Well, I finally have my new scrappy space, "studio" if you will ;), organized!! It has been lots of fun and although this room is smaller, it seems to have a better layout! I went through everything and did a major purge. Feels good to take inventory and to be able to donate some fun crafting supplies to my community. I'm hoping to arrange a drop off at the Boys and Girls Club.
So here is the warning. This will be photo heavy. My sister Susan has been waiting for this post to see the new set up. If you find it totally boring, I totally understand if you opt out of this post!! :)
Here is the view from the doorway. As I have mentioned before, my studio basically has all the furniture that nobody else in the family wants. I am happy to say that I have inherited Rob's desk that used to be in his computer room. He doesn't have a computer room anymore. I am loving having this larger space to work.
Here is the left side of the room.
Here is the right side of the room.
This photo frame sits above my Cricut. I have put some of my favourite nature photographs in it.
Below my Cricut, I have yarn and cross-stitching supplies.
Here are some baskets of embellishments. My sewing machine and some craft magazines sit below.
These pictures are from Ikea. I bought them for the old studio just before we decided to move. I decided to put them away until we moved. It was fun to finally get them up.
Here is my desk area. This bulletin board will hold some inspirational ideas eventually. Yeah, I have been creatively blank lately so this photo is quite symbolic! ;) I bought these tall floor lamps at Ikea for $10 each. Gotta love Ikea. I'm hoping these will help with my lack of lighting in this room. I am missing my amazing lighting that was in my old room. We took the ceiling light fixture cover off to expose the light bulbs for better light. It looks a bit raw, but I'm all about function these days. Eventually I am hoping to find a fixture that will give good bright light.
This is my new wall rub on. For those of you that remember the hunt for a second rub on that I had in my last room that read, "Every day comes bearing it's gifts. Untie the ribbons.", I am sad to report that although I did find this rub on, I was unable to apply it to the wall. I think it may have been old stock and I was unable to get the rub on to come off the backing paper. :( I am happy with this new saying because it holds meaning for me. :)
I decided to keep all my albums in my space so I bought this bookshelf at Ikea. Yes these 8.5 x 11 albums hold some beauties!! LOL
Oh, here is my "artsy" photo. ;)
This bookshelf, I also inherited! It used to be in one of our spare bedrooms. It was actually in Rob's bedroom as he grew up, so needless to say, it is old!!! LOL I have some more albums, as well as my collection of chipboard albums in the white basket. Then I have my Cricut cartridges, adhesives, some Christmas embellishments and the black case hold hand made cards.
Here is where my paper is stored. The small white shelf was given to me from Lisa. It doesn't fit in her bathroom at the condo. Yay me!! It holds buttons and flowers. The black flowers on the wall are plastic and dimensional. They are by Umbra and are really fun and whimsical. They are $25 and you get 25 flowers. My girls would have loved something like this for their bedrooms when they were teenagers! I'm glad that I have a spot to put something this kitchy!! :)
And last but not least..... this basket is made out of rolled up woven pages of magazines! Just loved the "green" aspect of this and it seemed perfect for a room filled with paper! I got it on sale at Urban Barn for $5!!!! I have had my eye on these baskets but couldn't justify the regular price.
So, I hope that this post has not been too painful. I am happy to say that I actually did some scrapping last night. I did a LO for my last assignment for Creative Scrappers. The DT time just flew by and it was so much fun! I'll still be playing along for sure. I am happy to say that Aphra is still on the DT as well as two more of my bloggy friends, Frances and Kim!! Congratulations ladies!! I am looking forward to seeing your creations! :)
Happy Scrapping!! Jen :)