Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Lair updates...


Morning,

     I realized something last night.  I never put up a post about my latest lair upgrade.   So here it is, the Lair 4.0 (I think)...

     I decided I wanted to upgrade my painting lair a bit a few months ago, so I started looking around.  I have been using bookcases with doors or computer armoires the past decade or so.  I have come to like the ability to close the doors and hide the mess, or keep parts away from prying fingers.  So I started looking around for another computer armoire or something similar.   After a few weeks of looking on and off I couldn't find anything that I wanted to mess around with.  So I turned to IKEA...

     Yes Ikea, I know, I know.

      But, if you look hard enough you can find some pretty nice things that won't cost you a arm and leg, and a kidney.  I had already picked up a desk from there a year or so ago that has worked well for what I needed.  So, after looking around I decided on a PAX wardrobe frame.  I ended up with this because it had the most options  for my buck.  I grabbed the frame, a set of the higher end doors, that matched the desk I have.  and several drawers and shelves, all of which pulled out.  It cost me around 600 dollars, which while a lil steep isn't to terrible for something I will be using for the next 4-5 years at least.  You can get it for several hundred dollars cheaper, if you get a cheaper set of doors.  The ones I picked was the most expensive part of the entire setup.  I also ordered a custom pull out drawer from Home depot to use as a workspace.  Ikea also has a little flash program on their site that lets you play around with layouts and print out a specific parts list for when you go and pick it up.  The worst part is actually going to IKEA, that store can seem like a death trap at times...

     The assembly wasn't horrible.  I took my time and had it assembled in a day or so.  Took me a week to move stuff into it, but I was organizing and purging at the same time...

     So onto the pics...

Closed

Open for hobbying  The two shelfs with the glass front are pull out drawers and one solid shelf at the top.  They actually hold quite a bit of stuff.

The pull out shelf gives me a lot of workspace to play with


Some of my paints, i still need to work on this a bit more.  Also you can see I placed a solid shelf and then bolted the pull out shelf to that.  I had to pick up several metal L brackets to support the entire setup, because I lean on the pull out shelf as a brace while I am painting.




And Jetta claims the new space for all of catdom...


     So there is my latest lair upgrade.  So far I like it quite a bit.  

Later,