Hey Hey Hey!
I figured it’s about time for a little update on my scrapbook studio in progress. I’m organizing, sorting, purging, and decorating — all at once. It’s a bit overwhelming, but I’m really enjoying having my own space for the first time in, well FOREVER!
I thought as I work along, I’d give you a glimpse into the process, as well as show you the solutions I’ve discovered along the way.
First, let me tell you — DECORATING AND ORGANIZING YOUR SPACE IS A WORK IN PROGRESS. You cannot do it all in one fell swoop — I don’t care who you are. Even Becky Higgins took time to figure out what would work for her and what wouldn’t! Something that looks great in a magazine may or may not work for YOU. (I rely heavily on the advice from the amazing Smedley/Garvey team in this book: The Organized and Inspired Scrapbooker.
A little background on my space. It’s big. I’m lucky. I do know that AND I have waited 12 years for this. So I figured I”m entitled.
So, today, here’s where we are.
-Paint is done
-All furniture is in
-All furniture is assembled
-All boxes are in
Not too much to hope for, is it?
Today, I spent some time getting this together:
Seems a funny thing to start with, but one has to start SOMEWHERE. And buttons are fun. I decided to sort by color and store them in cute little jars I got from IKEA on one of my many trips the last few weeks. The large glass jar on the right is from an order from the Ribbon Jar (they send all their orders in these adorable vintage glass jars!). The bookshelf (which I’ll give you a better view of another day) is from Pier One. I got two of them and may very well head back for more.
Here’s another thing I’m in love with: My three Alex carts from IKEA. I don’t know how I lived without them! They are huge and gorgeous and have WHEELS!
I’m going to show you what I’m using one of these for today. It’s kind of an eclectic mix of stuff, but it all fits nicely. Oh yeah, it ROLLS!
Here it is:
Here’s what’s in it:
Don’t they look lovely in there!
Here’s the rest of the drawers:
And finally, rub-on storage! Most of them are in plastic Zip-Locks, just like I talk about here. The few loose ones on the top are ones I just tossed in there and haven’t had a chance to add to the bags.
There’s one more drawer at the top that I have my Slice cutting board in. I may change it later.
Okay, that’s the tour for today! More coming soon.