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Posted 1/18/2014 by JudyChatm in General Scrappin'
 

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Posted: 1/18/2014 7:58:10 PM
I've been trying to pull together a new craft room (moving from another room in the house) for over a year, and struggling with how to make it both decorative and functional. I am especially having trouble organizing everything without introducing storage that does not go with my vintagey theme. Can you link me to your decorated AND functional craft rooms (or post them and link them here)?

TIA

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Posted: 1/18/2014 8:14:53 PM
They're not my rooms (my room is FAR from well decorated!) but I have a Pin board of vintage scrapbook rooms that are all beautiful, functional, and full of vintage goodness!






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Posted: 1/18/2014 8:22:23 PM
Biochempea, these are beautiful. I'm following your board!


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Posted: 1/18/2014 9:55:07 PM
I don't know what style you want to decorate yours in but mine is very clean and super organized and smack dab in the middle of my house


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Posted: 1/19/2014 6:40:33 AM
Biochemipea, I love your Pinterest boards! I'm following you!


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Posted: 1/19/2014 8:08:35 AM
Bethie - nice room - very neat and obviously well organized. My room is trying to be vintage, but that's part of the problem, I already had a lot of non-vintageyy containers.

Bio..Pea -- thanks for the link to Pinterest. I also have a Pinterest board where I've been collecting ideas for about a year-- well pretty much since I started moving the room.

I think my primary problem might be the volume of paper I have and how I organize it -- by manufacturer. Presently I have 6 carts of paper, and I could either move the paper out of the carts and use another storage method, or hide them. Right now, they just sit around the room.

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Posted: 1/19/2014 9:06:44 AM
Here's a link to my 'vintagey' art room. I love my space! It's decorative as well as functional for me. Even though a lot of bins are not clear, it's all labeled with tags so I know what's where.



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Posted: 1/19/2014 1:34:27 PM
Irma - great room, loved the tour. I was looking for how you handled 12 x 12 patterned paper, but didn't see it. Again, I think it is my biggest problem area, so let me know how you handled it.

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Posted: 1/19/2014 1:40:04 PM
Paper is a hard thing to store! Right now I have mine standing up in boxes. Some of it is divided by manufacturer, some by colour, and then I have specialty papers divided by type. My boxes are all lined up on the raised hearth of the (not used) fireplace in my scrapbook room. I like that it's all out and easy to flip through -- I don't use products if I need to get a box out. If I can't see it, I don't use it. However, having paper like this is also a bit cluttery looking, even if it is all neatly in boxes.

Oh, the problems of a paper collector!!






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Posted: 1/19/2014 7:32:43 PM
I don't have photos of my scraproom up yet, but I have a LOT of paper,and most of it is cardstock weight.

I bought my first set of Display Dynamic 12x12 Paper Storage Trays years ago, and then added to them as I had money to do so. This was my first paper storage idea, and I've kept it and still love it to this day.

I love it because I can stack the trays up to 30 in height. That makes a tower that is my height (5 feet, 4 inches tall), but the floor space that is taken up is only 13x13 inches.

I can easily see my paper, and pull what I need with little time taken sorting through paper stock.

I actually have 3 towers now, so that's 90 trays. Told ya I have a lot of paper. The first tower I bought a bottom piece for that is wooden from Display Dynamics. Money got tight, so the second two towers are just sitting on the floor without a base. They are sturdy, and I've had zero problems with them collapsing. Knock wood. They are made of very strong plastic.

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Posted: 1/19/2014 11:52:38 PM
Debbie, I almost bought some of those trays a few months ago. Can't remember why I changed my mind, but thanks for pointing them out - I might need to try them.

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Posted: 1/20/2014 9:47:41 AM
I've used Cropper Hopper Vertical System - Paper Holders/Pouches/Dividers/etc. - since its introduction & highly recommend it for paper storage. If you dislike the look of plastic, you could cover the holders with vintage-inspired patterned papers or fabric, attach an antique-inspired label, &/or other alterations so they reflect the mood of your space. HTH & happy organizing/decorating!

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Posted: 1/20/2014 10:07:51 AM
If you are having trouble with paper, I highly recommend the Scrap 'n Cube Paper Tower. You can store your paper horizontally OR vertically. I love this pieces and it's better than any previous paper storage I have ever used. You can see it in my blog post here:

Scrap 'n Cube Paper Tower

Also, on the right sidebar of my blog towards the top is a video tour of my room. Hope you find something helpful. Blessings,


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Posted: 1/20/2014 10:19:45 AM
I have my paper in 12x12 WRMK albums. If you scrap 12x12 you could keep your paper in albums which I think would look cohesive.
I watch this video yesterday and if I were to change the way I store paper I would try her way. If you have an Expedit, it would work on a shelf

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Posted: 1/20/2014 4:28:10 PM
There are some photos in my gallery. It's not totally cleaned up, but it's what it looks like most days.

