Some of you may know that I am in the process of re-organizing my craft room. Like any good craft room re-do ideas and projects seem to multiply as you get into it. I thought I would share a few of my craft room storage ideas on the blog over the next few weeks. Here is my first:
Today I was at the thrift store hunting for anything white and sturdy that I could place my 12x12 paper holders on when I spied these:
This lovely little 6x6 Paper Pad Holder is now attached to the foundation post that sits a couple feet behind my main craft desk. I always like to have a few of my favorite paper pads out near my desk (for easy reach and colorful inspiration) but I prefer to not have them ON my desk as it isn't that big and I like space when I am stamping. This is the perfect solution. It also gives you a peak into my craft room which is a big mess right now!
I am in the process of REALLY organizing everything and labeling, labeling, labeling!!!! Crafting is quicker when you know exactly where everything is. Over the past few years, before my husband passed away, my craft stuff was moved out of the way to make room for a "bedroom" of sorts for the family member's helping out and often staying at our house during his almost 2 year illness. (Thank God for my wonderful Family and Friends who saw us through and continue to support us!) It has been almost a year since my sweet Stuart passed and the bed is now gone - given to a family in need over Christmas break which made me happy - so I am finally re-organizing the basement and taking my craft stuff out of boxes and getting it set up in the additional space that is now available.
I also mentioned in reply emails to some of you who I get chatty with (I just love my blog friends by the way!) that I am building a large crafting table. I am using two Closetmaid 9 cube bookcases and a hollow core, non-drilled door (ie: no doorknob holes etc) of the same width as the bookcases to "build" it for around $100.00 total.
Once I finish building the table and putting things in their newly organized places I will post some pictures of my completed space. I may even hunt up a "before" picture of the tiny space I was working in until recently - if I can find one.
My little one is home from school and we have a free day tomorrow - day between semesters - so I am off to spend some time with him doing something FUN!
I hope you enjoyed my first little tip!
Please note: When I checked the IKEA web site the pot rack appears to be discontinued. But Amazon.com has something similar: HERE
I have a lovely Pinterest Board called "Craft Spaces and Storage Ideas" if you want additional inspiration. One of my favorite spaces is from a new blog friend named Winnie. Check out her space: HERE
I have another link that I love too of a room completely done from found and fixed-up items but I can't find the link tonight. Do you have a favorite craft space idea? I would love to hear it if you want to share it in the comments.
Thanks and Crafty Hugs,