Originally Posted by raquelita_uno
My "granite" counter top is the instock 8 foot laminate coutertop section from Mendards (got it for $40). I like the dark color since most of my card bases are light. The lighting above is also from Menards...it's the $14.99 track lighting system and my husband wired a longer cord for me. The cord runs on the underside of the shelf, down the wall behind the left side shelves and to a powerstip mounted to the countertop under those same shelve. Gives me plenty of outlets since the closet had one.
As I'm unmounting my stamps, I've been a little sloppy with the TIO&O and have had to wipe the surface with rubbing alcohol to remove the residue. Hasn't affected the surface. I really can't wait to see how much more room I have once the stamps are unmounted. I want to mount them in the 8.5x5.5 plastic binder cases. I have the link saved on my laptop, but they were inexpensive.
Thanks for the positive feedback. For those of us stamping on kitchen tables and having to pack up after each project or live with a mess, it's exciting to have a space!
Oh do I ever agree with you! I have been scrapbooking since 2002 and just got a room of my own in the past few months. Before that I was a kitchen counter crafter! I had to haul all the stuff out to make a card and then haul it all back when I was done. Now, I can play with all my stuff without having to dig through boxes and bags to find stuff! I'm still organizing and I still need DH to build a counter height island and a desk for me so I will post pics when I get some of that done.
On another note, I ordered two Clip It Up ribbon organizers from scrapbook.com today...they were only $10 a piece!! The shipping is a little high to Canada but I figured it was worth it for such a great deal. I can't wait to get them and get my ribbon all organized!