Wednesday, July 15, 2009

My Craft Room (This one's for you, Joanne!)

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Wednesday, July 15, 2009
My fellow Design Team member, Joanne is giving away blog candy to celebrate her Blogoversary and 20,000 hits (WoW!) but... there's a catch! She wants to be nosey and see our crafty spaces! Be sure to visit her blog and enter to win her candy - I'd love to nose on over and see your crafty space, too! :)

So, here are pictures of my craft room - These are from a few months ago, when it was clean! Not much has changed.. a few dozen new stamps here and there, more stacks of paper, etc...! I'm sure some of you (my CafeMom friends!) have seen these photos, but I couldn't find a blog post, so this may be new to some of you.

I love my peg board! And my Ikea shadow boxes for all my loose stamps! I have an old cassette tape storage that holds all my ink pads perfectly! I have towel rods (also from Ikea) that hold all my punches neatly.

The color on this photo is bad (sorry!). Anywhoo.. In the corner I have a hand-me-down bookshelf that holds general stuff.. with an office paper storage on top (Sooooo happy when I found that at the goodwill store!!) that has all my Stampin' Up! paper nicely organized! I also have a tall, skinny bookcase hiding in the corner there, that holds my magazines, books, and some more paper. I've got a close up photo of the closet coming up, so I'll bypass that for now. The small wall is my "Brag Wall" These shelves are where I display the cards and projects that I have made and beautiful cards that I have recieved! These shelves are actually overflowing right now! Below that is a laundry cart that my Mom found at her goodwill store that holds bins full of asst stuff. My stickers and small embellishments. My Stampin' Around inks. Stuff like that. It now has bins to fill it up.

And the closet. This is where I have all of my Stampin' Up! stamp sets! They are organized basically by size of box! I have my word stamps separated into their own sections. I keep my Halloween stamps and accessories in orange totes and my Christmas stamps and accesories in red and green totes so that they are easy to find.
I have yet to find a good way to organize the sets other than by size. Any tips? Also, a new shadow box that my Mom just found for me that is perfect for my big stamps that used to live on the top of my smaller shadow boxes, but they were hard for me to reach up there! So, now they are here, and I really like it! Hiding in this picture is my sewing machine, but it has actually been pulled out and is on a table on the other side of the room, so that it can actually be used!

My in-laws painted the room for me and I am still thankful for it! It is exactly what I wanted! My Father-In-Law installed a light fixture in the closet and above the closet door. He also replaced the filtered light fixture in the center of the room with a "UFO Light" (as I call it!) It has 3 direct lights above my craft table, and 2 positional spot lights. The room is in the basement, and there is so much light that sometimes I never know when the sun has gone down!!

I LOVE my craft room! I'm so glad you stopped by for the tour! Feel free to come over and play sometime! :o)

Happy stamping!

6 stamps of approval:

Crafting Joanne said...

Oh my goodness Dee, what a wonderful, fantastic and super craft space. And so organised, I bet you thoroughly enjoy your craft time in there. Thank you for sharing this with me and the rest of blog land, you've definately earned yourself 2 entries into my candy. Good Luck!!

Joanne x

Toothy said...

WOW, you are soooo organized, I can't wait till I have my own craft room. I t should just be a few months.

joey said...

I LOVE your craft room too Dee :O) xxx

jillyscreations said...

oh wow dee how lucky are you. I would love a craft room like you. I only have a small corner of our bedroom to work in

sugar n spice said...

Oh my goodness this is just super fantastic, you are a lucky girl, and to have such great support from the family too. I came here from Liza's blog on the build a card challenge, but cant find out what is next on the list. Please help!
Suzi xx

sunghee said...

OMG!!! Could I move to your house!!!!???? Wow~! Love it!

 

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