So it is DEFINITELY getting worse before it is getting better! I mean, it's to the point where it's a little demoralizing at times! I'm getting a clearer and clearer vision for what I want to space to be and how I want it to function when I'm done, but I'm getting sicker and sicker of the PROCESS to get there! I'm hoping you all will recognize the progress being made more than I am right now, and can help me stay motivated to get this all done!
So the closet is completely emptied, as you can see. It's not a bad storage space, and it's nice that it has its own light.
The contents of the craft studio have spilled out into the "man room" area of the basement... well that's an understatement really... they haven't so much "spilled out" more that they've taken over. Let's be honest here.
I'm trying to organize and plan out what is going to end up where as I go along, even if that means finding homes for supplies on shelving that isn't yet back in the studio (I will wait until I paint to move it back in). This is the shelving I'm going to use in the closet. I like that the shelves are wide enough to fit multiple rubbermaids stacked on top of each other. Not sure how I feel about all the small containers on the top shelf like this though. And obviously there are lots more items to be added to this shelf.
This is the only unit I plan on being out of the closet and in the actual studio itself. What I'm learning is that less is more. In the old studio I had shelving units, etc. on all four walls of the room... it took up a lot of room and made it feel cramped. I'm using this unit for all of my stamping supplies and materials since that's what I'll use most.
Here's the half of the room (three quarters really) that has been cleared out. Obviously there's still all kinds of UFO's hanging out on the floor there... those are a project for tomorrow.