Craft Storage Ideas: Furniture – Clean & Modern Desks Craft storage furnishings for the modern crafter!
It’s Sharon from Glitter Angel Designs here to share with you some ideas for craft desks.
This is something I’ve been thinking about a lot lately, as I’m getting close to the arrival of my new garden craft studio.
I know that I want to have both a desk area to sit at, and something at standing height.
I currently use a glass-topped desk, which is great for cleaning up, and looks nice, but when I stand at it to use my Big Shot, I get a backache after a few minutes so I know having something at counter height is a must for my new room.
For today’s spotlight, I am going to focus on their ink pad storage units.
When I first started papercrafting I stuffed my (small) collection of ink pads into drawers in my craft desk.
I quickly realized that 1) the color I wanted would ALWAYS be on the bottom of a stack in the back of my drawer, and 2) I forgot what colors I had and would end up using the same limited palette…my early cards, lots of Peacock Feathers distress ink going on.Ha!
When I finally decided to switch to an actual ink storage unit, I looked at several and ultimately settled on the OrganizeMoreProInk Organizer.
And I am SO thrilled that I found this product!
I started off with one of the ProInk Organizers which holds every ink pad size up to those the size of the Stampin’ Up pads.
I purchased two of these units, but quickly filled them up and started looking at other options from OrganizeMore.
Around this time I was really getting interested in various techniques with Distress Ink Pads, Reinkers and Markers and I was looking for a unit that would hold all three.
OrganizeMore had units that would hold Stampin’ Up markers, reinkers and pads, but they didn’t yet have a Distress Ink option.
I think this might be my most favorite unit just because it’s so pretty!
Here’s a closer look (below) at each cubby.
The dowels keep the re-inkers and ink pads from getting stuck too far back in each compartment – love that!
Now, I have to stop and admit that I’m a bit of an ink hoarder.
I LOVE the gorgeous colors and, with all of the companies continuing to put out such quality ink pads and colors, I kept needing more and more storage!
Next, I purchased a ProInk/ReInk Organizer (see below) which ended up working really well to store some of my extra ink pads, as well as the brand new Distress Ink colors that have been released this year.
Again, the dowels help to keep the re-inkers from getting lost in the back of the organizer.
And, this unit also fits Stampin’ Up pads.
Finally, I totally ran out of room for storage units on my craft desk and, while all of the units can be wall-mounted, I didn’t want to take up wall space either.
So, a few months ago I contacted Mike at OrganizeMore about the possibility of creating an ink pad storage unit specifically for the cubbies of an Ikea Expedit/Kallax, and he was open to the idea!
I have three of these new units now and I anticipate purchasing a fourth soon!
The dividers are a little different than OrganizeMore‘s traditional corrugated plastic inserts, but they work just as well and using these dividers allows customers to fit more ink pads into the unit (which is a total win in my book!).
Here’s a look at this style of organizer:
While these units are slightly different than the other units sold by OrganizeMore, aesthetically these units still fit with the other units they sell, which is a big plus for my slightly OCD brain!
I have always chosen the white units with white inserts as they fit my craft room design best, but OrganizeMore offers nine different color options for the units so you can surely find something that will complement your craft space!
Organize More also offers daily deals where they discount one of their units by 15 percent.
And, as a special perk for our readers, OrganizeMorehas given us a discount code good for 10% off your purchase, good through July 25th!
The discount code is: CSI715.
I cannot say enough nice things about the products from OrganizeMore.
They’re classy, well-designed and perfect for corralling the craft products in your life!
I hope you’ll visit them and see if there’s anything that would work for your craft room.
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