Friday, July 2, 2010

Scrap Room Overhaul

When I started scrapbooking I used to keep my stash in a set of drawers in our study and get them out each time I wanted to scrap taking them into the dinning room. I think like most scrappers my stash soon outgrew my little drawers and we decided to turn our newly decorated spare bedroom into a craft room. (well I think I decided and Justin went along with it!)
I thougth that one day we may need to turn the room back into a bedroom so I have been hesitant to fix anything to do with my craft storage to the walls......until now!
I mentioned to Justin the other day that I needed to buy another set of drawers as my stash mountain had grown once again, he said why don't you get someone in to do it all out properly! Now I wasn't going to let that comment pass by so I have jumped at the chance, I have spent the last few night browsing through the Ikea book and deciding what I need to create a more workable space. We are off to Ikea tomorrow and I am so excited, I can't wait to be able to sort through all my stash and get it organised. I have to say my main source of inspiration has been Sarah Youdes craft room which is just divine!
Last night we moved my old georgian chest of drawers into Rebeccas room and pushed all the rest of the stuff onto one side of the room. I am going to keep the pine table but I want to add another desk so I can have my sewing machine and cuttlebug out all the time, a bit of a work station.
Anyway here is a photo of all of my scrapping clutter (minus the loo rolls...not sure why they are there!) that has to be sorted and organised.
This cupboard is full of my little treasures but it is going to have to make way for an Expedit unit, such a sacrifice!
Hopefully by early next week my little room be finished and I can show you the finished product! I cannot wait!
I have been sat looking through old photos on here tonight and found these two of the girls which I just had to share with you. They both look soooo cute.



Jill said...

Oooh Rachael, can't wait to see the transformation and talking of transformations just look what beautiful girls your little girls have turned into!!! Jill x

Rachel said...

wow cant wait to see how it looks, did u know that the ikea sale starts tomo so get there early, looking forward to more pics xxx

jennifer said...

Yes I can see that the stash storage problem would be driving you mad! I have enough trouble with tottering piles of stuff, but mine are at least all piled in a closet so they are hidden from view when I want to pretend I'm tidy! Can't wait to see what you do with your room, ikea is definitely where I'd head if I was off for an overhaul! x

Anonymous said...

Lookng forward to seeing what you do with your craft room, and happy shoppping today!

Jen said...

ooh enjoy the overhaul! can't wait to see the 'after' photos!

Lelly said...

Looking forward to seeing the new room

Sarah Youde said...

Oooh, can't wait to see what you do :)

Glen said...

Ooo... Rachael, I can't wait to see your new room. It's inspiring me but there are still a few things that need fixing before I can get started - like the damp ceiling - probably from a tile missing on the roof! Love the photo of your girls. They look so different. TFS. ~Glen~