Sunday, February 17, 2008

The rest of my space!

Good morning!

I’m back today to share the rest of my room with you all. So let’s get started!

This is my computer desk…yup, I’m a Mac girl and nope, it’s not always this tidy! (heehee)

The next main storage solution I have in my room is my Expedit shelf from Ikea.

This is where I store my supplies and “stuff” that I don’t mind being seen and that is visually inspiring to me. I love all the cubbies and I love that I can switch things around and re-organize very easily if I want to.

On the top shelf I have things like ribbons, flowers, buttons, brads and alphabets all sorted by color. I loooove this. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to go the “color” route and now I am so glad that I did! I didn’t realize until my supplies were organized this way that I really do think in terms of color when I scrapbook rather than, “Oh, I think I want a Making Memories ribbon on this layout.” Sorting by color has sped up my scrapbooking process big time.

On the second row I have cardstock sorted by color and other supplies in baskets. This is my “Love, Elsie” basket:

and this is my basket with blank mini albums just waiting to be used:

The 4 large baskets hold all of my stationary and gift wrap, Christmas supplies and larger chipboard alphabets. One basket is still empty…I’m sure I’ll have it filled up in no time!

Then the bottom shelf is where I store all of my albums.

I am in the process of switching all of my albums to the American Crafts 12x12 Modern Albums…you can see the black ones on the far left, and then on the far right all of my old, 8.5x11 albums. I can’t wait to get new ones!

Next is my “magazine corner”:

I found that cute white shelf at Home Sense and on the wall are wire baskets which hold Heidi Swapp products that I use frequently.

Now comes my favorite part of my room!

This is my magnetic wall calendar from Pottery Barn. I ordered this over a year and a half ago with no place to put it. I knew I’d be able to use it one day, and it is finally up!
This functions as a calendar and an inspiration board for me. I use it to keep my life on track, display projects I’ve made, pictures, magazine cut outs, you name it! It is fun, fun, fun.
(note: I don’t think this calendar is available to order anymore…sorry!)

And before I go, here is one last look at my room.

I bought my table at Ikea, it is actually a kitchen island. It works great for me because I can stand while I work plus it has awesome shelves for storage!

Thank you so much for peeking into my room with me this month. It was fun for me ‘cause not only was I motivated to get my room “done” and organized, but I was eager to share my ideas and hopefully motivate some of you in the process. There is nothing like an organized space to get you inspired to create. Whether it’s your room or your kitchen table, once everything has it’s “place” you’ll be able to work so much easier!

I hope you all have a great day, thanks for stopping by!


(P.S. Come back next week for one last look into Kim's space!)


Kara said...

tal! awesome room.
where did you get those wire racks that you have your HS product in?
also, do you know the color code for your wall? i love it!! so serence looking!

Anonymous said...

awwww - so pretty! looks great babe. - niki

Anonymous said...

Wow! That is beautiful! Great Job on such a wonderful space!

s a n s k u :) said...

So, this is what I was thinking... You give me key to your house and I get to come and use your room any time I want... He hee :P Or we'll use some magic and transfer your room into my house. :P Awesome room Talia!! Love it!! Love the wall color too.

jessica said...

I have seen that big shelf in a book and I have wanted it ever since. I love all your little baskets in it. I also really like the shelf that holds your magazines. Very nice room.

Anonymous said...

I have the Expedit in my "room", what is that little shelf thing that you have all your card stock sorted in? and where did you get it? That's exactly what I need. . . not sure about anyone else, but out of site, out of mind and I end up with TONS of cardstock that I never use. Those would be great to have and they fit perfectly in the little cubbies. Don't you just love IKEA?
Your room is fabulous and very inspiring. Keep the submissions open longer than february and I can share more than my Harry Potter closet under the stairs crammed full of my stuff . . .

Natalie-Jade said...

Thank you so much for sharing, I really love your room! :)

Bobbi-Jo said...

So much inspiration - not enough words to comment! I especially love the Cube shelves and the wall calendar. The kitchen island is a fabulous idea, too! Love it!

Just Rhonda said...

beautiful room!!!!!

Casey said...

such a great looking room!

Donna said...

Totally love it! You have the same style as me! I didn't know that we Canadians could order from Pottery Barn!

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