Friday, April 3, 2015

New Craft Room space

One of my favorite things to look at on Pinterest and the PTI forum is other people's crafting spaces, and how people store their supplies. So I thought I would do a post about my new room. This used to be my son's bedroom. He is 13, and decided this fall that he would like to take the basement bedroom. So we traded spaces.

This room is about 1/3 the size of my previous craft room. I had to get rid of quite a bit, including my table that wouldn't even fit in this space. I got this smaller table at IKEA, and it's working out just fine.

I got the idea of positioning the table facing into the room on Pinterest. It will be nice this summer to be able to look out the window and get fresh air.

The IKEA kitchen island on the right is my cutting counter. The drawers hold lots of different supplies including punches, tools, scrap paper and Big Shot supplies.

There was a vanity in this room before. When we were building this house I became PG. Because there is no bath tub on the main floor, we decided to put a vanity in Peyton's nursery. It was his bath tub for the first 15 months. I replaced it with one that's a little more my taste. This is from Home Decorator's. Home Depot now carries a lot of their items {and you can order their products online} and will honor their sale prices. The mirror is from World Market.

In my previous space I had a lot of things 'out', and die racks attached to the wall. In a small room it just doesn't work that way. I had California Closets come back and make a few more shelves for this closet to maximize the space. The metal laundry basket on the bottom holds my sewing machine.

I had a tie holder installed for my nestabilities dies - it slides in and out.

And this is my new way to store PTI felt. I used to hang it from a Clip it Up ribbon holder on the wall. These little bins are from Container Store. I love them for lots of things because of the dividers.

I use a lot of these acrylic storage containers so I put some non-slip pads in the bottoms of the island drawer to keep them from moving all around.
I'm using my room a lot more now that it's on the main floor of our home. And it's actually easier to craft with everything so close.
This is the first time I've picked a paint color that is wrong. Goodness it's a bit much. But we were covering a darker green and it was so much work that I'm going to leave it be for now. I might paint the three non-window walls a neutral color and leave the window wall pink.
If you made it to this point thank you for joining me:)


Kat said...

Found you through the Misti Group on FB, Stunning craft room, love how you store felt. I need a way to store mine but I buy the larger sheets from MFT..any ideas? Shoot them my way! :)

Cindy said...

Kat - the girl that made the pocket card. I started a 'mistified' Pinterest board and your card is my first pin there. Can you roll the sheets? If so you might be able to store them in a small pail of some sort.

3 Happy Crafters said...

Love the pink! My room is turquoise, but pink would have been my second choice. Your room is beautiful and calming too. Definitely, Pinterest-worthy! Thanks for sharing! :)

Jill Norwood said...

Your room is beautiful!! I love your storage ideas and your closet shelving! And I especially like how your table or desk faces the room and window! Thanks for sharing!!!

Megan Carroll said...

Fabulous room!! Thanks for sharing!

jen said...

This turned out so very pretty! Sad I didn't get to see it the other day! Hopefully soon!

Betsy said...

Very nice! I love how it's so organized yet functional.