I know...all of you at sb-central, just want some new people to laugh at on Hoarders, don't you? Or you're planning to start your own show called The Messers. Let me go find a maid service so I can show my Before picture :>) ~Judy
I've never actually seen any of the shows, mainly because I don't get them on our cable...and I don't want to chance seeing myself on TV. I don't need to judge anyone else's mess, er, beautifully organized scrap space, since mine is a complete disaster...but I'll take some pics before I do a little clean-up. I amaze myself at how much of a mess I can make to do a project or two!~Judy
Sounds like you get totally into the "zone" when you do projects. I have a friend who starts creating at her cleaned off table and within a few hours is working off of her LAP because there's no more room on the table. She produces amazing pieces of art from that lap, and cleans up afterward--so much so that it looks like she was never there.
Eeesh... I already knew my scrap "area" was bad... but it is bad on a WHOLE 'nother level when seen through the lense of a camera. Yikes. I might have to clean up a bit and then take another set of "before" pics. LOL!
Vae—I took my before pics, before cleaning up a space to work. I basically do like Jill's friend, except I don't really make "amazing pieces of art", but I have fun playing :>) Then I clean up as well as I can for the space I'm currently using...and then mess it all up again, so I'll use Really Messy Pics and Cleaned-Up Messy Pics for my LO~Judy
Here's one 'before'. I love this trolley (Ikea Raskog), it's stuffed full and mostly useful but needs refinement - i.e., the bag full of all sorts of different embellies on the second tier, I have to rifle through the entire thing just to remember what's there. The first tier has lots of stuff stacked on top of other stuff. And I just got a few more Distress Paints and Stains that need to be incorporated (with a goal to obtaining all of them)
That looks really handy for you, Kara. I know your problem on the top tier...those stickles, liquid pearls, etc. have a way of multiplying! They fit so perfectly...then they find friends and we keep pushing them in to fit, but eventually...there is NO more room. But if you're like me, that doesn't stop you from buying more :>) ~Judy
Alright... I've done some cleaning and here is my scrapspace at it's very best. This is after Option #2, Plan B (Clean Up). I took before before pictures but I think I'll be keeping those to myself LOL
I must explain that my scrap area is shared with the study, music, DH's computers, sewing, cameras and the treatment area. Other than the desk and the wall shelves, I only have the bottom shelf of the bookcase for my scrapping stuff.
The desk here is unusually covered with post-birthday, pre-crop mess. More usually it looks like this: