Thursday, 2 April 2015

Craft Room Update!

I think it's time for a craft room update. A few months ago, we had the great 'domino effect' furniture move. My son needed a desk, so we moved the IKEA workstation from my craft room to his room. I ended up with an old dresser in its place and ever since then, I've been moving things around, trying to find the 'right' place for everything. I think I've finally settled on an arrangement and here it is!


View from the door. Including new green chair from the 'as-is' section of Crate & Barrel. Most of my wooden stamps in IKEA Alex drawers to the left, clear stamps in sleeves in the clear drawers between the desk and the drawers of wooden stamps. Patterned paper on top.





Drawers of wooden stamps in the IKEA Alex drawers. Yes, I break up sets and store by theme. I only keep the stamps I love - I sell the rest.




Plastic drawers of clear stamps in sleeves. These ones I don't break up. When I'm ready, I sell the whole set.




Clear stamps filed by colour-coded theme (green for sentiments,  pink for floral, yellow for background, red for Christmas) and then by manufacturer. I use the Evernote app to keep track of all of them, and to find what I want quickly!


Cutlery drawer organizers on top of my cubbies for my favourite wooden sentiment stamps and some inks, Crate & Barrel canister for Distress Markers 




My cubbies - all my ink within reach! 





Black ink, blocks, glue runners and scissors in a make up organizer. 






MISTI has her own little space behind my computer, between the cubbies and the drawers.






Little drawers for tools and embellishments I use more often (stampamajig, masking supplies, etc).




Cutting station - Big Shot, embossing folders and dies stored on magnetic sheets by theme. Cart for heat embossing to the right.







Directly behind my desk - clear stamps in Stampendous clear boxes (thin), finished cards and 'photo studio'! (see my previous tour for explanation of the clear stamps I store here on the "Craft Room" page of this blog).





Copics and old clear stamps in CD cases that I can't bring myself to get rid of. And other 'stuff'. Spray glimmer mists in the brown shoe box. Also cardstock storage (in progress).





Cardstock storage using Stampendous clear boxes (thick) for paper and scraps  - everything in one enclosed space!



Finally, the closet - still needs some work - mostly things I don't use often (except for the chocolate!!!). But at least it's all in there now - close the door and out of sight, out of mind!

31 comments:

Joan B said...

awesome storage. love that desk!

JD/ Jill said...

Wow! What a wonderful craft room! Everything is so organized! I can only dream. No matter how hard I try I never seem to get things organized!

Thanks so much for sharing. I so enjoy seeing where people do their wonderful crafting.

Lynn said...

Ahhh...I love seeing this Ardyth. I can visualize you there. All kinds of fabulousness. Need your review of the MISTI. Thinking about it - especially for card set mass production.

Deborah Frings said...

THis is so you - clean, simple and very fresh! Looks fab!

Kristie Goulet said...

Thanks for sharing your awesome space, Ardyth! Love it!

Michelle said...

Absolutely beautiful, Ardyth! So organised. :-) I dream of the day that I get a room to myself to craft in. When I do, I'm coming back here for ideas on how to lay it out. ;-)

Kim Heggins said...

Amazing space Ardyth...love everything about your room!

Darnell J Knauss said...

It looks awesome, Ardy! I had to chuckle when I saw the drawer of wooden stamps! It looks just like a photo of my stamp drawers on my Playhouse tab. Great minds!! Thanks for sharing! Happy Easter to you and the family!! Hugs, Darnell

Chriss Blagrave said...

Amazing, brilliant and oh so organized! Love! Thanks for sharing your wonderful space!

Lisa Lara said...

It looks like such a HAPPY place Ardyth. Great organized drawers.

Charlotte said...

This place looks like heaven to me :)
I have everything stuffed away in 2 shelfs of a closet and no dedicated desk so no possibility to have it all nicely 'exposed' as you do. Very nice!

Neets B said...

What a fabulous, organised space. I love seeing everyone's craft rooms but it makes me so envious. Look at that gorgeous bright window too x

Ingrid said...

Thanks for the tour Ardyth - I LOVE your space!! I use evernote for everything else...what a great idea to use it for your stamps!! Brilliant! :)

Jenni's Jems said...

I have recently moved my crafty space into the smallest bedroom and followed of your ideas from your last post!but intrigued to know what you use for your photo back drop??getting good photos seem to be the bane of my life!:)x

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Wow - how organized - I will NEVER let you have a peek at my craft room, LOL!

KT Fit Kitty said...

I enjoyed this very much! You are so organized! Thank you for sharing your craftroom!

Michelle Short said...

I love your room and storage Ardyth! Such a bright and welcoming space to create :)

I Card Everyone said...

You have done an excellent job of organizing, Ardyth... drop by and give me a few tips?
=] Michele

Vicki Dutcher said...

Nice and bright space! LOVE all those clear drawers [so u see what you have] -- TFS!

Joyce said...

Why am I not surprised that you are fantastically organized. What a fabulous space.

Julia Aston said...

So jealous of your great efficiency! I SO need to organize my space! (just a note - I was at a class somewhere - and they said Distress Markers should be stored on their sides - not standing up - something about the ink flow - I think it will pool if they are standing up)

Anita in France said...

Sigh ... how organised and neat, Ardyth ... and so completely dust free ... one day my craft space will look like yours!! Bisous, Anita :)

Gerrina said...

Your craftroom looks so much more peacefull than mine... So organised also! (Think it helps that you have a closet and a little bit more meters...) But as I look to the desk/workspace; we all tend to end up with the same direct work-space...
Happy Eastern! And a colorfull and inky weekend, Gerrina

Shona Chambers said...

All those ink pads, stamps and dies....I could easily stay in there for a month!!! You would just need to throw in the odd bag of peanut M&M's and I would have the time of my life!

lostinpaper said...

ooh, I'd love to play in your crafty place, looks so wonderful (and organized)!

Geri said...

Neat, tidy, organized....a Feng Shui dream room! You definitely channel all that positive free flowing energy into amazing designs!

So...when can I come live at your house? Is next weekend too early?

Sheila H said...

I love your space. It's nicely organized. BTW, I noticed your aqua Bose speaker. I just got a red one :)

April Story said...

Looking good. Love how you've organized your stamps. :-)

April

Hazel Hodgkins said...

WOWzers Ardyth! What an impressive way of storing your stash! Practical, neat and self explanatory. Love it!

Brenda said...

What an amazing craft room Ardyth! I love how organized you are and how everything is within your reach. Your closet looks great, so nice and tidy and I love how your paper storage is looking. Hugs, Brenda

ThePurplePlace said...

Lovely studio!! I also love my IKEA goodies - especially the Alex units SWOON!