Monday, February 11, 2008

Welcome!

*Let me know if the pictures still aren't showing up...sorry!*



Today is Monday again....


And I'm inviting you to check out my Scrap space!!



I've been planning my room for a long time now, but it was just a matter of time before I could get going. Now that we've actually finished our basement renovation I have my own space! Of course we're still working on things down there, but my room was the priority..hehe! And we have great big windows in the basement, so it really doesn't feel like I'm down there.


Anyway....


Today I'm going to share my desk space and some of my favorite display options.
My Desk was inspired by the Pottery Barn Bedford Collection and is very functional since the sides of the table are actually bookshelves. This makes it great for storing items in jars, boxes and baskets.



I love all the jars!! I keep everything from my tapes...to buttons...to chipboard letters...to ribbon and flowers. And I love the different sizes of jars I've collected. Some items I found work better for me to store by color, but that didn't seem to work for everything...it definitely looks so pretty!




I love the closed boxes from Ikea and found them great to hide items that I don't necessarily want on display. I've kept things like journaling spots and other journaling items in one and ghost letters in another...I just find them great for keeping my room looking organized.
Then I also have a lot of metal baskets that work perfectly for holding alphabets, chipboard alphabets, empty mini albums, and another one holds my file folders and kits. Open storage is great so you can actually see what supplies you have.

On top of my desk I have a carousel card holder where I display some of my cards and photos I want to scrapbook. And then I also have a tray that holds some of my basic supplies that I need for almost every project and layout. That way I always have those items right where I need them and don't have to get up while I'm working.


I'm all about displaying my work when I'm finished something I love...so I created this bulletin board. I was given an old frame that my sister got from her work (it used to have an old painting in it), I painted it black and put cork behind. It was so easy and is probably one of my favorite things in my room....I plan on using it for displaying inspiration too!



Behind my door I have 3 shelves that hold some of my favorite idea books. I have so many, but I've found that when I see them I actually turn to them for inspiration, so it's really handy having them out. The rest of my magazines and books are kept on my bookshelf and organized by manufacturer. I only keep the magazines for one year and then after I either give them away or I tear out the articles that inspired me and put them in an inspiration book that I have.


On my window sill I have big clothes pins that some of my smaller cards are displayed in and it's also a great spot for some of my mini albums. The rest of my mini albums are kept in a basket on the bottom shelf of my ladder shelf. Really take advantage of all the areas you have to work with. A window sill is the next best thing to a shelf!


Lastly I have a dress form that hangs on the wall where I have hung one of my favorite projects I did a few weeks ago. It will be great to clip other projects up on here too!




I'm all about displaying what you create!!! I find it very inspirational and I feel that our rooms should be a place that inspires us.




We would love to see how you display your finished items, so make sure you send us pictures of your rooms or organization tips that have worked for you...we love seeing where you are inspired!!!



Kim :)


*Update* You can get the ladder shelves from Pottery Barn or Revy (here in Canada) but I ordered mine from Sears since it was already black! The Card Carousel is from Pottery Barn...it was a gift from my Mom. My desk was custom made by a friend (my hubby traded work with him...so nice) but you can also get a similar one from Pier 1. And the color of my room is peidmont grey (sp?) from Benjamin Moore...it looks more grey in the pictures...it's kind of a greeny-grey. :)

18 comments:

Kahle said...

Not all of the pictures are showing up! :(

Ashley said...

I love your room Kim! You have decorated it so cute! I really like the frame that you painted black and put cork board behind. I also love how you have your idea books out where you can see them and the card carousel is great.

Wendy Sue said...

Wow, what a great creative space! I really like all of the little ways you've set things up to display your work - it seems like once I'm done I put it away and I don't get to enjoy it as much as I could - thanks so much for the inspiration! :o)

Lindsey Loo said...

um ya, i am so jealous!!

jessica said...

very cute room. Love the wall color. I LOVE your ladder shelf. Where can I get one? And i really like your desk with the shelves on the side. I like all my stuff close to me, right where I'm sitting

Kay said...

Love the pictures of your room Kim, its cool to see how others set up their spaces. Really like the card carousel, where did you find it? Have fun creating in your new space.

Anonymous said...

I can't the pictures to display either. :(

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

Great room, Kim! You and Talia are so lucky to have space for your very own craft room. I'm just itsy bitsy green of envy. :P

jennihaywood said...

Could you pleases tell us where you got your desk? I have seen them at Pottery Barn but I don't have an extra $1000 bucks laying around to spend that much on a desk. I have seen them at Target on- line. I know you live in Canada but you never know...I am sure there are stores here that are also there ;)! I also love the color of your room. Do you know what the color is. It's no big deal. I am just curious. I have been thinking about painting my room. It is a boring white. A couple of months ago I did but a bunch of really cute dress forms like you and Talia have. I put a dress form in my teenage daughter's room and put necklaces on it. It looks really cute. Have a great day!

Anonymous said...

:( I am having picture issues too! I can only see like 4 of them!

Nicole Eshelman said...

Love your space!!! I am totally going to make a framed bulletin board like yours :).

Dana West said...

Kim, your room is stunning! That desk is gorgeous. I just love all of the little accents. You've inspired me to make a corkboard like yours. WOW! I'm so impressed with your space.

Anonymous said...

My old TV room was Piedmont Gray, but it had to change to Key Lime when it became a nursery. Love that color. I want to make a scrap space in my house, but where?

Angie Reid said...

Your rooms both look great - I wish I had a basement!

Thanks for the Christmas cards for the swap - I've tried to email a couple of times but it gets rejected - so hope you see this. Angie NZ

Bobbi-Jo said...

Your room looks so luxurious! I think I'll have to borrow the cork board idea - and the dress form is so much fun! Thanks for sharing your great ideas!

chanel said...

what a gorgeous scrapbook space ... lucky yoU!

Renee said...

the room looks great kim. love what you did.

Casey said...

wow!