Anna is here today to show off where she creates and how she organizes her crafting supplies. enjoy!! -linda
Hi there Craftaholics Anonymous fans! I’m Anna from Directions Not Included.
I’m so excited to be here today to share my crafty space. This room has been my special haven as we tackle a full house renovation by ourselves. It is actually the first room we have finished. Even before the kitchen. I know you can all understand those priorities, right?
I share the space with the hubby so we have two desks. The one on the right is his computer desk and the one on the left is my main crafting area. Both desk tops are made from hollow doors we stained and sealed. The bases are IKEA drawer systems for me and some repurposed file cabinets that I painted for him.
The room is a good size but the key to an organized craft room is using all your space wisely. Little nooks make a great place for my calendar and keeping everything contained helps create order when I’m messily crafting away.
This cubby system from IKEA was an inexpensive investment that helps me contain a bunch of odds and ends within reach of my work area.
Shelves on the left of my desk help organize and display some of the more colorful pieces of my supply stash. Who doesn’t like looking at ribbon and thread on display. Same goes for glitter organized on some cheap picture ledges.
Opening up the closet by removing the door and adding a simple DIY curtain helps maximize the storage for all the stuff I don’t want hanging around outside.
This is the hubby’s area where he runs the business part of his ceramics studio. I’ll admit I cleaned up his desk for these photos. He’s the messy one with piles of papers. Since he helped me get this room finished, I can let the messiness slide most days ;)
Seeing as this room looked like this at the beginning of 2011 when we bought this house and when renovations started, I think we’ve made some good progress.
Linda, thanks again for letting me share my space! I hope you all enjoyed and please stop by Directions Not Included to see what else we are up to in our crafty and DIY adventures. Hope to see you around!
isn’t her space gorgeous?! love it! thanks for sharing Anna!
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! ♥