I was going to wait until my craft studio was perfect before posting any photos on my blogs. But, since that’s never going to happen, I thought I’d show you what I’ve done, so far. This studio is a lot bigger than the one at our old house, which makes it a lot easier to organize my ever-growing inventory of craft supplies. But, alas, it’s still a work in progress.
Here’s what the room looked like when we moved in. We have no idea what the former owners had in mind when they split the clothes closet into two and added the funny little doors. Whatever they had in mind, it wasn’t working for me!
Peter and I ripped out the doors and other paraphernalia, painted the room and added a warm and cozy carpet. We placed my Ikea shelving units in the closet and I added some awesome storage bins that fit perfectly–brand new item at IKEA ($6.99 each). I labeled each bin with pretty scalloped circles that I cut out on my Cameo.
The storage bins are perfect for organizing my craft supplies, as are the striped boxes on the top shelf. Here’s a closer look at my cute labels.
Having my own studio kind of makes me feel like a teenager, again. All my cool stuff is in one room!!
As we round the corner from my storage bins, you can see the tall shelf that stores my sheet music and the “My Stuff” sign that I got at Winners for $3 because all the pegs had fallen off. I glued some sparkly jewels on over the peg holes and it’s better than new. The jewels were from a pair of sandals that fell apart–I saved the jewels because I knew I would find a use for them.
This is my digital piano that my husband bought me for Christmas about eight years ago. It was such a fantastic surprise! The pretty curtains really soften the light in the room and give it a cozy ambiance. The curtains were super-long, with a lovely scalloped border on the bottom–where it would never been seen. So, I turned the top over to make a valance and hung them upside-down. As you can see, they are still long enough and they look like they were made that way!
On the third wall, is my side desk, which holds my Silhouette Cameo (die-cutting machine), my printer, my embossing machine and a storage cube for some of my small designer card stock. On the wall are some of my favourite pieces–each one has a story and I love having them all in sight to inspire me.
These handy wall shelves from Michael’s keep all of my glitter, glue, bling, buttons and other crafting supplies out in the open, where I can see them.
There is lots more to come. This room evolves almost daily, as I add, subtract and relocate my “stuff.” I hope you enjoyed this short tour and I hope you will come back, soon, to see what’s new in Globug’s studio.
Happy Easter…and Happy Spring!