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bcblondie
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Thanks everyone!
We've had a busy couple days so finally today I got started putting things together. I got one alex unit together and 2 legs on a table. So here's what it looks like so far. lol. (will post a pic, wait for update)


Mindy I think I'd get into digital scrapbooking if I had a 1 bedroom place. I've tried before to pack everything up and then pull out the box of stuff when I felt crafty and it was just too much work. I need all my stuff laid out and accessable.





 
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Getting started! By Bcblondie

So I've got another table yet to go beside this one, and 2 more drawer units, and then the expedit cube storage.

Oh. And I thought of something. Do you think it would look cool to stamp the edges of the table and the cube storage with like black swirlies and stuff?!
*brain explodes*


Edited by bcblondie on 02-04-13 04:20 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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I would think that the stamping could wear off. My surface is so full of clutter that you would not even see a swirl. lol


 
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I have the same size bedroom for my office/scraproom too. I just ripped the wire hanging shelf out of the closet because I wasn't really using it. I moved all of my cube storage out of the room and into the closet in stacks. I love it! So much more organized and more room in here.


 
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I'm finally trying to get my scraproom back. Hubby and his 'puter moved into it and it's never been the same I'm reclaiming it and he can move to a different room. I already have my closets set up (and full with other crafts) and I have crafting wallpaper on the walls, so it's definitely my room.

I'm planning to order kitchen-type cabinets from an online site, but I'm wondering if any of you who have made your craft rooms have any thoughts of things you wish you had done differently. I pretty much know what I want, but want to avoid falling into a mistake that I'm going to regret.

I'll have a U-shaped work area, mainly so others can scrap with me, if they want. On another wall I'll have a sewing table, plus space for a chair that I can crochet in or a visitor can sit in or Hubby can read while I scrap.

Anything you wish you had done differently?~Judy


 
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Jane, even if I used stazon?

Scrapchica glad you're getting it how you like it!

Judy, I totally hear you on fear of buying and then regretting.
Regarding cabinets, I didn't go that route because I think I'll like to be able to see all my supplies. ANd while you're working all the doors will be hanging open and that would bother me. It WOULD look nicer though, and more organized if stuff could be hidden and closed up when you're done. But. Depends what you want, I guess. I know it's so frustrating trying to decide.
U shaped area would be great. This room is likely being redone when we finish our basement in the spring, so the closet area will be gone, and I will expand my work desk area.

My line of thinking is that if I have some cube storage, some drawers, and some shelves, there would really be no reason why I'd have any storage issues. A little of everything!


 
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More progress!!!
I assembled all the drawer units myself. so tedious! 15 drawers. phew.

Progress! By Bcblondie


 
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Looks good. How tall are your drawer units? I know...I could actually go look it up online, so if you don't know off the top of your head, don't run to find a measuring tape...I'll make the effort to do something :>)

I totally get your point about wanting to see your stash, but I'm the person who drives hubby crazy...I want everything nice, neat and unseen, although I'll have my normal toolbag and things like that out on the work area. Things behind closed doors will be things I don't use that often and back-up supplies. I have a couple ribbon organizers for walls and will use some type of magnetic or Velcro method to store stickles, etc.

I used to sew all the time and have a fancy new machine that also embroiders and hooks up to the computer, but it's been in the box it came in for two years. I opened the box to make sure it was really in there, but have no idea if it even works. Anyway, I have enough fabric to open my own store, so that's also in this room, plus I did ceramics...and I crocheted...and all kinds of needlework. Unfortunately, my buying isn't limited to scrapping stuff. I've had years of practice, so there is a lot of stuff "to hide" :>) Whatever my current craft of choice, I buy everything possible for it

I also want the room so my daughter, her m-i-l, and crafty friends can come over and play in my Play Room. One little room...so many demands that I plan to make on it. (If I had my way, it would also include a cot, a little powder room, a microwave & small fridge and I'd never have to leave my space!)

I've scoured the scraproom gallery and found some good ideas, but still looking for pointers. Once we get this room done, that's how I want it to stay. We're old. I want to craft, not keep remodeling rooms!

Good luck with getting your room together. How fun once you're all done! ~Judy


 
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  • bcblondie Said:

Oh. And I thought of something. Do you think it would look cool to stamp the edges of the table and the cube storage with like black swirlies and stuff?!
*brain explodes*




I don't know how it would work on whatever material your cabinets are made from, but I have an old (my grandparents had it in their kitchen in the early 1900s) metal-top table with wood legs. I painted it white with regular indoor paint, then used light blue acrylic paint and stamped designs on the top and brushed the paint into grooves on the legs, then I used clear spray acrylic over it all and it lasted really well...until hubby began using it for his little fix-it table and chipped some of the paint off the edging. The part he hasn't demolished, is still in great condition. It all lasted perfectly through normal use.~Judy


 
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  • Vae on 02-05-13 01:19 PM
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Judy, do you have an Ikea nearby? Last time I was there I saw the cabinets I want in my scraproom. The doors lift up instead of opening like normal kitchen cabinets. They have some that stay up by themselves, but then others that actually lift up and then slide into the top of the cabinet so there's no door sticking out and in your way. THAT's what I want for my room because I agree with you about keeping it tidy, but I just know I'll always be leaving the doors open and then probably bumping into them and causing all kinds of bruising. Anyway, I don't have my own room yet but there's my 2 cents


 
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Lol Jarvae you sound like me, walking into things.

