Thursday, September 26, 2013

Craft Room Update...

So you may remember way back HERE, that I said I wanted some Ikea furniture.  Well one year later....it happened.  It took lots of saving pennies and some really great convincing speeches to my husband, and he finally agreed to this major overhaul.  The reason I say major?  Well, the closest Ikea is Denver and our SUV fits us and our luggage....and well, lets just say we were feeling the whole sardine thing on the way home.  :)  I packed in quite a bit.  Luckily, my dad was in Colorado for a wedding so he was able to bring home the table tops for me.  I've had it set up for awhile but it's clean today...which it usually is not.  So here are several lots of pictures of the new space.

Here is a shot of the new desk space.  I was able to grab 2 desks, one for me and one for my little one.   It's so fun to have her in there with me!  She loves making cards and drawing, so this space is perfect for us!

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This is my main work area.  There are 2 Linnmon's together for our big table, and then I have a small one to the side for my paper cutters and the Cameo.

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I have 2 alex drawers on the ends of the table tops.  Those things are amazing!

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Here is a close up of how I have my Cameo set up next to my computer.  And that handy ink storage too!

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I bought a the rod and 3 bins while I was at Ikea too.  This is now where I keep my Copics.  

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While I was in Boulder, I grabbed this Elfa from the Container Store.  I could live in that place.  I didn't want to leave.  I really think that organizing is a hobby in itself.  

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I have all of my PTI paper in here.  There are 2 folders for each.  The first is scraps and the second is the full sheet.  I need to find some white folders and get rid of these green things.  But it works for now and it is so handy to have right under the table.  The second drawer down is where I keep my Neenah paper.  My new favorite white paper for everything!!

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This card is right behind me.  I keep the stuff I am working on right here.  The drawer thats open is where I keep all my Verve.  It is really convenient to have it all in one spot.  The top clear container is all of my Simon Says.  There is some fun Christmas stuff in there I get to share soon!  ;)

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On the other wall I hung up another Ikea rod and basket and then I put my big ribbon and stamp shelf on the wall too.  Well....my dad put it there.  That thing weighs a ton.

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I also have the new Jennifer McGuire stamp storage going on.  That is a work in progress but has to be the best way yet!

I keep all of my embossing folders and plates in this Ikea wire basket.  The little bucket is where I put dies I am done with, if I don't put them away first.  It's nice because then they don't get lost in scrap paper piles that usually live on this table.  

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The sewing machine has a permanent plugged in home.  I still don't use it that often but I love having it there. 

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So my little card maker buddy has her own spot too.  I grabbed more of those Ikea buckets for her.  She has a spot just for her decorative scissors, colored pencils and markers.  Can you believe those rods were only $2.99 and the buckets are only .99?  I need more.  This is also where she keeps her table top easel.  This thing is genius.

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The paper just rolls out and they sit in here with me and draw for hours.  Or in the little ones case....10 minutes.  I need to get more of that paper next time I go.  So handy!

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Here is her set of drawers.  She has all kinds of supplies stashed away.  I had to stop the OCD in me from organizing them for her.  It was really hard to do.  :)  She is at school right now..... 

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And last, I still have all these punches from over the years.  For whatever reason, I can't let go of them just yet.  The kids use them so that is good.  I hid them behind my door in this shoe rack.  

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I took a panoramic room photo just for fun....

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One last photo...in all the purging I did, I found this metal embellishment from probably 10 years ago....back in my scrapbook everything days.  I couldn't let it go to waste, so I decorated my computer....

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Thanks for coming to see my space today!  Have a great day!

38 comments:

  1. so organized.. i love your craft room.. thanks for sharing..

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  2. Oh my Laurie! Your room looks A-mazing! LOVE all of the fabulous storage going on! Fabulous!

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  3. Laurie - thanks for sharing - I LOVE seeing craft spaces!!! I was gazing at the two drawers I have full of punches yesterday and wondered why I still have them, lol!! Love the green too - it all looks fabulous!!

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  4. Gorgeous! I can't wait to move so I can have my own office! The hubs and I share and although we have the fabulous Ikea cube shelving units and attached desks, I would love a second desk like yours with the alex draws!

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  5. Wow, I'm drooling over your craft room! A place for everything! It looks amazing!

