I am beyond thrilled to be sharing my creative space on Craftaholics Anonymous! A huge thanks to Linda for having me!
My name is Allison and I blog over at little lovelies, where I share crafts, jewelry, cards, and other little lovelies. I have recently been blogging about embroidery, cards, and I shared how to make these key chains. So there is a little bit of everything. Stop on over – I am sure you will find something you like!
Enough about me. Let’s get to what you really want to see: my craft room!
This is my space. A wonderful, glorious, all mine space where I can spread out and create!
This is how the room started:
It was always a room where my craft stuff was, but it was ugly. Beige-y yellow walls, mismatched hand me down furniture, and stacks and stacks of junk everywhere. I told my husband that I wanted to redo it, and with only moderate hesitation he gave me a nervous “ok” :) I came up with the design, and he built it for me over the span of about 6 weeks.
I have basically created 3 work “stations”.
The first station on the long wall of this room is where I house all my paper-crafting stuff. I designed this area to be bar height to maximize the storage underneath. The curtains hide three full shelves of supplies. They are suspended on a sliding track so I can easily move them aside to get what I need (and to hide messes). On top of the counter, I keep my pens and markers easily accessible in simple mason jars. I also keep a spinning organizer out full of tools, glue, and rulers. I have learned to keep my most used and loved supplies out and accessible – it makes creating so much easier.
The next station is my sewing nook. I am new to sewing, but I knew I wanted a separate area for my machine and fabrics. Above the sewing machine, I hung a spray painted cork board. I use pins to hang embroidery hoops, inspirational fabrics, and anything else I need up and off of my workspace. The cabinets underneath house my fabrics, notions, embroidery stuff, and other supplies.
The last station (and my favorite) is my jewelry/office area. The left side of the desk is where I work on my jewelry. All of my tools and supplies are in the left cabinet. On the right side is my office desk area where I work on my blog and do important things like catch up on Facebook :)
With such a huge wall over this area, I knew I wanted something that made a big statement but was still useful and pretty. There is a chalkboard in the middle, a cork board to display finished jewelry, and pictures of my beautiful family to keep me inspired and remind me of how blessed I really am.
On the pretty statement wall, I have another spray painted cork board to display my finished jewelry. I love to have my finished work hanging up – it inspires me to make more!
Behind my office area, I have a really useful (and cute!) organizational area. I have four clip boards attached to the wall with Velcro so that I can take them off to write on and use, and put them back to display lists and catalogs. I keep magazines, notebooks, and extra clip boards in the basket below. The little table is just an old side table that I made a cover for. The table has a shelf underneath where I store power cords, chargers, and batteries.
You might be wondering about the actual construction of the space. We used pre-made counter tops and cabinets from Home Depot. These are not something you will have to order – they are kept in stock at the stores. The paint color is Behr Paint plus Primer in Tide Pools. I always recommend Behr Paint plus Primer. It covers so well and you can usually get by with one coat. The fabric on the curtains and side table is from Jo-Ann. If you have any other questions about where something came from or how I did something, I would love to share. Just contact me!
I have so many girly touches in the space that make it mine. I have my collection of Disney Little Golden books, owls, birds, books, crystal knobs, and so many other little touches that make me so happy!
It is just lovely, if I do say so myself.
Hope you enjoyed this little tour of my creative space! Come visit me over at little lovelies! I love to meet new blog friends and I love new visitors.
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Hi! I'm Linda, the craft addict behind Craftaholics Anonymous®, a craft blog. Crafting is cheaper than therapy, right? When I'm not DIYing something, I can be found taxiing around our 4 crazy kids or working out. Or shoe shopping... because you can never have too many shoes! Happy crafting! ♥