My scrap room has been over two years in the making to get to where it is today. Here's a glimpse at where it came from:
My family HATED this room and the constant mess. Did I mention that this happens to be our living room? The first room anyone sees when they walk in the house? It certainly wasn't pretty, but it was a tax write-off!
I spent most of 2008 slowly phasing out my business and reducing inventory. The kitchen cabinets were moved out to the garage for painting and I lost use of my parking spot for months.
I drew up a new layout, came up with a color scheme, went out and bought fabric to make drapes and bought paint for the room. I had a concept that I was sooooo ready to put into action! The idea was that the room colors would be my happy colors (green and blue) but in elegant, soothing shades, and that ultimately it would be more of a "scrap retreat" and be inviting even if it couldn't be a formal living room.
Getting a photo of the paint swatches and fabric to come out even close to actual color was challenging, but I think this is close:
It is Benjamin Moore paints and the wall color (on the right) is called "Truffle" and reminds me of sand. The green, which pushes toward olive, appears in the drapes and in numerous accessories throughout the room. The chocolate brown and very odd shade of blue are just accent colors and appear in the drapery fabric and some of the other fabrics I used. I bought the paint and the fabric and then it sat.
Never throw away old sheets!
Moving back in and putting on the finishing touches has been a slow process. But here is my room now:
Sitting atop the Armoire is this basket filled with mini-albums. I pulled out the purple ribbon that was in it and replaced it with one from my stash that had colors that matched the room.