This is Cicily, the Pink Dalmatian Scrapper, sharing my craft room with you today! I’m so excited to take you on this tour, almost as much as I’m excited that my room is clean! LOL.
I love sharing my space because it reflects me. I’m fortunate to have an actual room, so I was able to go all out and let it be me! Can you guess what my favorite movie is right now?
This is the view walking into my room. My awesome Hubby made the center table for me. I originally had it against a wall but I hated having my back to the room and any scrappy friends who were over. I moved it to the center and added the folding table. This gives me the walls to use for storage.
The cabinet on the right was an auction find, that I absolutely love! It’s perfect to store all my scrapbooks, especially the ones that are ongoing, and the shelf that pulls out is ideal for browsing thru a scrapbook. The open doors are big enough to house some of my larger tools. The storage underneath holds different crafting projects for kids.
The yellow side table was another thrift find. The shelving is perfect for some of my projects and the 2 black binders hold my stickers and acrylic stamps. I use the table for stamping as well my hot glue gun and heat gun.
This is my Cricut area. I found this corner top in my Hubby’s stash and purchased 2 bookcases from Walmart for the base. I store my 12×12 paper pads, photo boxes and other crafts in the shoe boxes. The table is big enough for my laptop to sit or close enough to my work station to connect too for when I use the CCR. I keep all of my handbooks right on the table and any un-linked carts on the shelf above. The mats are hung so they are out of way but easy to access.
This is definitely the cluttered section of my room. However I sit and craft right here so everything is just a quick turn of my chair and in reach. I like using jars, not only for the look but so I can see what I have.
My 12×12 loose paper is stored by theme in the rolling cart. Paper packs are stored on top of the cart. Solid paper and patterns not by theme are sorted by color. And my 6×6 pads are in the shoe cabinet.
1. What kind of budget did you have when organizing your space?
My space just kept evolving so there was never really a budget. I’m always looking for a good deal, a clearance find or how I can DIY. I did get to splurge in Ikea a few times. The shelving was in the house when we bought it, so no cost. The counter tops were from a kitchen tear-out so free. As for my Superman decor it was from our game room in a previous house.
2. What was your greatest challenge?
My greatest challenge is actually implementing my storage solutions. A big part of me wants to actually be crafting and DIY storage solutions can carve a dent in that time. My scrap storage still needs some tweaking and my stamp storage idea still needs a lot of work. I would love to have these projects done. Being on the Contributor Team for CSI has definitely helped me get some of my organization projects done!
3. Are you a “organize it once” kind of girl, or are your storage solutions constantly evolving?
My storage solutions are always evolving. There’s lots of great ideas out there but not all of them work. Paying attention to how and what you craft will give you insight into what solutions could work for you. The hard part is you may spend time & money on a storage idea only to discover that it’s just not doing what you expected. After a couple failed solutions I’ve come to learn that my ideas are on a trial basis.(My ribbons storage took 3 tries before I was satisfied with the results.) I’m all for trying out solutions until I find the one that fits. However once I find a solution that works for me, then I can leave it alone. I’m an admitted Pinterest addict so I love seeing what works for other crafters.
4. What is one thing you’d like to improve about your storage/organization?
I need to improve the “me” in my organization. I’m really happy with my room, but I don’t make myself take the time to put things away (lifelong bad habit). This last year I did several projects for a friends wedding and opened an Etsy store. My mess just kept piling up! My room is super clean right now and I want to keep it that way.
If you would like to take a video tour of my room you can do so on my blog at www.pinkdalmatianscrapper.com
I’d love to hear your comments or any questions you may have, thanks!