Monday, September 17, 2012
Repurposing to Add Surface Space
Do you find your actual working space closing in on you? One idea that might work for you is to add an additional space above your work space. I was running into this problem while working on some jewelry recently and as you can see, adding this bed tray gave me that badly needed added work surface.
A bed tray worked well in this space because they are fairly short, so your items are still within easy reach and easily visible. This is on my fabric dresser top. I also especially liked this bed tray because it has a back and sides that kept the beads and other items from falling off the back to an area difficult to reach without moving the dresser out. And, image that this one was already green!
This sewing room of mine is still a work in progress and I am approaching it one "issue" at a time. I normally work on my jewelry in my studio, but had something else going on back there which I have since completed. This bed tray was the perfect temporary solution to my lack of surface work space. It also works great if I decide to pick the work up and take it to another room. Yes, I still work all over the house. I follow my muse around ~ lol. Do any of you do that? Sometimes I just want to be working around other humans or find the light better in another area for the project I am working on.
I hope you found this a useful idea! Sorry, no links this post. But if you have found a similar solution and want to share it with everyone, feel free to add your link. Does anyone actually use bed trays for their intended purpose?
Posted by Connie Eyberg Originals