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Craft Room TOUR with Megan at Polish the Stars

Happy FRIDAY, crafters! Megan is here to show off her small craft room! enjoy! -linda

polish the stars blogHello, fellow Craftaholics! My name is Megan and I blog over at Polish The Stars where I share colorful and quirky crafts, decor, recipes, and projects for kids. Everything that you need to make a home fun and beautifulwith a small budget. Today I am here to share my craft room with you!

 

 

 

Craft Room

craft room

This room has been a challenge since it is long, narrow and also serves as our library and workout space. These challenges have just forced me to be even more creative though and my cozy little space has become a wonderful place to craft.

It’s actually pretty amazing if you consider how it started out:

before picture

You can’t tell from the grainy iPhone pics but the walls were as filthy as the carpet and at one point they were baby pink. Yuck! Once the carpet was replaced I painted all of the trim Ultra Pure White and the walls my own custom gray color. Then I had a fresh, clean canvas to work with.

photo box

Over in the corner I built a photography light box so that I could take better photos of my projects. Under the table is where I store all of the shipping supplies for my Etsy shop. One of these days I will probably get around to making some kind of cute skirt to hide all of that.

pinwheel garland

There was a large blank wall space over the light box so I made a whimsical pinwheel garland to add some color.

organized craft room

To the right of that is my work station. I found the desk on craigslist and gave it a makeover with a few cans of dark gray spray paint. This serves as a place to craft, blog, and pay the bills. The desk also has a built in filing cabinet that I use to organize my colored cardstock as well as all of our household papers.

vintage sewing machine

Proudly displayed on my desk is my Grandma’s sewing machine that I use for all of my sewing projects. There is just something special about working with the same machine that Grandma used to sew with. I also love the retro look and the color is great!

white board calendar

Above the desk I have an extra large dry erase board where I organize everything for both my shop and the blog. I used my silhouette to cut out vinyl lettering to mark the areas for things that need to be done, items in the shop that are running low, and a clip that holds the invoices for all new orders that need to be filled and shipped.

I also cut super thin strips of black vinyl to make calendar grids. I use this to keep track of upcoming blog posts. I color code all of them so that I can glance up and see which projects still need to be made, which ones have been created but still have photos that need to be edited and the post needs to be written, and which ones have been written and are all scheduled to post.

thread art

I made some colorful, messy string art to hang above the dry erase board. I intentionally left the ends loose because the creative process often gets messy. :)

craft supplies

To the right of the desk is where all of my supplies are stored. The over the door ironing board is a great space saver and not only stores itself but my iron as well. The shelving system is pretty simple. There are 10″ x 1″ x 8′ boards screwed onto the sides of the closet and then 1″ x 2″ x 10″ boards screwed into that to provide a ledge to hold up each of the shelves. This makes the whole thing removable if we decide to change things around later.

organized craft supplies

Most of my supplies are organized in plastic shoeboxes. For the really small items, I separated them into snack size ziploc bags and labeled each one so I can just flip through them and find what I am looking for.

fabric organization

I had previously folded my fabric using a quilting ruler so I just slipped in some pieces of cardboard from old boxes to make mini fabric bolts. I also made a little fabric swatch ring that I can take with me to the fabric store so I can find complimentary fabrics or just to remember what I have already purchased.

fabric swatches

Thanks for having me here at Craftaholics Anonymous. I hope you all enjoyed the tour of my crafty space! I would love it if you stopped by to visit me over at Polish The Stars. I love making new blog friends. :)

craft room

What a great space, Megan! You’ve done a lot with it! My favorite was the pinwheel garland. Want to take a peek at more craft rooms featured on Craftaholics Anonymous?

happy crafting,

Linda

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  1. 1
    Renee H says:

    Love this Megan!!! Thanks for sharing!! I love the swatch idea! I always get some place to buy fabric but never remember what I have to coordinate!!

  2. 2

    Wow, everything is so neat and organized. I especially love the Ziploc baggies full of embellishments and the fabric swatch cards.

  3. 3

    Thank you so much for having me over Linda! I am honored that you liked my craft room enough to let me share it here. :)

  4. 4
    Heather says:

    Love the thread art and photo booth but most importantly, I LOVE the fabric swatch card ring.
    ~Heather

  5. 5
    Kathi says:

    thanks for the craft room inspiration… love the create string art !!! I love it messy too cuz craft rooms that are used do get messy! Thanks Linda for having Megan here today! Kathi

  6. 6
    Lisa Buchanan says:

    I love your space! I am working on a dream book / board for my house that I know is in mine and my son’s future and this def inspires my craft space

  7. 7

    Wow! I love all the organization ideas. I really want to start selling some things and your light box is great! And I love the idea of the fabric swatch ring. Thanks for the tour!!

  8. 8
    Gina says:

    What a great space!!!!!!!!!!

  9. 9
    Johnnie says:

    Wow…loved this! Really like the light box area and the sewing machine!! Love how it was your grandmothers…really a great space and you have everything organized so well!

  10. 10

    Megan, thank you for sharing such an adorable and amazing Craft Space with us. Darling sewing machine…love the CREATE sign and pinwheels! :O)
    Jessica S

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    deana says:

    Love Love Love the Idea of the fabric Swatch. I do not have much fabric right now sense mine was all stolen when we were in the middle of moving to another town. While we were away for a weekend to paint the new place someone that had been to our home before for an Adoption of a horse we are thinking sense we run a horse rescue came to the house knowing we were not there and took everything out of my craft room. So I am slowly building it back up along with my fabrics. And as I buy new fabrics I am going to add them to card stock for swatches.
    I think I will do this for the supplies I will slowly buy as well or if someone gives me items they do not need anymore. This way I can keep track of what I have and do not have as well.
    Thanks for that tip.
    Your Photo box is perfect too, I take pics now and then and seem to have a hard time getting something white behind the subject so they will stand out more. Great tip.
    I also have an old sewing machine I sew on. Its an old singer machine. I found it in a dumpster over 18 years ago when I lived in an Apartment Complex. The whole thing including all the bobbins, screwdrivers, threads, just did not have the top to it for some reason. So I found me a sewing machine table and just added it to the table mine is Pink lol.
    Now that I have gone on and on about your postings I guess I better get off lol

    Great craft room by the way. I basically as you can see love everything about it.
    deana