Monday, May 13, 2013

Craft Room Reveal…

Finally, got my craft room together.  It’s not perfect but, in another month or so it will be finished.  I still have to get a better storage system than the ugly plastic shelving units I am currently using.  So here goes…..

The first ones are….my closet.  We only have two bedrooms so we purchased a Credenza Cabinet Bed.  I had it against one wall but, it seemed to over power the room and took up too much space.  I had two shelves and my lateral filing cabinet in it and ended up with “dead space” on each side…not happy.  I measured and the bed fit perfectly in the closet!  On either side of the cabinet I am hanging things from the rack using S-hooks and clothes hangers…perfect!  Hubby hung my ink pad storage racks.

Going clockwise…behind the door hubby built a stamp rack.  Little did I remember…..I have more stamps than room so…I need to figure out where to put the rest.  They are scattered in drawers and clear storage boxes right now.  I am hoping to get the seasonal ones packed into Iris cases and stored away until I need them. 

The two hanging pics….I took a class on scratchboard and it was so much fun.  I have to touch up the upper one but, I love, love them.

The next one is one of the ugly shelves:  Top is storing bits and pieces and my air brush system, next shelf is all my unmounted stamps and wafer dies, next is my embossing folders, Bigz dies and bits and pieces, next shelf is my ribbon drawer and more bits and pieces, the bottom is the dregs…mainly my photo box lights etc.

The top shelf is holding my glitter and bits and pieces, the next shelf is stamps and more seasonal stuff plus my paper pads, the next shelf is some of my 12x12 paper, next shelf is 3d sheets (yes the file box is full!) and other stuff, the bottom shelf is stuff I have to unpack yet and more stamps (some seasonal…some needing a home).
The rolling cart holds my card stock…soon to be replaced by a decent paper storage system.  The angled shelf is holding my Copic sheets printed from I Like Copic Markers…the next shelf holds my scraps of paper stored in clear bags and stuck in the basket…at least they are filed by color!  The next shelf is my 8.5 x 11 and the bottom shelf is more stuff I have to unpack.  The white rolling cart is crammed full of stuff I need to sort out.  When I unpacked I just shoved into any drawer and I will sit down, sift and toss, and re-organize (winter project when camping season is over).

This is my craft desk.  I have my “most used stuff” in the drawers…paper cutters, stickles, pan pastels, water color paper etc.  My tools are in the round-about on the far left corner.

My Ikea corner computer desk.  The back board is magnetic and I have all my Tim’s small dies on the right side.

Next to it is another Ikea shelf that I picked up at a garage sale (not sure if I am keeping that one yet).  It is holding more of my 8.5 x11 paper, glue dots, tape, pop dots, paper pads, books, etc.  The drawers are full of “need to sort” stuff also.
My printer cart just came and we need to tune it as I roll it a lot and it is not the sturdiest thing in the room!

The last wall holds my MS punches and the cabinet is storing my scanner and my Gazelle.  The Best Storage cabinet…left is my paper craft stuff (eyelets, brads, flowers inks etc.), the middle is my sewing stuff and more craft stuff and the right is all my beading supplies.
Well…it’s not perfect but, it works for me.  I need to fine tune it by re-organizing everything and get rid of the shelves.  I am looking at Ikea dressers most of my stuff is stored bulky…it may just be what I need…then I can label everything and I can stop opening every drawer in the room trying to find something!