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Scrapbook Room Update! {New House Tour}

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Hey guys! Guess what time it is! :) Thought I’d give you an update on the scrapbook room / office in the new house today! :)

This room is very much still in progress. I haven’t moved all of my stuff in here yet. It’s still pretty empty at this point. But there definitely has been a ton of progress made since we moved in, so I thought I’d give you an update on what we’ve got so far. :)

The first thing you’ll notice is the cabinets!! :) They’re new! :)

Craft Room / Office ideas for a small bedroom or dining room

My dad designed and built these gorgeous cabinets to go above the desk. He made this desk for me when Kevin and I first got married and moved into our first house almost 11 years ago, and it’s still going strong. :) For the new house, he updated the drawer fronts on the desk to match the new cabinet doors.

 

Craft Room / Office ideas for a small bedroom or dining room

Here’s one of my favorite new features… What’s behind that big cabinet door. :)

Craft Room / Office ideas for a small bedroom or dining room

Pull-out shelves for my printer, scanner, and Silhouette cutter!

Craft Room / Office ideas for a small bedroom or dining room

I love having everything right at my fingertips! :)

Craft Room / Office ideas for a small bedroom or dining room

Here’s a closer look :)

Craft Room / Office ideas for a small bedroom or dining room

And when I’m done, everything is hidden and tucked away back into the cabinet.

Craft Room / Office ideas for a small bedroom or dining room

Even the cords are all hidden behind the shelves.

Craft Room / Office ideas for a small bedroom or dining room

There’s even room for extra printer paper under the printer shelf.

Craft Room / Office ideas for a small bedroom or dining room

And the cabinet door closes for a clean look.

All the cabinet doors have self-closing hinges, so even with a big heavy door, the doors don’t slam, and the glass won’t break from shutting the cabinet door too hard.

Craft Room / Office ideas for a small bedroom or dining room

Here’s my favorite favorite thing. No wires under the desk!!! :)

Computer Cord & Cable Organization

Here’s a dreadful before. It was a huge jumbled pile of cords, wires, power cables with those big black boxes, and a huge surge protector. There was nowhere to stretch out my legs. I had to keep them tucked under my chair all day like I was on a tiny airplane. No legroom!

Craft Room / Office ideas for a small bedroom or dining room

Here’s where they are now: Hidden away in the corner storage unit under the desk.

Craft Room / Office ideas for a small bedroom or dining room

The power strip / surge protector is mounted to the back wall of the cabinet, and the cords feed through a small opening. This way they’re easily accessible and there’s still plenty of room for storage space under the desk. :)

Craft Room / Office ideas for a small bedroom or dining room

Now we all know those beautiful Pinterest homes don’t have cords, lol! But real ones do! Here’s what it looks like behind the scenes. :)

Craft Room / Office ideas for a small bedroom or dining room

On the other side of the desk, there’s another cabinet on the right with three big bookshelves for storage.

Craft Room / Office ideas for a small bedroom or dining room

And finally, here’s one more favorite feature. :) A pull-out tray for my paper cutter.

Craft Room / Office ideas for a small bedroom or dining room

It used to take up space on the back corner of my desk, and there was always something piled on top of it. Whenever I needed to use it, I would first have to clear off the cutter, then clean off a space on my desk and move the trimmer to where I could reach it. Stuff would be moved to the floor, my chair, shoved in a corner, where ever there was any open space. It was a hassle. So when we started designing the new scrapbook room, I knew one feature that I really wanted was a dedicated space for the cutter so I could just pull it out and use it whenever I needed it.

Now I have my full desk back and the cutter is always ready to use. When I need to use it, I don’t have to clean it off or move it, I simply slide out the shelf, cut, and put it away.

Craft Room / Office ideas for a small bedroom or dining room

{ Source List }

Paint Color — Benjamin Moore Tyler Taupe
Desk & Cabinets — Custom designed and built by my dad :)
Chair — Staples
Cutter — Dahle 550 Rolling Trimmer
Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard

Desk dimensions and FAQs can be found here.
Cabinet dimensions are available as a PDF download here.

Let me know if I forgot anything! :) Thanks so much for looking! Have a great day!! :)