Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Who needs Ty Pennington when you have a DH like mine...

We made a decision this past spring that we were going to turn one of our guest rooms into a Scrap Room. What is the point of having two guest rooms when there are some nice hotels nearby...lol. (I'm sure my guests will appreciate that comment) Plus, my crafting supplies have been multiplying like crazy, so it was definitely time! I just never thought it was going to take us this long to get started with the painting. Oh well, what better time to start, than a holiday weekend.
REAL men will paint PINK...lol or was it because it's actually called "Strawberry Splash" and not PINK?! :)
Poor hubby definitely had an interesting challenge to complete. I knew in my mind what I wanted...sturdy shelving that would hold LOTS of 12x12 paper!! Well, after a few weeks of measuring, a few trips to the lumber store and a whole lotta saw dust...hubby completed the unit of my dreams...lol. And since he did such a wonderful job, we've decided that a second unit would be even better! Here he is installing the first unit to my newly painted wall. The second unit will hold 12x12 AND 8 1/2 x11 paper. Can't wait to see how that one will turn out!
Installing the dividers that will hold the 12x12 paper
The second shelf that DH is building will fit to the left of this cabinet. It will also have 12 slots for more 12x12 cardstock along with 12 slots for 8 1/2x11 paper. Although my craft space is not complete...I'm happy to say,at least part of it is functional! Thanks for looking :)

9 comments:

Sandy said...

How exciting for you Yvette....it looks awesome...i love the color....you deserve your own creative space...you go girl!

"SNOWMANLOVER" said...

Ohhh laaaa laaaaa1 I love those but am insulted since we were going to come and visit in your guest room!!

Tia Yvette said...

LOL...you are too funny Barb! Your DH can have the other guest room and you can share a room with my CRICUT, but bring ear plugs cuz he's been known to snore. :)

Magoo said...

GREAT MINDS THINK ALIKE!!! unfortunately my hubby and I are NOT in the handy department~which is why I went with IKEA. i LOVE your colour!!! I'm all about the happy/cheery colours...it's a beautiful rich colour and will totally inspire you I'm sure :) :) That is the BEST way I've seen paper stored in a long time, I love that it's covered to keep the sunlight away :) Let your hubby know he needs to make a trip to Canada as there is a scrapper here who needs some paper cubbys LOL!!!! That is going to be ONE GORGEOUS CRAFT ROOM! Can't wait to see it all complete ;) :)

Sandi said...

Yvetter, I think I'm gonna be jealous. I have my own space but it's not nearly as dedicated to scrapping as this. Adore the paper holders! Tell hubby he did good!

Maria said...

WOW!!! Great room, you're so lucky to have a DH that builds stuff for you. Mine doesn't build anything. But I did get him to paint the guest/scraproom pink for me! LOL

*LINZIE* said...

WOW Yvette!! It's everything you dreamed of and then some, I'm so happy for you!!!! Now you really have an excuse to buy all the goodies you want; you have to make sure every slot is filled with papers!!! I LOVE the color, how bright and inspirational. Good for you!!! Yay!

"SNOWMANLOVER" said...

The room is looking great! Guess what! your order you ordered today was sent today!!

Jamie Lane said...

Lucky! The room looks great...perfect space for creating!