This is my scrapbooking/stamping place. It is a converted computer armoire. It's located in a corner of my not well used living room. I'm lucky that this space closes when I am not using it because I have two little girls that LOVE to play "stamp". :) While I am sitting at the armoire, the tv is over my left shoulder behind me.
I was very lucky to find the stamp pad storage unit at GOODWILL!!! I paid $3.99 for it!!! OMG!!! It's 4 sheets of square wood (with rounded corners) with 4 pieces of moulding. It has a lazy susan base on the bottom. Because there are no individual shelves, sometimes the pads move around. But it is a minor inconvenience. I plan to rework it at some point to add individual shelves, so my pads are not sitting on top of one another in a stack, but for right now, it's working.
I have a bookshelf to the right of my armoire that houses my photo boxes and more than 30 albums. I am a scrapbooker at heart. :) I also have 2 Iris carts. One with 3 deep drawers to hold my extra scrapbooking supplies (adhesive refills, extra envelopes, my crimper etc) and one with 9 shallow drawers to hold my non SU stamps(5 drawers), embossing powders (1 drawer), punches (1 drawer), 2 misc drawers.
To the left, I have two 40 gallon Sterilite see thru totes/boxes filled with more than 3000 sheets of cardstock and printed paper.
On top of my armoire, is 4 boxes that hold finished cards and cardstock cut for cardmaking, as well as two books that hold my 4 QuicKutz albhabets and more than 100 dies. Also, up there are the magazines that do not fit inside the armoire any longer. I have Creating Keepsakes from 1998. As I fill up inside, I move the oldest up top. I don't know what I am going to do when the top fills up!
Date: Thursday, November 11, 2004 GMT Views: 3135
Registered: September 10, 2004 Location: Butler, PA Posts: 42
Thu, Nov 11, 2004 @ 6:15 AM
I have a similar armoire, and I love it for the same reason ~ that you can close it when not using it. However, I still tend to spread out and it's still hard to get everything back together enough to close it. That's just me, though. Our basement is in the process of being finished, and when it's done, my DH has promised me a nice big corner all my own where I can spread out and NOT have to put it away. :)) My kids are old enough that I can get away with that. I AM envious of ALL those supplies, though...WOW!!
------------------------------ ~ Jodi Sloboda ~
"Be a Voice, not an Echo." ~Barlowgirl
Registered: January 10, 2004 Location: Look up ~ look way up (near Alaska).... Posts: 7778
Thu, Nov 11, 2004 @ 7:29 AM
Green over here, for sure!!
Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending. ~Author Unknown
Registered: June 2, 2004 Location: on everyone else's blogs!!! Posts: 1041
Thu, Nov 11, 2004 @ 8:06 AM
JEEPERS!!! you've got a TON of STUFF in such a small space!!!!! good job!!!! my birthday's in a few weeks--can you get me one just like this??!!??!! ;)
------------------------------ dorothy...up to my ears in retired stamp sets!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Registered: May 30, 2004 Location: Rathdrum, ID Posts: 354
Thu, Nov 11, 2004 @ 5:57 PM
Oh my gosh!! I have this exact same piece!! It is in storage because we are going to be building next spring and we are living in a little duplex right now!! We were going to get rid of it but now I am totally going to use it like yours!! THANKS!!! Great idea!!
Registered: May 12, 2004 Location: Colorado Springs Posts: 8551