so i gain a craft room - dd moved out now what is thefirst thing i shld do?

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Posted 12/3/2012 by arelys1228 in General Scrappin'
 

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Posted: 12/3/2012 8:23:57 AM
yikes!


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Posted: 12/3/2012 9:04:01 AM
Paint the walls.

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Posted: 12/3/2012 9:16:38 AM
jump up and down with a big smile on your face.



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Posted: 12/3/2012 9:57:35 AM
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Posted: 12/3/2012 10:22:28 AM
How exciting! Take your time and plan it out properly. When I got my craft room I was so excited I started putting up shelves and hanging stuff everywhere and then I realized that I should have sat back and planned everything out first! Thankfully I got another chance to do it over last year when the lighting in the room went and I had the ceiling re-done to add pot lights. I used the opportunity to take everything down and start over. A little planning goes a long way!


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Posted: 12/3/2012 10:34:36 AM
Lucky you I wish I had my own craft room.. Currently my "area" is one wall in my living room that I have my desk and storage area! I can't wait to by our first house so I can have my own craft room! Hoping to do so within the next year or so.. Anyways I would start by looking for inspiration and figure out how you wanna go about it.. Paint the walks go to Ms and look at there storage units (which btw are 40% off this week lol) then take it from there there's a lot of great YouTube videos on other crafting rooms look for scrapbooking room and you'll find hundreds that's where I always go for ideas! Good luck and I hope you enjoy it take pics when it's all done and let us see..


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Posted: 12/3/2012 10:54:19 AM
after I was done jumping up and down, I would do the snow angel thing on the floor because it'll probably be the last time I saw that much floor space!!

how exciting!!!

what do you have in mind?? what 'vision' to you have for your room?

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Posted: 12/3/2012 10:57:19 AM
Plan it, paint it, set up the bones (shelving, furniture) and then bring in your scrapbooking stuff a box at a time and put it where it goes as it comes in. When the box is empty, then go refill it and start again.


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Posted: 12/3/2012 11:16:06 AM
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Posted: 12/3/2012 12:12:37 PM
take the time to plan out the room to fit your needs. work space, storage, lighting, outlets.
Then pick paint color, furniture, possible window treatments.

I think it took me almost 3 weeks of planning and research before I made my decisions. The scraproom gallery is a great resource.
You can find it here

I'm a minimalist for sure, so I have paper racks, an ikea armoire, 2 ikea desks and a full closet that is half for supplies and half for my extra clothes.

The space is 12'x12' which is just enough for me. I'm happy with it.

Best of luck! Its a lot of fun!


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Posted: 12/3/2012 12:16:18 PM
thank you - getting paint next weekened - lol about the snowman and i am not a fan of ikea LOL


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Posted: 12/3/2012 1:57:00 PM
Rosey, I wasn't ever a fan of Ikea either, but the armoire was given to me and I really liked the desks because they are sturdy and the Pottery Barn farm table was not in my budget at the time. The desks have "A frame" legs with a shelf on the bottom of the legs and a white formica top. (they don't make this table any more though.)

If money wasn't an option I would have done things differently.But like I said before, I'm happy with my space.


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Posted: 12/3/2012 2:09:03 PM
I like having just about everything within reach or a foot or two. So for me, I'd set mine up nearly the same as it is now. Only I'd have more room to move my chair and more space for my sewing table and stuff (for real sewing - not scrapping LOL) And then maybe bring in an extra table for preparing the sewing projects. Too bad I didn't have the room now because there was a table on the side of the road recently. *sigh*



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Posted: 12/3/2012 4:11:00 PM
PLAN FIRST! Figure out what you want and where. By taking your time and planning, you won't make any costly mistakes. Don't rush out to paint - it would suck to paint your walls turqouise and then find a scrapping desk you love that totally clashes, KWIM? Get an idea of layout first - scrapping desk, built ins vs stand alone furniture, etc. Do you want open or hidden storage? How will you store your papers, punches, ink? Make sure you have a place for everything before buying pieces, some items - like paper storage - may take up a lot of room. Take room measurements, you can mark out sizes of furniture you find on the floor with painters tape to make sure you have enough clearance. For paint, find color combinations that you want to work with and stick with that as your guide. It's the easiest way to keep the room uniform and looking like a true room - not like a crafter exploded in there.

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Posted: 12/3/2012 6:38:14 PM
Decide what type of scrapper you are so you can decide what type of storage you want/need

Think about how you want to store your stuff - out in the open, or in enclosed containers. What do you need on your desk or within arms reach. What do you want to use more of that you don't use now, can you store it differently so you will use it

Check out scraprooms in the gallery or scrapbooking organization books for more ideas. I love that I had dh attach my surge protector to the underside of my desk, I got that from an idea book.

Put your plan on paper, let it sit, then look at it again and see if it works You might have to do this a couple of times!

Pick out your paint color and paint. And get started with putting your furniture and storage in your room

Have fun!


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Posted: 12/3/2012 7:08:03 PM
I would also plan with the idea in the back of your mind she might 'boomerang' and come back.



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Posted: 12/3/2012 8:29:31 PM
Buy rugs.

It's a bedroom so I assume it has carpet... my crafting style and supplies (with some help from my toddler) have ruined the carpet in my office. Now I have a rug on top of destroyed carpet waiting for the OK from hubby to put down hardwood.


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Posted: 12/3/2012 8:39:26 PM

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I would also plan with the idea in the back of your mind she might 'boomerang' and come back.


and this.

When my boys had both moved out, I bought furniture, shelves, etc and made a beautiful scraproom. A year later, he was laid off and moved back home...at the same time that my daughter moved back home when her soldier fiancee went overseas. We crammed all of the scrappy furniture into the dining room, where it became impossible to use...as well as prohibiting us from using the dining room table. We lived that way for 2 years.

Daughter now has her own place, and her room is now my scrap room...but it's half the size of the boys' room. I've got all of the furniture crammed in there, but there's hardly room to breathe. I am however, contemplating moving MY bedroom into that room, and making my larger room into my craft room!


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Posted: 12/3/2012 11:13:11 PM
Think about how you work. For example, when I redid my room a year ago I made a sewing area (quilting), a scrapping area, a cutting area (use it whether I'm scrapping or sewing) and some storage areas for each. I definitely improved my space usage over the previous "let's throw everything in this room" strategy.



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Posted: 12/4/2012 8:45:18 AM
Congrats! You'll enjoy your space. Good suggestions here, definitely think about it first. Plan before you do.


I am however, contemplating moving MY bedroom into that room, and making my larger room into my craft room!
The largest bedroom in our house is my scraproom/quiltroom/office. And it became mine due to DH's suggestion. He's such a keeper!

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Posted: 12/4/2012 10:54:01 AM
Congratulations on your new space.

If you crop away from home much, make sure you take that into account when setting up your storage. You would want to keep many items mobile.

Our computer room is my scrap room. I keep a lot of things in photo storage boxes as they're easy to pop into a tote to take with me to crops.


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Posted: 12/4/2012 12:55:43 PM
Don't do it. At the very least do nothing for a while to think about the space and how you want to use it. Taking over a spare room for a devoted craft room became the most dysfunctional idea I ever followed through on.
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