I cleaned my Craft Room top to bottom the other day and did some re-organizing. Here are some overall photos. In the coming weeks, I'll be sharing with you more detailed organizational tips for your stamping supplies and work area. Sorry about the photo quality ... I just can't seem to get decent indoor photos with my camera.
My craft room is an extra bedroom measuring approximately 10 x 13. My craft room is defenitely DESIGN ON A DIME style ... nothin' fancy, but it's mine & I love it! I function very well in this space and am so grateful to have it! The things I do in this room besides STAMPING .... scrapbooking, posting to my blog, stalking the SCS website, other computer stuff, and any other family related paperwork.
My DH and I constructed this u-shaped work space a couple of years ago out of three pieces of white formica countertops cut to our specs, supported by homemade beams. We hung pre-fab cabinets on both sides of the room. The cabinets are from the garage organization section of the local hardware store so they are extra deep to hold tons of stuff! I'll be showing you what's behind the cabinets bit by bit here on my blog!
This first photo was taken from the doorway. To the left is my computer/paperwork area. There are two-drawer filing cabinets built in on each end of the u-shaped work space. The space facing the window is where I usually stamp. The counterspace to the right is where I cut & score cardstock, emboss, and is mostly overflow space while creating.
More of my computer workspace. This filing cabinet is for personal paperwork. My printer is below the desk on a shelf near my feet.
To the right of my computer are two magnetic boards from IKEA. I hang photos there, and stamped samples (usually recent designs, or swaps I want to duplicate).
The overhead cabinets on this side hold office supplies, miscellaneous craft supplies, 3-D items begging to be altered, designer paper, stamping publications, cardstock scraps, and more.
Facing the window is where I usually do most of my stamping projects. I can see my small television from there (which is usually tuned in to HGTV or TLC), and my computer is within reach. The natural light is a plus too! My ink pads and markers are within reach at my right. The four-drawer rubbermaid container in the corner holds punches, extra adhesives, overflow ink pads, and more.
One of these days, I'm going to add some personality to this space and hang a curtain or valance. I just haven't found the RIGHT one yet!
This is the right side of my workspace. One of my favorite things about my room is my inexpensive pegboard! It makes everything so accessible, and I love finding new ways to hang my supplies!
Below this space, I have some miscellaneous shelves (found at garage sales) that house my Cuttlebug and other supplies.
This filing cabinet houses all my Stampin' Up! cardstock, patterns, and SU business paperwork.
At a later date, I'll be posting close-up photos of the pegboard showing how everything hung.
The cabinets above this space house more stamping supplies like embossing, embellishments, adhesives, envelopes, daubers, samples, chipboard, and scrapbook supplies.
These two bookcases house my stamp sets, wheels and more. Both bookcases were puchased at garage sales! woohoo! Top left shelf: SU Wheels, Jumbo Wheels, and Background Stamps. Second left shelf: Stamp Sets with Words or Sentiments on the left, and Alphabet & Number Stamp Sets on the right.
Those big black organizers --- yes, I'm a scrapbooker from WAY BACK! ... years ago before discovering Stampin' Up! I don't scrapbook as often as I SHOULD, but DO keep my photos organized with good intentions to do so!
The shelf on the right houses Stamp Sets by size, then alphabetically. My Monogram Alphabets and stamp sets designed for the Tag Punch are seperate on the fourth shelf down.
It's hard to see in the photo, but I've put a small yellow sticker on all the retired sets that I'm keeping for now so I'm not questioning when I pull to use it!
My stamp set shelves look pretty bare to me. There are two reasons why:
1. I'm STILL waiting for my SU order from the new catty to be shipped!, and
2. I've pulled all my retired stamp sets that I THINK I'm willing to part with! (See above photo).
I am NOT going to show you what's behind the closet doors! ... it's jam-packed ... organized, but jam-packed! There are about 50 completed scrapbook photo albums in there, my sewing machine (collecting dust!), family memorabilia, more scrapbook supplies, 3-D stamping samples, and ebay inventory. Yes, I also sell on ebay!
This has been a general overview of my craft room. I'll be adding posts throughout the following weeks showcasing specific areas of my room.