Tuesday, January 22, 2008

My little corner of the world...

Okay, I admit I used to get a bit envious every time someone showed all the cool things about their scrap room...why? Because even though I HAD a scrap room/office/junk room, it was anything BUT uplifting and inspiring!! Plus, I could never find anything when I needed it, and that killed me, because I am an ORGANIZATION JUNKIE!! I just LOVE containers and organizers, but this room was devoid of any organization, and it certainly wasn't FUN!! I only really liked to scrapbook at Tammy's house (in her cute little scrap room!) because there just wasn't a place at my house that inspired me to do anything creative!! So, I enlisted the help of my own decorator - my daughter, Mallory - to spruce up my space!!

But Mal has grand ideas which sometimes come with grand price tags, so I had to warn her that I didn't want to spend a fortune on this room!! When she asked what I had in mind, I told her that the only thing I had to start with was a little 6-drawer storage unit that I had bought on sale months before. I really liked those colors, but I had nothing else specific in mind. Her first suggestion was to paint ONE WALL - she's into that lately - I said NO! I'm sure I would've liked the look of it, I just didn't want a bright wall that I'd have to repaint later. So, she bought some bright pink curtain panels ($19.99 each) at Target to take the place of my painted wall - how cute!! Next, we had to get rid of the wooden closet door, and she did this with a curtain panel also! Then came the colorful rug ($29.99 at Walmart), the cool letters that she spray painted to match, some hot pink dorm accessories (papasan chair and wall file), a couple throw pillows, some colorful scrapbook papers on the wall as decorations, and now I LOVE to scrap in my room! I like the fact that I can work on something, then leave it out on the desk and work on it a little at a time without having to pick everything up from a family area. I get SO much more layouts done since I finished my room! Isn't that what we're all shooting for???

The coolest thing is...the whole project cost $182! Now THAT's budget decor - especially for MY decorator!! And I just LOVE it!! The moral of this story is that you can get a lot for a little if you try - changing even small things can bring some color into your space and make it a place you enjoy spending time and creating! And this all came from a little 6-drawer organizer...

Check out the slide show above this post for Before and After shots!Just click the PLUS sign to advance to the next slide!

Happy Scrappin'
Allison

2 comments:

Darlene said...

Love your scrap room!!!

Memory Maniac said...

I just LOVE IT TOO!!!!!! I just hate she never wants to scrap at my house anymore <3 T