Friday, January 9, 2009

Spic and Span

I was a busy beaver this AM and cleaned up my paper station (it really needed it, as evidenced in the before photo). To be honest, I had to clean it because I was looking for one very important, very small piece of paper in the midst of everything. Luckily, I found it! And now my space is very tidy and my scrap papers are all sorted :)





I'm embarassed that it looked like this before! Here is what it looks like now:



I sorted out all of my scraps by solids and patterns, in the two baskets. I added a table cloth (that is fabric left over from the head table at my wedding!) to hide the junk under the table, and I moved the paper cutter to the other side so that paper won't fall off the edge of the table after it has been cut. I also kept bumping my hip on the lever when I would leave the room.

The shelf above the table was my $10 garage sale find that I painted, it holds merchandise ready to be shipped. On top of the shelf there are various jars of ribbon spools. Next to the shelf is a thrifted wall sconce that holds this. I want to paint the sconce as well.... obviously I have a lot of paint projects! Under that shelf is a thrifted letter holder that needs to be painted - it holds tiny pieces of paper.

Thanks for looking! Tomorrow I am headed to the closing of the *only* scrapbook store on the island... which makes me very sad, but everything is 40% off so that makes me happy! Check back here tomorrow because I will be posting a little write-up about my favorite tools. I will tell you some tips and tricks to how I do my crafts :)

11 comments:

Lindsey said...

Are you available for hire? Because on a good day my "clean" craft room looks like your before picture. But it hasn't been "clean" in a while :/

Keira said...

WOW! It looks so good. Don't be embarassed about before pictures, that just means you had been putting the area to good use! I love the tablecloth you added. I can't put tablecloths up because then I would just start stockpiling crap underneath the table since you wouldn't be able to see it! Haha.

PitBullLadyDesigns said...

Great job! I love to see how people organize their workspaces. . .

NoraAnne said...

I so need to clean my craft room, it's disastrous! Thanks for the inspiration :)

sassypackrat said...

I love that aqua/teal shelf.

Pink & Green Mama said...

Your blog is adorable and I'm so glad I found you. Now I want to eat a cupcake and bacon and go sort my art studio paper boxes. Keep up the great work!! : )

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

I could use your organizing skills! You should see where I create! Oh my goodness....no....you shouldn't see it! You wouldn't believe how unorganized one person could be!

Mommy2Liam said...

Wow! Great job on organizing all of that! Great blog, and I'm going to have to bloglift this idea, because I recently reorganized my scraproom and took pictures!

Jennifer Katherine said...

That's the most adorable shelf EVER!

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Diane said...

You know what I am going to need to do the same thing. My space in my home office is a real mess. You just motivated me (:
Hugs, Diane