Sunday, September 2, 2012

My Creative Space

I have been lamenting over at Facebook for weeks (maybe months) about the total upheaval in my craft room.  I really should be ashamed because I am lucky enough to have a room where I can craft.  But, that also creates problems because we can close the doors on that room and so it becomes a very handy catch-all when you don't know where to put junk that accumulates in other rooms of the house.  If you have a craft room, you probably know what I am talking about.

Friday night I decided that enough was enough and it was time to try and put some order in my chaos!  I should have taken before pictures...but I am vain enough not to let any readers see what a total slob I really am, so here are the after pictures...with a disclaimer that I tend to be clutter happy, so this is NOT a model room crafting space...if you know what I mean!!

This is where most of the fun takes place.  All my Copic markers, ink pads and most used tools are in this area.
I bought 2 white folding tables and butted them against each other to make an L-shaped working table.  I have very pretty albeit very non-user friendly low placed windows in this room so don't have the wall space I wish I could have here.  There is lots of nice natural sun-light though, and that's a bonus.

At the end of the 2nd table I have a tall bookcase.  This is the part of my room I am not that happy about because there isn't a lot of room between the table and the wall, so I put items I don't use all the time.  Paper stacks. punches, rubberstamps...
On the other side of the room is a work counter my husband built for me right after we bought the house.  Like we seriously thought this would be all the space I needed?  *snort!  It's another L-shaped counter with some under the table cupboards.  Oh, and boxes and piles of cluttering supplies and photo albums.  I am thinking about stacking a couple more paper shelves at the end because a girl can never have too much paper!!

This is my solid paper supply.  And also my cricut center.  I really need to de-clutter the top of it though!
So there you have it. This is where I work on all the projects I share with you.  Hopefully, with less mess going on I can focus a little more on getting things made!!


JoanneK said...

Your space is awesome! Bet you are glad to have it organized again so you can play more!!!

Unknown said...

Your scrap space looks amazing!!!

Darlene S. said...

I totally know what you mean about the craft room becoming a catch all! Mine feels like this too! You have so much counter space! Nice! :)