Scraproom Makeover Reveal

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After a year of cleaning, organizing, and improving the functionality, I'm finally ready to reveal my updated scraproom!
First, let's look at the BEFORE (more photos here):

And now, the DURING:

At long last, the AFTER:

Those three photos were all taken from the doorway looking in. The room is 13 feet long and 10 feet wide. The door you see on the right leads into a small walk-in closet. Here is the view from the closet door looking back toward the entry door:

My desk area is located right outside that door in the hallway. My computer and scanner are there. 

This is what you see if you enter the room and look right. The Kallax bookcases here and under the window are new. The bins on top of the bookcases hold lightweight things, including tissue paper paper, foam, fabric, and foiling supplies. My favorite Everything Mary totes hang from the pegboard now. 

Here's a closer look at the area behind and to the left of the entry door. Steve built the behind-the-door shelving for me years ago and it's one of my favorite features of the room. The dimensions are listed here. My dad built the oak bookcase.

Here's a closer look at the behind-the-door shelves. I keep clipboards and folders for the various committees, site council, etc. that I'm on beneath it. 

Here's a closer look at my corkboard and washi storage. (It's growing! I'll be adding a third dowel soon.)

This is my main work table. I added the Deflecto tilt bins to hold my chipboard letters and reorganized my pegboard to be more functional. It's barely visible in the right of this photo, but I LOVE LOVE LOVE this self-setting clock

Check out the before photos of my closet, then marvel at how much better I'm using the space now. And everything is organized, labeled, and has a home! It's glorious.  

I am so happy with my scraproom now, but it will forever be a work in progress. I'm constantly making tweaks to improve things. There are some aesthetic changes I would like to make in the long run, including painting the ceiling fan, desk, filing cabinet, and blinds white. I'd like to move the bookcase my dad made elsewhere in the house and put something a little larger in its place. I want to replace the short floating shelves to the left of the closet with longer shelves.  

Let me know if you have any questions... or suggestions to make it even better!


  1. Wow!!! It looks AMAZING! I am LOVING the pegboards!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Love the do-over!! The Kallax bookcases are awesome. I treasure mine. I love how you hung the bags and would love to check out the Everything Mary totes. There are days when my space looks like your "during" photo, LOL!!

  3. Well done on the makeover...definitely neater now with the new storage. And very well-organized. Enjoy your happy space!

  4. Your makeover looks great and so well organized. I'm a little jealous of the space you have. ;)

  5. Cindy, this looks awesome! It is still so you. I love the improvements you have made.


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