I have a confession
One reason I began writing this blog was to motivate me to continue organizing my home. Since the scrapbook space is where I spend most of my free time while at home, I decided it would be the best place to begin.
I figured that writing about the process would help for the following reasons:
a) motivate me not to quit when everything looked hopelessly messy
b) help me keep the projects moving along at a reasonable pace
c) force me to be more intentional and thoughtful about the changes I wanted to make (i.e. plan better)
So, thank you for reading this series! You are helping me and I hope as I stumble my way through this disaster (you think I'm kidding? HA!), you are inspired in some small way.
Ok, onto the before shots...
The space that contains all things crafty in my home is the middle-sized bedroom. I have not measured it recently, but it is pretty generously-sized. However, as my scrapbooking storage changed over time, much of the floor space was being taken up by the furniture footprints, making the space feel smaller and smaller.
My solution? GO VERTICAL!
Here are some before shots of the space:
This wallspace was always empty, but there used to be two bookshelves using up the floorspace. We have a fireplace downstairs that is begging for some flanking floor to ceiling bookcases (I am an English teacher, after all-so we have just a couple books, HA) so those college-era bookcases will find a new home with someone else very soon.
Here's a closer look:
I can't wait to show you some "after" photos tomorrow. This project turned out better than I even imagined it!
Question for today: Is your storage on the wall or in furniture that sits on the floor? Is it working for you?