Studio Tour with Kim Jeffress

Good morning!  I’m excited to introduce you to Kim Jeffress.  Kim is a design team member for Basic GreyElle’s Studio, Core’dinations Cardstock, Greatest – View and is a 2012 Scrapbooking Memories Master.  And she lives in Australia.  Her studio is absolutely beautiful.  Take a look!

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Hi, my name is Kim and I would love you to take a tour of my scrapbooking room. Originally it was a study for my husband and I (hence the two tables) but over time I have slowly taken over and now he stores all his paper work in our spare room.

Speaking of those tables, both were once solid wood timber-stained dark brown but my husband and I  stripped, sanded and repainted them white when I started putting together my room. My table with the drawers I have had since high school!

The full room

Most of my embellishment shelving and paper storage is from Ikea, I love the clean lines and the sizes are just perfect for 12 inch pattern paper.

Embellishment shelving
Embellishments

One of my newest storage solutions is the iron dress form that I found at our local markets. I peg all of my  cards with mini pegs around the wire and it adds a touch of elegance to my room.

Vintage dress form

I do like to use a mix of old and new items, I have some vintage teacups and glass that I  found at second-hand shops and markets that I have scattered around my room holding smaller embellishments, this also adds a bit of shabby chic to my room, however that bunting over my window is new-found at a local craft market.

Glass dishes

Don’t you just love my chair. I found something similar while surfing Pinterest and I asked my friend if she could make me a cover just like it…isn’t it just divine, all girly and pretty with the frill!

Frilly chair

I have been using this vintage typewriter for several years now for my journaling but I recently gave it a makeover with some yellow spray paint, I love it!

Typewriter

 1.  What kind of budget did you have when organizing your space?

I am very lucky to be not restricted too much by my budget however I don’t go overboard, as I mentioned above some of my pieces have been reconditioned.  The tables and another storage shelf that was originally brown and we painted white. I do look around at my local markets for small bits and pieces that I use for my embellishment storage.

Patterned paper storage

2. What was your greatest challenge?

My greatest challenge is keeping my two boys aged 5 and 3 away from my pretty papers. My eldest aged five loves to craft like me so luckily my room is upstairs away from the downstairs play area,  I have taught him to use my trimmer and big shot , he loves to cut out using my scraps when I am in the room.

Die-cut and embossing folder storage

 3. Are you a “organize it once” kind of girl, or are your storage solutions constantly evolving?

I am always adding bits and pieces to my room but for now I am very happy with how my room looks and functions. It has taken me several years and lots of changes and rearranging to get it just right. 

More expedit storage

4. What is one thing you’d like to improve about your storage/organization?

The only thing I would improve is when the boys are older to bring my whole room down stairs into our toy room so I could work on my scrapping during the day. Currently I only scrap at night when my boys are in bed but I would love to be able to do bits and pieces whenever I had a spare moment.

Mists (Mister Huey's)

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I’m in heaven – seriously.  Don’t you just love Kim’s space?  To see Kim’s scrapbooking work, check out Kim’s blog here!

1 thought on “Studio Tour with Kim Jeffress”

  1. I am so in love with your blog right now! We have just bought, but not yet moved in to, a new, larger house. I’ve been meaning to ask if you could solicit ideas from your readers about something touched on in this interview: how to combine expensive and messy scrapping items/storage/workspace with tiny children. I really, really want to integrate my crafting into the family “crazy space,” but the minute I turn my back, they mess with stuff. They are pretty clever and/or sneaky. My kids are 5, 3.5, 2 and 3 months, and only the older two can participate or be distracted by a box of extra supplies. I’d love to hear more from your readers about how they combine storage and kids. I think this move is my one chance to begin again with the crafting organization, and I want to set up right so I don’t have to move all that heavy paper (and those Expedits!) again! How can I realize my daydream of crafting in the same space my babies use to play, read and watch tv? Thank you so much! Dora 🙂

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