Monday, September 28, 2015

Craft Room Reveal

I can now share the finished craft room.  As usual, with ANY craft room, this will likely continue to be a work in progress. As I ponder a new or different way to store some things - I will continue to do that. But for the most part, it is finished. Before any work could begin, I first had to plan. For me -- it is best if I can make a plan on paper and so I did!

I printed out some free graph paper at 1/2 inch to one foot scale. I measured everything that "had to be in my stamp room.   I cut out pieces to represent each thing and put removable adhesive on the back.  Then I could make some adjustments as I planned and as the work progressed.



 This is just as you enter my stamp room.  Then have a look at the counter space. 
 
 
 My son-in-law built me three narrow shelves and attached them to the wall just above the counter top.  The shelves are 2 1/2 inches wide -- and then custom spaced to fit the height of the jars or bottles. The shelves run the entire length of the counter top.

As you come into my room, punch storage is just the behind the door!
 
All stampers and scrapbookers  use a lot of ribbon.  But the question is where do you store it?  And how to store it so you can get at it easily?  My solution  is PVC gutters attached to the wall!
 
A central place in my craft room is my stamp desk or table ---
 
On my desk top -- and in the desk drawer -- are the things I use quite frequently.
 




And then behind my stamp desk----
To the right of my chair is a 2 drawer filing cabinet with  scraps of paper all filed according to colors.

To the right of my stamp desk (and on the wall that is angled) is a book shelf for my DVD stamp cases.

And then any stamper or scrapbooker needs card stock, correct? And then there are embossing folders -- they are in three drawers to the right of the dark blue filing cabinet.

In each base cupboard there are 3 pull-out shelf drawers. Very useful in storing a lot of things. 



And now for the Bigz Dies and the Movers and Shapers dies.

 
And the cupboards hold all sorts of things!


 
I hope seeing the various areas of my stamp room has helped to inspire you with some different ways to store your craft items.  If you have any questions about my storage areas, please ask. I will try to answer in a timely manner.
 
 
Have a great stamping (and organizing) day!
 


20 comments:

Tarnished Rose said...

Awesome! I wish I was that organized.

Marilyn

Mary Garvey said...

Awesome! Very inspiring as well.

April Puzzuoli said...

This is awesome, Judy!
You are ahead of me and my Sister.
We moved in together to a different
house over two years ago.

Barbara said...

I would love to know where you got your storage drawers. It is the one behind your stamping table. They look perfect for stamp storage.

Stampin_melissa said...

Wow, oh wow!

CaroleD said...

LOVED this! Thanks so much for sharing! It's inspirational and I already see several ideas I can implement in my own room!

Mary Strauser said...

Thanks for sharing. So glad you are getting everything organized.

Juliet A said...

This is so amazing! I kinda hate you a little now.

Beth Cutwright said...

Awesome room Judy! Looks like a lot of work has paid off nicely. I'm just a teensy shade of green right now.

Beth Norman said...

Wow, Judy, you truly have the best craft room there can be. I'm amazed at how organized things are. I'm jeleous.

Aimeslee said...

Hey there, Judy. Good for you for getting it all set up. And, thank you for the pictures. I had such fun showing my hubby, you shoulda heard me: see, honey, I'm not the only one with punches on Ikea racks and dies on magnet sheets and bookcases full of stamps (yours are dvd, mine are cd). Tell your son in law he did good work, too. xoxo, Aimeslee

Andrea said...

Looks absolutely amazing, thanks for sharing. Picked up a few ideas to use when I get my room.

Connie Paxman said...

Thanks for sharing Judy. Love all the organization ideas.

Monique said...

You have organized a great, functional art space. You are going to create beauty here! Enjoy. And thanks so much for sharing!

Terry S said...

Did you know that the clear plastic strawberry containers hold ribbon spools? I don't have as much ribbon as you, but I like that they stack and can see what I have.

Hetty said...

What a great PLAY ROOM, Judy! I wish i could come and play with you.
May you make lotsof wonderful art in here.

Unknown said...

I echo everyone else's comments! You are very talented and thanks to your son-in-love for helping you, and I agree, I need my little blue stool from Market Day too :) Suetta in Indy

Unknown said...

It looks great, Judy. I can see all the careful planning and it is put together beautifully. You will enjoy a ton of creative hours there.
Doris J

C. M. Taylor said...

? Storage unit under the window. Who makes the units and if possible what are the measurements?

Lori said...

I know I am late to this post but .... Bravo!