Craft Room Tour

Enter my space that inspires me to create, dream & explore new ideas and give life to old items.

Overview of my Craft Room
Overview of my Craft Room

 Overview:  My room was built by yours truly. As a result I could choose to install laminate vs carpet; and have plugs at counter height as well as on the floor. This has to be my most expensive room in the house as it is well furnished by our swedish friends at IKEA and very little “makeshift” items. The room is a whopping 6’9” x 10’; not including the loss of space from the angled wall. And I love it!

Decor & Inspiration:

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I found this paperclip clock at Walmart on clearance – I guess no one else thought it was as cool as I think it is!

In this room, I can be a kid again.  I had a bunch of old slate chalkboards & wooden frames from an event a long time ago – I put words down that inspire me – and I can change these up whenever I want!  I painted the frames blue (my favorite!) and added pictures of special memories!

I had someone tell me once, “You should make a brag book! A portfolio of crafting.”  I came across a digital photo frame last year & decided to make a “brag frame”.  Looking at what I’ve achieved, and how far I’ve come – always inspires me to create!

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My photography printed at Costco and placed in a frame that previously had a closeup view of a Roulette game.

The masterpiece. I found this beautiful large frame at HomeSense, with a picture of gambling inside. As a result; it was on clearance for $7.00.  What a steal!  The photo that now graces this beautiful frame is one I took on my husband & I’s first date. (He took me up north, on a tour of a spectacular island only accessible by boat — oh the days of early romancing!)

Although a messy view - I kept my gift bags organized by size on old coat pegs. This helped me see what was available right away!
Although a messy view – I kept my gift bags organized by size on old coat pegs. This helped me see what was available right away!

Storage solutions:

Using 2 curtain rods, I hung my Gift Wrap from the ceiling. The first curtain rod was hung on the wall; the second one used ceiling hooks (IKEA)
Using 2 curtain rods, I hung my Gift Wrap from the ceiling. The first curtain rod was hung on the wall; the second one used ceiling hooks (IKEA)
  • bedroom dressers
  • laundry hamper; stored bolts of fabric and large material.
  • flip style scrapbook paper (below my photo in the main overview picture)
  • gift wrap rolls
  • gift bags
  • card storage
  • fabric storage
  • undercabinet lights are so essential. I had cabinet lights above my sewing table, and this saved my eyes repeatedly!
Using random pieces of cardboard (cereal boxes, etc) I wrapped my fabric around them, so they could be easily viewed without missing out on what I had!
Using random pieces of cardboard (cereal boxes, etc) I wrapped my fabric around them, so they could be easily viewed without missing out on what I had!

This room is a space away from everything that I can keep projects open and on-the-go; no dining room clean-up necessary.  I can abandon projects for a few hours, or a few days without the space being disturbed.  And of course, it’s never as clean as seen in these pictures!  No crafting gets done without a bit of mess!