Craft Room {Sweet Bambinos}

Happy Friday fellow crafters! If you live in my neck of the woods then you might be digging out of a fresh pile of that white stuff we’ve been seeing all winter. I’m so ready for spring! So in the mean time I’ve been cleaning and organizing my craft room. I’m really trying to declutter and get rid of those items that have just been hanging around too long. You know, those “I could do this with that” items. It’s hard to let go of some of these items but it actually feels good to not be weighed down by them. Moving on my post for you today is a quick tour of a beautifully organized craft room by Andrea on her blog Sweet Bambinos.

She posted her newly organized craft room and I was drawn by the pops of color from all the crisp white.

She uses a combination of Martha Stewart tables and Ikea bookshelves and drawer units to organize all her supplies.

Here is the link to her original post sharing her room HERE and she has an updated post revealing what’s in her drawers and how they are organized HERE.

have a crafty weekend!


All About The Furniture: E-Z View Desk from The Original Scrapbox

Hi there! It’s Noelle today with a furniture review for you. I decided to review the E-Z View Desk by the Original Scrapbox. I actually remember seeing this a few years back in a scrapbook magazine. I really LOVED the clear top and the compartmentalized places to stash all your embellishments! If I remember correctly, at the time they didn’t have so many options to customize this desk. I’m really digging on having this storage in the side you can pull out without opening a door!

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Now, I actually don’t have one of these…. But would you like to come down a little daydreaming path with me where I customize my own? I would love to pretend, for just a few minutes, that I have budget available to buy this gorgeous desk…. And, if anyone from the Original Scrapbox would like to send me a complimentary “sample” of one of these desks, you can bet I would not turn that down! 😉 LOL.

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Ok, well most of the furniture in my studio is black, so I personally prefer the black finish, though the white is very pretty too. I currently have my desk (a writing desk) in the corner of the room and would probably stick with that same configuration, so I would want the left hand side of the desk to have that access on the side, and the right hand side…. Maybe a filing drawer for some of my 8 1/2” x 11″cardstock??

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Well, maybe not, maybe a simple shelf would work better. Then I could put all my Cropper Hopper Paper Pouches inside. Love how you can figure out what would work best for your space!

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I think my most favorite part is the clear top that houses all your smaller goodies. No more small things sitting out getting spilled, no more looking in 84 places for a red eyelet, or a gold brad.

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So, that was my little daydream! Thanks for coming with me! 😉 What is YOUR dream piece of studio furniture? We’d love to know here at CSI, leave us a comment below. Have a wonderful day!




Custom Desks {Retro Renovation}

Want to create a custom craft table/desk and don’t want to break the bank?  How about using children’s storage units from Ikea (the units used here are called Trofast)?

Custom desk using Trofast storage units from Ikea

Hello bountiful storage!  The creation of a secondary shelf is genius! It’s the perfect place to store your paper trimmer and often-used tools while freeing up precious workspace.

Vintage wallpaper collage and custom desktop

Ummm – don’t get me started on that vintage wallpaper.  Seriously.  Talk about colorful and inspiring!

To read more about this room and how the custom workspace was created, check out this post at Retro Renovation.