Saturday, 11 October 2008

My Craft Room

Welcome to my craft room. This was my small bedroom and junk room for the longest time. I have been planning to convert it for two years and now it is done. I always get so messy in my crafting so the intention was to have a craft room where I can hide away the mess.

The colour theme was lilac, white and silver with a touch of black. The A R T letters were plain wood which I bought from eBay and painted. the over the door rack was also from eBay and the silver buckets I got from a craft store.

The canvas and wood shelving was from Argos (again I can drop the canvas front to hide this if it gets messy). On the second shelf are all my unmounted stamps. I store them in video cases and the spines are labelled with images on the sides so I can easily find what I am looking for.

My BEAUTIFUL new craft desk! This was my big treat within my budget for this room. It is from Storage 4 Crafts and I love it. The rack on top is from Lakeland to give me extra space. To the left is my day light lamp and to the right is a picture holder to match the butterflies.

I love the drawers - it may help to keep me organised.

The right side of my desk has my 12 x 12 paper rack and the stacked black storage units have more ink pads, embossing powders and my heat gun.

The left hand side of my desk has another shelving unit on wheels full of "stuff"

This is the shelving above my craft desk. The two butterflies on the wall are from eBay - they are memo holders so will eventually hold more art and notes. The art doll sat on the bottom shelf watches to make sure I create good stuff - thanks to Joanne for making this for me. Her name is Abby (after NCIS Abby) :)

The dog also approves of the craft room - especially as she has her own Chaise Lounge that matches the rug and is under the desk. They like to snuggle next to the radiator :)

Just another view.

This was an old grubby brown wardrobe. I was going to get rid of it but my sister gave me the idea of keeping it and painting it. So I painted it with a soft lilac and added the flourishes. I painted the inside too!

So inside the "wardrobe is yet more storage boxes! I wasn't quite sure what to do with the rail then hit on the idea of buying some oversized jump rings and looped them on - so I can hang up some of my art and items received in swaps etc - this will look great when full of creative works.

This is my computer desk - the boxes to the left house all my completed cards - they are actually comic storage boxes from eBay. The clock I altered myself and the top shelf has my Tim Holtz products in pride of place.

The bottom section of my computer table was perfect for storing all my embelishments.

I chose this room because it is a suntrap and has a great view. I put a crystal in the window so when the sun shines the room is full of rainbows. The wooden drawers and boxes have all my wood mounted stamps in it and the blue Lock n Lock stack has all my painting supplies.

So there it is :)


Lottie said...

It is positively perfect and you have so much wonderful equipment or supplies should I say and a lovely view too.

Wishing you may long and happy days in crafting 'heaven' - getting messy

Jacqueline said...

So happy for you Debbie - it all looks so wonderfully fresh and equipped, ready for action!!
You were right to repaint the cupboard - good job and I love all the little decorations.
Happy creating!

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Jo Capper-Sandon said...

One question...when can I move in lol ....fantastic craft space, love it :0)

Ginger said...

Nice Job on the Room Debbie, Bet you will have great fun in there.

Mandi said...

Love it, Love it, Love it. Well done Hun XX

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Debbie, what a lovely job you have done with your room. You are such a lucky girl to have somewhere so nice and calming to "hide in" to do your crafting - it's just a pity you don't get more time to do so!!!! Keep up keeping it tidy. The new desk looks wonderful.


Greensleeves said...

My oh my, you've been busy, girl!
What a great space, very inspiring!
Wishing you many hours of happy crafting! The only thing is missing: a big box of chocolates, lol.

joanne wardle said...

oh wow! it looks fantastic. please can I come and mess it up? Abby looks perfectly at home there. Lovely to see her again.

Norma said...

Debbie you have done a great job you must be delighted well done
happy Crafting

Kaz said...

well I have to agree with TUT

fantastic room Debbie, love the desk, the wardrobe too, bet you're glad you kept it now. it's all so perfect, I want to go clean my craft room out NOW!! lol
will you show us it messy too? so we're not TOOOOO jealous? lol

cmoh said...

WOW! It looks absoluetly like a dream come true...have you used it yet?? I would be worried I'd mess it up LOL


Melanie said...

any ink stains on that desk yet? lol,it looks fab debbie,lucky meff!! rofl

Ilka Wilczek said...

I'm impressed...!!!

Ed said...

It is extremely impressive how much thought and organization went into the room and how much there is.. lots of future wonderful projects in one small space

Lynn said...

It's smashing! :D