Any scrapbooker will tell you that this is an addictive hobby that comes with a lot of supplies. To complete a single scrapbook you will probably purchase piles of different papers, letters, punches, embellishments, tapes, glues, markers, and a dozen other accessories. If you are working on several scrapbooks your supplies will multiply quickly. So what do you do with all of these scrapbooking materials?
Avid scrapbook enthusiasts will commonly purchase specialized furniture that is used to store and organize these supplies. A quick search online for scrapbook furniture will produce several interesting sites. One thing many of these sites will have in common is a high price tag. Before you end up paying a great deal of money for scrapbook furniture it is a good idea to consider what it is you really need.
The good news is that many scrapbook furniture providers offer modular pieces. This means that you can purchase exactly what you need to accommodate your growing collection of supplies. If you don't need special file drawers for your paper you simply don't have to spend the money for that particular portion of the furniture collection. Modular furniture will also enable you to add pieces as your supplies expand over time!
In order to reduce the overall cost of your scrapbook furniture you may even consider purchasing something that is unfinished. For just a few extra dollars at your local hardware store you can easily pick a stain, paintbrush, and a polyurethane topcoat to complete the project. This means that you can actually match your scrapbook furniture to the other furniture that might be in the same room!
Make your own scrapbook furniture
While at first it might seem like an unrealistic possibility you should consider making your own scrapbook furniture. Do you have an old chest lying around your home? Guess what â€“ you can turn it into an awesome storage space for your papers. All you need are two sets of metal bars that can be attached to each side of the chest. Purchase a few sets of hanging folders that will accommodate the size of your scrapbook paper. Use different folders to organize your paper by size, pattern, or even holiday!
Inventory your supplies and determine what you need to organize them. All you have to do is look around your home and see if you can find a creative way to reuse some of the furniture you already have!