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Friday, September 22, 2017

Hobby Desk Revamp

Back in May 2016 if finished my Hobby Room renovation.  I posted a video showing the work that I had competed and my hobby room layout.  One of my goals was to use the space for a period of time before finalizing my hobby desk.  I spent the last few days breaking down my hobby desk and putting it back together again.  One of the challenges I was having was not enough work space.  I had too much stuff on the desktop and I could only work on one project at a time.  I was also using my space as a catch all for my hobby stuff and it was getting cluttered. 






One of the reasons I decided to go with this Ikea set up was the low cost to replace the desk top if it got damaged over time.  The wooden boxes on the top desk top caused it to sag in the middle due to the amount of weight was had become an issue.








Once I took the desktop and shelf down I had to flip around the brackets that held the shelf in place.  They were in the way and just bugged me. 






Once the brackets were flipped around I put my space back together again.  I started with a new desktop that I purchased for $30.  I took the original top shelf and cut it down to 15 inches to become a middle shelf and used the original desktop as the top shelf.  I also purchased some more storage boxes to hold all my paints.  These boxes cost $20 and each box holds 30 Vallejo paints, so that is 180 paints in total.  I have organized my paints by color and have a mixture of different brands and these boxes hold all my paints.  







Adding my light to the middle shelf is so much better on me and my old eyes.  I will add some extra lighting under the top shelf but it will be a soft light not a painting light.  Now I can set up my airbrush booth on my desk and still have room to work on other projects, all my paints are organized by color and put away.  I just really like how just adding this one shelf has changed my hobby desk and created my work space. 

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