I wasn't sure if I would be able to post this today as my little one has been sick the past few days and much of my attention has been on her BUT I couldn't resist taking photos when she was napping this afternoon (yes poor girl napped a few times today).
Here is the overall view...I have a few changes planned for the future (some wicker baskets will replace the plastic stuff down the road...)
Many of you asked about my new furniture. It was all purchased at Ikea. The desk is Vika Amon. You'll notice we have two. One side is for the kids and one side is for me. Although truth be told I will certainly be inviting friends to share my space too (aka late night scrap night).
The bookcase shelves are Expedit.
Since I live faraway from an Ikea we ordered online. It took way longer than the website first listed. We addressed our concern with Ikea and they mentioned they would amend the site. Originally the site listed 1-2 days delivery. Not the almost 3 weeks I waited!!! As I mentioned I plan a trip to Ikea again in the future to get the small pieces that will "finish" the room off however that won't be until August. Until then I am more than happy with the space.
As far as the paint colour, I honestly don't know the name of the colour (I didn't paint it!). I do know the contractors bought the paint from General Paint (breeze) and that the colour is Behr 700D-6, B34, F4 T4Y. We have the colour in almost every room. It is a beautiful colour in the light but some people who visited my house have told me that in the darker rooms it does seem rather dark. Personally I like it ...but just thought I would share comments from other people too.
As you can see, I still D-R-E-A-M...and generally speaking the items you see before you were in a similar place in my last room.
This is a peak at the school side of the room. I have changed it since I took this photo ever so slightly (adding more stuff to that side of the room). You'll also notice NO BLINDS...we are still waiting for them to be made...we ordered the tops down bottoms up cellular shades in white. Which means I will still get plenty of light in this room :)
A close up of the shelves...
A close up of my dream...who doesn't love glitter, buttons and ribbon? And all those CD folders house PTI stamps and nestabilites. The punch holders and CD shelves were purchased at Ikea. The white shelving unit is by Making Memories and I purchased it around Christmas from Micheals.
One of the reasons I chose these desk legs was for the storage. I wanted to maximize my storage area as I am officially doubling my craft space as my school space too. You'll note I also have some easy access drawers too. It's great to have the "go to" items within reach.
I had a few clear wall containers that I purchased from Ikea last year. I never really used them for much in my last space but was really excited to use this small space on the wall. The way the shelves come together it left a gap at the end of the wall. I had this great idea to store my paper cutters and thickers/stickers in those containers. I will be buying a few more during my next trip and fill up the remaining space.
Here is another snapshot of the school space. My son LOVES it!
Well there it is...my space. No more excuses now. My 2 month hiatus is officially over. I have a card to share with you (my late Jiffy post) set for Friday morning. I have yet to officially "stamp" something since my move but plan to get in my room some time tomorrow. For the time being, expect some random posts (3+ a week) as I am still working on getting settled, not to mention writing report cards oh and homeschooling. My grandmother will be moving in in just over a month and I have to get all my "junk" out of her space LOL. I made a big dent today but I know it will take some time to find a place for all those miscellaneous items. If you have amazing storage ideas for a garage please share them with me. That is my only hope right now.