It’s been a couple of years since I posted a photo of my craft room; mainly because it was completely disorganized and chaotic for most of that time.
Well, now that cooler weather is upon us and I hope to do a few indoor projects, tidying and organizing it seemed like a good idea.
My craft room (like most of yours I’m sure) is tucked away in the basement. We had originally finished the room and ensuite bathroom to be used as a spare bedroom for guests, but since we rarely have guests that stay over – I decided it was better to actually use the space than to leave it empty.
The desk is made up of a couple of Ikea shelves and an old countertop that I found on Kijiji and refinished to look like granite. If you want to try it (it’s really easy), this is the tutorial.
Behind my desk is my Ikea Kallax unit, which is just a chair-spin to reach.
My favourite paper to use for cards is from Papertrey Ink for it’s thickness and colour selection. Just look at that rainbow goodness!
I may have gone a little crazy with the Ikea boxes and lids, but they come in a variety of sizes and are really inexpensive. Below you can see a Papertrey Ink felt stash, buttons (again in rainbow goodness) as well as some stamp sets and inspiration books.
Believe it or not, I’ve pared down my stamp collection considerably. What you see here is about a third of what I once had.
Yup, I thought I’d sell Stampin’ Up! at one point and ended up buying more than I sold. (Don’t even ask about my Thirty-One and Tupperware entrepreneurial debacles).
I love this stamp pad storage case; the bottom dowel is meant to hold spools of ribbon,
but I have them stored in a DIY unit instead (instructions here). What craft room doesn’t need row on row of ribbon storage right?
Plus, it fits nicely on the Ikea Hemnes bookshelf across from my desk:
Next to my Kallax unit is an old cd tower that I
stole obtained from my Mom’s basement. At one time, Papertrey Ink put all of their stamp sets in these perfect little containers which took up next-to-no space and were so easy to see and organize.
It’s not really decorated with berries and vines – that’s a faux flower stem that I bought for something or another and haven’t used – it’s too tall to put anywhere else and I don’t want to cut it in case I suddenly find a use. Typical crafter right?
Sitting at my desk, and down to my right I have an Ikea Helmer drawer unit:
these come in around $45 and hold so much! Ikea really is the go-to source for affordable craft room/ sewing room storage an organization isn’t it?
The “fundamentals” drawer holds glue, scissors, pens, washi tape and other items I use regularly.
The embossing drawer keeps all of my powders and heat gun close at hand:
I really need to emboss something – that’s a lot of crafting goodness just collecting dust.
I also have a “refill” drawer at the bottom where I keep extra glue, sponges, dots and extra tape for my giant tape runner (WELL worth the money) – I hate running out of anything while crafting, so I tend to buy two.
I keep my sewing machine in the shelves next to this cabinet and have my ironing board close at hand in the corner.
The other corner of my craft room holds an old television cabinet full of fabric and sewing supplies. It’s still a bit chaotic, so I didn’t think you’d find much inspiration.
What do you think? Not bad for a 10×13′ “nook” in my basement?
Better still – it’s all mine!
Note: I’ve tried to include links to as many products as I could. Most are from Ikea.com and are not affiliate links – they are just for your convenience. Most items are available on Amazon.com, but with a considerable price increase – please compare before shopping.
Have a great one!