so here are a couple of disclaimers. my room is not fancy. i wish i had the martha stewart crafting furniture-i dream of that furniture!!. nope. my furniture (besides the fabulous sideboard) was found at garage sales. one of the tables is actually a computer desk from college!
my room is NOT pristine. nor is it like the ones you might see in magazines. never will be!
and i wish we weren't renting. if we owned this house i would paint the walls a beautiful robin's egg blue. :)
i am also not a photographer nor do i know anything about photograpy (or editing). so these aren't pretty pictures, but they do the job!
several things have changed since last time i blogged about this. i've really been paring down my stash so i've moved things around. i've found that if i don't SEE things...i don't USE them. so i try to display as much as possible.
if you have any questions, ask in the comment section and i will answer there. for some reason, not everyone is notified when i respond to their comments, so make sure and check back.
here's one wall of the room:
this is a fabulous sideboard that my friend nancy gave (yes, gave!!!) me. it is the perfect height for standing to work, even though i do most of my scrapping on the floor.
the drawers are big and deep. they hold magazines, crop bags,punches. and the one to the right is my giveaway drawer. :)
the crop bags that are hanging on the front will hold my SC kits and add-ons when they come.
i store albums underneath (the black/white damask one is my project life album!!) so that they can easily be looked at by the girls.
that box on top of the albums is my "misting box".
closeups of the work space:
small containers (got these on zulily) that hold adhesives, often used paints,and embossing supplies.
three tiered basket holds stamps, stamp pads, acrylic blocks.
one of my project life areas.
milk glass holds die cuts, brads,chipboard pieces
more milk glass holds doilies,and miscellaneous items i don't want to forget to use.
i have 2 muffin tins that sit atop sewing machine drawers. they hold buttons (i have another HUGE apothecary jar of vintage buttons in the living room), clips, resin pieces,flowers,etc.
on top of one of the drawers is my tin of washi tape
inside of the two sewing machine drawers. one holds pearls and the other holds extra adhesives.
tucked my my work space is the bigs art corner. they love to "srapbook" with me, as sadie likes to say.
by the window is a bookcase. it holds stacks of unsorted layouts (my specialty), photos, and these things:
on top of the bookcase is a box of JBS inks in front of a vintage flour tin full of thickers.
on top of the bookcase is also an old convenience store gum rack with extra stickers on it.
on one of the shelves is this dish drying rack with punches in it.
computer desk (crib bed spring displays layouts)
in the corner by the computer is my mannequin and a few other things:
these 12x12 iris boxes hold cardstock, studio calico stamps, studio calico chipboard, letter stickers,etc.
there are always lots of extra empty boxes. i put guest design supplies in them or they are handy to hold projects that are in progress.
next to the boxes are my 2 cropper hopper boxes full of patterned papers.i need to pare these down even more.
the top of the table:
the piece to the right is an awesome box my mom gave me. it's an old drawer set from a paper mill. right now it holds important papers (power of attorney), notes,address book,etc.
next to the drawers are my mists (in an old card catalog drawer) and a basket of twine.
here is another project life stash. on the left is tags and a few rolls of washi tape.
on the right is tickets, sticker sheets,etc.
one last thing i wanted to share:
i found this zig zag box at target. it holds PL memorabilia. wish i would have gotten more than one, i love it.
so there you have it!
almost everything here is repurposed. i love to look at flea markets, junk stores, and secondhand shops. i love that so many things have found a second life in this room.i don't have a professional, perfectly coordinated room. and i love that. that's not "me" anyway.
happy wednesday y'all...it's back to school for us.
and i want to wish my mom/aka "bb" (the most creative person i know!) a beautiful, beautiful birthday. i love you and miss you!!!