I got this counter from my favorite furniture store's clearance center about 2 years ago. Their loft store was closing, and this was their check-out counter. I asked if it was for sale. They laughed. When I returned the next day, there was a price tag on it--and it was way out of my league. So I waited. I waited for weeks. And two hours before the store closed its doors for good, they lowered their prices to 75% off all clearance items, and I snagged that baby up for a song. It is solid English Oak, heavy and 105" long. And I love her.
The view from my perch, behind the counter:
I am a fan of the ladder shelves, but NOT black. It is true--you see everything--dust and all!
This was once a wine rack and a bread box. They are now storage units for journaling.
I got this recently on clearance, and it is my new favorite thing. It catches everything that didn't have a home.
I posted about this before. Got it at one of my favorite stores...Arhaus Furniture.
It houses all my stamps, and a few regularly used punches.
The scissors are from Pottery Barn, and the other stuff from flea markets or antique stores. I took the idea to hang things on a rack from my friend Kelly.
And I decided to organize embellies by color because of my friend Melanie. It really makes more sense in the way I scrap.
And the wall unit is also from Arhaus (but if you're local, totally check out their clearance center--I got this there!)
Two years ago, I was pregnant with my third, and was faced with moving my then scrap space out of the spare bedroom. I recall being so distraught over that now. I loved having my space upstairs, because I scrapped at night and I was close to the kids.
So I thought I'd be forced into the basement. And that would be fine (if it looked like Tina's!), but mine does NOT.
When my friend Jen suggested that we turn our home office into a real office/scrap room, I thought she was nuts. I thought it wasn't big enough, with all my stuff. I thought on it a while, and in the middle of the night, I started moving furniture...and that was the beginning. The thought of being on the main floor of the house, where everyone else was living, appealed to me on one level. But I'm not an organized person by nature--and we love to entertain. So how could I hide all the mess?
When we built the house, my husband and I had parents with illnesses, and we had the forethought to put a garden door on the living room in the house in the event that it may have to someday be used to house one of them. So glad we did that. I promptly sewed a curtain on that door, and can open and close it as I desire. And the door has a lock on it. Perfect.
I live in this room. I enjoy scrapping here sometimes--but mostly I do business work here on the counter. I like to sit on the floor and scrap, leave it out, and come and go as I please.
And I cleaned and purged all week to get it presentable to post these darned pictures. So take a good look, because it won't be this clean again for a while! :)
Thanks for taking the tour!
Okay, the questions...
My process: I love deadlines. Sick, I know. But I work better under pressure. I am usually inspired by the photos first, and that dictates my direction. I am a total sketch whore and don't apologize for it.
Five can’t live without items: My Canon SLR, photo editing software, brads, cardstock, and alphabets.
Describe yourself in 3 words: passionate, loyal & sincere. I'm also pretty intense.
Okay, off to mess up this room...:)
Enjoy your weekend!