It's Monday and this challenge is in the bag!
This week's challenge is a
Gift Wrap Station!
Some of you may have seen this before, but for those that have not....
here it is...
This just makes me a little happy!
I came up with an idea in my head to have a gift wrap cabinet.
I wanted to get a TV armoire have Scott
"fix it" for me.
So, I started searching Craig's List for my little dream in the making!
And this is what I found...
With everyone upgrading their TV's to flat screen's that do
not fit in these cabinets, you can usually find one pretty cheap.
So, after I found this one, I sprung my
bright idea on Scott.
He refrained from telling me I was
completely out of my mind and simply replied,
"if that's what you want..."
It was around Mother's Day of last year, so this was my present!
So, one Saturday before a birthday party,
we headed over and picked it up.
It was suppose to rain that day, so my loving husband
wrapped it up in a tarp and loaded it on the trailer,
and off we went.
So, we painted and painted and painted...
well, I painted...
Scott painted and painted and painted...
And now it sits in my Scrapbook room.
I realize that having an entire cabinet full of wrapping paper
is not a necessity,
but it sure makes it easy when it's time to wrap presents.
I used to run from one end of the house to the other
looking for the scissors that were used for a school project,
and the tape that was somewhere in the kitchen,
and then back under my bed for paper,
oh, and I think there was some tissue paper
in the buffet in the dining room!
So, to have it all in one place...
ahhh...makes me happy.
I got peg board hooks from Lowe's to
hang the rolls of curling ribbon on,
and also found the little baskets to hold ribbon shredders,
gift enclosure cards and paper cutters.
Tape and scissors have their own hook so they are
always in the same place.
Under the cabinet there are
baskets of bows and miscellaneous
ribbons and things to decorate packages.
There is a hook that I keep a stock of basic white gift bags from
the Dollar Store that I can just add some bright tissue paper
and a pretty bow of curling ribbon and we are good to go!
I found this shoe rack at Bed, Bath and Beyond that
I use to hang tissue paper on...
Scott made this wrapping paper holder for me when I was pregnant
we were sitting in the waiting room and I saw something
like it in a magazine.
I looked at him and said
"you could make that, couldn't you?"
He studied over it and said
"Yes, I can"
hee hee hee
so off he went to Lowe's.
He's so sweet...
This holds extra rolls and also
really TALL rolls of paper that I keep for
the big Christmas presents.
Lots of bows ready to be fluffed!
I have ordered all of my paper,
ribbon and bows from
They have tons of different packaging supplies.
Thousands of different papers, bags, fillers, boxes...
oh the list just goes on and on...
It's as much fun as shopping for office supplies!
So, that is my little organized
Gift Wrapping Cabinet.
So since I have this challenge already done, I am suppose to pick
another area of my house to clean and organize.
So...I am going to turn to the other side of the room
and clean up my Scrapbook side of the room.
It may take me the rest of the week
(or month and next month)
but I'm going to get on it!
Unfortunately, the rest of the room is
trying to keep it real and show you this side of the mess...
but there is a limit to
keeping it real...
So, hop on over to
and join in the fun!
I'm off to start cleaning out the Scrapbook side
of my room..
starting with replacing the light bulbs so I can see.
That is just sad...
When I was taking pictures I kept telling myself...
I am going to have to have Scott put in some can lights in here...
I can't see a thing.
Well...duh, when 3 out of the 4 bulbs are burned out...
now, where did I put the light bulbs!
Guess I better organize the Laundry Room next!!
Until next time...