Friday, April 6, 2012

Failed Box Experiment

So. My work space has recently expanded to include the "nook" that was previously reserved for dinners. The table hasn't seen a plate on it since Thanksgiving, and may never again until we move. It's wear I pack the pillows, and now, the jewelry! I thought it would be nice to have a little box mounted to the wall to keep things like tape and scissors in so that I can actually use the table.


Oh god, it really make me look like a lunatic. Let's see- that big roll f paper on the ground is what I'm wrapping the pillows in now. That pile of paper is actually a garbage that I should empty. NExt to that is a box full of plastic envelopes the pillows go in. You can see the tops of my new Frye boots that take me roughly 15 minutes to take off every time I wear the, which is proving to be the worst thing ever. And then on the left you can see a chair piled with jackets, even though two feet away is an empty coat rack!! and just behind that is a door with a ROW OF EMPTY COAT HOOKS. What is wrong with us??

So anyway. After scouring the apartment for a suitable container, I found this handy box that I got from Target months ago with the hopes of organizing my post office receipts and such. Clearly that didn't happen. I also tried turning it into a light box for photos, which didn't work out either. 

So I found my heavy duty hammer which I keep behind  the ceramic dogs underneath the TV. (I may be messy, but I can always tell you where anything is in this apartment. Just ask Ben.)

And then I found a tack, which I had noticed on the ground in the corner by the kitchen door when I leaned my white board against it. 

And then, I hammered the tack through the box and into the wall. So strong! So sturdy! I filled it up with string and stamps and inks and scissors and tapes!

Look how glorious!! I took off the tape and closed that wall, and filled it up with all sorts of [heavy] goodies.

Wow. So organized. So full of beauty and fun things. Maybe I'll put a little tab in that little tab spot on the front that says SUPPLIES.

But then, just as I turn around to scan the table for other [heavy] things I can put in it....

On the floor. Dead. Everything spilled. 

So I just put on the table, like a normal. Boring. 

So. That's that. Not everything looks like this:

Sigh. but I really wish it did. 


  1. Haha, this is brilliance!! You've pretty much summed it up...and you're not alone!

    My studio looks like someone dumped half the inventory of Rio/Michael's/Goodwill/FireMountain/Target/the Dollar Store into a shoe box (err...garage), then shook it up & dumped it out and then said: "There! Now go make something! And then find a surface not overflowing with goodies big enough to have an organized shipping station!" (yeah, right.)

    Phew. Glad I'm not alone. =)


  2. My husband makes fun of me all the time because I can't put clothes away or in the hamper after I wear them. Instead, I lay them nicely out on top of something. Then when I want to re-wear a pair of jeans or something, I just pull it out from the bottom (making all those nicely laid out shirts and things totally not nice and wrinkled). I've come up with a plan to fix it, but it requires buying a new piece of furniture we can't afford at the moment :P

  3. I am sooo glad I am not alone! Thanks... now I don't feel sooo crazy myself and Dianna... I think you nailed the description of my studio! It can be soo overwhelming at times. Nice to see someone keep it real!

  4. But this is real! The last picture is awesome but your blog makes your working space look like a real place where real shit gets done, unlike some lifestyle blogs which make me wonder how much time the blogger spends making their home so impeccable and how much actually living the life they blog about...

  5. I always say there is a method to the madness. My studio looks like this as well and it's great to know that others are in the same boat. Every time I try to be super organized, I can never find anything anyway.