So, as you can see above, it's very messy with stuff overflowing onto the floor space nearby. I also use my sewing space for scrapbooking, and it's very easy to collect too much "stuff" in proportion to my storage space. I suspect I'm not alone with that problem!
I started after dinner on Friday by emptying the shelves, and then hubby dismantled them. He's using two of the units in his office space, and the third unit is going in our guest bedroom to hold some of my sewing overflow.
Here's Les working on the new Ikea Expedit unit. He only needed a rubber mallet and power screwdriver. Two of the boxes were light enough that we carried them upstairs unopened. We opened the other two boxes in the garage and I brought the divider pieces upstairs while he assembled the unit.
We actually bought the Expedit unit in December, and bought the white storage boxes for the bottom row then also (see photo below). I have quilting magazines in the six magazine holders. I keep American Patchwork and Quilting, Scrap Quilting magazines, Fons and Porter and McCalls Quilting for about 3 years. Then I go through them and clip out and keep the plans for only the quilts I really am interested in making "some day."
Woot! woot! It's altogehter! This was soooo fun to decide what I wanted to put in the storage unit. I started with the top of the unit...4 of my favorite mini quilts, my wonderful Madeira thread box, 3 of my favorite tins, and a Longaberger sewing basket.
More fabric, books and magazines. The pink boxes hold my card making supplies and finished cards. My room is above our 2-car garage and measures about 17 feet x 17 feet. We originally used the room for our media room...it held both of our computers, and our large screen tv, and a huge "media-room couch." I sewed in a 10x11 foot bedroom, and it just wasn't working for me! So we agreed to move our tv viewing into the living room--which we rarely used. We moved out the big screen tv, the huge couch, and his computer desk. And the space became all mine! I know I am really spoiled, and I so love this space. I can spend the entire day in it and be happy as a clam.