The Work Space

by brae  

Ok, I am 85% done organizing.  The work space is pretty much usable at this point, though I'm still sorting supplies so it will be slow going if I have to look for something.  That's Benjamin Moore Harbor Haze on the walls.

The work table is an IKEA STORNÄS dining table with the leaf in it.  It was pricey, but I know it is sturdy enough for the heaviest of builds and shakes minimally with the scroll saw going.

I added a swag lamp over the work table.  It doesn't have the most attractive hanging method, but it takes a 100W bulb and offers great lighting.

Behind the work table is my desk and hutch as well as an older IKEA low bookcase.  The bookcase has my stereo so I can listen to music or audiobooks.  I've left space on the second shelf for minis in progress.  I have the switch for the swag lamp taped in place behind the shelf, too.

On the left is my antique sewing cabinet and Singer 401A and on the right is the IKEA LEKSVIK buffet.  There's room to the left of the machine for my dressmaker's model as needed.  It's in one of the lower closets here to keep the dust and cat hair off of it.  :]

I love this machine.  :D  It was my grandmother's.

The buffet holds tools, paints and glues mostly.  Here's an old photo to show the detail.

On the short wall is the Round Bookcase from World Market, purchased during a very good sale!  Right now it's holding a few things to keep Jasper off of it.  He doesn't get into spaces or onto places that are occupied, but if something is empty, all bets are off.

There's a space at the foot of the stairs that could easily hold a thin cabinet, so I'll be on the prowl for something suitable.  Something for paints, tools, etc.

Since this is a lower room, I bought an electric heater for the colder days.  :]  It should be divine down here on hot days in the summer, though.  The flooring is cork (great for standing on for longer periods); it was installed by the previous owner and I left it as is during the renovations upstairs.

I have most of my supplies and minis in the upstairs closets.  I'll bring down what I need for any given project.  There is room under the work table for keeping things I need at hand.

The houses live upstairs, one in the guest room -- Baslow Ranch.

The remaining are in their own room -- Walnut Bay Light and Baxter Pointe Villa.

The Artist's Studio, The Haunted Heritage and The Aero Squadron Lounge.

I'm still cleaning the houses and need to put the minis back in them.  That will also clear up storage space.  :]

21 comments

Comment from: April [Visitor]

Clearly you have been working! What a great work space and all that daylight when you want it :D

01/18/15 @ 18:25
Comment from: Debora [Visitor]

What a nice workspace!
Sigh….love seeing the houses again :D

01/18/15 @ 18:34
Comment from: Lucillelu [Visitor]

You’ve been working very hard, Brae, and it shows. What a fantastic work space you have and so very well organized. Working in such a space will be a breeze. You must be so pleased!

01/18/15 @ 19:11
Comment from: Doug [Visitor]

Sweet! Beautiful AND useful!

Enjoy! Doug

01/18/15 @ 20:03
Comment from: The Grandmommy [Visitor]  

This room is so beautiful and organized! You are an inspiration! I am in the process of doing a major organizing overhaul of every area of my 1:1 house that I can.
I expect to be finished sometime before I die. LOL Your wall color is so peaceful. Now, my mind is thinking of painting too! Oh boy!

01/18/15 @ 20:49
Comment from: 12Create [Visitor]

Lovely workspace. Look forward to seeing the future builds you create in there.

01/18/15 @ 22:06
Comment from: Blondie [Visitor]

Fantastic!!!! Look at all of that glorious SPACE! And I’m so happy to see your builds. I love them so much. :)

01/18/15 @ 22:34
Comment from: Barbara [Visitor]

Thank you for the tour of your work space - it’s wonderful!
With all you’ve accomplished, I can’t imagine you’ve had a moment to just sit down and enjoy it.
I can’t wait to see what comes out of the new space..

01/18/15 @ 23:37
Comment from: Daphne K [Visitor]

Such an awesome workroom Brae! And I love how you have a dedicated room to house your minis (and space to display your fabulous work)!

Seems like we’re doing the opposite – you’re pulling things out of storage, while I’m in the process of moving mine into storage@

Congrats again on the new place – and welcome back! We’ve missed you. :)

01/19/15 @ 05:51
Comment from: Josje [Visitor]

Beautiful work space. Good windows making it nice and light. Love the skirting boards with the corner thingies! And my, how organized you are!

01/19/15 @ 06:26
Comment from: Jenna [Visitor]

WOW! I love your work space! It’s so organized!
I also love how you showed how your houses are displayed in your 1:1 house. I struggle with that. I feel like my one miniature house always look out of place anywhere in my house. I actually thought about creating room boxes in a tall cabinet and just open the doors. BUT I LOVE LANDSCAPING AND CHRISTMAS LIGHTS TOO MUCH!! Everything looks awesome and I can’t wait to see what you create next! Take care!

01/19/15 @ 08:34
Comment from: Lynn [Visitor]

How beautiful and organized! I guess I expected nothing less ;-) Is this workspace larger than you had at your old place? Can’t wait to see your future projects. You must be so excited to get back to your miniature work! Good luck! Love your new place!

01/19/15 @ 15:34
Comment from: Keli [Visitor]

Oh, that big table is divine. Yay for dedicated work space!

01/19/15 @ 17:46
Comment from: Mini Confessions [Visitor]

What a great work space! Glad to see you are back. Your choice of paint color is lovely. And how wonderful is it to have your Grandmother’s sewing machine. Wow!

01/20/15 @ 22:01
Comment from: elizabeth s [Visitor]

I think you are going to be very happy creating in this peaceful-looking workspace! There is so much room to move around in and it beautifully organized. Both You and all of your projects, will just naturally thrive and grow in this very serene environment. :))

01/21/15 @ 13:30
Comment from: Sandra [Visitor]

Wonderful work space Brae! It is great to have so much room and you have set it up beautifully. I gather that the sets of doors near the stairs are more storage space? How fortunate you are.

01/21/15 @ 14:27
Comment from: Betsy Rogers [Visitor]

Hi Brae! Your new workspace looks so wonderfully neat and spacious!!! I look forward to seeing your projects developing again! (No sense in wasting all that great space!):)

01/21/15 @ 17:24
Comment from: Jeannette [Visitor]

Wow! What I wouldn’t give for such a large workspace! Congratulations!

01/27/15 @ 20:26
Comment from: brae [Member]

Thanks, everyone!!! :>>

There are two closets here. One is the coat closet with my paper recycle bin – junk mail goes in before it gets piled elsewhere in the house. I also keep my strip wood pieces organized in there. The other is an odd shape but it has my regular tools, the ironing board and the dressmaker’s model. :yes:

02/09/15 @ 11:21
Comment from: Blake [Visitor]

OH my word… your work space is marvelous! I love your style too, btw! I am living with my girlfriend and a couple roommates right now- but we are looking for a place for the fall semester. Hopefully everything goes well and we can get a certain place we have our eyes on with a spare room! Also, It’s so crazy seeing so many of your builds in one place! We normally see them separately so it seems like they are from different worlds.

05/20/15 @ 20:40
Comment from: brae [Member]

Thanks so much! :>>

05/21/15 @ 05:54


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