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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

another construction update

Hi Kids!
Popping in with an update on where I'm at in construction. It's been a slow moving project. I get 1 full day a week to work on it with a few single hours here and there throughout the week. The size of my new area is
7' x  10' , what used to be my dining room, but has never used as one. It's in an open floor plan that includes a large living room converted to sewing studio for me, and workshop area for dh.
The U shaped table I'm constructing will have 3 sections. The largest is, of course, my mani station. Next to that, in front of the window will be my make-up area, and to the right, will be a small section for my jewelry making supplies.
Anyway, my under stamping plate storage is almost complete. It's ingeniously designed using supplies meant for a totally different application. Have a look...


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From mani station
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From mani station

After I finish with plate storage, I'll be completing work on cotton ball storage (haha, yes, another idea that got turned into a project)
Just below this section of the table is the bottom part of an old bookcase, flipped up-side-down. There is a deep recess that's perfect for storing cotton balls, so I cut a rectangle door out of the table to access the recess. Now all I have to do is decide whether I want to use hinges on the door or do I want the access door to lift off...decisions...

From mani station
Once that's finished, I'll have made my decision on what type of ventilation fan I'm getting and how I'm going to install it.
I'm not sure how much longer this project will take.  When I'm finished, I'll have to re-organize the space where my old mani station was and give that stolen space back to my sewing studio.
One thing is for sure, I cant wait to get back to my nails. After several construction accidents, one of which sent a screw through a nail, I went ahead and took them all down to a manageable working length. In addition to that, since I don't have time to maintain polish, I've been wearing the strongest polish known...
glitter.
A whole week wearing 2 coats of Milani Gold Glitz, 1 coat of a franken made from SinfulC All About You, topped with 2 coats of Seche, with nary any tip-wear.

12 comments:

Sara ♥'s ... said...

Wowsers! Thats quite a project you've been getting up to! Lol love the cotton wool storage! =)
Hehe can't wait to see what it all looks like when finished =)

Megan Harmeyer said...

Wow.  Not *that* is a construction project!  The cotton ball storage is great - and the plates, too.  I'm totally jealous.

Skulda said...

WOW!!  Great work.  This is super cool.

Kanji said...

My goodness! You've been working like hell!!!! All for the sake of glamour <img></img> Amazing job!

makeupgirl21 said...

<span>You should be so proud of yourself! It's going to be fantastic.  It's an area I can only dream of.  You can design and make everything to your own specifications is wonderful.  Can't wait to see it completed.  Keep us updated to your progress.</span>

you-nailed-it.blogspot.com said...

the cotton ball thingy looks so nice! it's all going to look very professional! 

Deez Nailz ~ where the CANADIAN Bloggers at ? said...

wow -  this is going to be so awesome when its finished! I love how you incorporated the dispay draweres for your stamp plates, and your wall racks are a smart use of wall space without taking up alot of room. I dream of having something like this one day.

ainos2 said...

Thank you everyone!
Reading through these comments I am reminded just how fortunate I am to be able to fulfill my heart's desire.

Kayla said...

Wow this is so cool!
What a brilliant idea!
I am super jealous!!

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