Wednesday, February 29, 2012



                    THE FINALE 

This is it, the big day, the big reveal!!!!!! I am so stinking excited that I just can't hide it. LOL ( Isn't there a song like that?)
For those of you that don't know whats going on, Laura over at  started this 29 day challenge.  You really need to check out her blog, pretty great stuff.
I chose my scrap booking room.  I chose this because I didn't have one, it was all in boxes packed away while we were out of the country. I had been procrastinating on starting on my room since I didn't have a clue what I was going to do.  I had a picture in my head, but that doesn't always work.  So when I came along Laura's blog and this challenge, I decided to jump on the band wagon to keep me accountable.  I never knew that I would of had so much fun.
If I knew how to direct you to my pictures from progress #1#2 and #3 I would so tell you, lol but I don't know how to do it.  But this entry will have my before and after pictures.  I so hope you enjoy my incredible room, because I stinkin' LOVE it. (And now our house might of sold, I won't have it anymore )  Maybe the gal buying my house fell in love with the room  Heck ya never know.
OK, so lets get started.

My work space before...
                            My work space after...

WOO HOO HAPPY DANCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What a mess... I needed some 

So since I had bits and pieces of black, I decided to paint my peg board black.
Here is a close up. Pretty neat huh?

Here is my "inspiration board"
I put different crafts and cards up there that people have giving me.

So I have just been moving around the room with my pictures.  And for some reason my font keeps changing and I am not doing it.  We just watched the movie
"Paranormal Activity"  hmmm??????????

 This is my expidite from IKEA before I was finished organizing.

Look at this....  Never have I been so excited to have something thats been in my head come to life like this.
Now lets move over to the closet. I have a ton of little bins filled with many things, so I labeled them.  I didn't label the white drawers, but I plan to.  I have all my paper, on the shelves.  I have material and sewing projects as well.  In the colored drawers, which my daughter was not using anymore, I re purposed it for all my stamp pads.

I just realized that I missed my cricut station. Yea, I am doing a good job scanning around my room.  LOL This obviously is before

This house's alot. Everything is right at my finger tips.  I got this island off craigslist for a insane cheap amount.  And when I went to IKEA to get my expidite, there this sat for close to $500.00.  Are you screaming yet?

I didn't have really any purging, because I did that before I boxed all my stuff up. But that basket right there on the bottom shelf does have some brand new scrapping stuff that I will garage sale.

This is a super shelf from Michaels. I originally had my cute star hanging here over my desk, but I soon found that I didn't have a home for these items.  So this makes it so easy and right by where I am sitting.

The closet in this room does not have a door, so I went to look at really amazing curtains.  So I could close it off when I wanted too and it look great.  Well, way to much money for what I wanted.  So I found a shower curtain at Ross for nothing. I just love it.  So this is a shot from my cricut station looking onto my work space.
And one more shot looking into my creative space from the door.

I am just amazed that I have a room like this that is so put together.  Everything has a home.  I am not sure I would of ever got motivated enough to get this done.  Especially in 29 days.  YE HAWWWWW!!!!! Thank you Laura for doing this for all of us wanna be organizers. I had a blast!!!!
I hope everyone of you enjoyed watching my progress, and maybe I put a little creative organizational bug into you.  :-)
We were asked to answer the following questions when we were done with the challenge. So here goes...

1. What space did you decide to organize and why?  I picked my scrap booking room because it was all in boxes. My daughter moved out and that gave me a very cool room that I could call my own.
2.  What steps did you take to ensure you completed the space within the 29 day timeline? I really didn't take any steps, I just kept focused.  Because there was a timeline, I knew I had to move it.
3.  What was the hardest part of the challenge for you and how did you overcome it? The hardest part was going through old papers and pictures and trying to organize them in a proper spot.
4. What did you do with the “stuff” you were able to purge out of your newly organized space? I am going to sell at my garage sale.
5.  Tell me one of your proudest moments during this challenge? When I was taking these last pictures.  I just stood back and was simply amazed that I did it, I really did it.
6.  Explain any organizing “tools” you used to help you create additional space and to establish some limits and boundaries? It really is an amazing thing when you use baskets or bins etc. You end up with more room then if you didn't use them.
7.  What is ONE piece of advice you’d give to someone else to encourage them on their organizational journey? Stay focused. You don't need to work on it everyday, but a little bit often.  This is what I learned.  So I hope it helps you.
I would love to hear your comments.  Have a Blessed day


Kathy R said...

Awesome job, Kim. Very impressive. Good job.

hsmominmo said...

a wonderful space to work/create in. You have some fantastic storage pieces there - great job!

Mark,Kim Lau said...

thanks guys

Michelle said...

I second that you have fantastic storage pieces! You have a lot in that space and it looks very organized! Great job!