My Year End Craft Room Clean Up
I haven’t posted a photo of my scrap room lately, but here it is all orderly and organized (you can tell I was having company). Just in case you need ideas for work and storage. I think it’s fun to look at other people’s storage solutions. I rearrange about once a year as I go through things and freshen things.
There are currently seven little desks in my guest room…I don’t have any storage for clothing in there, so they line the walls. It’s not that big of a room, and the kid’s desks are just little makeshift desks I found second hand or made for them. To have a place to work doesn’t have to be expensive and the latest in design. I just wanted some happy work spaces for us to share time together…as they grow, their needs will change, so it’s pretty transitional space right now, depending on what they like to be doing.
There are the two little areas for the kids to color or glue (hot-gluing/painting houses from Popsicle sticks is a favorite past-time of theirs), my sewing desk (came with the house–needing to clean out an old computer from that space right now), a little table for the Cuttlebug (second hand for $4.00 that I had been using for my stickers storage), my used kitchen table ($15) to work on–love the wood surface, a card table ($15) with doily topper for my computer (The Hub got it free this fall for taking a farming class…I’m so glad to have it now!), and an old phone desk (Target, $25 or so ten years ago), the perfect size for my Cricut Bug and all it’s accessories. I’m most proud of my new iPod my husband got me this year– will be great to finally travel without having to take a CD wallet! The shelf is one mom and I made together when she got her scroll saw…I love having that in their. And the black tin containers I found at a local store for a buck a piece this winter on clearance, nice for separating stamps…they all kept falling off otherwise.
There is a brown basket up on a shelf I use for storing my personalize little mini books of vacations and flowers for now. It holds them well and inspires me when I got a block.
We refinished the antique bed in this room the summer of our wedding. It was The Hub’s great-grandfathers (covered in black lacquer paint, among several other paints). We love having it. My mom made the quilt for me and the curtains the year after we married for a Christmas gift. It is my happy space. All my sentimental items that cheer me from friends usually fill the space.
The wooden crate for ink pads was from a Christmas basket a few years ago we received from a BBQ restaurant. The other handled wooden crates are from a local hardware-housewares store.
The big wooden piece of furniture I saw in the basement when the house was for sale–they ended up wanting to take a pool storage unit and I asked if they had a use for the cabinet in the basement. They said, “It’s too heavy for us to move, PLEASE take it if you want it.” I did! Nearly give myself a hemorrhoid issue carrying it up the steps with The Hub, but it’s been great. 😀
Doing some research on the Cricut “bug”, the original 6X12 inch I got for Christmas from my in-laws. Fun to play with. My husband got me a Cuddlebug (also made by Provocraft/Cricut)– I will never need use scissors again! I will enjoy both, one mainly for cutting, and the other for embossing.
Well, so that’s the clean room, which probably won’t stay clean for long!
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