Office Madness: Before & After (Part I)

I promised pix of my newly reorganized office, and then I got crazy-busy and haven’t completely finished moving/unpacking. However, I’m so excited about it that I simply can’t wait to share photo evidence of the transformation with you!

As you may or may not know, I’m a crafty person and giant scrapbooker, so my office has always been dual (triple?) purpose: working/writing, and arts/crafts/scrapbooking. (And to be honest, I use the artsy stuff in my work/writing life, too, when I’m designing or making story boards and collages and other stuff.)

Today, I’d like to show you what I like to call the Wall of Scrap. (Tomorrow will be the Wall of Work–stay tuned!)

How can you scrapbook in that mess?
How can you scrapbook in that mess?
Why does it have to get worse before it can get better?
Why does it have to get worse before it can get better?
Yay! Cube shelves made, table top cut and placed!
Cube shelves made, table top cut and placed!
Oooh! Look, you can see everything, and find everything. Amazing!
Oooh! Look, you can see everything, and find everything. Amazing!
What? There was a couch under all that crap? Huzzah!
What? There was a couch under all that crap? Huzzah!

YOUR TURN: So, whaddya think so far? An improvement to the Wall of Scrap? Can’t wait til tomorrow when I get to show you the Wall of Work!

12 comments

  1. Karen Lingefelt - Reply

    Wow! When you’re done, would you come over to my house and reorganize my . . . house?

  2. Tez Miller - Reply

    You have a tile floor? Our only tiled spaces are the bathrooms/toilet. The kitchen and laundry have linoleum,and everything else is carpet.

    Maybe you in the U.S. are a bit more daring with your flooring 😉

    Have a lovely day! 🙂

  3. B.E. Sanderson - Reply

    OMG! It’s like that show on TLC where they take a family and declutter their house. (Can’t think of the name, but it’s early yet.) Only you did it on your own. You rock.

    It looks great, Erica. A nice happy workspace to get lots done. =oD

  4. BernardL - Reply

    I don’t know, Erica, it still looks like you need a guide to reach the storage case on the left. 🙂

  5. Bill Clark - Reply

    Oh! My! God!! I’ve had copies of some of my books placed in the Royal Swedish Library and other hi-falutin’ locations, but never – I mean NEVER – have I been so honored to see something I did in such a pride of place.

    *Bill is walking on air*

  6. Erica Ridley - Reply

    Thanks to everyone who complimented!

    “No thanks” to those who want me to reprise these efforts in your own lodgings. 😉

    Tez: Actually, my entire house is in tile. Not a stitch of carpet to be found, except for the occasional rug.

    Bernard: Okay, busted. But I made sure to put only storage-y stuff over there that I will *almost never* need, but yet needs to be reasonably on hand for when I do need it.

    Bill: =)

  7. Isabel - Reply

    I second, Karen. 🙂

    That’s an amazing feat, E. Doesn’t feel like a million bucks after one is done de-cluttering?

  8. Vicki - Reply

    E, it looks great! I can’t wait to see the Wall of Work. Does this mean you’re getting closer to that storyboarding???? 😀

  9. Katie Alender - Reply

    Looks great! I’m doing the same thing in my sewing room (so hopefully it’s finally serve as a writing room as well)… wish me luck!

    Can’t wait to see the wall of work, too.

  10. Darcy Burke - Reply

    Love the wall of scrap! And, despite what you said, invite you to redesign mine this weekend…

    Can’t wait for the wall of work!

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