When you walk up the stairs and turn to your left, you're directly in my scrapbook room/office. It's about 15x13 and is the only room in the house with the original wood floors.
I got the white cabinet on the left from The Mulberry Tree in Grants Pass (quite a comedy of errors trying to get it up the stairs, over the railing and through the door) and the table from the Collectors Market in Medford.
We had a steel top put on it but it has to be replaced already because I wasn't smart enough to know that I needed a galvanized steel table top since plain old steel rusts (and rust doesn't look so good on all my white cardstock).
I bought those feet to make the table tall enough to stand at while I work. They look goofy though so I need to stain them or something.
Most of the stuff in this room was something I already had, was found at a junk shop or found on Ebay. (Unfortunately, I was feeling blue one day and my best friend, Jill decided to introduce me to Ebay to cheer me up.)
That little red perpetual calendar is my favorite thing I've ever found on Ebay. (Thanks Jill.)
The Puritan Leaf Lard bucket holds all my date stamps and that metal sign holder will eventually hold a couple of back to back photos as soon as I figure out which ones to put in there.
All this stuff sits on top of my work table.
I think Jill and I were up in Sellwood (near Portland, OR) when we found that silverplate dish. And Jill picked up that silver tray for me.
And that's an old surgical try that sits next to my paper trimmer and holds a bunch of my favorite adhesives.
I made the dividers for the drawers all by myself.
This old, wire shelf hangs on the side of the table opposite the drawers - has most of my wood-mounted rubber stamps on it.
I don't remember where I got that old, red chair - I just remember it was really cheap and I had to have it.
And Josh and I made that blue paper organizer that goes under the desk. It's got really cool molding all around it, rolling feet and two glass drawer drawer pulls so I can pull it out from either side of the table.
I store all my paper by color - works for me.
Found most of those old locker bins on Ebay and at junk shops too. They hold chipboard and punches and stuff like that.
This one holds all my acrylic stamp sets sorted in those clear Making Memories acrylic stamp pocket page thingies.
Jill had the idea of hanging these trays (there's six of them) on the wall. I attached old buttons to round magnets for hanging up photos and other cool junk. I love them.
This old Dewey Decimal Index card catalog holds a GOB of stuff.
Most of the jars/canisters on top hold lace and stuff like that. That stand on top was from the post office out in Jacksonville, OR - has a bunch of old postal stamps on it.
I used that old typewriter to label all the drawers the other night.
Josh made all those dividers for me.
I don't know what the old can was for but it's perfect for rolled up papers.
The red box is an Erector Set box and I don't know what the blue one was used for but someone took a Sharpie pen to it and wrote the word 'Salmon' all over the sides of it...so even though it doesn't smell like fish, I'm guessing that's what it was used for at some point in time.
That's Josh testing out my old typewriter. I kept asking him if he loved it...his response is at the bottom.
I got that card stand from Pottery Barn many moons ago - never even took it out of the box when I got it; just had Josh haul it down to the storage unit. (He was irritated about it at the time...but I had a plan for it...even if had to sit in the storage unit for 2+ years.)
It holds lots and lots of stuff that I want to keep in plain view.
This thing was the steel of the century - found it in someone's front yard for 15 bucks. Didn't even have to paint it. It holds all my stickers, rub-ons and a bunch of chipboard.
Got all those Hoosier jars from junk shops and garage sales - perfect for ribbon. The green and white floral boxes are from Target. Most everything else is a junk store find too. (I much prefer old stuff over new stuff.)
That blue, wooden box on the left is the ring box we used when we got married.
Those are just little Hobnail flower pots. Got most of them on Ebay for $2-$5 each.
That's an old sign-maker stamp set (in the box) that Josh and I found a long time ago.
Those blue boxes are Martha Stewart's. I had instituted a self-imposed ban on Martha Stewart for a long time, but I broke it for those blue boxes.
Trying to remember where I got those bins...all I can remember is that they were ridiculously prices. If I remember, I'll post it here later. (Oooh, I remembered: here's a link to the bins.)
More stamps. (I like stamps.)
All my inkpads.
So this blue wire shelf sits perpendicular to the white cabinet so I can hide my treadmill desk (which I'll show you in a minute) behind it.
I want to attach some fabric or something to the backside of the shelf to hide the treadmill more though.
The closet is more functional than cute but Josh and I put all those shelves in.
If you like Narratives, you're going to want to come over and hang out in my closet.
All the bins at the bottom of the closet hold all my Narratives paper, transparencies, sticker sheets, etc.
Josh put up those peg boards so just about every product I ever designed is hanging on them. It's like a big, Narratives warehouse full of stuff that goes back to 2003.
The bins are all full of acrylic paints, embossing supplies, all my office supply stuff, etc.
That green cabinet has all my photography books and lots of paperwork, etc. Going to put a little T.V. in there too.
That chimney used to be covered. One of the many projects that I started but Josh finished. Still need to put the molding up though.
And I'm looking for an old, oversized chair (preferably an orange one) to go where those suitcases are.
And that's an old cast-iron bathroom mirror that I'm using as a magnetic board. Still need to get a glass shelf cut for it. This is another one of those things that I picked up many moons ago but never had a place for it (until now).
Almost forgot the treadmill desk.
I got the whole idea of a treadmill desk from a Dateline special. It's simple; add a computer (at a height that is ergonomically comfortable for you) to a treadmill, set your laptop/computer on it and then walk at a 1 mile an hour pace for the bulk of your work day. The longest I could ever get used to was about 4 hours though.
Need to get my large rear back on this thing.
Off on a tangent now, but I was moving this treadmill a couple of months ago and ripped my entire big toenail off. The whole thing. It hurt really bad.
So that's the full tour - planning on doing lots and lots (and lots) of scrapbooking in there now that I've determined I'm still a scrapbooker.