I don't know that it's decorated, but people do notice it. Well, it's right inside the front door, but I mean that people often comment on it. I think it's the addition of the Pom poms hanging from the chandelier.

I have a ton of Jetmaxx cubes all around the table and they hide everything. There are 14 total. In the far corner (nearest to the door to the kitchen) is a stack of plastic drawers where I have all my scraps. It's not as pretty, so I have that hidden. My paper is in Cropper Hopper plastic holders on the bookshelves that are barely visible in the left corner.


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Posted: 1/20/2014 6:20:39 PM
OP, I'll try to post a photo with my 3 scrap towers made up of the Display Dynamic trays tomorrow to this thread. It's much easier to picture these in a scrap room if you can see a photo.

They have lasted me for years (at least 14) and are still going strong.
Each tray has a good amount of depth for paper. I'd say at least 1" or less, so you can fit a good amount of paper in them.

I use them to separate and keep track of my Club Scrap Kit papers. Each tray for me holds one month's kit (often 2 because I'd get the Senior Kit and the Junior sized kit, and lots of times I'd buy extra paper too). I've been a member off and on since 2000, so that's why I have so many trays.

Anyway, that is just one way to use them. People use them for cardstock or printed paper too. They come in two designs (lipped and unlipped). Lipped has a small front piece on the far right hand side that can be used for labelling. I have a mixture of both in my stacks. If I was starting out again I'd go with the lipless trays, because with the lipped ones sometimes my paper gets stuck while I pull it out-just a quick annoyance and it doesn't happen every time.

You can read the reviews on both versions and see which ones you like best.

I've had these way before the Cropper Hopper vertical paper storage system ever came out, and like I said I've never been tempted to switch to another style.

Debbie in MD.

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Posted: 1/20/2014 6:26:32 PM
Michelle/Basket Lady, I love your scraproom! Very nice!






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Posted: 1/22/2014 11:00:19 PM
Angela, good ideas for dressing up the paper storage I already have. I could make burlap covers or skirts for the carts or just decorate the front folder that shows with a nice vintage design or patterned papers (i.e. scrap it like a page).

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Posted: 1/23/2014 1:49:33 AM
How to store my 10-12 CH plastic files is EXACTLY my problem too. I'm currently converting my formal living and dining room (the first rooms of my home) into a vintage/office type craft space. I'm also undecided if I want hide our display my paper...but I think I'm going to go with hiding it. I'd rather display other knick knacks or vintage inspiration than display the files. I've even considered leaving the paper altogether in another room...but walking back and forth would get old for me REAL quick!!!

Thanks for the pin board Bio!!! I had already pinned some of them myself but nut all of them

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Posted: 1/23/2014 7:08:15 AM

Irma - great room, loved the tour. I was looking for how you handled 12 x 12 patterned paper, but didn't see it. Again, I think it is my biggest problem area, so let me know how you handled it.

I think I answered in pail, but for the sake of this thread...
I'm like a squirrel with paper stashing it there and there (hence the 'frozen pea badge...I needed an intervention). The bulk of my paper is sorted by manufacturer in vertical paper organizers. The rest of it is hidden in the desk's pull-out drawers. Then there's more under the book shelves...running out of space
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Posted: 1/23/2014 9:15:57 AM
Basket1lady - I love your scrap table. May I ask where you got it?

Thanks!!

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Posted: 1/23/2014 9:32:40 AM
I have no idea how to link the 2 photos I had posted at one time - maybe if you click on my name it will pull them up? I love my scraproom - it is the guest room but when I want to scrap I just pull my craft table from the closet to work on and use the bed as space to spread out if needed - the yellow on the walls makes me happy - and the 2 pieces of old furniture belonged to my mother and grandmother so I love having them around me. I have good window and overhead light and my husband built me shelves on one side of the closet - so I still have a side for guests to use to hang things when we have visitors ...

Hope you find the exact look that makes you happy!
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Posted: 1/23/2014 9:38:26 AM
I just tried it - clicked on my name and the 2 pics came up - however in my post above I mentioned 2 pieces of furniture and they don't show up in the pics I had posted - one is a child sized roll top desk (4 generations have used it - my grand daughter now keeps her scrapping stuff in it and sits there and scraps while I do (she's 7) and the other piece is an old old small dresser - anyway I just love my room. Some vintage pieces (not shown) and then the wonderful storage max cubes. Perfect for me.
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