Wow!! Can you believe it’s already the end of November? It sure has been a busy year. For those of you who follow my Instagram, you saw a little bit about my great scraproom move. After my sister got married and moved out, it was suggested that I move my stuff upstairs from my current basement crafting area. At first I thought this was a great idea! Upstairs is much warmer in winter and has a nice big window for some natural light. However, once I started packing up my stuff for the move up 2 flights of stairs I realized just how much stuff I have accumulated in the 15-20 years I’ve been crafting/ scrapping. It was A LOT of stuff!!! Then space became a question… no one else ever uses the basement except to do laundry. That occupied 1 small corner, the rest was open for me to grow and collect and craft in. (see where I’m going with this…) Plus I had a built in cabinet/ counter/ pegboard wall that was dreamy for any crafter!! How on earth was I going to condense into a small bedroom space? This was where I started getting discouraged. Was it worth the move? Worth the sunlight? Or am I going to end up hauling everything right back down to the basement? I am still undecided, but I am trying several creative space solutions that may just work out for me. My only lingering issue will be counter space (active working space). Currently, I have one small desk in there, and even if I could condense to working on a smaller surface, I’ve always worked standing up, so there’s that….
I do love the new Kallex shelf that I was able to purchase and add to the room though. I am finally able to keep all my albums together in one location. And I can rest assured that no water damage from a leaky pipe of damp basement can harm them. It’s unlikely but not impossible. About 10 years ago a pipe burst on the 2nd floor and drained down to the basement damaging some of my beautiful paper collection. Since then I have moved my albums upstairs as I could, but never really had the space to store them all together… I have a pretty expansive collection! I also love that theres a large tv and DVD player in the room, so I can put on some movies while I work. Or if someone wants to keep me company they can watch tv and hang out while I do my thing!