Sunday, July 18, 2010

My Happy Room

Mine....all mine! This is where I love to hang out. We decided in January that we (mostly me, my hubby wasn't as excited as I was! LOL) would give my scrapping area a makeover. Without the help of my son and one of my daughters, I don't think (I know) I would never have completed it!

We began by replacing the carpet with some laminate flooring. I LOVE it!! Now I can find things when I drop them! We also (I use the term "we" loosely here, as it was my son and daughter who did all the work!), painted the walls a very soft blue. This is actually the only room in my house that doesn't have white walls...I know...borrrrringgg!!!

I purchased the furniture from a local store and it took SIX weeks for it to get to me. The waiting was awful! THEN when I finally got it, I realized that the shelf units that I ordered were 15" deep shelves...but what I got was 11 3/4" deep shelves. Well, I've been back and forth with the furniture store, and "supposedly" he has someone making me new ones. Well, Hello! He's already tried that one time and the results were less than perfect...and I sent them back and kept the original shelves.

This is the view from the door of the room. If you can see the storage boxes on the shelves, that's where I've put my stamps, embellishments, loose ribbons, thickers, inks, etc. I found these great boxes at Tuesday Morning. They come in different sizes and they work perfectly for me! I also added a couple of wicker baskets on the shelves on the left, and a wicker drawer unit (next to the blue chair)to the room for storage.

This is the view from the back right corner of the room.

The table was a Walmart find...just $127...and it was PERFECT to go with my other furniture. I decided to use the stackable containers under the table (something I already had) for my paper scraps...then they are right there when I need just a scrap of something!

Closet storage...

Organizing was something that took a while. I bought over the door storage racks and had my husband help secure them to the door...and let me tell you...this was the PERFECT solution for all my punches! Of course, now I'm out of room and so I can't buy any more punches...(yeah..that's gonna happen). I also put a metal shelving unit in the closet to hold some of my completed albums, photos...and of course, my "real work" files and folders. Yeah, I have to use this room for real work too!

Just another view from the closet end of the room. There is an "entertainment" center on the right hand wall that houses all my cutting tools - Cuttlebug and Revolution. The Silhouette sits on my desk, since it has to connect to the computer.

Until next time....

Hugs!



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13 comments:

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Beautiful! Love how clean and organized it looks. Great idea for the punches. I use a shoe holder over my closet door. I need to get my computer into my crafting room. Thanks for sharing!

Scrappycath said...

Oh.My.Goodness. This turned out amazing Susan!!

Kim said...

Awww Susan...I absolutely love your space!!!! Very inspiring! Can I come over and play????? LOL!

Robbie said...

It looks like there is just enough room for me to come play! lol Love your space! I think I need some of those over the door things for my punches. Terrific!! I know that you are going to have a blast in it!!

Vel said...

Wow, Susan, your space is fabulous! Well worth the wait, I think. I love the black on the furniture...very classy.

Susan Raihala said...

Congratulations! That looks soooooo pretty! What an inviting place to work!

Diana Joy said...

Wonderful space and the feeling of peace just flows. I have carpet in my room and hate it...like your flooring.....Thanks for sharing.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Wow, I'm totally jealous... but then I'm not a neat freak so even if a) I had that much cool stuff b) it would be a mess... enjoy the beautiful crafty space.

Gabrielle Pollacco said...

Oh my word!!! That scrap space is devine!! I love the big table!! Even though I have a scrapspace/office, my desk area is taken up by all our computer equipment so I really don't have a good scrapping area, I still end up spreading it all out on our bed to work! LOL! ....that is a dream scrap room! love it Susan!!

~Gabi xxx

Doris said...

WOW! No wonder it's a happy room! Thanks for all the encouraging comments you leave on my blog.

Jennifer Styles said...

Oooooooooo nice! I love your wall colours and the furniture is lovely!

I also really like the table in the middle of the room.

What I didn't mention in my post about my craft room is that I have to share some of my space with my son, so no table in the middle for now.

Thanks for letting me know about your fabulous space!

Hello From Texas said...

Oh my gosh Susan .... Your room is fabulous!! Look at all that room you have! I don't think you can get away with telling your husband I have more stuff then you. Your room is so nice a big its easier to spread it out and make it look all neat and organized. Mine looks like more because its all crammed into a 8.5X9.0 space; and that 9' is the measurement on that long wall. So it's really more like 8x7 because of the funky way the door is tucked in at an angle. LOL

Love your black furniture and the really big desk. Ohhhh.. and you have one of those desktop caddy's!!!! I want one so bad but can't find them anywhere. :(

Ali Manning said...

What a beautiful room, Susan - thanks so much for sharing the link with me. I really enjoyed looking around :)

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