I don't have a scrap room. Using the word "room" makes one assume that I would have a door. And walls. So I usually call it my scrap area. It's actually a kind of loft at the top of the steps on the second floor of our house. I'm lucky to have a dedicated space to do my thing...but some days I really wish I had a door. With a lock.
Usually when a crafter posts pics of her scrappin' space, she cleans it up first. I decided that I would let you take a peek at my area -- as is. I was in the middle of 3 different projects when I got the inspiration to take these pictures. So if you are offended by anything less than neat or tidy...you might want to look away now. (Don't say I didn't warn you.)
First up is the wide angle shots...so you can see all of the chaos at once...
Here's the right side. On the other side of that half wall behind the units with the drawers are the stairs. We got the furniture from a neighbor who was selling it at a garage sale. It's made of monkeywood from Thailand and was custom designed for her son's bedroom. She sold it all to us for $150. It is beautiful and sturdy. You just don't ever see much of it because it's always buried under all my stuff but it fits in this space perfectly.
The drawers just don't hold all scrapbooking stuff. I have books and office supplies in there too. When this is cleaned off (which is never), this is a really nice place to spread out.
This is the left side where my computer and printer is, along with my ribbon hanging thing that I made myself from a curtain rod and some clips from the drapery department at Joann.
My Scrapbox. Here is what it looks like when it's closed...and when it's open and organized beautifully:
Now here's mine:
Uh-huh. You see now why I showed you the picture from the website first.
It does fit perfectly in the little alcove at the end of the room. And it does look really nice when it's all closed up. But it makes me sad when I can't see all my scrappy goodies, so I leave it open 99% of the time. I do close it when we have guests staying with us. (Sometimes).
My Expression sits on this little table caddy-corner to my desk, so I can plug my computer into the E when I'm cutting something from SCAL. The drawer underneath holds all my cricut cartridges.
Finally....I decided to share this one last picture with you:
Pictured above is part of our spare bedroom - which is right across from my scrap area. When I run out of space in my craft area (which means I need to clean it up and don't want to) I usually end up in here on the floor between the wall and the bed. If I'm worried about making too much noise while the girls are napping, I set up my baby bug in here to make cuts. That white thing on the nightstand is my makeshift photo box where I use the natural light from the window to take pictures of my projects and my jewelry for etsy. I really do clean this up when we have overnight guests....
I hope you enjoyed the tour of my scrap area. If you have any questions, post them in the comments section and then check back later. I'll answer them there.
Now, I really should make something with all the stuff in here.