Saturday, February 21, 2015

Sneak Peek Craft Room Reveal....Great Organizing Ideas...

Hello crafters...Today I wanted to share a sneak peek of my craft room. Finally I have been able to re-organize and clean out my craft room. Before I went through every thing I really didn't realize just how much stuff I had. It was almost like Christmas day because I completely forgot that I had so many things. There is no doubt that part of it was fun. Who doesn't like Christmas? Today I wanted to share a little peek with you all so you can see the direction that I am heading. The photo above shows the shelves that hold my cricut cartridges, all of my mason jars that are filled with buttons, a ton of buttons actually, some wooden letters, chipboard embellishments, beads, bling, embroidery thread, flower making supplies, brads and so many other fun things that I can easily reach when I need it.
 Besides it is always pretty when you can see exactly what you have. 

My cricut cartridges are organized and each shelf has 2 rows of cartridges and a partial row on top of the back row. This allows quick & easy access when I need to grab a particular cartridge. Organizing cartridges can be a challenge for so many crafters. Not having a lot of space can be one of the many challenges when it comes to storing cartridges. Having them displayed like this works best for me and I really like being able to look at them. 

My husband took my two black heavy book cases and attached them together and then he built shelves for the top and secured them to make one solid piece. I really love how it turned out. After he cut the wood he stained it and put it all together. These shelves are able to hold a ton of weight. The weight was always a concern for us because we have had issues with wood warping due to the weight. So I am thankful that he made sure to build something that is super heavy duty and that will last a long time.

Pictured above is a close up of my mason jars and all the pretty goodies they hold.
This is the left side of my self. On the bottom is where I keep my ink pads, embossing powders, glitter, chalks and other things. Honestly, I am not positive if I am going to keep it like this or move things. My husband is building me a custom shelving system for the main wall in my room. This is where I plan on storing my rubber stamps and so many others craft supplies. Currently my new wall shelving system is under construction and once it is done, which is hopefully soon, I will be sure to share what it looks like. So as you can see things will most definitely move and change once everything is installed. I'm so excited and it can't be finished fast enough.

For now my husband bought and put together these heavy duty shelves. Right now I have 2 of them one on each side of my desk. This is where I keep my Cricut machines, sewing machine, Cuttlebug and embossing folders, my We R Memory Keepers The Cinch, lots of ribbon and etc. What I like most about these shelves is the amount of weight they can hold. I believe each shelf can hold up to 500 pounds and as you all know craft supplies can be bulky and very heavy. Originally I was going to have custom built shelves but weight was a big concern. Thankfully that is no longer a concern with these shelves. 
We bought these shelves from Home Depot if anyone is interested. We utilized the holes on the shelves by cutting dowel rods, painted them black and put as many ribbon spools as I could. It really is a great way to store my ribbon and it is very easy access. 

Pictured above is my shelf on the left side of my desk. As you can see right now it holds tons of paper, mat stacks all different sizes, my stamps are being housed here until my wall shelf is installed and then they will be moved to their new home. On the bottom shelf is some of my 12 x 12 mat stacks and I have a lot. So far this is what I am having the most trouble with because it is not easy to grab what you need and go. They are so darn heavy and it's just not as easy as I would like it to be when I need to grab a particular mat stack. Before I had these shelves all of my paper was stored where my Cricut cartridges were. It was much easier for me when I stored them there so I need to figure something out but I know will eventually. 

A close up of my ribbon. There is more ribbon on my other shelf where my tv is but it's a little harder to see.

Here is a sneak peek of my closet. Before you say anything I is over filled and it's a clutter city! I'm working on

You can see for now my punches are on the top shelf and the cubbies are separated into different categories. For instance one cubby has my burlap and material, another cubby holds all of my different brand markers, rubber stamping markers, colored pencils and things of that nature. Several of the cubbies have bins that are filled, and I mean stuffed with things like stickers, chipboard, letters and all of my Jolee’s embellishments and stickers, one has my yarn, twine and tons of ribbon. They are all completely stuffed but at least I know where everything is when I need it. I also have one for all my adhesives, atg gun tape, snail adhesive, glue dots and pop dots. I could go on and on. Once my room is completely finished I plan on doing a detailed tour so you can see everything.  That can’t come soon

Think that I have enough play dough? Those yellow bags on the floor are all bags of mini play dough. You don't see a big clear bag that is filled with loose play dough containers. I use these for when I make goodie bags for school or even halloween. 

On this side of my closet you can see my We R Memory Keepers Lucky 8 punches on the top shelf next to some of my Martha Stewart punch cartridges, those little plastic containers hold some of my Prima flowers, fabric flowers with other embellishment type things. The big red and white Bear Paw box is filled with acrylic paints, I store my Spellbinders and Cuttlebug & other brand dies in one of the black fabric drawers. I mean I have almost everything in my closet. There is so much I didn't show you yet.
Here is my desk that sits in between my heavy duty shelving units. For some reason my desk looks a lot smaller then it really is. It's actually pretty good size. This is obviously not quite finished and things will be re-arranged but this is what it looks like right now. Please excuse my big box of scraps that is sitting on the floor. lol Looks like it's that time again to go through it and cut them down to different sizes and organize them. My box is over flowing with scraps. 

Here is my spinning organizer that sits on my desk. This is one of my favorite things in my room. It holds all the things I use often.

Here you can see my tv that my husband hung up on my shelves. I can pull it out and swivel it when I need to move it which is so nice. My new computer will be on my desk which you can see in the photos below. 

So that pretty much is it my friends. I have so many amazing things to hang up and things to decorate my room and will do that once my wall shelving system is installed which should be soon. It's definitely coming along and I cannot wait until it is 100% completed so I can get in there and make so many beautiful and fun things. 

Thank you for stopping by today and I will see you all soon. I have a few projects to share with you all. I know that it has been a long time since I posted last...we have had a lot going on but slowly but surely I am getting back in the grove of things which I am so excited about. I really missed you guys. Hope that you are all staying warm with all of this snow and cold freezing weather we have been getting lately. Talk to you soon!! 
Big Cricut Hugs....