I shared some pics of the shelves I want to use in the scraproom yesterday and want to show you the mess I have now!! I know once I get done it is going to give me more floor space and I won't have crap piled up in one corner of my room...at least that is what I am hoping!!
I decided I wanted the Ikea unit in front of my window so I had to think of something to put on the back so sunlight won't fade my paper. I am one of those people that keeps boxes for electronics for a year in case something goes wrong. Luckily I still had my box for my 32" TV I got on black friday almost two years ago. It worked great and I just had to find a little more cardboard, and thanks to a priority box I hadn't thrown away I had it as well, to finish off the bottom two areas. I just used masking tape to put the cardboard in place so I didn't have to put nails into my shelving unit because let's face it, I never know when I might change my mind and do something else!
I also decided I wanted another table in the room to put my machines on, eventually when I get it all done, and also to give me some more work space. I was able to put an 8' table where the Ikea Unit and the wire shelves were. I am still able to access the built in shelf easily. The upper shelves will be difficult to reach but I put things up there that I don't use as often.
I had a big desk on the wall where I want to put the shelves I got earlier this week and I had to empty that wall. Here is a picture of the wall where the new shelves will go. I am going to have to do some serious reorganization once I get the new shelves in place but ya'll know good and well that I love to reorganize *okie thinks it might be a sickness at this point, but doesn't worry about it since it is only pertaining to her crafting supplies*.
There were totes under the desk that will have to be emptied and the contents organized. This will let me access the contents a lot better on the new shelves without having to dig under the desk and drag out all the totes.
And here is a picture of all the crap that was on, under and around the desk in the picture above. I tell ya sometimes it has to get a lot worse before it gets any better! LOL I am not sure if the stuff I have on the shelves I put above the table on the wall will stay there. I am still working on trying to figure all that out and since I will have some extra time this summer I will get it done *okie wonders if she should just take next week off to get it done*.
I was going to paint the shelves I got but I don't think they really need to be painted. There are some little rust spots but I am using a brillo pad and scrubbing it off. I don't think I can stand to have everything strung out that long and right now my house looks something similar to Hoarders and it is going to drive me insane!
I will post more pictures as I progress and when I get everything completely done I might make a video of the room. I am sure it will be a little while before that happens though!!