Saturday, September 5, 2009

My New Craft Room

We remodled our house 3 years ago, and my crafting supplies have largely been stored in cardboard boxes until now.  We just finished my crafting space and although I don't have much on the walls as of yet, I have pretty much everything put away.  It was like reconnecting with old friends when I unpacked the boxes of all my much loved supplies.  Of course, I also found that I had re-purchased a few things that I already had. 

So, I wanted to show you a few pictures of my new space, as well as ways I have picked up from other crafters to store my supplies. 

I think this is my favorite element of my room.  I love seeing all those jars with pretty things in them, kind of like a candy store (for a crafter anyway).

The shelves are 9 feet long and, as you can see, hold all my decorative, as well as necessary supplies.  I like to have everything within reach.  Thank goodness craft supplies are pretty.
This is my main 8 foot work surface.  My husband designed it so that I could have a friend, other than Biscuit and Lucy, to craft with me.  I can also set up my sewing machine on the alternate side while crafting.  The middle cabinet was premade and holds over two hundred SU stamp sets that have been unmounted and stored in CD cases.  
Love, love, love my pen storage.  All my pens are organized in nifty little cubbies.  I have small punches on top and adhesives in the drawer.
Next to my work surface, I have this little step stool that was left in the house by the previous owner.  Of course, because it was old and splattered with paint, I fell in love with it.  I have a basket of paper scraps on top (so I remember to use them), and my small paper pads on the rungs.  Love the vintage feel of this.
Across from my work surface area, I have my storage cubes.  It took me forever to put these all together.  These hold all my loose embellishments, stamp pads, ribbon and single sheets of 12 x 12 paper.  The surface of the cubes makes a great area to use all my di-cutting machines.  Yes, I do have a little gadget obsession. 
This is the way I store most of my ribbon.  I have told myself that I can't buy another spool of ribbon until I finish one of these.  So far, so good.  I try to organize by color, but they do get a little jumbled.
Just a couple more storage ideas:  My Prisma pencils are stored on my shelf in a decorative container...
and Nestabilities are stored in these nifty DVD cases, attached with magnetic tape, and then organized in a basket.
Hope you enjoyed the tour.  I'm sure I'll have more pictures as time goes on, so check back.

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations, Wendy! I am thrilled for you. Your craft room is fantastic. I love seeing your pictures..