I spent some time last week making a craft room for myself! Before I start explaining, I must tell you that I was very inspired by forum member Crafty Intentions' Craft Room, which she posted on Craftster
a while back. I had always wanted my own craft room and had intended on making one, but after seeing her gorgeous room, it gave me the motivation to do it!
Unfortunately, it has been pretty dark and overcast these past few days, so the lighting conditions were not the best for taking these photos. Hopefully you will still be able to get a clear view of my little crafty corner of the house!
Now, I should explain that my fiance and I are currently living with my fiance's dad, so there is some existing furniture that I was able to work with in this room as well as some of my own. There are many fixtures in this room that I wasn't allowed to change, such as the color of the walls/drapes/etc. He also won't let me hang anything on the walls, which explains why many photos and things are propped up against the walls and floors. Regardless of these limitations, I was still able to construct a pretty awesome place to create and craft, as well as a small office space to attend to emails, and so on.
This first picture shows the desk where I have the laptop, as well as the TV set in the background just in case I want to watch some TV while crafting. Also please note the picture on the desk of my two kitties that currently live with my sister. I adore them!
This shows the desk and shelf where I keep all of my paper supplies, scrapbooking supplies, button-making devices, beading and needlepoint stuff. This larger desk is directly beside the computer desk.
Here is a close-up of the shelf on the desk. There are many jars filled with random beads, buttons, etc. and canisters with scissors, markers, pens, and everything like that. The idea for the jars are heavily inspired by Crafty Intentions' craft room.
Here is where my paper collection lives, which includes many of my favorite Japanese Washi papers. The button maker is to the left and the paper cutter is to the right. I also made a make-shift ribbon holder that hangs across the two shelving units constructed from part of a curtain rod (found at the dollar store). Behind the spools of thread, there is a case that is home to my paper punches and things like that. On the shelf, I keep my stamps, card making supplies, seed beads, and embroidery floss in containers.
This is a bookshelf filled with many crafting and recipe books, as well as novels. My craft magazines live on another shelf in the room (not pictured). Beside that is an Ikea shelf with plastic shelves full of wool! I was afraid that I wasn't going to be able to fit all of my wool into these shelves but it just barely fit! I have a bit of a yarn problem, I think! On the top shelf, I keep all of my fabric fat quarters and felt.
This is a close-up of the TV area where I keep all of my Perler Beads in tupperware containers organized by color. You can also see mine & my fiance's record collection here on the shelf, as well as some cute Totoro toys beside the TV.
I hope that you enjoyed this little tour of my craft room! Before I had this, I had my crafting supplies either shoved into a closet, or spread out all over our bedroom which was a tad messy. I love being organized! This new room has provided me with so much inspiration and motivation to keep creating new things, as I'm able to get new ideas while seeing all of my supplies out in the open, ready to use!