How about you come over to my place today? Thanks to the internet I can have everyone come visit and not even have to clean up the rest of the house! I thought I'd share a little tour of my craft room since that's where all my designing & projects start and it's been a while since I gave it some well deserved attention.
I first set up this room 2 years ago and did a little post about it back then. It was originally a laundry room/mini kitchenette, but for the first few years we lived here it was this disorganized mess:
My wood drop-side counter was from the kitchen in our first apartment. The top is where my cutting machines reside, but below I keep all my adhesives, ironing gear and patterns, stowed out of sight, but within reach:
The lighting & lavender wall color make it tricky to get the best photos, but my wall decor is simply canvases with scrapbooking paper (attached with poster putty so I can change them out if desired). I cut out the lettering by hand back before I had a Cricut or Silhouette and still like it, so it's stayed:
Here's how I redid my baking cupboard. I took a bunch of glass jars and empty berry bins to organize all my little things like candies, sprinkles & straws. I used a bunch of Ikea canvas boxes to organize my things like molds, tools & cake pans so things are contained, but easy to find.
Before: This counter had a sink, which rarely got used and just took up half the space:
After: Getting a new counter wasn't really an option, so I had my husband cut a piece of MDF from the garage to fit into the sink opening. I upholstered it with Insul-Fleece™ and a layer of cute flannel fabric on top to make a big ironing surface. Since it rests in the lip all the way around the sink it's perfectly lined up with the counter.
Now I have double the workspace and a huge surface to iron on. Boy, does this make the big ironing jobs easier!
Now don't let this facade of organization fool you. It's not always this neat in here. Especially when I've got several projects going and my kids wandering in with their sttuff. And the rest of my house...well, let's just say it's less than tidy most of the time, so it's not like I'll be winning any awards for best kept home. But this little crafting oasis really makes me feel like I've got my act together:)
Have you got a crafting room, maybe a little corner somewhere or even just a desk with your gear on it? Go ahead and share it in the comments or via email. I'm pinning my favorites to a special Craft Room board on Pinterest. Any space you can craft in is something to be proud of & I'd love to see where you make your crafting magic happen:)
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