Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The Scrap Room

Hello, Dear Ones!
I've shown you my sun porch before and I have shown you the screen I made using the shutters that I took off all of the windows of Note Songs cottage. 
You know how talented I am! ;)

Here's my screen, but....
today I'm going to take you behind the screen for the first time!
Be prepared.

I know I have totally scared my reputation showing you this mess!
Well, my 'scrap room' as I call it became the 'junk room'. 
Nasty nasty nasty!
I have been trying so hard to declutter and neaten up my home, so...

I decluttered, neatened and straightened.

Found a home for all my little tools.
These are in a little rolling cart with drawers that I keep beside my long table.
The bottom drawer holds my journals I write in when I travel ~ 
also helps when I am scrapbooking.

I have a great shelf on the right side of my table that holds 'scrapping' stuff.
Pictures in boxes on top, special paper crafting books, special scissors.

And lots of scrapbook paper.

Next to my bookshelf is another rolling cart and you can see I keep a basket here filled with my faux fruit in case I need a snack! :)

Then the drawers are filled to the rim with stamps. 

Now the other side of the room. 
This is a narrow space and I just do the best I can here.
Mr. Precious gave me these great metal file cabinets he had in one of his offices that he didn't need any more. 
Trust me, they are filled ~ neatly though ~ just in case you were wondering! ;)

These cabinets have given me lots of counter space. 
So I poked up a couple of little shoe shelves from Walmart or Target ~ it's been so long I've forgotten.

These little containers are great to hold my little embellishments and I've labeled each drawer so it's easier to find what I'm looking for.
I also keep some ribbons, brads, markers, etc. in this area.
Now I've had this set up for about 6 years or so, but had just let all my junk pile up in here.
You know how it gets sometimes.

I know I probably should think about unifying the colors of my pieces, 
but heck, I'm just glad to have them.
This bookshelf used to hold my scrapbooks but I decided to poked dishes and such in here.

See the big basket of flowers on top?
Well, that's the basket I have on my mantel at the moment.

Now this is the area right behind my screen I showed you.
This is not a table but a very olden metal office bookshelf ~ another present from Mr. Precious' office from long ago! 
I threw a table cloth over it so I could hide what's on the shelves ~ a gazillion scrap books.

Stuff I've poked on top.
I keep my paper cutter where the big basket of flowers are. 
I was just staging for you! ;)

Well, now that I'm totally too pooped to pop, I'll rest my most tiny bum (not) in this little chair my mother gave me that need recovering so badly!

We all have to do the best with what we have.
Well, unless you have unlimited funds and can do what you want! :)
It just makes me fell better knowing now my scrap room is all clean and neat 
and I can go to town crafting and find what I need. 
So remember...
how would you ever appreciate pretty if you'd never seen or made a mess! :)

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Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave a you a little Note Song~

I Can See Clearly Now

I can see clearly now, the rain is gone,
I can see all obstacles in my way
Gone are the dark clouds that had me blind
It’s gonna be a bright (bright), bright (bright)
Sun-Shiny day.

I think I can make it now, the pain is gone

All of the bad feelings have disappeared
Here is the rainbow I’ve been prayin?for
It’s gonna be a bright (bright), bright (bright)
Sun-Shiny day.

Look all around, there’s nothin?but blue skies

Look straight ahead, nothin?but blue skies

I can see clearly now, the rain is gone,

I can see all obstacles in my way
Gone are the dark clouds that had me blind
It’s gonna be a bright (bright), bright (bright)
Sun-Shiny day.
~ sung by Johnny Nash