Sunday, March 6, 2011

At Home: My Scrap Space

My scrap retreat.  It makes me happy.  But for a while, during the renovation, it was a hot mess.  The room is decent size.  It was used as my MIL's family room and housed a leather sectional and TV.  Here is what it looked like in the midst of the renovation.  We didn't actually do any remodeling to this room, but it was totally affected.  The left side wall needed to be removed so our contractor could get to the pipes to build the upstairs bathroom.

We had no other TV in the house beside the one in our master bedroom.  Our great room was under construction, the living room was our temporary kitchen and storage area.  So this is where we spent time.

Note the table with our computer.  And yes, that is a finished layout on the table.  Because this is where I scrapped for 11 weeks.  My kids sat in those chairs to watch the TV which was against the front wall. This is where we had our morning coffee. I had a view of the outside and the open wall.  I scrapped out of boxes, literally.

But it was worth it...

Office after the renovation:

My scrap supplies all housed in this beautiful, and very reasonably priced, Ikea shelf.  I used to live out of those white storage cubes, but had outgrown them around a year ago.  They are still awesom to have though.  A couple of the drawers hold my kid's art supplies!

Here is the wrap around desk we built.  We had one in our old house and knew we wanted to replicate it!  It is actually a laminate countertop.  Big enough for three of us to sit, unless I am in a creating frenzy.  This space is a common area for us!  It is right off my kitchen and the kids hang out here before dinner and when Dad is hogging the big screen TV upstairs.

I keep my design team materials in this cubes because I use them so often.  Layouts that are in the process fit nicely in the shelves and allows me to not have a mess all over my desk.

Love the green and black with the yellow walls.  They are painted Hawthorne Yellow by Benjamin Moore.  I adore this yellow...happy and calming.  It totally changed the room! 

I will share some details and the rest of the room next week, including that wall that used to be open! 


  1. So perfect! Absolutely deserve a nice place to scrap and relax. Can't wait to have mine!

  2. This post is perfect timing! Next weekend, I am moving from a closet to a room and needed some inspiration for shevles. I am so glad you posted this! It was just what I needed!

  3. so beautiful! such a perfect scrap space.

  4. Wowwwwwwwwwwwww!!! WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!! Your room is AMAZING! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  5. LOVE THIS ROOM!!! Thank you for sharing. Can not wait to see more!!!

  6. love your room!
    can't wait to see more.

  7. I love how bright and functional it is! No wonder your so speedy!! ✿

  8. Your room is amazing - so bright, organized and I love your color scheme.


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