So, here we go on the tour. My craft room is very small and does double duty as an office space, too (that part wasn't clean yet, so I'm skipping that half of the room and just sharing the crafty space). I have one full wall devoted to cabinets and counter top for me to do my thing:
My storage and work area is all about function. While I like the "look" of things on display, I prefer to keep most of my things stored away. I do have two open cabinets for my cardstock, patterned paper, books, etc. I prefer to store my paper vertically in clear storage boxes. The ones you see here are from Stampin' Up. And, this may be hard to believe, but the paper you see in the photos is all I have. That's it. I try very hard to not stock up or impulse buy. At least when it comes to cardstock and paper (wink).
I forgot to take a photo, but there are a few more cabinets that my husband attached together to make an additional work space, with more counter top. Just like a kitchen island. It stores some of my supplies that are used less frequently and my daughter's craft supplies (like mother, like daughter!). We put it on casters in case I want to move it around, but it usually stays in one place. Okay, so continuing on, here is a bit more detail...
Okay, so I know you have questions now, right? I know this, because I always do when I look at someone else's room! The cabinets and counter top are all Ikea. Heck, 95% of this room is Ikea! Don't we just love that store? All along the wall under the cabinets is a rail system I bought at Ikea, originally used for kitchen storage. This system has several different accessories for storage, including the baskets that store my ribbon and the pen and scissor holders. The same rail was used to hold my punches, too. Oh and the button jars, got them there, too! The vinyl lettering was purchased online at Once Upon a Design. I believe these two designs are still available, but you'll have to check. The Copic storage cubbies I just bought online here. Am I forgetting anything? If so, feel free to email me and ask!
Now, here is the really exciting part! Like I said earlier, I cleaned and purged a lot of my supplies. Those supplies I've packed up into a medium sized flat rate Priority Mail box and have decided to give them away as mystery blog candy! There is a ton of stuff and it's all still unopened and unused (with the exception of a few tools). Are you interested?! Just leave me a comment and tell me your best cleaning and/or organizational tip. You have until Wednesday, September 1, 2010 at 11:59 p.m. PST to enter. I'll select a random winner shortly after and post it on my blog. Good luck and thanks for stopping by!