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Designing my craft roomWhen my I designed this room, I planned for the following:
- Bright white walls that I could add color to with decor and craft projects of course
- To set up my scrap space as close to the natural light as possible.
- Five distinct work areas - scrapbooking / crafting, sewing, photo staging, my work / computer space and a kids' section
- Storage - plenty of cabinets in varying sizes to stash all my craft goodies, including my printers and larger tools
Bright white walls with pops of color and natural light
This is an early stage photo of my space to show you that I was serious about the white. I decided to create one VERY long desk that spans 2 and a half walls along the perimeter of the room. Check out the natural light I get to work with!
Scrapbooking Space / Craft Desk
While my window shades are closed in this photo, they are always open. Ironically, the best lighting to show off this space was when the window was closed. Oh, and don't mind the lamp shade that's too small for the lamp.
Crafting Video / Process Video Setup
I also have a video arrangement for shooting process videos of my crafts. I currently use a tripod with an extension arm and a bracket that holds my DSLR or can be swapped out for an iPhone grip. I'm not loving the tripod since it has to stand on my desk. I tend to accidentally bump it occasionally and it takes up space. In the coming weeks, my husband will either insert a pole into my desk or clamp the pole to my desk on the other side of the lamp that I can attach the extender arm to.
Storage for craft supplies
Craft Room Organization Labeling / Sorting Ideas
I store all the items listed above in five sets of the cabinets that also act as the bases for my supersized desk. You can see the other set holding up my work desk at the end of my post.
These hold my adhesives, glitters, inks, stamps, punches, sewing supplies, mists, paints, card bases, the list goes on and on. Everything has a place but if I have to be honest not everything always goes back in it's place. I'm making it a goal this year to pack everything back up when I finish a project. Who's with me?
To the right of my craft drawers under my sewing station is where I keep all the current collections I've received from companies design for. These need to be at my fingertips at all times. I usually keep my paper trimmer on the top but it's not currently pictured.
The gadgetsMy printers and larger tools are located in an armoire next to my desk (see the full armoire in my work desk photo below). It's one of my favorite things.
The top part holds all my main craft tools - my large and small printers, printer accessories, Cameo, Cinch, Big Shot and more. My hubby built shelves that slide so I can pull things in and out as needed. I'm in the process of adding another shelf to better accommodate a few more items, like the Minc you see sitting on it's side.
The bottom has room to fit 3 super large plastic bins across and about 6 high. I store older collections I'm not ready to part with, alterable things, momentos, etc. This is an older photo used for the purpose to show you what the cabinets looks like at the bottom when you open the cabinet doors.
Stichity stitch stitch sewing area
Photo staging area
Space for the kids to craft
I purchased this armoire back before I had a dedicated scrap space. It's awesome because it has a section across the top that fits 12x12 papers and it also folds out to make a desk. There's lots of cubbies and drawers to hold goodies. My girls each have a drawer on the left for their supplies and when they are ready to create, they just fold the door down and voila, a table top just for them! Since it's black, I don't have to stress about ink that may not make it on the paper.
The gold and black locker holds my fabrics and vinyl.
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So that's a peek into my scrap space. I hope you've enjoyed my scrapbooking room | craft room tour.
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