My room is in the basement now. I used to have a room on the main floor of a house we rented 3 years ago, but when we bought this house 2 1/2 years ago, I had to resort to the basement. We live in a very small ranch with limited space.
This is what you see when you open the basement door. My room is decorated with alot of flea-market, yard sale and thrift store finds. It's definitely a room created on a budget! I have a desk from my childhood--a Christmas gift when I was 9 years old, that houses punches, instruction manuals and other assorted items. I tried to make my room a bit shabby so I covered the ordinary wooden chair with a king size pillow case! The small table beneath the pink shoe holder is covered in an old curtain valance and pinned in the back. The 'vase' was bought at a yard sale and is filled with spiral flowers I made for my daughter's bridal shower last year. Someday, I'm going to cover that ugly brown pole.
If you look slightly to the right when entering, this is the view. My work table is a 6' long $40 table bought at Walmart (the kind with the plastic top and metal fold up legs). I created a skirt using yards and yards of fabric that I had kept since the 80's when I used to do alot of sewing and before my scrapping days. I trimmed the raw edges with several yards of cloth ribbon. It's held onto the table with velcro tabs. The green bed tray (front) was another yard sale find and holds a vintage sewing basket filled with nice trims. I'll show that later. My husband was wonderful enough to build some 'built ins' around some of my Sterilite containers you can see in the back. My shelves are loaded with stuff.
Note: I have ALOT of scrapping supplies, but a third of them are also my daughter's. Yes, my youngest daughter who is 26 now scraps with me. Let's continue the tour:
As you move forward toward that small table I mentioned above, this is what you see. Here's my desk from my childhood. I used an old strainer to hold mini mini albums from swaps. I also have a collection of heart-shaped rocks that I and my family have found on various beaches here in Maine. My basement room is paneled from the previous owners and the cement floor was painted an awful fire engine red. The only option I had at the time was to cover some of it with a white carpet left over from when my oldest daughter moved out.
Here, you can see the carpet mentioned above. This is standing at the door to the basement, looking completely to the right. My paper stacks were purchased at a close out sale for $25! The black one to the right of the photo was bought at Walmart--I can't remember the name of it. As you can see, I've used an assortment of birdhouses, dried roses, items from swaps and soft dolls to decorate my space.
This is the view looking of my work table. I covered the black desk chair with an old sheet, curtain valance and cushion to give it a more 'shabby' look. I really need to change it though. I've been putting it off for a year now. The Sterilite container in the front holds lots of blank chipboard minis yet to be created. It's rare to see my table so clean, but I did it for the tour. It'll be messy before long.
Here's what I store in the drawers. Lots of mini albums and chipboard!
Here you can see another built in made by my husband which holds boxes and boxes of scrapping supplies. More on that later. To the right of the built in is a white bookcase given to us by a neighbor that fits the smaller Sterilite containers perfectly. I covered the fronts of the containers with scrap paper. I thought it gave the room a more co-hesive look, plus I didn't want to see what I had inside--it just made the room look more cluttered. Right in front of the photo is my home-made 'clip it up'. You can find the post here: http://scrapmomsmusings.blogspot.com/2012/03/my-homemade-clip-it-up.html.
These items sit on a book case by my work table. I used a two tier wire "cupcake holder?" for my Ranger supplies that sits on a lazy susan. Next to that is a box holding all the cards I've received from swaps. Some of them are gorgeously hand made!
This picture is of the vintage sewing basket holding trims that I like to look at. The two bracelets were made from actual vintage typewriter keys made by a friend of mine.
In order to allow more light and to prevent dust from invading my room, my husband put up sheeting mostly to cover the ugliness of the ceiling.
This is what's hidden under that table. I used a white sheet to cover the table. The Sterilite container holds my embossing folders, dies and binding supplies.
This wooden unit holds some of my favorite stamps. The wooden house was made as a bird house.
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