Craft Room Tour
A look inside my creative work space
I can hardly stand it, I'm so excited to use this space!! Did you see how my craft space used to look? This is my crazy before room…
So back to that 47 images. Don't worry, I'm not loading you up with a pile of photos today. I decided to show you the highlights and then later I can share more details for different areas and talk about how I organized and what I use. So please, do feel free to ask questions or share comments… I'll make sure to share the details you want to know more about in the extra posts.
So on we go.
First, I wanted to make sure my work space had areas for all the different things I need to accomplish when making a project.
My Craft Room Must Have list:
- Lots of work space to be able to create more than one project at a time, so if something needs to dry or pause, I still have room to keep working.
- Sewing table. I've never had an area set up just for sewing… now I do! So projects I'd like to add a little stitched accent, I no long have to worry about the time it takes to set up a space for the 5 minute activity. Woo wee!
- Work areas for my daughter. My daughter is super crafty… even more that I am. She also likes to craft all over the house, so as I was re-working this space, I wanted to make sure she had areas to be able to work too. The other family members.. we'll share with them too.
- Plenty of organized storage areas so I can not only put things away, but easily find things when I need them. I think I previously spent 1-2 hours a week just looking for things. Not anymore!
- Photo/video light box so I can work any time of day and still have light and bright images.
Plenty of space to work
Lot of space to work. This area is HUGE. My craft studio is downstairs in my unfinished basement. The basement is a walk-out, so it doesn't feel too cramped and has a decent amount of light… but work lights are definitely a must any time of day. Every wall has workable counter space. Under every countertop is storage. I've used industrial storage racks because they are sturdy and inexpensive.
When I first set up this space years ago, I divided it into various project type areas. I kept that organization, for storage purposes, but found that I prefer to work mostly at the big center table or near the window with natural light. So, when cleaning and re-organizing, I cleared off the big table so allow for even more work room and I added a second chair so my daughter could work on one side while I work on the other.
Plus work space for my daughter too!
My daughter has storage for all her supplies on this side of the table. There's 3 shelves and the floor space, all filled with different plastic bins full of various supplies. Keep reading to see some of the fun work space details I created in my new craft space. Or skip ahead to the organized storage areas.