Hey! How is your summer going so far? Niki here and today I thought I’d share my craft space with you. I posted a picture a few years back on my blog when I first got my Workbox, but the shelving configuration has changed a dozen times since then according to whatever it is I’m currently obsessed with. Here’s what it looks like at the moment.
I tidied up just for you! It still comes across as cluttered because of all the little bits and bobs, though.
My “craft room” is conveniently located behind the couch in the living room, so I don’t have a lot of real estate to work with. Since space is limited, I need a ton of storage. At first, there was only a bookshelf and table, which I grew out of pretty quickly. That’s when I invested in the Workbox and desk.
Onto the mini tour! This cutting-mat-covered table is where I make stuff. I’m in my 40’s and blind as a bat, so I need a ton of light (hence the two lamps on the desk and the two overhead).
I keep my cardstock in reach right in the center of the shelves. My iPad is to the left so I can watch YouTube or browse Pinterest while I’m crafting, and I store my stamps in the gray boxes under the shelves. Off to the right side is a Tonic Table Tidy with my paintbrushes, AquaFlow brushes and paper scraps from recent projects.
I usually wouldn’t clamp the Table Tidy there, but I never close up the Workbox, so it’s not in the way. I needed a bin there, too. When I start making stuff, I pile supplies all over the table and end up working in a tiny, card-sized space. It’s nice just to bulldoze everything to the side for cleanup later. 😉
I store my dies on the outside of the doors with an adhesive magnetic whiteboard. My most used dies are around the center area with the least used at the top and bottom of the door. See that cute little cart? That’s where I store all my new “just arrived” stamps and dies. I try to use them all at least once before I sort them into their appropriate boxes.
You wouldn’t believe how much stuff you can hide (organize) in those bins in the doors (see the first photo) and on the shelves. The flat bins you see above contain mostly specialty papers and kits, punch boards, and the lower shelves hold embossing powders, custom stamps and planning stuff.
Behind where I sit is my other desk. It has storage bins in it too, and a clear top with drawers so you can find what you’re looking for quickly. This area is where I store my inks, foils, Silhouette products and vinyl.
That’s all for the tiny tour of my craft space! If you have any questions, leave them in the comments, and I’d be happy to answer them for you. Thanks for coming by today!