I've meant to post pictures of my scrapbook closet/office for awhile now.
Truth is, it's usually too messy to show to the outside world (lest, they might assume that the every room in my house looks the same).
Clean (so clean, I don't even want to scrapbook in it).
Ok, so this is a 6x9 walk-in-closet in my bedroom. I think the pictures make it look bigger than it actually is (or maybe I just tell myself that so I can feel better about those pictures that are taken of me from behind).
This is the view from the doorway.
The exercise ball recently replaced my chair.
The table is an old one that my Mom gave me (and if she ever wants it back, I've got some explaining to do about all the marks from my eyelet punch).
Because this was only meant to be a temporary set-up (although, by the time I get a real scrapbook room, I will have been in the closet for almost six years), I didn't invest in any spendy organizational systems - just went for iris carts and stackable plastic drawers.
I store all of my paper (to the right) in legal sized hanging file folders. Most of my paper is organized by color, although more distinct paper lines are organized by brand (ie. Hambly, Jenni Bowlin originals, 7 Gypsies, etc.).
This is the top of my table. The caddies are just some fishing tackle caddies that I got at Walmart about four years ago. They were dark green, so I spray-painted them white. I have each box labeled (my label maker is my friend) by content (ie. brads, photo corners, buttons, etc.).
I picked up that black shelf with drawers the other day at Target.
I hang some of my layouts and photos from bulldog clips on a strip of molding (I used Liquid Nails to glue a long strip of metal to the front of the molding, painted the whole thing white and then attached it to the wall with drywall screws...did the whole thing by myself in a night's work).
Picked up both of these boxes not too long ago. Found the frame box at Fred Meyers for $14 bucks and I use it to store my pens ( I wanted something that would store my pens sideways). The box on the bottom is another Target find which holds all of the scrapbooking supplies that I reach for most (ie. Hermafix tabs, liquid glue, scissors, rub-on tool, paper piercer, stapler, liquid Undo, bone folder, ruler, Exacto-Knife, sanding block, etc.).
Picked up the blue bowl at Target too - it holds all of my Glue-Dots.
The basket holds a lot of miscellaneous stuff.
Because this is a walk-in closet, it already had some shelving built into it.
All my ribbon is stored in plastic boxes by color.
And obviously, I'm sucker for any and all idea books.
I have three of those white wire containers (Fred Meyer) which are perfect for tall chipboard sets, acrylic stamp sets and misc. rubber stamps.
Haven't found the perfect system for my albums yet, but am thinking about going with this system.
And this is what a couple of kiddos (and a baby doll) look like hanging out this afternoon (hard to see - but Cole's got aliens and Matchbox cars strategically placed on some of the shelves).