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TheCharmedOne
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Been browsing thru the scraproom photo's on here for some ideas. I'm building me own scraproom..
I've noticed that I see a lot of smaller desks. Is it me or do most of you dont need a lot of space to work on while making a LO? I just bought a desk which has the size of a huge dining table, its the width of me room.. roughly 6ft wide by 2 n half ft deep. I need a lot of space to work on. Always have a sorts of stuff laying all over the table. Atm I'm scrapping at me mum's house together with her on her dining table which is slightly smaller than the desk I just bought. And its usually covered with me stuff...
Praise you lot for being able to work on smaller desks/tables..


 
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I use those folding tables from WalMart and like you like to have a HUGE amount of room.


 
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  • Lal on 03-13-09 04:50 PM
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I need LOTS of space to work on! I used to have two six foot tables pushed together to make one BIG work space when I had my own scrap room in our old house. I still have them, plus a 4ft one except now I have them arranged in like a "C" shape. I'm getting another 4 ft. one tomorrow. So, yes, I "do" need lots of space


 
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Right now, I'm scrapping on the floor. Tons of room indeed!


 
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on the floor?? :-O...how does that work?...Wow...I cant imagine doing that..


 
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I used to scrap on the floor! I would just spread everything around me and use a 12x12 paper stack as my table! Now I have a 6 ft x 2.5 ft table, one of those folding ones that are very common. I have it covered with all my organizers though, so my actual scrap space is limited. We live in a 2 bdrm condo, though, so not much hope there of more tables!


 
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Sounds a bit like a kid in a field of clover surrounded with all the pretty dolls she have.. ;-)


 
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I know it sounds crazy, but I scrap on my bed!

I use to have a huge desk & a larger room, but now instead...

My scrapspace storage area is located right around the corner from where I work and basically, when I am done, I am guaranteed to hafta clean up!



 
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When I started I was was incapacitated so I would be on the couch, surrounded by all my stuff and the coffeetable was my worktable. Now it's the dining room table with a brand new bookcase in the corner of the dining room for storage. And that will have to do because I too am in a 2 br condo!


 
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I have a big table, tecnically it's foldable,but it's never folded. I also bought one of the supersize cutting mats with a 40% coupon at J's. I use the table for scrapping, quilting, sewing. I've learned though to store my works in progress in project folders, since sneaky little hands sometime find their way onto my tables


 
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i have this table and the chair that goes with it..i LOVE it! it is a HUGE surface...which is perfect for me, because i have adhd and i tend to be working on at least 3-5 different projects at a time!

http://www.target.com/Madison-Trestle-Desk- Antique-Blac...


 
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MY table retracts backs into the cabinet we made it measures 4 ft wide x 2 ft kinda like the scrapbox except theirs table fold down mine doesn't
I have plenty of space my SB room is to small for any other table but i'm thinking of having one attached to the wall that would fold down when not in use, I can't ask for that right now one thing at time and DH is busy right now so I'll wait for the opputune time.

cindy


 
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I have a nice big desk, but I sometimes drag myself out to scrap on a TV tray... go figure. I just scatter everything all over the place around me on the floor. I am convinced I can't scrapbook unless I make it difficult and make the biggest mess possible.


 
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I have a 6 foot banquet table and a large wooden kitchen table that was bought to be my desk back when I was still in grad school. They are positioned in an L shape. Eventually the plan is to replace those two things with countertop over cabinets running along the same wall in my library.

I do need enough workspace for working on two 12 by 12 layouts at a time, plus tools, but most important is the ability for me to reach almost anything I might want from where I am sitting. I seriously dislike having to get up to search for something.

I was at IKEA for the first time last Monday - if I had to redo without the countertop I would probably start there.


 
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I have an old fashioned vanity table (you know the ones shaped like a kidney?) its just barely 32 inches long and fits exactly under a window.

I keep a 3 drawer sterlite dresser under it. It is just right for working on a LO. the window gives great light, the sill is big enough to hold paper and embellies and the glue runner sits on a bookshelf beside it.

I have a couple other storage areas in my study, but not a whole big area. I use part of the entertainment stand, a rolling cart next to that, and 2 shelves of a bookshelf next to the table.


 
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I have a mixture of things I scrap on. I have my "antique desk", its fairly deep and I can do a lot on it, but for messy stuff I unfold my folding table and work on that. I also have an old desk my husband used to use next to my antique desk and my computer and printer live on it.
I so need lots of space. When I am in the scrapping mood and frame of mind, I make quite mess and spread out everywhere. I have scrapped on the floor too, Its not so bad, just gets to hurt my back after while.


 
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I have a big counter in my scraproom, but I too drag my stuff in the living room on a coffee table
with all my suff surrounding me on the floor


 
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I scrap on a small 25in X 16in pull out ledge in my scrapping armoire with a 6 1/2" shelf right above it (now there are other LARGE spaces in the armoire where I have supplies,albums etc.

...but as far as my actual "scrapping space" all I need is my little pull out ledge and 6 in. shelf!:) I LOVE it cause it keeps me "contained" and I find it so much easier than having stuff EVERY where! We have an extra room that hubby suggested I use as a SCRAPPING room

but I prefer my teensy space with my beloved armoire ! :)...and when I'm done....I simply push the shelf in and close the doors !


