Surely you remember it. A few weeks back, before Corner Office With View – Added Storage , before all the lamp updates from Lamp Week, before I talked about Ribbon Storage and The Upside-Down Bookshelf.
It was the Craft Cave. Craft Cave Revived, y’all.
Remember how I shared one final challenge with you at the end of that post?
Not the cutting table, y’all. It’s the wall. The big blank, empty, unused wall above it.
And the thing I didn’t share with you…this corner with fabric, rolls of fabric, cumbersome rolls. And empty, in-the-way rolls.
Rolls with no way to unroll. Rolls you have to carry to another room, unroll them on a big, open, empty floor. Where is that kind of floor space around here? All the way down the stairs (of course).
Valuable real estate in that corner; floor space inefficiently occupied.
I’ve been collecting. You know, gathering. As I’ve been working on other projects, collecting supplies for all sorts of things, I found what I needed.
Not the most beautiful, but have you ever seen any that were? Given my space constraints, these were the most economical, too.
Mounted the new brackets on the big blank, empty wall. Left a little clearance there so I wouldn’t bump my head on the fabrics, splatter paint on them, and stuff like that. Brought my little extra stool back in from the barn, so I can reach the rolls easily. ‘Cause I’m short.
And for better use of space, I propped up some rolls on the back of the racks. Added a piece of plywood to the top for a shelf – storing unused window treatments on boards up there. No sense wasting valuable space, y’all.
With a couple of brackets left over, I installed a window treatment test rod with a section of unused curtain rod I found in that corner. Not a big deal to most people. But, it’s something I’ve always wanted. Needed badly when I was making curtains for people.
I can use it, even now. And have, already – twice since last week. ‘Cause I’m working on some new stuff. Remember Manic Over Textiles, when I found those fabrics?
Remember those new words?
Excitextilia: (ek-sigh-tex-till–ee-ah) >n. involuntary condition causing overload of the senses resulting in confusion, lack of decisiveness, and/or lack of control. Sometimes includes but not limited to uncontrollable use of the mouth, as in extra and unnecessary use of words.
Cottonserenia: (cot-ten-serr–en-ee-ah) >n. near or complete lack of motion: undisturbed: accompanied by but not limited to calm and serene feelings of contentment with strong desire for continued state of mind to the point of seemingly hypnotic actions of mindlessly reaching for cash, credit cards, or any form of payment from one’s purse.
These conditions are serious and require weeks of therapy. Therapy of spending time with the trigger subjects. Time touching, measuring, cutting, forming into shapes, then hanging for display pleasure. That’s where the test rod comes into play.
I’ll get back to you about my treatment as I progress, y’all.
Can’t promise I won’t fall off the wagon again sometime, but for now I’m working through it.