Thursday, April 02, 2009

My Space - I can't believe I am showing this!!

I really think that I should clean my 'crap' room as dh lovingly calls it before I share pictures, but oh well....accept that it is a room that gets used A LOT and that is why it is a mess. I shared pictures a long time ago, but thought I would share again since I have added more junk since then.
Here is an overall picture of my TINY studio area.
As you can see, there is just enough room for me in the room. It is a bit decieving though. At the end of my table, there is about 2 feet of space in front of the cabinet. It doesn't go right up to the cabinets. And across from my table, there is a paper storage unit and there is about 1.5 feet in front of that cabinet. So, the floor space is shaped like a "T". Hard to see in this picture, but the shelves that dh put in are filled to the ceiling at the far end with magazines, books, Xyron, etc. You can see that easier in the next two pictures. The right cabinet is ribbon, glitters, beads, embellishments, etc. Above is my decorative scissors in a utensil spinny thingie and more paint, floor wax, kosher salt, spackle and other random stuff for various techniques.
Above is a picture of the small entertainment center I bought for my die cutting station. These are intended to be stacked on top of each other for stereo equipment, etc. But, I just bought one and it works perfectly for my die cutting needs. The baskets on top hold my small embossing folders and my rhinestones and pearls are in the other. Next shelf down: left side is my A2 embossing folders and behind it is all of my plates, cutting mats, shims, embossing mats, etc. Middle shelf is a crate that holds all of my Spellbinders dies in cd cases and my original Sizzix dies. Standing up beside the crate are all of my texture plates and my Nesties that are too long for cd cases. Right shelf is my Wizard. I don't use it as often as my CB, so I keep it in the box.
Bottom is a box of ribbons I recently won for blog candy. The center cubby is Shelby's card making supplies and then to the right is my CB storage folder that holds all of my CB dies, Sizzlets, QK and Bosskut dies.
Above my workspace: the long shelf is 95% inkpads. The two green drawer units are inkpads and random junk (lol). The silver center one holds all of my chipboard alphas by letter.
To the left of my table are a couple of shelves that dh built that hold reinkers, paints, glazes, sprays, Colorwashes, alcohol inks, etc.
Above is another new addition to my room. The cd rack on the wall used to sit on the floor, but dh cut it down a bit and hung it above the new, larger cd cabinet. The top one holds all of my JustRite Stampers stuff. The one on the floor is all unmounted stamps. The bottom baskets hold SU! sets on the left and the right basket holds all of my clear stamps still in their original packages. The iris carts behind that shelf are all mounted stamps (3 deep-I need to purge!). And on the far wall, the right drawer unit is all stamps. The left one contains punches, ephemera, fibers, Twinks/Pearl Ex/Perfect Pearls. The left wood cabinet is my paint and traditional crafting supplies (clay, fabric, etc). Above this cabinet, the drawers hold my embossing powders, watercolors, chalks, etc. To the right of the window, dh put in a shelf up high that holds various spray inks, fixatives, sealers, spray adhesives, spray webbing and Distress Crackle paints. Below that are 6 paper organizers stacked together. They are for offices...slots to hold paper. I got them at Sam's. In front of that on the floor is a bin that I keep all my WWP cardstock in.

As you can see, I have used every inch of space in this room for storage and it still is out of control!! I hope to someday have a much bigger space that I can make all cute and tidy. Right now, I have chosen function over cuteness. I did ask dh if I could put a big shelf unit in front of the window and he wouldn't let me. lol It isn't much, but it keeps me creative. Someday, I will go through and really do a clean out and sell alot of what I have to make more room!
Thanks for stopping by and have a creatively wonderful evening!

17 comments:

Peggie said...

Looks neat to me. I won't take a picture of mine as there are things on the floor and all over the desk. Wonderful use of space.

Angela said...

Oh, I am sooo jealous... I would love to have a space like this, even if it was small. I have all mythings in a small closet and work on the kitchen island.. LOL! Looks fabulous.

Debbie said...

Robin...I love your space...You have done an awesome job of organizing it...Wanna come help me organize mine...LOL...hugs, Debbie

Sharron said...

I think it looks like a fabulous space to craft! Lucky you!

Ann said...

oh Robin this is just wonderful - it may be small but it's perfectly formed. My craft space is my bedroom - I used to have clothes in the wardrobes but now I have rubber stamps!!

Ann xxx

Jennifer Meyer said...

WOW Robin, your space is SO neat and tidy!! Looks like a fun space to play in!!

Hugs & Smiles,
Jennifer :)

Michi, Orange County, CA said...

Gee, Robin . . . I think your stamping area is totally ORGANIZED and such an attractive environment to create! I LOVE it!!!!

~*Joni said...

Oooh Chocolate! This is just perfect! All the creativity and wonderful art that comes out of this space is an added bonus, as this is the perfect area for inspiration. I love your inventive use of storage (cd racks, stereo shelving) and how everything is so neatly placed. Thanks so much for joining the craft tour, I think there are already 7 of us, and I just posted it today!! Yayyyy!

Angie said...

LOL! Your "crap room" sounds like my DH! If your room works for you, then it's perfect, no matter what "crap" is in it! LOL! Hey, if you do purge, make sure you sell online so I can see what I might want! LOL!

Becky said...

What a great space, I love that "Crap room" :)

PaperCrafty said...

Robin~you space is GREAT!!! I love how organized it is. My DH, also refers to my room as the "Crap Room"...lol

Kelly Landers said...

I think it is great that you have just enough room for you!! That way you can always have a place to get away and escape to! Your space is so beautifully organized! I love it!!

Ann said...

I love your "crap room!" ;) Thanks for the peek into your space!

Pinkllilac said...

Wow fantastic room and so organized,thanks for the inspiration.
Hugs Linda

Debby said...

Looks great to me. I'm spread out ALL over the house.

Scrubbysue said...

What a beautiful room robin! I love how you have it laid out! so nice and organized as well. TFS!

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