It seems like every one is talking organization.  I have to admit I have learned a lot from the stamping community and I have incorporated much into my “little slice of heaven”.  My craft room was fashioned out of a portion of attic space.  It is a long narrow room, 15’ x 22’ with an 8’ x 15’ walk-in closet where I store my fabric (I also quilt).  There are two deep dormer windows, with built-in window seats.  Almost everything in my room is on wheels so when I undertake “big” projects or have  crafty friends over, I can push work tables together to increase our comfort.

If you are interested, the furniture in the room includes:

  • 7 Elfa Drawer systems (from the Container Store) which line the back wall. All my supplies, punches, ink, and stamps (wood, cling and polymer) are stored in various-sized, platinum mesh drawers. The units are topped with butcher block, on which I have cutters, my laminator, and my camera set-up.
  • 2 large, stainless steel Metro Commercial shelving units (from the Container Store) hold my paper/envelopes (and one holds my Bernina and sewing supplies). These units are very durable and highly mobile when on wheels.
  • 2 stainless steel, mobile, 30” x 60” Quovis worktables (from Design Within Reach).
  • 1 Herman Miller Aeron office chair (from Workspaces). Hours of crafting needs a good chair.
  • 2 Metro Commercial utility carts which I will describe below. These carts are indispensable to getting “work” done…everything is at my fingertips.
  • 1 Simple Human open bullet trash can (21 gallon capacity). I generate a lot of paper bits!

The heart of my work area is my desk (one of my stainless steel tables) and the two utility carts that hold all my “immediate” supplies. Below are detailed pictures of each.  Let me know if you have any questions.  We have each found our own workarounds; thank you for letting me take the time to share my space!