Saturday, January 24, 2015

My new scraproom...and a RAK!

Hello all!

It's finally time to share my new scraproom with everyone! It was a long time in the making...most of my scrappy stuff sat in storage for six months while we moved and found a house, then it sat in boxes for four months in the basement while the room was being constructed from a completely unfinished space. In the meantime, I scrapped with a pared-down stash first in my in-laws sunroom and then in the new dining room at our new house. I was fortunate enough to have supplies and space to scrap during those eleven months, but it sure does feel great to finally have a room back. So now it's time to share some photos of the new space!

Here's the view when you first walk through the door. The artwork is my aunt and uncle's, who are professional artists out of St. Petersburg, Florida. Their pieces have always hung in my scraproom and I love how bright and cheery they are. The little table from Ikea is for my little guy to work on his masterpieces while I create mine.

And here's a better view into the room. I wish we didn't have to have the support pole in the middle of the room but there wasn't much we could do about that. I placed my scrap desk in the middle of the room so it would be against the support pole and also sit right underneath one of the banks of lights. I worked very hard with the electrician on lighting choices and placement. I am so happy with how it turned out. 

And here's the view from the southwest corner of the room. It's nice that the room is so big that the futon still fits in here. It's nice to have this option for when guests stay over. I truly love my two Besta shelves from Ikea...they made it through the move fully assembled which was nice. Next to the shelf are my Display Dynamics acrylic trays I use to house my cardstock. And next to that is my Raskog cart from Ikea that houses lots of my essentials. It's nice to be able to wheel it right up to my desk when I am ready to scrap.

Here's the view from the northwest corner of the room. The closed door in this photo leads to the laundry and storage area. The yellow paint and white trim in the room was picked to keep the room bright and cheery. I wanted the space to feel the furthest from a basement room as possible.

Here's a better look at the scrap desk and my smaller Besta shelf unit. On my scrap desk sits my Pampered Chef tool turnabout with all my essentials. Next to the shelf are my Jet Max cubes and milk crates. My JetMax cubes store Thickers, chipboard and finished layouts that need to be filed into albums. The milk crates hold my 12x12 Crop Hopper pockets that store flat embellishments (stickers, rub-ons, die-cuts, etc) by theme.

Here is the computer area of my room. The dog crate had to find a home in this room and I actually am happy it's here because it gives me more tabletop space for my printer and printing supplies. The crate used to sit in the middle of our family room in Portland, so we splurged and got one with a wood frame so it could double as an end table. It was stained with a cherry finish, but me husband painted it white to match the rest of my scraproom furniture. My Ikea Alex drawers sitting to the right of the computer desk holds my Cricut and lots of other scrapping and office supplies.

In regards to organization, I did my best to copy my storage and organization exactly as I had it in Portland after I redid my scraproom there. If you want to reference that post, here's the link!

Now, it's time for a RAK! I cleaned out my supplies before we moved and donated a lot of it. But, the good stuff that I just didn't think I'd use I put in a box to give away to my scrappy friends. So, for a chance to win this RAK from my goodie box, all you have to do is be a follower of my blog and leave a comment on this blog post. For an extra entry, "like" my scrappy FaceBook page here! I'll draw a winner next Sunday, February 1st!

16 comments:

Lu L. said...

I think yellow was the perfect color for the walls, and it complements the artwork so well. I have admired those paintings ever since you posted some pics on I2S a while back.
Everything is so neat and organized...I'm so jealous Megan!

Sherri P said...

Wow it is so big. You gotta love that

Leslie said...

I am envious. awesome room

marie o hanlon said...

i really am jealous and you are so lucky. you would need to see the small place i have which is so cluttered mainly because i still have a bed there when my grandsons stay. it is so bright and cheerful for you. i hope youenjoy every moment you spend there.

LisaM said...

I am so jealous! Your room is gorgeous and so clean!

Kim A. said...

I love your huge, beautiful crafting space.

Stacey said...

Your room is beautiful, Megan. I love all the organization, space and you are going to have so much fun creating in there!

Lolis Flores said...

Wow! Beautiful space!

Jean said...

Wow - this is so pretty ( and clean and organized)! Love it!

Becky said...

The yellow is so cheery!
I think I will need to have you help me design my room in my next house. :)

I follow via feedly and facebook!

wendipooh13 said...

your new space is amazing!!!! Its stunning!!!

Susan said...

I really enjoyed reading your written descriptions of the photos I'd already seen. I think I love *organizing* my scrapbooking supplies as much as I do *using* them. I suspect you're the same way, too!!

Joni Parker said...

I saw your pics on MS the other day and wondered about all the doors. (3 or 4?) -- I figured one was laundry. It was nice to hit your blog to get the write up to go with the pics! I wish you lots of creative mojo in your new space & glad you guys are all settled. --- I'll ask that you exclude me from your generous RAK, I just wanted to say hello!

Michelle said...

So jealous!! Love your new room!!

TinaGAle said...

Love your new space. The yellow walls are so bright and cheery. Happy scrapping!

Monique Liedtke said...

Wow! You have such an amazing space!!! You lucky girl!! Have fun creating!