Well, not for long!! I finally got my scrap room totally cleaned and organized!! WOOHOO!! I have been a little apprehensive about posting pics of my room online because it is messy but I hosted a crop for my WhoGAS pals today so I HAD to clean it.

I stayed up late last night and got it all cleaned, dusted, organized, mopped, and beautiful. I am so excited to work in it!! Since we were all cropping I actually set up tables across from my room and we all just cropped out in the front room. My room really can only hold 2 people comfortably. Anyways, without further ado, here it is!!

The view from outside of the room. I am working on installing some doors. This is kind of a 180 degree view from outside the room:





The shelves below are Floating Shelves from Ikea. I originally saw these in Nora Griffin's room on her blog and they looked so cool! I hope to create some fun inspiring stuff to put up here some day. I have pics to be scrapped in those white boxes. The magazine files have paper and mats for my Silhouette. The flowers I use to decorate my Girl Scouts' cookie booths each year but in the meantime they can decorate my room–hehe.





My AMM Tote with a Scrapbook Royalty Clock Tote Hook–a MUST HAVE!! Keeps my tools close but my table top clean.

My “Alpha Station” with Chip Alphas, Silhouette, and stamps in the white cabinet on the left:



Bulletin area. For really important stuff and it is all important, isn't it?! LOL The wire thing is from Pier One for $10. Pink Paislee actually had these in their booth at CHA Winter 2008 which was soooo cool!! The white metal boards are another Ikea purchase.

My view from my table. I got this cool herb garden planter from Crate & Barrel and use it for my tools and pens and such. It is on a lazy susan from, you guessed it, Ikea again.



My little Quickutz Pinata from the Fiesta Die Set. I love it but he is mighty bright so he is up on a shelf by himself…



Since I've been posting pics of my room in little snippets I've gotten some questions about where to get the items I used in my room. Here is the “supply list”:

  • Paint- Lowe's/Olympic
  • Bookcase with cabinet on bottom – Home Depot
  • Flooring – Lumber Liquidators
  • Cubes – Crop in Style/Store In Style
  • Wire Note Holder – Pier One
  • White Metal Bulletin Boards, Floating Shelves, Chair, Tables, FIRA boxes for Alpha letters, Stamp Storage, Extension Wall brackets for Cafe Rods for ribbon, Sewing Table, Magazine Files, White Boxes – Ikea
  • Cafe Rods, Bins for Sizzix Dies – Target

After years of scrapping on the bed, the couch, the kitchen table, and anywhere I could, I finally have a space that is 100% bonafide scrapping and nothing else. It is really great to go in there and just be in the creative zone for hours. I feel really lucky and really appreciate the sacrifices my hubby and family have made to help make this possible for me. Sometimes Xaver sits across from me and works on his own projects. In the front room we are creating a library/office instead of a formal living room and hopefully will have chairs and such in there soon. My vision is that my family can hang out in there and read or draw and I can scrap and we'll all be in the same area together. Right now I am heading off to go break in the completed room! LOL

Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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12 thoughts on “Finally Finished and Clean!

  1. Great job. I love the wall color and how alive the room looks. I hope you create amazing stuff in there….Gloria

    Posted on September 28, 2008 at 6:06 am
  2. I love your ideas! But I have a question. You organize your PP by colors, what if there is no dominant color?

    Posted on September 28, 2008 at 6:37 am
  3. Very good question China Doll! If the paper is part of a collection, then I stick it in with one of the other papers in the collection that does have a dominant color. Otherwise I have a very small section for these papers. I try to avoid putting paper there because I know I will likely not use it if it ends up in this section.

    Posted on September 28, 2008 at 2:55 pm
  4. Holy Gosh….your amazing!!! This is such a beautiful room, so organized and the furniture rocks!! AND so many scrap supplies….like a store!! LOVE it!!

    Posted on September 28, 2008 at 5:49 pm
  5. Absolutely adorable room Jennifer! Love the colour and organization – can’t wait to go shopping for mine now!

    Posted on September 28, 2008 at 10:51 pm
  6. Absolutely an awesome space!!!!!

    Posted on September 28, 2008 at 11:57 pm
  7. I WANT this room!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted on September 29, 2008 at 3:16 am
  8. really really cute….was nice to see it in person!
    Thanks again for letting us crop and eat some scrumptious food!

    Posted on September 29, 2008 at 2:53 pm
  9. Hey Miss Jennifer, Your scrappy room is BEAUTIFUL! I am so jealous. My room is a STY!

    Posted on September 29, 2008 at 4:20 pm
  10. OK…if i had this room i would scrap 24/7……it is so beautiful!!! Another Jenn P. inspiration for me!!!

    Posted on September 29, 2008 at 6:56 pm
  11. WOW! Great set up Jennifer!

    Posted on September 30, 2008 at 6:52 pm
  12. That is soooo funny Jennifer I also have that garden thing from crate and barrel and it’s on a lazy susan from you guessed it IKEA!!!! We must have the same taste!!!!!! :0)

    Posted on October 22, 2008 at 4:39 pm