I've been working on organizing my shipping station for a while now, so I figured it's time to share some of the progress! The first project I did was the frame to organize orders, washi tape, bakers twine, and other goodies. Ken helped me by making a custom table for me to organize my paper, shipping rolls, and mailers.
The new table was designed to go side by side with an old dresser we had in our bedroom but that didn't fit anymore, so now with both of them my work surface is bigger and I have space to set one of my printers and use the rest as my wrapping desk.
I used a wood dowel that I painted white to organize my spools or baker's twine and a small kraft wrapping paper roll. I used a wire mesh behind the frame, and with the same mesh and cage wire clips, I made make small containers sized to fit all the small items I wanted to organize in the frame. Since the edges of my boxes were pretty rough, I added pink yarn around the top edges of the containers.
I also made covers for both printers and added white shelving paper on the top of the dresser and shipping storage table. You can see some additional pictures of how the station is shaping up.
I'm pretty happy considering I spent $20 on the material for the frame and $20 for the material for the table, all the rest were things I had around the house, paint included. So a shipping station for $40 I think it's a pretty good deal =]
The printer I purchased to sell prints on Etsy is this Epson Workforce, and I also selected this Epson archival paper, the quality is SO GOOD! Especially compared to other alternatives to print high-quality archival paper.
This is also my favorite packing tape now ( I changed brands after this pictures) because it's thick enough for big boxes and cheaper than the Scotch ones. I also purchased this dispenser and spray painted it so it fits the office better ( I keep washi tape in the additional slot, I LOVE it!)
I also purchased this Pantone Guide when I started offering prints in my shop, it's so easy to find the colors I love and get the HEX colors to use them, such a handy tool when you are doing color matching!
Here you can see how the dresser and my new table looked like before painting. Paint makes everything so much better right!?
I hope you are all having a lovely day! I'm excited to keep showing the rest of the projects I'm working on right now, hopefully, I'll finish this studio soon!