Friday, February 4, 2011

Ice Day Off So Rearrange The Furniture

After we relocated to this old, restored railroad house in Central Louisiana, my husband's family drove down towing a trailer, to bring us this old rolltop desk that was in his family.

We put it in the office that he uses for computer work. I recently moved my photo setup into the same room. We discussed setting up a place for me to assemble jewelry, and his suggestion was that I make use of the rolltop desk.
His idea was that all the cubbies and slots would be a good place for my little tidbits that I use in creating the jewelry.
There are skinny little drawers, horizontal and vertical cubbyholes. I don't know about you, but I need to have things visible when I'm creating. For me, out of sight is truly out of mind.
Since my office is closed today due to the coating of ice, I decided to test out the setup using the roll-top desk. I covered the top carefully with thick shelf plastic, to protect it. It has marks of wear, but I don't want to mess it up or harm it.
I brought my magnifying lamp over from the studio, and a couple of boxes of beads and tools. Only the ones I need to assemble jewelry and work with wire. I haven't completely figured out yet how to make the best use of the desk, but I think it's going to work out for me.

I have to try it out, make some things, and that will show what needs to be shifted, take more space or be put away in a drawer.

And one advantage - if I do let things get as messy as I sometimes do when I'm in creativity mode, the top of the desk slides down and hides it all!

Do you think maybe that's another reason my hubby suggested it?
A different kind of "out of sight," possibly.

If so, that's just fine by me, too. I won't feel guilty about leaving a mess behind me!


Folk Heart said...

A rolltop desk is PERFECT! Lucky you!

SummersStudio said...

A roll top desk seems so perfect for the work you do. I especially like the idea of being able to just close the 'door' on it.

The weather has been a bit extreme hasn't it? We've got all water flowing in the kitchen as of 3:23 pm! It feels do civilized.

Mary Newton Designs said...

I think that is a great idea!

Carol said...

Love the rolltop desk. I have one too. Hadn't thought of using it for jewelry making. Is it too late to enter for the bottle giveaway? Comments are blocked.
I would use it for my fairy dust.