Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Workdesk Wednesday: Messing with Shelves

Here is what is on my workdesk on Tuesday, which my husband says is just illegal and wrong to show you Tuesday's desk.  But really either it will be cleaned off by Wednesday (boring) or it will look the same.
There is a pile of cards, my pink princess box, more cards, a floral box that holds label tape for my P-Touch, a dollar, some A Muse orders, drugs, doilies and the new RSM magazine (as of yet untouched).  What I fussed with lately is this. These two are the before shots.

And these two are the after shots. Maybe it didn't make a huge difference in the realm of things but I thought it looked a bit more tidier. I took all the white units with white fronts and put them on the shelf near my desk and the other white furniture. I took all the black units and made all their fronts black and put them on the big shelf with the darker furniture.

I switched the drawers around so the same stuff is in the same place. I also changed the labeling so it is black lettering on clear tape.  When I was messing around I came across these two black and white patterned paper pads:
One my hubby gave me for Christmas and the other I picked up from my friend's crafting estate. For a brief moment I thought about deciding which pad to part with. Then I remembered that I am doing an Iris Folding class in October to a large group.  Guess what? They will be doing black and white cards!

The Fine Print: There is one cat in one of these photos so don't be saying I left them out. Do you want to play 'Where's Charles?' I'll be by later to see what's on your workdesk!

20 comments:

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Judy, I found him! lol In pic number two. Love the Rubber stamp Madness magazines. Every now and then I order a couple from their back issues page. Love all your storage, looks great.Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #4 xx

Krisha said...

Sometimes it just takes a little rearranging to make one a little more satisfied.......only crafters would understand this phenomenon LOL

No# haven't played in quite awhile....just being nosey today

Lisca Meijer said...

Your rearranging has been very successful. It looks great!
You've been having a black and white re-org.
I like you B&W papers and am looking forward to seeing what you have done with them. I love B&W and I always add a little blibg to it.
Thanks for visiting earlier,
Have a good week,
Lisca#25

Shoshi said...

It all looks beautifully organised and tidy, PJ! Visiting your blog has become a "spot the kitty" exercise but I am happy to say that I did manage to find Charles eventually! Hope we see more of your kitties than we have recently. I think we have all been guilty of the WOYWT syndrome (Tuesday Workdesk lol) - I know that I am frequently between projects on Wednesdays (don't know why) and if people aren't going to be bored off their creative trollies week by week looking at Shoshi's Bare Desk, then the odd "T" is essential!

Thank you for your lovely comment - I am thrilled to feel better enough to spend quality time in the studio. Sorry you have been suffering from lack of sun/too much heat - I hate the heat and am glad that it has been quite cool here recently. Sorry to keep you and everyone else on tenterhooks for a while but it can't be helped - another 2 or 3 weeks and the Big Reveal will happen, I promise you!!!

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #30

Barb said...

Your rearranging seems to have worked well and what a bonus to have found the black and white pads. I could do with some good sorting out but doubt I'd find anything again if I did. Black and white iris folding sound nice.Barb#20 x

StampinCarol said...

I see your cat almost photo-bombed your first before pic. Mine avoids cameras. Your after pics do look a bit more organized or at least, coordinated. Happy WOYWW and thanks for popping by!
Carol N #45

Anne said...

Am often guilty of taking my photo on Tuesday eve !!! It generally looks exactly same next morning. This week though it was late Wednesday afternoon before I managed it. Your rearranging has worked well. Anne x #50

Lizzie said...

Haha... I found the cat! (in fact, I'm pretty sure he's sitting behind the shelves in another photo too - I think I see his ear & the top of his head?)

You're right, your shuffled-round storage does look more organised and tidy. Would you like to come and do mine now? No? Ah well.. I'll get it sorted out one of these days!

I think I'd like to make black-and-white iris folded cards. Maybe I'll have a go (if I have any b&w papers!). Hope the workshop goes well.

Have a great week!
Lizzie #51

Shoshi said...

Thanks for your reply, PJ, and lol lol!! I can tell at a glance that like those of all cat slaves, your home is run entirely for the benefit of the kitties. We know all about special places reserved for our girlies and my hubby has been known to sit on the floor rather than turf Beatrice off his chair!!!

Shoshi

Leslie Hanna said...

Oh, sorry, I was looking for Charles. Found him!

I think we all get to the point where we need to re-organize our organized stuff. It's what we do. I like the grouped white and black drawer units.

Laney said...

Love seeing all your tidy storage!

Angela Radford said...

Hi Judy, it seems to me that a good sort out every now and then can be a good thing. When I do this I usually find things I had completely forgotten about.
Have a great woyww and happy crafting, Angela x 19

April Story said...

Love all your organizing pieces. Your room is looking so neat and tidy.
April #39

LesleyG said...

Don't you just love it when a plan comes together! It does make a difference, and you found those papers as a bonus! I think I found Charles looking bemewsed xxx

RosA said...

Ha! Charles wasn't hard to find!
I too would have lined up those white boxes. Your storage looks even better now :)
I will send you an email about those cards using the Spellbinders dies.
Have a good week,
RosA

Helen said...

Great photos of your space this week! I need a reorganisation too.. won't be happening though! Helen 3

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Is it really OCD and anal of me that I liked the arrangement of the three boxes side by side across the shelf? The unsymmetrical ones really bugged me....sad, isn't it?
Charles is like a Ninja, stealthily stalking through your pics....... :-)
Hugs, LLJ 14 xxx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I like how you rearranged the boxes on the shelves. I'm like LLJ and apparently a bit OCD, too. Much better arrangement, now.

BTW, are they GOOD DRUGS???? Thanks for visiting me earlier. I'm running a bit behind. Happy belated WOYWW from #2.

Peg Robinson said...

T can see me reorganizing in the same way. lol Oh RSM love right there front and center. Tuesday works for me. Thanks for the visit. Peg 53

peggy aplSEEDS said...

I love how your rearranging looks so neat! Good job!
I think a WOYWW desk taken on Tuesday before tidying up is more interesting than the after tidying up version, and Julia also posts Tuesday photos sometimes so I guess it makes it legal :-)
Happy WOYWW and thanks so much for already dropping by!
Hugs, peggy aplSEEDS