for the pair of table-trestles that adjust up and down
$80 - closet storage system. Each of the pretty colored wooden cubes that make up my craft storage solution now was $30 regular price (RIDICULOUS) and I nabbed them for $9.99 each :) So, $10 x 8.
(Replacing and getting rid of tons of crappy stuff - PRICELESS.)
On the one hand, $240 it's a lot of money to plonk down at once on myself, but it also isn't. I mean, a monthly parking pass at my office costs more than that (another reason to take the bus!) and I've wanted to do this for years and I had the money and I'm making a point that I'm worth awesome shit and I don't need to always save my money in case someone else needs it. Also, in Feng Shui terms, that nonfunctional messy disaster of a craft space that has been stressing me out since I moved in is in the relationship corner of my bagua, so
Also, my resistance crumbled to dust and I am now infatuated with Body of Proof and have a new OTP (you guys it's Dana Delany and Jeri Ryan and it's subtext with the emphasis on text and you just pretty much have to) and icepixie is not-so-innocently suggesting that RPF might also be a necessity and I am going to enjoy the heck out of this sick weekend from the comfort of my newly fabulous apartment.