Project Craft Room

Photo Heavy Post (viewer beware)!

Hi everyone, Lesia, here to invite everyone on a sneak peek at my craft room which I have finally started to bring together in the name of "organization".  Its not totally organized at the moment but its better than it was, and no, there aren't any before photos :(  (they would have been way to scary)

The goal was to get my items out of plastic containers that were stacked on the floor (very neatly) and to try and get everything into one room (I had to use part of my office as well as my craft room for storage).

I researched three possibilities to meet my storage needs. Ikea was a possibility but the closest one was a bit of a drive.  Next was the cubicle system offered by Hobby Lobby and Michael's. A great choice with the budget I had so it was definitely a possibility. My third option was the Elfa System from the Container Store. It was convenient but a bit higher than desired.

I decided to combine the Cubicle System and when The Container Store had their annual 30% off on both material and installation I could at least get this project underway. The trick would be to get the two products to blend well so I went with platinum/silver and white for my color combination hoping to eventually accent it with black or red.

Although this project is not yet complete I am pleased at how it has come together thus far.  Here are a few photos of the different areas, but remember its a project still in the making and I keep changing my mind, therefore I currently have no labeling on anything.  I will soon....well most likely this year :)

This is my work area (for crafting with grand-daughter). Here is where I sketch my designs/layouts as well as my coloring and pre-creating of my projects before I adhere them together. I keep my copics, Spectrum Noir, and Pro Markers here where I can reach them easily. On the shelves which are totally adjustable, I have my brads, trinkets, charms and other small embellishments. Additionally, in the decorative boxes I have bling, pearls, 3D Stickers and small wood stamps. The drawers on this unit are deep and can hold quite a bit so I've filled one drawer with lots of Petaloo and Prima Flowers. One of my favorite things about this system are the peg boards (ACC). No more searching for scissors or craft knives.  
On this wall I have a shelving unit that can grow to accommodate my Martha Stewart punches should I buy more. Next to it is a cubicle system that holds my 12"x12" paper and various 6"x6" paper pad collections. My spellbinders are currently stored in the three green containers beneath (I'm working on a better storage idea for these). The drawers on the wall are simply fabulous! I have dabbers, paints, inks, sponges and all sorts of small items neatly stored in these drawers.   The two peg boards are functional but I'm not sure if I'll keep them. On the top is where I keep my Big Shot, Scoring Board, or Envelope Maker just depending on what I'm working on. Beside the cubicles is where I stand and surf the internet (until I get a drafting chair), print out my digi stamps and store my embossing folders (which will soon have a drawer to call home). Until later I am using one of the shelves to hold my WOC flowers and my stickles which will end up in one of the wall unit drawers.
Another area is where I sometimes work when I need to stand. This unit is awesome with 12 drawers (S-M-L). I've filled one drawer with my supplies, another with Ribbon, one with Sizzix dies, and they were perfect to hold my border punches as well as my miscellaneous cling stamp collection.

In the corner is another cubicle system that is used for my 8.5"x11" card stock, a few 8"x 8" and 6"x 6" paper pads. In the drawers I keep my rubber cling stamps  by collection type on the left and on the right is all my loose lace (not spooled) to include any scrap pieces that are at least 4" long. This area also has my sewing embellishments like threads, zippers, patterns and etc. as well as an array of buttons both vintage and traditional stored in the drawers hanging on the wall.  On the door I keep my Fiskars Squeeze Punches.

I decided that I needed a space for using my Cricut and my sewing machine so I added this table and now I want another one to make it just a bit bigger (that will be a last minute decision). This will give two people ample room to craft together. I threw in a couple of padded folding chairs for those non-crafting visitors :) On the floor in the little rolling wagon are my Graphic 45 paper collections so they will need a home soon. And those curtains really have to be replaced and maybe the blinds as well.
Okay this the last area I want to share. This is my inking and embossing area. On the wall I keep mostly all my ink pads, embossing powders, and ink sprays. On the portable I have my everyday products that can be moved about the room and it has most of the things that every craft-er will use when creating. Again I have a container (red container on the floor) that has more of my embellishments so I need to see what I can negotiate to get that off the floor.

My other items such as wood stamps, mats and things such as that have been moved to the closet until I can decide how to accommodate them.  Maybe I'll add shelving to the this point I'm not sure but I am really pleased at how neat and calming my piece of serenity is for me. 

What do you think of this project? Leave your comments and if you have any ideas for me please let me know. I want to keep things off the floor and in its own space as much as possible. How do you store your wood mounted stamps and your spellbinders dies?

Any ideas will be appreciated.  Well thanks for stopping by and I hope you will visit again and often.

Hugs from Texas


Elvy Elfje said...

Very nice craft room !!
Thank You for giving us a view of your room

Barbara Thompson said...

I think your room is fabulous! Very well thought out!

KT Fit Kitty said...

I think it is AWESOME! You are so organized and have a wonderful space! Everything is in its place and so accessible! Well done!

Felisa Montee said...

Just BEUTIFUL one day I will get organized like your room at least that is my goal

k Benjamin said...

Thanks for sharing. Its coming together nicely.

Elizabeth Hart said...

Super thanks for showing your craftroom - we are moving in 4 months and so I am trying to get new ideas - got a number from your tour so thanks!!

Annie LaVallee-Curtis said...

I loved the tour of your craft room! I'm drooling over your paper storage right now...I live in a tiny 400 sq ft with my husband and don't have room for any of this at the moment. I wanted to share a playlist on YouTube with you. Lindsay has lots of storage videos that may help inspire you! Video Number 28 has wooden stamp storage. Thanks for sharing and good luck with finishing your room! :)

Teresa Arsenault said...

Everything looks so well organized and I love the big (mostly) empty work space. You are ready to go. :)
The over-the-door shoe bag is a great place to store those punches.
Thanks for sharing.

kscraps2 said...

I love it!

Barbara Bruder said...

I am extremely jealous, you are super organized.The room is great!! When you get finished you will have to come up here and do mine. hahaha Great job.

K8 said...

Wow, love it!! That´s my kind of dream room!! Hugz Kate

Darcy Schroeder said...

A dream come true!! Love it and it is so organized!! Great ideas!

Maxine D said...

What an amazing area and beautifully organised - I am in awe!!

Treva said...

Beautiful room, lots of goodies and great organization!

Faith A said...

Oh! my Oh! my, what a fabulous space you have, AND very neat I might add!

Debra Blake said...

This room is wonderful!! I hope I can get my craft room looking half this good one day!

Papercrafting Princess said...

Got to LOVE that space! Great organization!

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