Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Finishing up...

Jackson and I spent some time downstairs today
finishing up working in my scrapbook room.
OK...I worked and he played with all of the
toys in Austin's old play room that he has been trying to clean out.
That's another project in the works...
toy room turned into teenage music room.
YIKES...I just admitted he is about to become a teenager.

OK...moving on

Scott finished up my shelves
and  got them installed this weekend.
I told him when they were up that the space
seemed like it grew...A LOT!
But more storage is always good...

Simple but fabulous on function

He finished painting my table, too.
He had a really hard time painting that oak table
and I thought my brother-in-law was going to have a
heart attack when Scott told him he was painting oak.
I called yesterday about having a piece of glass cut to put on top
to protect the paint.  Hopefully we can get that done in a week or two

I tried moving some things around.
I thought the gift wrap cabinet might work in the corner,
but it was a little too big to fit in the corner.

So, on around the corner it went...that sucker is heavy!
Ignore all of the junk piled up on the left hand side.
I would move furniture, then move junk, move furniture
then move more junk...vicious cycle

I think it's going to stay there for a little while.
At least until I paint the room.
Then I'll have to move it.
But the fewer times it has to move, the better.

I moved all of the empty scrapbooks over above the desk
so they are there and ready to be filled.
As I was moving them over I was thinking to myself...
"Hoard much?"
I think my plan is going to be to actually move
these up a shelf and put the books that are
works in progress on the bottom shelf.
That way they are easy to grab and get to work
I have put a lot of money into supplies and tools
over the years and now I need to get back to actually using them. 
My goal is to get caught up on some of my
scrapbooks and use up the supplies I already have
before I spend another dime on a piece of paper.
Not to mention all of the umpteen zillion ways that I can cut out
a letter or shape...
You know, I like to make fun of Scott every time he buys a new tool,
but I am just as bad.  I can scrapbook 10 ways from
Sunday without ever stepping out of this room.

I had originally thought that I would make a skirt for this table
and then store my two plastic drawer carts under the table.
When I told Scott this plan he said
"So you are not planning on every sitting at this table to work?"
He tried to tell me that those two carts would not fit
under there and have any room to put your feet.
I didn't listen to him, but today when I actually put them
under there I had to admit that he was right.
Hate it when that happens.
Truth be told, it happens a lot.
But that doesn't mean I have to like it.

I still think I will make the skirt just to add
a little more of the colors to the room.
Besides...I already have the fabric!

I plan on making a chair cover for the oak chair to
coordinate with the colors in the room.  I really do not
feel like paining that chair and I think if I asked Scott
to paint it for me he might just flip.

So, it is slowly coming along.
Work spaces are now cleaned off to where I could actually
work in here.  Things I have been waiting on to be built,
have been and tables painted.
The dark wood chest of drawers will be moved
out and used in Austin's new music room and I would
eventually like to buy a big fluffy chair to put there.
I'll have to see. 

I would like to buy some new lamps for the space and
I need to add a few decorative touches too.
Maybe a rug...a big cork board over the table...
always lots to do.
Oh, and Scrapbook!

There is still a lot of organizing to do on that front.
I have boxes of stuff that I have separated out for Austin's
school albums...I even found where I had printed out all of his
photos from 4th grade.
Ummm, yeah....he's in 7th....
Just a little bit behind.
So another goal is figure out a better way to
store my works in progress...
because I have a few...

I did buy these photo storage boxes at Costco
a while back that have 12 individual cases inside.
I plan on using these to sort the photos of the boys
and keep them in order while they wait to be scrap-booked and stop
the unorganized mess that I have going on now.

Somewhere in this cabinet is enough photos and
memorabilia and paper to scrapbook
two separate summer vacations...and possibly a couple of
Austin's school years.

And there are a few cabinets in here that are
full of "stuff" that has nothing to do with
Lots of work left to do,
but a step in the right direction.


  1. Hey, woman! I just read your comment on my blog, and now I am laughing even harder!!!! Here you are organizing everything so beautifully but still complimenting me....too wild! I love the line you just used with your scrapbooks over the desk, "Hoard much?" Heck, yes!!! :-) You can borrow any and everything you want out of my entire catalog if you will send Scott over to build in some cool shelving like this for me! :-) Be careful moving that big ol' chest around! Wouldn't want you to hurt yourself!!! Take care!

    1. Ha Ha...you just didn't see the great BIG pile of stuff that I had to slide from one side of the room to the other. You know, the pile that has no home...yet..or the great BIG pile that was sitting outside the door. I'll be sure to send Scott your way to build you some snazzy shelving for all of your dishes...just as soon as I'm done with him :-) He should be there in about...ummm... I'll have to get back to you on that one.