Wednesday, November 14, 2012

11/14/12 - Holy Scrap Craft!


Finding a way to fit my crafts and scrapbook supplies into a small RV has been a long standing issue for me, especially since I’ve decided to go with a vintage, very small, Class B or C, 22’ or less (see timeline below).  There’s just NOT a heck of a lot of storage space in 75-90 square feet!  LOL.  Still, I have been determined to find a solution so that I can have my dream of living in a small RV AND keep my crafts.

It is so important to me that early on, not long after this dream took flight, I reserved an Etsy store under the name: RVScrapper.  At the time, I wasn’t sure how all this would play out, I just knew that when the day arrives, I want crafts to be part of my mobile income.  So, I took a class on setting up an Etsy store and grabbed the name while it was available.  I can’t picture myself living without crafts.  Reserving the name (and therefore the dream) was a leap of faith, an affirmation of sorts.

I’ve been looking for a solution ever since.  I haven’t been stressing over it (especially since I don’t have the funds to buy an RV yet), but I am actively preparing for the day, and finding a solution to this issue has been paramount.  The best I have come up with until now was to look for an RV that included bunk beds so I could take them out and do some sort of storage conversion.  That hasn’t been very practical or feasible.  So what’s a girl to do?

Found it!  That nifty little cabinet pictured above is from Scrapbox.  They also have a small storage desk.  Isn’t it unique and adorable?  I could remove any existing dinette, allowing this one to serve a dual purpose.  I’m in heaven and relieved beyond belief to know there are options.


If neither one of those works, they even have a half cabinet called a MiniBox.  A MiniBox for a mini-RV, how apropos is that?!?  :-)  For this option, I could change out the usual seating.  It seems to me that all I would have to do is cover some sturdy memory foam with a durable fabric and put on top of it.  A couple of pretty throw pillows and I’m set!  Ahhhh, the stuff dreams are made of.


They are not cheap, but at least I know there is a solution.  I have no idea what the weight limitations will be, but I bet I can find a way to make one of these beauties work!  Mama is doing the happy dance!

TIMELINE

  • 2/27/12 - Took a class on setting up an Etsy store and reserved the name, RVScrapper.  Click (here) for details on the class.  The Grand Opening is yet TBD, but it will be some time in 2013.
  • 11/14/12 - Found several possible solutions for my scrap craft storage.
This isn't exactly the pace I had in mind this time last year, but I am grateful for the opportunity to work all the kinks out.  2013 is going to be elephantine exquisite!  ;)

11 comments:

  1. you found the perfect options, i like that first one a lot. you go girl! i have noticed they are making more and more space saving furniture, dual or triple purpose. wishing you luck with finding your RV in 2013

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    1. @ Sandra - thank you! I am thrilled! This takes a huge weight off my should about RV living and what I can and can't take with me. Happy Dance in progress. :)

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    2. * "shoulder", duh - freudian slip there - now THAT'S funny!!!

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  2. Great solution, but always keep in mind the weight of the solution and the weight going Ito the solution. Where there is a will, there is a way! Just remember, it's all a process and you're on your way,

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    1. @ Susan - thank you! You've got this down to a fine art by now so I really appreciate your input. I have no idea how much these cabinets weigh, but am so excited about the concept! Will keep you posted. :)

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  3. you found a great solution there. I really like the looks of that

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    1. @ Ann - right? They're awesome for sticks 'n stones homes, let alone an RV. Woohoo! :)

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  4. I like the first 2, and didn't really understand the 3rd. Just make sure you have a place to sit and relax after you tear everything out. But don't get me wrong, I'm a big fan of tearing things out...

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    1. @ Diana - good point! Thank you. And thank you for taking the time to look over my options. Coming from the master, this means a lot to me. I think the 3rd one is a 1/2 cabinet of the first. My thought was if it's deep enough, I could also use it for seating... kind of like a window box seat in a sticks/stones home. We'll see. Something will definitely have to come out - I'm thinking the kitchen. BWAH! :)

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  5. That looks like a great storage solution. You are where I was about a year ago - dreaming and planning. Isn't it exciting? Sounds like 2013 is going to be a real adventure. So happy to be following along....

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