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 New Raised Stamping Space Countertop... whohooo!

I realize that a raised countertop may not be the most exciting news to a lot of people.. but in case you are a crafter who likes to stand when you craft, cut, or die cut, or, maybe you are on the taller side like me (almost 5'-8"), you will appreciate this idea...

My hubby got some free countertops and we were going to replace my existing stamping loft countertops, but.. then we got this idea... if we put the NEW countertop on TOP of the OLD countertop and put a spacer in bewteen, then it will be higher and more ergonomic for me when I stand to cut cardstock or do die cutting on the Big Shot!

Bless my hubby.. he was so kind to do all the measuring and cutting and installing! So here was the process...

Patty loft dividers on counterWe decided to leave the existing old green countertop in place, and build a maze of 1"x6" dividers on top ... this will form a platform for the new countertop, but even more exciting... I will be able to fit plastic storage container boxes in between the old counter and new counter!!! See next photo..

Patty loft raised counter

ABOVE:  you can see how the new counter sits on those vertical dividers and creates a space for the plastic storage boxes in between the 2 counters!!!

Since my space is very tiny.. only 8'x8', I need to make the most of my area, so those extra 8 plastic box storage cubbies are PERFECT!

Patty loft new raised countertop

He still needs to finish the trim on the front, but other than that, it's a GREAT new space for my paper cutting and die cutting and I don't have to bend over!!

Patty loft countertop after

Ya, I know it looks like a mess... but that's only a sign of a busy crafter :)

On the other side of my stamp loft, my hubby added the matching new black countertop.. this is where I sit to stamp... of course now it's covered with STUFF.. but this is when we first put it in ... yep.. trim needs to be finished, too...

Stamping counter
We were blessed that these countertops were no longer needed in the office they were being used in, so they were free... whohooo! Gotta love free!


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You are so lucky that Eric is crafty also! Isn't it amazing what we create in a small space!


How wonderful! It's the little things in life.... actually this is a BIG thing! Here's to healthy stamping!! Great job, Eric!

Barbara Diane


Looking good Patty! Happy stamping!


Barbara Diane


That's a smart idea for getting more storage and higher counters (that are great for us standing stampers)!


Yeah! What a big difference! I put my old kitchen table, which I use for stamping, up on bed risers to be taller. Love it! What an extra bonus to get the storage!!

Susan Mac Donald

what a man....your spot looks warm, inviting & lots of stuff, meaning yummy!

julie cluff

So cool, Patty! You are a lucky girl to be blessed with such a handy, helpful husband!


WOW! I always figured that those of you who are well known in the SU world have both large and perfect spaces to craft. All of us are in this together, finding ways to continue to make papercrafting work for us, whether it is product, technique, project, or our crafting space. Your loft gives the impression that you can either feel secluded in your own craft world or connected to your family while doing your passion. Thanks for sharing!


It's me again! Love the new heading on your blog-bright, cheerful, and includes your beautiful flower photos! It sure seems unusual that SU has a number of products this spring that include quite a bit of the retiring colors. Is there hope???

Michelle VanWiggeren

What a great addition to your craft room -- not just more ergonomic counter space but also storage!!! Excellent idea! TFS! And, Happy Valentine's Day!


Very nice. thanks for sharing,

Sarah Wills

LOVE it Patty :-) I cant wait to get my counter height table back out of storage in less than two weeks - it's been gone in there for 10 months now - I stand to do almost everything crafty and I SO miss my craft room and the space to spread out - and standing height table - you will LOVE it - enjoy :-)

Whitney Williams

Thanks for sharing this! Do you have any recommendations for good places that do counter tops in Edmonton?


Thank you so much for sharing this information on counter tops. I would really love to replace mine with something different and new. Where is a good place to get counter tops in edmonton? Thank you for your help!

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