Creative Space: Diana Carr
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Hi Everyone. Diana here with a tour of my creative space.

This is a view of my crafting space as you walk in the door. This room measures approximately 10’ x 10’ and at one time was a bedroom, then a homeschool room and now my craft retreat.

The dresser under the window is the perfect place to take photos of my cards. There is plenty of room for staging and lots of natural light coming in the window.

The drawers hold lots of supplies—stamp sets, punches, tools and small paper pads. Here’s a peek inside.

This is the view of my craft room from the corner opposite the door. In the center of the room is my craft desk which I made with two inexpensive bookshelves from Walmart and a table top which I ordered from Staples. The entire thing cost about $75 to make and I love it! I designed it to be counter height because I usually craft standing up and it has lots of storage on the sides.

My computer desk is also counter height so that I can use the same chair whether I’m crafting or working on the computer. I purchased the legs and table top from IKEA and added an ALEX drawer unit underneath which holds my office supplies.

On the wall to the left of the door, I have an IKEA Kallax unit. The top holds my Big Shot and rotating craft tool caddy. I purchased the bins and baskets from Target and they hold extra cardstock, craft kits, and some larger dies and Sizzix accessories.

My thin metal dies are stored in a photo box directly under my die-cutting machine. On the shelf next to that, I keep my Copic® markers and paper towels. Next to that, the top drawer holds my Distress inks and Copic® refills; the bottom drawer is the perfect size for holding A2-size envelopes.

On the wall above the Kallax, I have an old cassette holder that I found on Ebay. I painted it black and it is perfect for holding my ink pads.

In the little nook just inside and to the right of the door is a bookshelf which holds my 12” x 12” paper, planner supplies, photo albums, and completed cards that I am selling on Etsy.

To the right of the little nook is the closet. On the top shelf are shipping supplies and seasonal craft supplies. Wrapping paper is kept in a small wastepaper bin in the corner.

I keep my printer on top of the file cabinet that is home to most of my 8 1/2” x 11” cardstock. On top of the printer are some props and backgrounds I use when taking card photos. On the wall above the printer, I hang some of the beautiful art work family members have made for me.

I also keep my ribbon, cello bags and other miscellaneous craft supplies in the closet. I recently completed a major purge, so I have a lot of empty storage space just waiting to be filled.

So that’s it! We’ve come full circle around my craft room. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed the tour!


4 Responses to Creative Space: Diana Carr

  1. Lisa says:

    It looks marvelous!!!

  2. Teresa says:

    Thanks for sharing your great ideas. I am always looking for new ways to better organize my craft room. You have shown me a few ideas that I will incorperate into my room.

  3. PamC says:

    WOW, what a great room!

  4. Christine says:

    Thank you for sharing with us. I love the way you have utilised the drawers….

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