Finally, after months of planning, my creativity nook is done. Actually, it was completed last Nov. 21 but I only had the chance to transfer back all my scrapping stuff last Monday.

Before I unveil my new space, here’s how it looks like before the makeover:

I decided that I want my space to have bold colors. What can be bolder than red? Red stimulates energy and increases enthusiasm. It encourages creativity. So, without further ado, here’s my creativity nook!

I need to see what I have because I tend to forget that I have them. Thus, I opted for glass-enclosed cabinets to store my embellishments in. I bought baskets to store my embellishments and other materials in groups. For instance, I have a basket for paints – acrylics, Radiant Rain, paint brushes, foam brushes, etc. That way, if I want to paint, I can take out the entire basket so everything I need is in one container.

I kept most of my previous storage like the colorful boxes to the right of my main cabinet. I also kept the clear stackable drawers which I bought from Dimensione. One of the clear drawers contains my collection of flowers. One contains unused mini albums. One contains my foam stamps and the other one contains punches.

This is my workstation. I kept my solid wood table which is sturdy and thick. I can hammer away or even use my heat tool without worrying that I will destroy it. The red desk is for safer activities like editing photos on my (red-covered) laptop. There is lighting underneath the hanging cabinet and I bought extra lamp for my solid wood table. I keep my books and magazines on the topmost shelves.

Inside the big closet are my bigger tools and storage/tote bags. I also keep my albums here, as well as my cardstock collection which is arranged by color.

There are two pull out cabinets which can be used as additional work tables when I need the extra space, or when I have one or two scrapping friends over.

Here’s another pull out table. There is a foldable panel for better legroom. They have wheels so they can easily be pulled out. I am quite proud of these pull out tables as I designed them myself. I think I drove the cabinet guys crazy. 😀

Organizing my stuff was quite a challenge. I realized I need more baskets! And I never realized I have so much alphas – stickers, thickers, plain chipboards, rubons! I was also surprised to see I have tons of ribbons and trims. I need more buttons though I already have a lot. 😀 And of course, I have more papers than I can use in a year! Sigh.

I am so excited to start scrapping again!
Thanks for looking!

Written by Alby Laran

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