Subscribe to our Mailing List

Get the news right in your inbox!

Small Space Organization: Scrap Space Nook

January 3, 2008 Sarah Coggins

The “nook” is my nickname for the bit of “leftover” space between the closet and window in our scrapping/computer room (see bottom right corner of the floor plan). The house was new construction and owned by the builder before we bought it. While walking through, both Trent & I had the same thought when we saw this funny little space – it would be the perfect spot for the litter box and be a great spot for built-in shelving.

The first part was easy. The shelving, however, we didn’t get around to until February 2005 – almost 2 years after we bought the house. The project took very little supplies. Some wood shelves and 1x4s from Lowes plus white glossy paint. Cutting and fitting the shelves was a bit more challenging because we quickly discovered how unsquare the walls were! The end result was worth the effort. Now we have a great spot to store some memorabilia, photo albums, and books. Although, I confess I do occasionally eye it for additional scrapbook supply storage.

For decoration on the small wall between the nook and the closet, I selected 3 of my favorite postcards I’ve received and framed them in simple clip frames. The frames are 5×7 and I backed each postcard with black cardstock to help unify the images.

** For details on how to build the shelving, see my “how to” post here. **


  • jp January 3, 2008 at 2:47 am
    Very efficient use of space! Awesome shelving. Love the spot for the litterbox, too! Can't forget that! ;-)
  • Jen Sue Wild January 3, 2008 at 6:34 am
    Great use of space.
  • Kathleen Summers January 3, 2008 at 3:15 pm
    Perfect use of that space! I love it! I also love the cool sketch you created of the room.

    How cool that the two of you worked together on that.

    Happy New Year!

  • Linda January 3, 2008 at 3:15 pm
    The shelves look great!
  • jill January 3, 2008 at 3:55 pm
    great space and the post card touch is perfect!
  • Colleen January 3, 2008 at 4:12 pm
    You've done an amazing job with the space you have and good for you for putting up the pictures/postcards too!
  • toners January 3, 2008 at 4:16 pm
    Great job! You have used every bit of space available to you. I also like the framed postcards :) Have a great day!
  • kimkt January 4, 2008 at 3:57 am
    Love what you've done with this space, Sarah!
  • A Buns Life January 4, 2008 at 2:06 am
    Hey thanks for stopping by! I love it when there is a comment by someone new!! How awesome to have a whole area dedicated to scrapping. It looks great.
  • Cheri January 5, 2008 at 2:53 am
    What a great space! It all looks so pretty, too:) You will likely never see me tout my space on my blog. Unfinished basements do not attractive spaces make, lol.
  • Ter January 5, 2008 at 10:15 pm
    I love the space. I wish I had some nooks in my house! the only spaces like that are entrances to the rooms, which is kinda weird. lol.
  • Leave a Reply

    I accept the Privacy Policy

    About Me


    Hi! I'm a DIY and craft obsessed mom to 2. I have my hands covered in sawdust or paint any given day. My husband and kids join me in many of our projects. When we aren't creating at home, we're creating memories in our many adventures. Join along! Read More


    Subscribe & Follow

    Subscribe to our Mailing List

    Get the news right in your inbox!

    DIY Project Money (aka Affiliates)

    At Home


    I highly recommend the book What Was Lost: A Christian Journey through Miscarriage for any woman of faith who has suffered a miscarriage or anyone wanting to gain insight to help comfort a spouse, friend, sister, daughter, etc.


    Fine Print

    2paws Designs is a for-profit site. I make a small compensation from select links when purchases made via one of the affiliate companies. Select posts are sponsored and noted as such. All opinions within this website are my own. Find the Privacy Policy here.

    Amazon Associates Disclosure

    Sarah Coggins is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to

    Hosting with SiteGround

    Twitter Feed