Ok so this is the full set up. This is just a small computer desk that used to have shelving and a dry erase board on top, but we got rid of just the top half when we moved from our last apartment. This just gives me more space, and I'm thinking of getting a mirror to put on the wall with my photo collage.
This is the top drawer which is pretty much a "catch all". It has all my minis, frankens, nail art polishes, stamping plates, blah blah blah. I put all the crap in the top drawer because when I'm sitting down, I can easily get to the bottom two drawers where all the good stuff is. I just don't want to have to stand up every time I need an OPI or CG out of the top drawer.
This is the middle drawer. It has mainly drug store brands. I don't really have a system since I don't have that much. I just get all the brands together and stick 'em somewhere. /:
This is the bottom drawer that holds all of my "higher end" brands like Zoya, popBeauty, OPI, etc. I bet you're wondering what the little orange dots mean. Those are the ones I still need to swatch, and when I figure out which are best for stamping, I'll have little green dots on those.
This is the drawer that is in the desk. Let me explain this "junk" to you. The plastic container in the back actually attaches to the like one with the blue lid in the photo below. This part contains all of my nail care items like files, nippers, and so on. Underneath is another container that snaps on and it just has miscellaneous things like foil squares and some loose jewels. The bag that looks like used cotton balls and such is just that. I don't keep a trash can under my desk because I don't have room, and this also keeps my cat from getting into it. When it gets full, I just toss it. The curvy thing with the suction cup is my camera mount. I keep it in here because I film my tutorials at the window for natural light. I also have my camera bag on the front left side. This way I can take my photos, hook up the USB cord and slip it safely back into it's home. I'm so clumsy, I just know if I had it on top of the desk, I'd knock it off. This also keeps my desk from getting junky like it was before.
Don't you just love that photo? It's my Grandmother and Paw Paw when they were first married. It's part of my photo collage on the wall. But back to the stash. This container with the blue lid is all of my nail art stuff like tape, toothpicks for water marbling, sponges, etc. The black thing with the nail wheels is a nail dryer, and I like having my wheels out in the open and easily accessible. And then in the skull print canister are all of my nail art brushes, dotting tools, and some scissors and markers.
And last is the keyboard drawer that is attached to the desk. Since I don't have a keyboard (I have a laptop) this is where I marble. That way if anything happens and I spill the water, it won't get on my laptop. I just use the old rag to clean up water spots and the paper towel to wipe my excess polish on. Then when I'm finished, I can just clean up and push it back under to get it out of the way. No storage required.
I really hope you guys are impressed with how I can fit everything into such a small space. I mean the rest of the bedroom is pretty well taken up by the boyfriend's giant corner desk, out super huge dresser that takes up an entire wall, and the bed and two nightstands. I only get this 3 feet to myself, but it's by the window and my cat is in the corner on her hammock to the right of me. It's nice to look over and see her passed out next to me or playing with her fishy.
♥♥♥I think she likes the string more than the fish that's actually on the end. You see she threw it on the floor.
Happy Sunday and happy blogging!