Designing a Craft Space

Designing a Craft Space

I couldn’t help but feel a little jealous whenever I saw photos of dreamy looking craft spaces in magazines or on Pinterest.  My crafting materials where located all throughout my house, some in the upstairs closet, others in the downstairs cabinet, a few stuffed in with my daughter’s craft containers.  I just kept thinking, someday I’ll actually get it all together and create one dedicated spot for all of my crafting supplies to live together in complete craft harmony.  Well, I’m happy to say that the day finally arrived!

After making some room in our garage, I went to work finding the perfect desk/table for my work space. Luckily, I was able to find exactly what I had in mind at Ikea, including the rug and table lamp. The great thing about this table, is that it raises and lowers easily depending on what kind of project I’m working on!

Craft Space

For the walls, I used peg boards from Home Depot and spray painted them a sea foam green before hanging them alongside the chalkboard.  I also purchased a variety of peg board accessories to hang all of my different art supplies.  I can’t explain how happy I am now that I can see all of my tools in one location, no more hunting through closets!

craft space peg board

 Right now I keep all of my paper materials in plastic storage bins on a nearby shelf, but i eventually plan to purchase a craft storage cabinet.  There is one in particular from the Martha Stewart Collection that I’ve had my eye on for a while.  Unfortunately, I must not be the only one looking at this cabinet because it’s currently not available for several months, but I can wait!

Another item worth mentioning, is my Cricut Explore Air.  At first I found this machine a little intimidating, but now that I’ve practiced with it using the trial and error method (more error than trial), I can’t imagine not having one.

Cricut Explorer

Here is a list of some of the other items that you’ll find in my craft space:

large paper cutter

self healing cutting mat

glue gun

embossing gun

Modge Podge

ribbon & twine

a variety of pens including gold metallic

scissors

paint

washi tape

hole punches in a variety of shapes/sizes

glitter and more glitter

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