Watch this video tour of my space with all of this in mind. Everything has a purpose: to help me craft as quickly and easily as possible. If I can make the space happy and pretty at the same time, that's just a bonus!
Here's run-down of all the goodies in my space and where to get them (may be affiliate links):
White Wire Bulletin Board – I got this at Collective Journey, a gift shop in Redlands, CA now called Crackerjack Gift Co. Find a similar one online here: Shabby Chic Chic Organizer
Big Vintage Desk – this was my grandma's. Check thrift shops and the Habitat for Humanity ReStore for similar desks. I found this great Teacher's Desk on amazon that is really similar to mine. Yeah, that's my breakfast. I try to avoid eating in my craft room at all but sometimes, duty calls and well, I gotta eat! It's paleo (except for the OJ): eggs, nitrate free bacon, sauteed spinach, all made by Katie of ThreeMintBalloons.
White Frame Shelves – I got these at Ikea. They discontinued the original ones (RIBBA Picture Ledge is still available on Amazon!) I had so I used those for the 3 rows on the top. The lower two rows are with the new January 2016 frame shelves called MOSSLANDA Frame Ledges. the are slightly deeper with a groove for plates but the same width as the previous models. I mounted these side by side for a 90″ long shelf for my paints and stamps.
Raskog Cart – the infamous Raskog cart from Ikea with 6 cups on the sides for glue sticks and glue guns. I park this cart in the space between my desk and the die cut bar when I am not using it. I slip my craft mats behind the bar to hide them but still keep them handy.
Wood Die Cut Center – Another Ikea find. This is a bar or counter from their kitchen series. I could not find it online but I found a similar one: Kitchen Island
Die Boxes – I got these perfect-for-Sizzix boxes at Target but they have similar ones in the basket area at Hobby Lobby. These Rubbermaid bento boxes are similar.
Chippy paint shelf – I was gifted this by another vendor at a craft fair I was at. Check vintage and thrift shops for similar shelves or get this one: SHABBY SHELF
Thread Racks – these are two June Taylor thread stands from Joanns that we bolted to the wall.
Faux Library or Apothecary Cabinets – I got these at hobby Lobby. They still have them from time to time. they were NOT cheap but they do hold a lot of stuff. I found a similar unit on Amazon: Apothecary Library File Cabinet
Art Bins – I have Art Bins in all shapes and sizes, but mostly I have Super Satchels. I also have some of the bead Art Bins and Semi-Satchels. These are great for organizing and taking projects with you on the go.
Ink Spinner – I got the spinning hardware storage at Harbor Freight and spray painted it white. This thing is NUTS to put together (thank goodness Xaver did it for me) but it is super cheap at $19. Larger Revolving Storage Bin
Spray ink storage – I use a Quickutz MagPie Tin Storage box. Totally discontinued. Sorry! I have looked for them online but no luck. Here's is something similar: Modern White & Clear Desk Top Cosmetics / Makeup Storage Tray / Craft Supply Organization Caddy – MyGift®
Ikea Expedit – I have the largest Expedit bookcase in my scrap room. I have two more in other places in my house. One of the best purchases ever! They have replaced this with a newer, lighter version called Kallax I believe.
Green Boxes – I got these at Ikea this month so they are new! they also come in white and bubblegum pink. I like when everything matches and I think this green makes the room feel richer and more grownup.
Fabric and Wire Bins – these are across the bottom of the Expedit – all are clearance purchases from Target over the years. Wire Locker Basket
White Rolling Drawer Units – Another Ikea purchase: IKEA ALEX. I know I got at least one of them in the As-Is section because I do not like to pay full price for this kind of stuff. I love the shallow drawers for being able to see everything all at a glance. here's a much more affordable version: Winsome Drawer Unit
Yellow Shelf – This was a splurge at Pier1 a couple of years ago. I hang my ribbons from the rings. I have thinned those ribbons out ALOT. I feel like this is not the most efficient use of space but it looks cute.
Embellishment Storage – I store all of my small embellies in DotBoxes. These save a TON of space. I have everything sorted by color so it is easy to find embellishments to match any project. I use the SMALL Dot Boxes by Cottage Mills but they have larger sizes available (see links below).
Sewing Machines – I have my grandma's old Pfaff in the wood sewing table. And then I also have her old 1980s Juki serger and my Baby Lock sewing machine. I have another Pfaff in my bedroom that I need to clean up! Some day I will sew more.
See even more organizing ideas in my past room tours!
I have been doing room tours for almost 10 years now! Check out some of my past craft spaces (back before I had a room or rooms) and see how the space has evolved from apartment to house to house and get ideas for your space. Many of these posts include the links to where I got the products I used to organize my space. I also included more posts with organizing ideas here as well:
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