Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Scraproom 2010

Back in October I had high hopes that I was going to finally get more scrap space. As in my own room! We were going to turn our hardly used Guest room into my scrap room.

{To see what my space basically used to look like go here}

So this happened in our Den where my space is.....

We moved some furniture around & I believed this mess to be temporary. But it sorta stayed this way through the holidays.....which I was none too happy about but I sucked it up.

Then in late December, talk started again about the scrap room. I even went & took pics of the furniture in the hopes of selling it (you can read about it here). But we couldn't find anyone who had the space for the big furniture.

A couple of weeks ago I was in Michael's & noticed they had those Jetmax storage cubes on sale 50% off, so I picked up two knowing I could use them to clean the clutter.

When I went to put them together, Joe asked me about them (he was laughing at me putting them together with a silly screwdriver when he has POWER! TOOLS!!) & I mentioned that I could use more. The next day he went to Michael's for me & picked up a few more of the cubes.....and put them together with his POWER! TOOLS!! in record time.

After a few more trips to Michael's & lots of reorganizing this is what we did. It worked, made things look nicer. Don't mind the pillow & the lumpy blanket...that's Marissa reading "Harry Potter" & she had to make a "tent/nest" to read under with her flashlight....but I didn't take any other pics so I'm sharing this.Then I saw this scraproom & it gave me an idea that Joe liked & off to Ikea he went (by himself) to do THIS...... And now my space has more SPACE!! And I'm still in the Den!

I have an area for my Cricut that I can use anytime I want to without lugging it out & setting up.....which sadly was usually on the floor. I can even set up my Cuttlebug there as well. I'm also keeping my 2009 "Project 365" there until I can finish the journaling I'm behind on--getting there on that too!! ;)The boxes hold all sorts of embellies that I can't fit in the drawers to the right....then the white binders hold my acryllic stamps (which I need to decorate the covers on--will get there soon I hope!) The albums on the bottom are 2 Disney albums that I need to work on & my Snapshots album that I like to add to now & then. The other things are some Becky Higgins CK KOTM kits (School & Baby) that I need to work on--eventually)

The tower of drawers hold my Slice, Cuttlebug, button jars, 6x6 albums (see here & here) & wooden stamps in the open parts along the top.Full view....Some inside shots of my drawers.... ;) Not showing each & every drawer....but some to give you an idea...


Stampin' Up Stamps, extra adhesives & misc....Embossing drawer...Chipboard Alphas (left side is all Making Memories, right are various mfgs.)Left drawer is all Making Memories embellies & metal tags, right side is Martha Stewart & Stampin' Up punches.Left side MORE Making Memories embellies (Sorted by theme), right side all border punches.Left side various embellies from various mfgs & the right are scalloped punches.I skipped a few drawers....there are about 3 drawers on the left that have various mini albums I've had plans for when I bought them....probably don't remember what they are now.... And the right side there's 3 drawers 1 for square punches, 1 for circle punches & one drawer of misc punches.It's now so easy to grab a drawer of stuff as I need it & bring it to my desk which is on the opposite side.

Doing those drawers opened up so much space on my desk!!

Now I have a spot where I can leave my laptop all the time (& have it handy) & finally got to use one of the Making Memories carousel tool holders I got on sale from Crop Chocolate a while ago. The small stack of drawers on the left hold my adhesives, ink pads, & random stuff that wouldn't fit in the carousel, but needed handy. The shelf on the left is all my patterned papers sorted by mfg & then themes like Holidays & such. I keep the cardstock on the bottom within grabbing distance. The top drawer of the file cabinet on the bottom left side holds all my letter stickers (LOTS of thicker stickers) sorted by color unless there's a lot of one mfg (makes sense to me).The albums along the top are We R Memory Keepers 12x12 3 ring, purple for Marissa, pink for Gianna {I get them here for a good price} & the one black one for everything else. There's also a few Disney post bound albums that are so full I'm thinking about putting them into 3 ring albums as well.I keep telling Joe I'm content with the space (give or take) but he tells me not to give up on the Guest room. I like being in the main part of the house where the kids hang out. We usually all hang out in here whether we're all on our computers or watching TV or the girls play with their toys...this room gets used A LOT!!

BTW--I wasn't entirely ready to share this post. There were some things that still needed to be tweaked to my liking but I figured if I waited to have it all done I wouldn't share this post for a LONG time. So it's not the neatest/cleanest I'd like it to be but it's shared!

My next goal is to seriously get my ribbons under control....we're getting there...slowly, it's certainly better than it was (see here). Been working on the ribbons that were wrapped on floss cards & changing them to go with all the other ribbons...now these drawers are out of space so I need to find something that will fit under my desk without taking up too much room. Back to IKEA!! --any suggestions??


13 comments:

Chrispea said...

Wow, you're organized! Great place to create!

Tracy said...

Looking real good.
So exciting to get your own space

Marlene said...

Your space is coming together nicely! I LOVE organization! I'm an organization junkie!!! Your blog makes me smile. Lots. :)

(Oh, and I giggled when you used the words "power tools")

Marcie said...

Love your space & how great that hubby helped out!

debevans said...

Wow, wish I had that much stuff and space :)

Carla said...

I'm so excited that you have your own space now!! Yay! I have those drawers too. I put black paper with a white pen to label them and it really stands out!
Are those dividers in those drawers? Where did you get those?

Valerie said...

Wow Sara, you have been busy - look at all those purple and pink albums!!
Your space looks great - you've got so much storage. More drawers are always good - I just got some from Ikea and they are making a huge difference. Love how you used the ikea piece with the Michael's drawers.

Deneen said...

Sara so happy for you! I so want a space of my own. I keep dreaming of some day LOL. Thanks for sharing.

Suzanne said...

Your space is looking fantastic! My friend also went to Michael's for a couple of those cubes, and ended buying so much more! LOve your albums at the very top, and I see you love border punches too!!!
Have a great day! Hugs!

{Susan...Seriously.} said...

omg!!! you've been busy!! i love it!! can i fly you down here for a week to help me organize my freakin' mess??? i realized after flippin' through the lastest scrapbook etc. yesterday that i miss it. if only i could find my desk...=0) fab job, girlie!! (and you can never go wrong @ ikea!!)

laura vegas said...

this all looks fabulous sara! i know you've been patiently waiting for your own space. i still hope you get into the guest room ... but this is a great way to work with the space you have NOW. love seeing how you've set everything up ... just love it!

Mariangeles M said...

Wow!! Great scrap room!!!

Lydia said...

Holey WOW girl, what a fantastic space. It must feel so good to be getting organized. COngrats~!