Scraproom Tour, Sort of…
I was supposed to share my scraproom with you today. But you’ll notice I’m not. It’s because I have plans. I have grand plans. And those plans are about 70% done. I have to finish hanging my IKEA Fintorp buckets. They look like this, only with scrapbook stuff in them instead of food stuff.
One is hung, the other is not.
I want to make cafe curtains that look like this:
They will made out of the curtains that were in my grandparents’ guest bedroom, the one my sisters and I got to sleep in when we were kids. When my grandmother passed away, that’s all I wanted, those curtains. Unfortunately, they were old and falling apart. My mom salvaged as much as she could, and since there’s not a lot to work with, I decided cafe curtains would be the best option.
But they are not done yet.
I have a huge old desk that we found at a reclamation yard. It was $50 and I had to have it. It looks just like this one. It’s called a Lincoln Desk, manufactured by The Commercial Furniture Company in Chicago. They were built in the 1930’s and 40’s and mine has a pull out platform on the left side, originally for a typewriter, but mine holds my sewing machine.
The reason you’re not seeing my pictures is because I am an archeological scrapper. I tend to pile and move to the next project. I’m almost to the bottom, but not quite. Soon, I promise.
I also have another couple of IKEA purchases that I use for storage. This sweet little Hemnes side table holds my laptop and some miscellany:
I put it together myself.
And this PAX unit holds almost everything else I use. After many different tries at storage, I found that keeping it all behind doors is what works for me. Also, not holding on to everything is key. I have to be vicious with what I keep, otherwise I end up in chaos (I’m almost there at the moment, which is why you’re getting this kind of tour).
Mine is black with frosted doors. I’ll show you inside once I really do my scraproom tour.
I’ve got a few more little projects, I’d like some wall art and just found this cool site, you type in an address, it will make a watercolored map for you. I may create one and frame it.
Or I may not. But you’ll know in a couple more months. I have until August now, and hopefully by then I’ll be all done with my reorganized scraproom.
Until then, I suggest if you’re looking for ideas on how to store your supplies, head over to the office section of Houzz.com, that’s where I went to gather inspiration. I found more of what I liked there then on Pinterest.