Monday, February 2, 2009's "DONE"

Okay so the room is "done".....of course we all know that papercrafters rooms are never truly "done". I'm very very happy with how everything came together. All my OCD and planning paid off! LOL

Every Monday night "the girls" come over and scrap here as my Fiance (Troy) plays in a pool league on Mondays. We have about 7 of us total that are regulars, but usually only 2 or 3 are available on a given Monday. So the table should work great. And if we do have a bigger crowd I have a white craft table we can setup just outside the room in the "loft" or landing area. So the early bird gets the primo spot!! :)

So here are the updated pictures.

Looking into the scraproom from the door. Everytime I walk into the room I just smile. :) I'm so loving it and can't wait to get started creating in it.

What I call "the storage wall". The bottom cabinets are the EFFEKTIV series from IKEA. I went with just the base (plinth) and the High Add On. This created a nice work surface at about counter height for the Cuttlebug, Paper Gator and it will hold my Stamps...which I'm moving to The ScrapRack when it comes. Not planning on using their inserts, just the rack itself. I already have all my stamps in the baseball card and other type holders in binders.

The far left cabinet on the storage wall houses the Cuttlebug folders and plates (in white box), my patterned paper and then some projects that I have been gather items for.
The middle holds my cardstock - for more on that see post below.
The cabinet on the right houses my stamping supplies - ink pads, embossing powders, alcohol inks, glitter glue (my Glitter Stairs from Nicole's Dad are on their way). The little white pale is holding some Ikea paint brushes that work great for cleaning up embossing powder.

Then we have the beloved Cricut Station. This is made up of the Ikea EXPEDIT (2X4) with the attached desk that they have. Then the small LACK shelf above.

Here is a picture of the Expedit cubbies up close. I made dividers for the box on the left to hold my cartridge overlays (more on that somewhere down in my blog) and then the two plano holders on the right hold the cartridge. Below are the notebooks that hold the cartridge print outs. The greyish bos on the top right is where I put cuts someone makes and then decides not to use so someone else can come along and grab them if they will work for them.

I used the BYGEL rail (found in their kitchen section) and the S hooks hold the mats and one of the 99 Cent cups they have holds the tools.

My Desk area. There is a bit of a recess in front of the window which worked perfectly for my desk and the Ikea (seeing a trend here) Alex unit. The computer is close enough to use DS with the Cricuts as well so it worked out really great. Plus I can watch the neighborhood out the window (I am the neighborhood watch coordinator, social director and the one that everyone comes to for "stuff"...we found these dogs do you know who they belong to, who drives the red truck, what's the scoop with so and so....yep we have our very own Wisteria Lane)

Next we have the right side of the two Ikea Billy Bookcases that are flanked on either side by the Ikea BENNO units (designed to hold CD's and DVD's). I found that the Stampin Up sets fit perfectly in the BENNO. My other wood mounted stamps are stored here along with the "inspiration" shelf which houses my magazines as well as binders of cards, layouts and page maps we use for ideas. My larger Xyrons and cutting tools are also stored below.

Then the left side of the bookcases. Top shelf is empty...but we'll remedy that soon I'm sure. Have my jars of skittles and then my embellishment boxes. My CAD II and Ribbon holder. Baskets with my In Stitchz and some other embellies. Then old photo albums are on the bottom shelf. And more BYGEL rails to the right to hold punches.

Now the best part of all....the scrap table! it's a dining room table from.....IKEA! DUH! it's the BJURSTA and has two leaves that store under the table. I have one leaf in now and if we were to add the 2nd you couldn't walk around it. The chairs are..........of course IKEA. They are NILS and come with two choices of covers right now. I love the blue, adds a nice pop of color. And then the TV that was in the room when it was a guest room and I had my sweetie mount it on the wall.

The closet to the right houses my printers and shelves with various things on my Envelope stash.
I also left room for the girls to store their scrap bags in the closet if they want. As several live in the neighborhood.
I know most of the info is repeat from previous posts, but wanted to make sure to provide the info as I've had tons of questions about the new room - which is awesome as I'm happy to help. I searched the internet for months collecting ideas for this room and am happy to give back.
So that's it...all done! Tonight is the Grand Opening of Scrapper's Paradise. We are going to have a little celebration in honor of the new room before we get down to some scrapping.
Thanks for stopping by!

1 comment:

Lori in SC said...

Looks great!
Got your package today - thank you! My DD is already trying to claim some of the goodies for herself.