Hi everyone! I’ll be sharingÂ my creative space with you today.Â My dear hubby and I share a home-office space that was previously a two-car garage. Neither of our vehicles would fit in the garage so we repurposed the space.Â I hope you enjoyÂ the tour of my beloved girl cave!
As you walk in from the carport, you can see my computer desk, my 8 1/2 x 11-inch cardstock stash, Silhouette machine, printer, etc. Next to the desk is an old oak entertainment center that I painted. TheÂ top section holds completed 3-D projects. I store 12 x 12-inch cardstock and envelopes insideÂ the glass door space. The section below that area holdsÂ my ribbon collection.
Continuing around the room you can see the doorway into the house. The officeÂ door is covered with photos of our little kids from St. Jude?s. We?ve donated monthly since the early 80’s. To the left isÂ my basic work space. Nothing is nailed to the wall. There are two 2-drawer file cabinets the countertop rests on. On the counter are two plastic drawer units with a plywood board across them. My hubbyÂ mounted halogen lighting on the underside of this board. The stamp units areÂ placed against the wall. The plywood shelf holds a bin of assorted supplies like adhesives, glossyÂ accents, reinkers,Â embossing powders and more.Â This 5-foot areaÂ used to be my only space! The bookcase is where I take photos of my finished projects. The white baskets below hold clear stamps.
To the left of my work space you will see the area where my dies hang and a closet door to the right. There is anotherÂ L-shaped desk toÂ the left in thisÂ photo. The furniture was being thrown out by someone andÂ we rescued it!
Here is a better view of the closet. I get the lower section andÂ hubbyÂ gets the upper section.
The basket on the left in this photo holdsÂ paper pads that are seasonal; the basketÂ on the right holdsÂ papers that can be used all year. You can see a corner of a 2-drawer file cabinet which was also in the throwaway pile that we rescued. It holds myÂ Cuttlebug, Dream Kutz, and another stamp rack. Inside the drawers are years of CardMaker
Here is a better photo of the rescued office furniture. This piece holds my Grand CaliburÂ®, bling, CopicÂ® markers, current design teamÂ stamps,Â catalogs, colored pencils, etc. The glass jar holds baker?s twine that I?ve wrapped around my grandma?s old wooden spools. Under the desk is a rolling cart that has current 12 x 12-inch patterned papers in it.
On the desk behind the paper cutter are two spinning kitchen organizers that hold rulers, scissors, Perfect Layers cutting tools, paper punches, etc. A good friend made the fun desk photo of me many years ago and it is one of my favorite things.
Under the other section of the deskÂ are plastic drawers. The left three drawers hold white, black and kraft cardstock scraps. Directly above that is a bin with current 6 x 6 paper pads. The blue bins hold “important stuff” like felt, feathers, cheesecloth, etc. The three white drawers holdÂ finished cards and cards from my creative friends that I can never part with.
This view sort of puts my space in perspective size-wise. I?m standing behindÂ the back of the L-shaped desk. From here you can almost see my whole room.Â The bookshelf holds other creative hobby items like spray paints, glass jars, alterable items, etc.
Well, that?s it! I have a LOT of stuff crammed neatly organized in this space. For some of you, it?s probably a tiny room. For others, it?s probably a dream come true space. I love being in this room. From the Cherish Each Precious Day (my blog name) sign above my work space to the furry critters on the wall watching me work, it?s my zen room!
In full disclosure, this room does not always look like it does in the above photos. Most days it looks like the photo above!
Thanks for looking!