i've been doing a little reorganizing and cleaning in the scraproom these last few weeks. just a little here and there, very randomly. figured i'd share a few peeks today.
it started about 2 weeks ago, when i randomly started cleaning out my cardstock one night. i had 5 full rows of cardstock. and it was in a random order. it's almost all bazzill cardstock, but i had a lot of it seperated out by the textures and manufacturers that it was made to match. that's from years ago, when that mattered to me. and i also had a ton of all the colors, sometimes more than 10 sheets of the same shade. this is all pretty much older cardstock too. i probably don't even own all the latest and greatest shades out there. anyways. i purged it all out, and organized it by color. so all my reds are together, all my greens, etc. my giveaway stack of cardstock was 10 inches high. i'm not even lying. love that it's down to just 3 rows.
which then gave me two rows to use for some pattern paper. i keep my pattern paper in the vertical paper holders, on the shelves above the paper trays. and i like it in the vertical holders. but i did decide to put a lot of my making memories pattern papers in the trays. these are mainly just the newest collections. it's nice, because it's easy to get too and i just lay all my scraps right in there too. those used to get lost in the vertical holders.
this little nightstand is really old, and used to be white. it was in alyssa's room, and when we redid her room a while back, my mom painted it black. then it came out of her room, and just got set out in the loft upstairs. it really served no purpose, other than another spot for the girls to dump stuff. i had this thought yesterday, that it would fit in my scraproom. i have this small area in between my two ikea shelves that wasn't being used, right under a window. and it fit perfectly.
i'm sure this will change later. but for now, i set some of my larger jars of buttons, brads, and flowers on there. a few of these jars were actually on top of my ikea shelf, which wasn't the safest thing to be grabbing those all the time from up high. i also set my cuttlebug on there. it's been on the floor for months now, since i just didn't have a spot for it. in the top drawer, i put all my cuttlebug stuff. the embossing folders, extra plates, and dies. not sure what i'll put in the bottom drawer yet.
i love these storage boxes, and have a bunch of them stacked on top of one of my ikea shelves. i've finally been cleaning out some of them. i had mentioned 2 of these containers in THIS POST from a full 2 years ago. the one that held all my supplies for my "thankful" mini album, and one that held all my supplies for my "journal my christmas" album from 2007. i was still holding out hope that i would finish working on those albums, even two years after blogging about my lack of finishing them. ridiculous. last night, i pulled out all the product and worked it back into my normal stash. cardstock with the cardstock, pattern paper with the pattern paper, ribbon with the ribbon. if i want it, it's still there. but those 2 boxes? they're now empty, which makes me feel good. there were other boxes i cleaned out too. but those 2 were the ones that were a bigger deal to me. lol!
i have 3 of these magnetic boards from making memories, but one of them had been hanging there with nothing on it at all. i found these round storage containers a while back at michaels, and i got 2 in the package for less than $3 (on sale). my thinking is to put some of the miscellaneous buttons and brads i have in them. i like to know (and actually have to know for pubbing purposes) what manufacturer made what. but i still want to have them unpackaged and where i can see them. but you can see i only filled up 3 of them. that's because i'm testing them. i'm not totally convinced on the seal on these containers, and how well they'll stay closed. the lid seems to stay on pretty well, but i'm still worried that one day, the lid will come off and the buttons will be all over the place. and mixed up. lol! i know, i'm being paranoid. but it's a much better excuse, then if i told you i've just been too lazy to finish filling them up ;) and yes, that's a copenhagen advertisement in the basket. there's a reason i have it. we'll see how long it takes me to get around to that.
and my paint shelf is making a comeback. i hadn't hung it back up, after moving my scrap stuff downstairs last september. and when i moved the nightstand in yesterday, i found the paint shelf tucked back in the corner of the room. it really does fit this little angled wall perfectly. this is right when you walk in the door to the room, and the closet is right off the side (where the stool is). although i'm not very good at hanging anything that requires anchors in the wall. so i need my mom to come and hang this properly for me (please?). and make it so that it is flush against the wall too. it's sticking out at the bottom, and it's annoying me to no end. however, this is NOT going to be paint shelf this time around. all my paints are tucked in a drawer in the closet. and they were mainly on the shelf for decorative reasons anyway. i realized the small storage jars from making memores will fit on the shelves perfectly. so i'm going to fill those up with some of my little embellishments. i used to have this huge embellishment shelf in the loft studio. so now this will be my miniature embellishment shelf in the new scraproom :)