 
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Oh, Lordy,,,,,I scrap on my dining room table that seats EIGHT,,,,I've thought of downsizing so that I could have a permanent scrap place, but now that i'm used to the size, i truly don't see how I could do it,,,,,so now I've got a quandry,,,Eventually I KNOW i'm going to want a permanent place that I do NOT have to clean up every day,,,,,but I do NOT want to have to half my work area,,,,oh decisions decisions,,,

the only answer is to kick everyone out of the dining room and to HALF our eating area!!!!

what? It makes total sense to ME!!!

Holly


 
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  • holly1965 Said:
the only answer is to kick everyone out of the dining room and to HALF our eating area!!!!

what? It makes total sense to ME!!!

Holly



Seriously, how much room do you need to have dinner, anyway? And if people squawk, threaten them with eating over the kitchen sink! (My DH does that sometime because he's too lazy to dirty a dish!)


Edited by SticklesQueenMoxie on 03-14-09 11:24 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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I used to scrap on the floor too - looking back now, I'm not sure how I did it!!

Now I use a drafting table that's maybe 2.5' x 4' - I have to clean up and put things away frequently or the chaos makes me nuts, so I don't really need a huge work surface to spread out. Lots of space would just encourage me to be messier .


 
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My desk is about 4 feet long and about 2 feet wide and contains my laptop as well as a few miscellaneous items. I use it for scrapping and for doing school work. I don't really need a lot of room to work..then again I have my own room and tend to pile things around on the floor if I need too! Sometimes it does get so bad that I can barely walk in here..lol!


 
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  • SticklesQueenMoxie Said:
  • holly1965 Said:
the only answer is to kick everyone out of the dining room and to HALF our eating area!!!!

what? It makes total sense to ME!!!

Holly



Seriously, how much room do you need to have dinner, anyway? And if people squawk, threaten them with eating over the kitchen sink! (My DH does that sometime because he's too lazy to dirty a dish!)




a very very wiiiiiiiiiiiiiise woman Truly a wise and noble woman. Holly


 
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My desk is 5 feet x 2 1/2 feet. I used to scrap on a smaller one and there was never enough room. This was is large and so much better.


 
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I use a custom made scrapbooking desk/hutch that has a tabletop of 7 ft x 3 ft. It works perfectly.


 
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I have a small counter table that is always there, but I also have a 6ft foldable table that is also in my room for when I need to scrap. And then of course that is still not enough room...it usually ends up all over the floor too!


 
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  • Judes on 03-16-09 10:06 PM
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I need lots of room to scrapbook. At least my dining room table or a 6 ft. table. Also, like someone else said, I need to be able to reach my tools easily. I have a rolling desk chair which helps. A C formation would do nicely.


 
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I have a desk from Ikea... they have the best selection and prices as far as I'm concerned... and I have a lot of room on mine.


 
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I don't have a specific space. DD and I spread out on the living room floor. We have a large cutting mat that we use for our l/os and smaller ones that can be used for working the with the embellies.

It's more intimate and fun this way.


Edited by jenbustillo on 03-17-09 01:57 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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i have not one, but two 6 ft folding tables! love to have room to spread out! i have them perpendicular so they make a corner (the one table comes out into the room) and then i have shelves along the wall of the other side. that way i have three sides...two to work at and one for supplies! (i keep several supplies close at hand on my tables, too!)


 
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Holly...you are great! Scrapping is more important than eating, we all know that!!

I have a 6' by 4' table to scrap on. I've got some storage units and supply holders on it, my paper cutter off to one side, then about 4' by 2' space to work on. Each layout, I constantly pull out things to use and try, so my work space gets pretty crowded as I am working, but I always clean up after each lo, so I got a blank canvas to mess up again with my next lo!

Messes are so much fun!


 
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I'm amazed by all of you! Really amazed... working on the floor or on the bed..wow..I couldnt do that. mainly cause I'm not flexible enough!! lol.. Looking forward to pick up me new desk and finally have me room done. Atm, scrapping on me mum's dining table when I am there and I loathe the fact that I have to put everything away when I am done or not done for that matter. With me own space, I can leave everything out..


 
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I agree - I don't see how you girl's scrap on the floor or on the bed!...lol... I don't spread out a lot, but I do like to keep my things nice and tidy and organized while I scrap...lol... I know - I think I need help with OCD...lol

I started out at the dining room table, then when we moved into a larger home I was able to keep a table up in the corner of the dining room. Then... my BF and I started growing out of that quickly, so I moved it to my MBR where we both had computer desks that we organized for scrap-areas! That was pretty cool - just not as organized as I would like - I don't like to see clutter, anyways...

I started brainstorming and checking out other scrap-rooms and came up with a sketch of what we wanted and what would fit good. Started talking to my hubby about it and he and my BF's hubby got together and biult it for us!!

IT TURNED OUT GREAT!! Check it out im my gallery - see what you think.

Point is, u start off small, and you keep finding ways to improve on your space and little by little add to what you have. All part of the fun of SBing I think!

Happy Scrappin'!


 
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