Wednesday, June 19, 2019

My Craft Room Tour

Hi Crafters!

Well this post has been a LONG time in coming.  Many have asked me to do a craft room tour over the last few years, and I've truly wanted to.  But I was caught up in my own web of perfectionism.  I wanted my room to be just so before I shared it with you.  I've come to realize over the last year or so that my craft room will ALWAYS be changing, whether it be to purge old stuff or make room for new equipment or just simply rearrange furniture.  And that's ok!  Artistic people should never be stuck in a rut, being and doing the same thing all the time, right?

I did spend several days this month really committing to organizing a lot of the supplies I have allowed to pile up.  I still have a few bins of things tucked away that I need to tackle, but, in general, most things have their place.  And that makes me happy.  Makes my mind calm. So if I could offer any advice when planning a craft space, it would be this:
  1. Make it YOU.  Decorate it to your taste.  It should be your HAPPY place. 
  2. Decide on an organizing layout that works best for you.  I like to organize my craft space by areas.  Ribbon area.  Vinyl area.  Desk area.  Embellishment area.  Sewing area. Etc.
  3. Invest in some furniture pieces over time.  My room has taken a decade, yep a decade, to get to where it is today.  Most of my furniture and organizing pieces are from IKEA, The Container Store, Michael's and Amazon.
  4. Be CREATIVE in your approach to organizing. For instance, I use IKEA picture ledges as ribbon holders.
So, I've made a video tour of my craft room for you.  
Check it out below:



And here are some pictures:

The wallpaper on my back wall  is called Black Flock Damask on White Background.  I ADORE this wallpaper.  It came from a California company called Designer Wallcoverings. 



My husband made me this sewing table/large craft table out of 2 IKEA Kallaxes and a 4x8' sheet of melamine.  Home Depot has melamine.  Lowe's does not.  Or at least that has been my experience. You will need to finish the melamine edges with melamine tape, which is simply applied with an iron. I added a couple of IKEA drawer inserts on this side of the table to house my sewing supplies.



The craft table on the far right is called a  HurCraft made by Hurco Design and Manufacturing, a company that, unfortunately, went out of business. I love this table.



The piece tucked under the sewing table is also from IKEA.  I cannot find the link.  I "think" it is a BESTA tv table but can't remember for sure.






The above unit is an IKEA 4x4 Kallax and some paper organizers I bought off of Craigslist.



The table is an antique given to me by my parents, and the chairs are discontinued from World Market.  I bought them several years ago. The paintings are by Oklahoma Artist, Debbie Curtis.  I'm obsessed with her style.



The ribbon storage shelves are also from IKEA. I think mine have been discontinued, but here is something similar.  The bookshelf is another IKEA KAllax.



Here is another Elfa Easy Hang Unit from The Container Store with Commercial Plastic Screw-Top Jars to hold my growing rhinestone collection.  The storage unit is from Target.


So there you have it!  Please let me know if you have any questions!

~Angela~

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