I am very fortunate to have my own crafting space. It was our office, but since my husband has moved his computer to the basement, it is now “Mommy’s Pink Room”, as named by my daughter. Unfortunately I haven’t been seeing a lot of this room lately, except for to go to the kids play room, which is right off of my room. I’m hoping to get more time in there soon — especially since my “to-do” list is getting longer.
My desk is a much cheaper, DIY version of the famed Pottery Barn Bedford Project Table. I already had the “legs”, which are ClosetMaid from Target. My husband bought white laminate shelving from Lowes, which was cut to order. Buying the laminate shelving took out the additional step of priming and painting plain wood. He added some trim to the sides and voila, a fantastic desk space.
Behind my desk are the storage cubes you find at Target and Michaels. In the drawers, I store my PTI & Gina K (cd case) stamp sets, Nestabilities, envelopes, ribbon by the yard, various embellishments and acrylic blocks. I store all of my 8.5×11 and 12×12 paper in the other cubes. I use the Cropper Hopper paper holders (with dividers) for my paper. Although it is a tight fit in those shelves, it does keep my paper from curling and getting warped.
Also behind my desk is my ink storage and some cubicles for other storage options. My ink storage is one of the Napa Valley cassette holders. I bought mine on eBay and painted it white. The cubicles hold my mat stacks, PTI patterned paper, embossing materials, glitters, etc. On top of the cubicles is an expandable, two step spice shelf, which holds glues, cleaners and Stickles — basically anything I really don’t want the kids to get into. Underneath are the Grundtal magnetic knife rack from IKEA. I purchased watchmaker tins from Lee Valley and added a magnet to the back. Underneath the magnetic strips is a rail from the Grundtal system, which holds 3 shelf spice racks from IKEA as well. I love the little glass spice jars from IKEA — I hope to fill them with all of the fun & yummy colors of buttons from PTI.
The other side of the room is my Expedit from IKEA. Almost all of the crafting spaces I loved had one thing in common — the Expedit. I love this piece. I love that I can store 12×12 paper in here. The space is just fantastic. I lose a bit of space due to the little fingers that get in to things, but this is a really great organizational tool.
We do still have a computer in this room. The shelf is from Pottery Barn – we purchased it on clearance. It has speakers built in and we eliminated the need for separate computer speakers by using these. The “desk” part is a small kitchenette table with stools from Target. This table has a “leaf” that can come up for additional work space. My favorite part of this is the lamp — also from Target. I think it is the perfect light for this room.
There was a very small closet in this room. Our house was built in 1930 and a prior owner installed central air. The central air duct is in this closet and takes up a huge part of the closet, making it minimally useful. We put in a tall bookcase from the Billy collection from IKEA. I store my stamp binders with my larger Gina K sets in there, as well as some random embellishments. I also have some of the “office” related things that need a home in there.
This room is really my happy place. I love the color, which is Razzle Dazzle by Benjamin Moore. It is such a wonderful space, which I am so happy to have. Now if only I could get in there more often and contain the tornado that blows through when I do get in there. Oh, and if you are wondering, no it does not normally look like that. LOL! If you see something you like and I didn’t mention it, please let me know.
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