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  6. Really beautiful room, Laurie. So nice and BIG!! Love how organized you have everything, too, and that you have a space for your daughter to craft with you. <3

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  7. Thanks for sharing your awesome stamping studio with us. It looks amazing and I love seeing where you spend your time making all your fab cards! Love it!!

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  8. Love your clean bright space! All those storage options are making me drool! Someday my prince will come...my princely scraproom:)

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  9. Amazing job you did there, the place looks fantastic! I love that you decorated the room with IKEA stuff as it's my go-to place as well and I picked some useful tips! Now, if I could only find such handy file storage as well! :)

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  10. love your room, dude! i'm currently in purge mode...one day my room will be clean enough to photograph

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  11. You did a really great job selecting what you needed and organizing everything, Laurie! I love how your craft room looks...thanks for the panoramic view!

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  12. I love your room to pieces!!! These pics will have to do until I can see it in person!!! :)

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  13. Wowza! What an amazing space...I'd never want to leave that room! Thanks for sharing :-) Ikea rocks!

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  14. WOW!!!Amazing craft place....love that room!!!TFS!!!

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  15. Ahh...this is so awesome Laurie! I love your space! Where did you get the ink pad storage for the wall?

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  16. Fabulous craft space Laurie, your room is beautiful. I love my Ikea too you will never want to leave your room! Happy crafting.

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  17. You're craft room looks AWESOME! I am drooling over here! :)

    Can I ask you where you get your Neenah paper from? And what lb is it? I like PTI's white paper, especially as a card base, so would you say this is comparable to that?

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  18. You are really making me a bit green with envy here! LOVE your space!

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  19. Love it! Its looks very well organized and beautifuL!

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  20. This is such a soothing crafting space and I really LOVE the green and white colors! Thanks for sharing!

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  21. Fabulous!!! LOVE the green walls too :)

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  22. Awesome Craft Room! I have the wider Alex drawers, they are great for A3 and 12x12 sheets. I also have a Raskog.

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  24. oh i love your room!!! so many great items and organization ideas :)
    thanks for sharing :)

    the closest IKEA to me is 3 hours away, but i am still working on hubby to give the ok! lol

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  25. I love it! Ikea is just amazing for craft room furniture and storage. I love that your room is so clean and white and just inviting! Thanks for sharing it with us :0)

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  26. I love your space! How fun! It's awesome. Great green paint, I've been wanting to paint my room green too.

    TFS!

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  27. AMAZING space!! Love all the fabulous organization!!

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  28. Awesome! Can I come play at your house? :)

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  29. Love your craft room Laurie! I have a similar color on the walls in my room. You look like you have everything so organized. It's great that your daughter enjoys crafting with you.

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  30. Your craft room is fabulous! Don't ys just LOVE IKEA! I am lucky....I have one here in Charlotte NC! I turned my dining room into a craft room and it is all IKEA!!!!

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  31. Oh, wow, Laurie, this looks fantastic!
    I set up a table for Sage in my space, too. Best decision ever! Even if right now, it's covered with Lego Friends.... ;)

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  32. Thank you for sharing your craft room and organizing ideas - like the double folders for sheets, the shoe-punch rack, and how hard it is to not want to organize your daughter's craft drawers - that was funny! It's a very well-organized craft room and it's beautiful too.

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  33. What a fabulous craft room! I would be happy with that big ol' roll of paper. Thanks for sharing!

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  34. I love it!!! Congrats on finishing up - I can't wait to have my little space.

    <3

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  35. Congrats! it looks great, it must be so nice to have a place dedicated to crafting, where if you much leave a creative mess behind...you can!

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  36. This looks amazing and I'm so jealous! You are so organized!!! Now, tell me where do you get your Neenah paper from? I've been wanting to try it. :)

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  37. Love your room and like you I also LOVE IKEA and have many of the same products you have!!

    THe Alex Drawers are fantastic and I think as of now I have five of them in different sizes, but I just LOVE them. I also love the Expedit Bookcase units and have those too!!

    You are very organized, I am working on it and also working of using Jennifer's idea for stamp Organization! Love what you did with your Container Store Cart too!!

    Thanks for sharing!!! Great space..

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  38. Hello! I love your craft room! Is wonderful!

    Can you please tell me where can I find the white pencil organizer you have on your desk? The one with the photo.

    Thanks!

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