I’ve been seeing on some of the message boards and galleries posts of some really fabulous craft or scrap rooms. I once could lay claim to an entire room of my home for me and all my crafty stuff, but it will soon be a bedroom for my sweet little girl. My DH (love using these abbreviations now that I know what they mean!) built me some very large cabinets in our garage for housing lots of my craft stuff that is not used all the time. Then I talked him into turning our mud room into a craft studio for me! And I use the term studio very loosely!
First he hung these wire shelving things that are adustable.
Then I added the 5$ metal desk I had found at a salvage yard and painted it this awful blue. I think I may have gotten a deal on the paint.
The desk was the perfect size depth wise and it allowed room for my paper stacker to be next to the desk. I really like these little white baskets, I got them super cheap at Big Lots, added a metal tag (from a hardware store) and labeled everything. Yeah I’d like to have super cute wicker but these work just as well and they were cheaper.
This is a magazine/toilet paper holder from Southern Living at Home.
It works great for holding my latest magazines and catalogs. I also hang binder rings full of rubons from the tp holder. All in all, I think we spent a little less than $100 for the whole project. Over time I might add some accessories and paint but for now it usually looks like this.
This new space should make me more productive, and since it’s right off the dinning area it needs to stay clean since it can be seen by visitors. The only sad thing is that when I’m scrapping what I usually only need is this one little tote and my paper trimmer.