A work in progress. Yep, that is what it is.
I love this space. I love that it is lived-in and used and cozy.
I am always trying to find ways to make it more efficient. I want the things I reach for most often to be easily accessible. I also continue to be a big fan of finding things that can become a home for other things.
Many of my storage pieces have come from Goodwill, garage sales, or antique stores. I have been collecting these pieces over the last couple of years here and there as I find them.
Computer area (blue table from Goodwill):
Scanner, printers, Silhouette, and a cool red chair (antique store) that mainly holds books:
On the other side of the room (built-in closets are all along the wall) – long white shelf came from a kids-clothing reseller and the large file shelf came from Goodwill:
And a bit closer:
Little jars inside the top drawer for metal stuff:
Top-half of my shelf unit (open baskets seem to work best for me – they all have come from Target – sometimes you can find great deals on Target.com to be able to get a bunch of the same style). Some things are organized by manufacturer and others by type (rub ons, etc):
Bottom-half (12×12 paper trays from Scrapbook.com – I have pretty much narrowed down my cardstock selection to just a few colors – white, cream, kraft, black, and red which has really simplified my process and helps me focus more on the story):
Another white wall shelf (those things were such a score), a yellow wall shelf (garage sale), and a tall 12×12 paper holder from Display Dynamics:
Remember this post from July? Found that low shelf at an estate sale last summer and painted it a nice yellow – works really well right under the window (still haven't fixed up the chair from that July post yet):
Looking from the table towards the computer (table started off as a kitchen island, then as a changing table for Simon before becoming my scrap table):
And on my table (in addition to the nice piles you see above):
Spinner from Goodwill:
And as you walk out into the hallway: