P365 – Day 114 it’s not perfect, but it’s mine

(Today’s title brought to you by Tim Minchin)

Today I did something I decided on Friday to do. 
There’s something I’ve been complaining about ever since my scrapbooking hobby became bigger than the dining table and started to spread across two rooms.
I don’t have a scrapbooking space. 
I can use the coffee table, but it’s very uncomfortable to work at that level. And I have to pack everything up to keep it out of Juniordwarf’s way. I can use the dining table, but ever since Juniordwarf has started eating his meals on there instead of his little kids table, it’s become less than desirable as a venue for papercrafting. And again I can’t leave anything out.
So today, I did some reorganising of the furniture in the study, got Slabs to help me move my desk back into the house from my shed (where I have used it precisely zero times) and started to set up a scrapping area.
Originally I was going to use these bedside cabinets
as ‘legs’ for a sheet of chipboard . . .
. . . then I remembered I already had a perfectly
good desk (and yes it is the same desk I had
at high school).
I managed to do this without getting rid of a single item of clutter in the spare room, and still enabling some kind of (restricted) access to the room, which I think is testament to my ability to hoard.
It’s still a work in progress. It’s not a huge area, and at the moment it means that my scrapping stuff is actually spread across THREE rooms. That might continue to be the case, because I don’t think there’s going to be enough room for everything to be consolidated. But it does get a lot of stuff out of the lounge room and, more importantly, it’s my own space.
I’m so excited!
Now to work on that clutter . . .


7 thoughts on “P365 – Day 114 it’s not perfect, but it’s mine

  1. Wow! That sounds great! What a fantastic idea. I'd love to have the room to do something that huge. I'm crammed in behind a bookcase that I turned around & the spare sofa bed. But it's better than no space at all, and is certainly big enough for now 🙂

  2. Your OWN space is the BEST space. I saw an awesome craft desk in a magazine once. A huge slab of wood about 2 and a half metres square, resting on 4 three drawer bedside chests. In the middle was a craft/art caddy. Each chest faced outwards so that the 4 kids in the family each had desk and drawer space for homework or leisure.

  3. @Rory, my sister & I both had one of those desks (plus the hutch on top, which isn't very practical next to the window). It's funny looking at it now & seeing how the world has changed since then!@Monica, no but they often showcase people's scrap rooms in some of the scrap mags I buy. I get insanely jealous and cannot believe how much room some of these people have!

  4. Have you ever come across the Cloth Paper Scissors Studio magazines? I love looking through them for storage ideas. When I started doing embroidery, I quickly found it comprised three main strands: collecting materials to work with, finding ways to store the materials and, of course, stitching. It seems you have the same issues with scrapbooking. I now have a craft room and a sewing room but everything has now stilled over into the family room.

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