I am so excited to show you my crafty space here on Craft Storage Ideas. I have always loved old things and the process of finding a treasure. If it has a story with it, I love it even more. I started feeling like I wanted to surround myself with “old stuff” after taking an online class with Jenni Bowlin. She opened my eyes to vintage storage. Using old salt and pepper shakers for glitter-I loved that idea!!! It all started with that class. I have been collecting all my life, so I had lots of vintage cabinets, boxes, bottles, jars, pottery to organize my craft supplies in. I started by getting rid of as much plastic as I could, and started bringing in items that spoke to me, that inspired me, in my craft.
I used to scrapbook on a plastic fold out table, so when I found this old work table at an antique store, it was loaded up and I think I started looking at things differently that day. One thing Jenni would say is surround yourself with things that you love and that is what I have done-it is a work in process! But one thing for sure I love my space , I love how my supplies are stored and I’m inspired to create when I’m in this room!!
1. What kind of budget did you have when organizing your space?
I didn’t really start out with a number in mind, just a plan to surround myself with vintage things that I love, that will inspire me to create ” vintage style”. I counted up what I have spent and it is less than $500. Friends know I love vintage items and I’m given cool stuff all the time.
2. What was/is your greatest challenge?
To remove all the plastic containers from my space. I would love to have all vintage storage (that I can afford) and have a place for. I’m still looking for a storage solution for 12×12 patterned paper that can be organized by manufacture.
3. Are you a “organize it once” kind of girl, or are your storage solutions constantly evolving?
I think I’m constantly on the look out for something better to store my supplies in but still meet my expectations of having a vintage inspired space. I love to go junkin’ so the hunt is on!!
4. What is one thing you’d like to improve about your storage/organization?
I scrapbook by manufactures and rarely mix the brands ( but I have) ~ I would love an old store counter that had shelves underneath that would hold my 12×12 paper and had room for the extra embellishments also. I presently keep all my embellishments in separate bins in my closet. I would have it all at my finger tips and that would be perfect for me.
Connie has done a fantastic job of mixing vintage pieces with new, built-in storage. Thank you so much for sharing your studio! Please be sure to visit Connie on her blog at http://www.craftygoodies.com.