Saturday, August 1, 2009

Organizing my new bookshelf

As most of you know I am working on organizing my scraproom which is my formal dining room. The plan is to keep it clean and organized. This week I bought this bookshelf at Target and Bill put it together for me. Today Bill and I went to Ikea. I haven't been there since it opened several years ago. At that time the store was so packed with people that we really couldn't see anything and haven't gone back since. But today was different. We had so much fun looking around and the best part is that the prices are so good. I bought these jars to put my ribbon in. They are large and are the perfect size and add color to the bookshelf. The smaller ones that I had on my Making Memories shelf just weren't big enough and I was able to use them for embellishments.

I also bought these little spice jars to put embellishments in.



Back to the bookshelf. This shelf holds my CTMH binder that has pictures of all the stamps that I own. If you didn't see that post, you can see it here. This shelf also holds my books, idea books. and small embellishment cases.

I found these little baskets at Target. They are just the right size, and are not too big to lose things. I like to have them in sight so that I can use them regularly.


This baket holds my Basic Grey paper pads that I like to use for cards.


This basket holds clear stamps such as My Favorite Things, Hanna, Penny Black and Verve.

This basket holds specail embellishments that I don't want to forget about.


The bottom shelf holds binders that store my unmounted rubber stamps. I still have more binders to fill. I love being able to see what I have.

That's it for today. I still have a lot more cleaning up to do, so I will fill you in later.

8 comments:

Giffysk8s said...

I have ben stalking your blog all day. It looks great! Now I want to redo mine. I don't NEED to, but yours is so much prettier!

Sharli said...

Awesome!!! Very organized and looks great, too! I think it will be easy to find things and keep it tidy - YEA for You!

Sparkle said...

Isn't IKEA the best?!? I love just going there. Glad you found some fun stuff.

Leslie said...

so neat and tidy. I like your organized stamp binder. I tried to make one, but wasn't very careful with it and now the stamp sets run together and looks like a mish mash. One day I will start over and do it neatly, for now I know what I have.

Jeanne said...

Yay! You are making some excellent progress! It's looks so neat and tidy.

I keep hearing about how wonderful Ikea is, but alas, no Ikea in the Denver area (at least not yet, I heard a rumor they were gonna build one, but with this economy, who knows if THAT will ever happen). Lucky you!

Keep up the great work!

Gail Gray of A Fresh Start Professional Organizing said...

As an organizer I LOVE to see a well done project. The clear jars will allow you to see what you are looking for and what you already have. Great job!

Kim said...

Loving the bookshelf and organizational tools you have! You have inspired me so much to organize my corner! Although I get frustrated because I have way too much to fit where I am! lol! I wish I had an IKEA close by to go and visit...maybe that would make my arranging much better! Yours looks wonderful hun!!!
Hugs~ Kim

Amy said...

I am behind on your blog but I have to say I have had many many scraprooms as I am a mover. I enjoy it the most when I can be where my family is at and scrap there. I think you are doing a great job organizing.