Judy I sew too. It sucks LOL. So much stuff to store. Also my hubby will use a small area for making model cars or whatever. It'll be all sorts of crafty goodness in that room.

Ok, expedit unit up. Pic coming up!


 
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Oh and the drawers are 27 inches tall. I would have liked taller but what can ya do.
The table top adds the other 2 inches you need for desk height.


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We have an Ikea, but I've never been in it. I'm looking at their online site. Is everything particle board? It seems like everything I've clicked on has been. I do like the "garage door" type of door though. That sounds like a good idea.

We're also remodeling our kitchen and need cabinets. I found an online place that is much cheaper than the big box stores, so thought if I wanted those type of cabinets for my craft room, I should order them all at once to save on shipping. Too many decisions and all I want to do is play :>) ~Judy


 
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Thanks Susy on the drawer height for the Ikea sets. The problem with most base kitchen cabinets are they are 34" high. I know many scrappers like the higher height because they like to scrap & stand. I'm only 5' (oops, first I put 5" and that would be really short!) and have hips and knees that would like to be replaced but I don't have time Anyway, I sit and scrap, so 34" is definitely too high. I'll keep checking the Ikea units and also want to check out ClosetWorld and see what they show. I just want this all done!~Judy


 
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I know the feeling. I hummed and hawwed for a LONG time, stalking kijiji (which didn't have anything that would span the whole length of my room) and checking walmart, sears, ikea for desks, etc. But this makeshift desk system really works well.
Not sure what you could do about height though. 5 feet is really short lol. I'm 5'9 which is scary tall!


 
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I'm going to throw another thought out there for scraprooms...what kind of flooring do you like (and why)?

We have a concrete slab floor and it stays cool/cold. Our So.Cal houses are made to stay cool, but when we get cold, the houses stay cold, plus I'm always cold, even in the summer. Around the house I'm usually barefooted, so I freeze.

I had thought about putting wood flooring in the scrap room so pins/needles wouldn't get lost in the carpet when I sew and when (not if) I drop paint, stickles or whatever mess I make, it could be wiped up easier than with carpet.

Then I think of my blue, freezing feet and carpet sounds nice. Now I'm kind of thinking of a flat-type carpet—not really in/out, but something that isn't plush and could hopefully be easier to keep clean for a messy scrapper. Maybe in a nice dirty brown color so my mess would blend in :>) Of course that's when I'd drop a whole bottle of white paint!

I need carpet like the casinos have where nothing shows up! Have you seen those that look like colored confetti has been thrown all over? Perfect!~Judy


 
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  • Vae on 02-05-13 03:42 PM
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  • bcblondie Said:
Lol Jarvae you sound like me, walking into things.





OMG I bump into everything. LOL! I feel like I need to put padding around all my furniture. Coffee table is the worst, but in the kitchen when I'm putting away dishes, I'll leave a cabinet door open and then I'll bend down to get something from the dishwasher and smack my head right into the corner of the cabinet door. EVERY time. LOL. I never used to be like that... I guess my age is catching up with me. I bump things. That's my slogan. hehe


 
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  • Vae on 02-05-13 03:46 PM
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Judy, what about a large room rug? That way if something gets spilled on it, you can clean it without worrying about it getting into the carpet pad.

I want some laminate or tile flooring in my room. Then I some of those really cushiony kitchen mats that are like over an inch thick for the areas where I stand (like my cutting area). And then a large carpet to cover and protect the rest of the area, but easy to clean.

My feet also get really cold, especially when I'm sitting still for a long while. Usually when I'm scrapping I'm up and down all the time, but occasionally I sit for long periods especially when I'm on the computer chatting with you guys But I thought a hard floor would be safer to have a small floor heater to keep my feet warm without having to worry about the carpet catching fire. Maybe you could do something like that?


 
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A large area rug is also one of my options, but I keep thinking that I need it around the edges where my feet would be, not in the center of the room :>) I also worry about tripping on loose edges. In the dining room I'm planning on wood flooring with an area rug under the table so all of us with cold feet can keep them warm. Maybe I need a runner (like for a hallway) all around the work-U that I'm planning :>) Hmmm...maybe that's not really as dumb as it sounded when I first typed it. Another thing to think about.

I have carpet in my office (our kids moved out and we took over their rooms, so that's how we each get our own office and I get a scraproom. Loved having our four kids, but I also love having the space they took up :>) ). Anyway, I have a little portable heater that runs almost the whole time I'm in the office, which is most of the day since right now my crafting stuff is in here also, and the carpet doesn't get that hot. The heater faces up a bit instead of blowing right on the carpet. I do turn it off if I'm leaving the room for more than a couple of minutes, but have never had a problem~Judy


 
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What about hard flooring and wear slippers or something?
Our new house is all laminate, I like it, having small children and pets. But the basement is unfinished and we will be putting carpet in because it's just too dang cold here for hard flooring in a basement. (Minus 40 these days)


 
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