Sort of - we've just celebrated our 21st wedding anniversary, so not THAT sort
of 'fixed up'!
This one is my scrap room.
Yup, said bedroom of son who is MIA [working OS] has been partially
seconded for a Good Cause. AKA my scrappy space.
I went away for 4 days to visit my BFF & came home to it almost finished.
Shame it's been so hot. Poor Tom slaved and laboured under difficult
Then when I came home I sweated it out doing some painting and varnishing.
Spent a WHOLE day re-figuring out where I wanted stuff, & I'm [almost]
embarrassed to say I've got more room than I need.
So I even made some 'pretty' shelves with decorations.
HOLD ME UP! It's a miracle!
This is not a 'fancy' scrap space. I've never been to Ikea.
Nothing matches & the floor is the concrete garage floor, oil spills
& all. This is the way we roll here.
Doesn't make my room[s] any less functional;)
So - how to show you. I think I'll try and find a 'before' & 'after'
shot....think that's best. Orf we go, folks:)
Originally my table was against the adjoining door between the front and back
of what was the whole garage; it was then converted into
2 bedrooms for my sons.
Tom had put up those shelves for my inks & punches years ago & they worked a treat.
Of course, I had to move away from the door. My request was to have EXACTLY
the same configuration in front of my table, & to the Left [see above photo]
as was here. It worked so well, I didn't want it different...
Shelves gone & door cleaned up. The dresser was moved from the wall where you can
just see the table has been shifted. Lots of swapsies whilst I was being fixed up!!!
And this is this wall FINISHED!!!!
Lazy bones decided it was easier to throw up some LOs onto the door for
both decoration [we need to SEE & ENJOY what we scrap, surely?!!]
and this has the added bonus of covering up most of the red bits.
The rest I'm describing as 'shabby chic'.
To the right of the dresser are now my 'mirrored' shelves like on my other wall.
We just popped the shelves that were on the wall there to get an idea.
That's not really 'we'. That's TOM!
Happy, happy, happy! My hubby did GOOOD!!!
Closer of the 'bespoke' [love that word!!] shelves for my punches etc:
And the corner shelves that have been put in, they are just perfect.
Best of all is the sort of long narrow shelves -they're my fave &
my 'must haves'. SO now I have 3 instead of 2 - air punch 'yes' to that;)
I even have a place for my hand towel! First time for everything.
Further along from the table, Tom added some more bench, so it runs
right the length of the room. Plenty of space for my Lazy Susan.
Apologies to Susan!
Lots and lots of shelves above the table & room for stuff below.
I didn't alter my little chest by the door, but you will notice I had a towel
rail for my paint stuff, that I'm using for displaying bits I've been given.
Lateral thinking is not my strong point, but I reckon it works nicely!
And back, past that chest of drawers to my door:
That big bank of shelves is still a 'work in progress' - apart from my
Albums, which will be there forever...but I do now have room on some shelves to
get all fancy pancie.....well, for me, anyways!
Now, taking a few steps back, back to the door to this room, here is
what it looks like with the joining door open [the shelf above is hidden in the left]:
Don't squint too hard. Yes, they ARE fishing rods. Some things are verbatim.
Removal on the fear of Death. My family are 'fishers'; the rods must stay!!!
Tim's room before:
I've got some shelves by the window there. And nothing much to
put in them YET..so I made them pretty. Before the dust and cockroaches
decide it's probably too neat a home not to use!
After with the door between open:
Close ups of the pretties:
Mum gave me that pretty hessian & lace. It was from a $2 shop & I don't
want to use anymore of it!
The other thing is that Tim's room has a basin! YAY!
From this [which is at the top of the page]
YES! More shelves on the wall and my electrical bits HUNG UP! And Tim's
bench now houses my sewing machine & my Brother Scan'n'Cut is easily
I did leave most of his stuff in the drawers, since I didn't need them. Good Mum
that I am.
I also have a MM / painting area!
Before. Tim had painted the cupboards years ago:
A new wide bench with some old laminate top we had from when we'd
done our kitchen up, & a splash of white paint. It's going to get filthy anyways-
paint and gesso and ink sprays will see to that;)
And that's about the end of the journey....
Sorry about the overload of photos. No, not really, I'm not really sorry.
I've actually had a blast writing this & am so happy with my space that in
a little over 2 & 1/2 hours today I made up 8 stencilled, texture paste-y backgrounds
and actually created 2 pages.
Here is one:
Next time I'm coming back with some 'tricks and tips' I used to create it.
I figured that might be a bit of fun, since I'm not doing challenges or anything else
Thanks for joining me today.
Take care now, especially if you're in Aussie & you're in The Heat!
Blessings ~ Lizzy ♥♥♥