For those of you that follow us on Facebook, one of our team members, Heather Carter, decided to overhaul her craft room. We promised to keep you posted on the progress! Here are the “before photos” of the craft room – you can also see them on our Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/idahoscrapbookshow
After taking Jennifer Maker’s 30 Day Craft Room Organization Challenge, here is the finished result:
What a difference! We wanted to give you a quick tour of the changes – if this gets you excited, and you want to take the challenge, go to https://jennifermaker.com/organized-craft-room-challenge-email/. You can also join her Facebook Group, Craft Room Organization with Jennifer Maker.
Work space was an issue, so Heather made changes by getting rid of the plastic Costco table and replacing it with a counter-type workspace made from 2 Walmart bookcases and a Melamine shelf, and purchasing a Linnmon/Alex desk from IKEA. After that, it was all about RE-ORGANIZATION! The key is to know where your stuff is – we all know we have it, we just can’t find it! Now, everything is organized by type – in this photo, all the inks, stamps and paper are in the same area – here she used her existing Recollections cubes from Michael’s and an old mail sorter that was going to the dumpster:
In this area, all the paints, glitter and embossing powders are stored in embellishment centers:
Can’t find a paint brush? These storage containers are perfect to keeping them all together:
Wanting to utilize all the space in the room, Heather was able to use the closet to store Mixed Media supplies and albums:
As you can see, there is a lot less clutter and the space is used more efficiently. Are you ready to take the challenge? If you do, we would love to see the before and after photos!
IKEA work table https://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/S09932177/
IKEA Alex Drawer unit https://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/40196241/?query=ALEX+Drawer+unit+on+casters
IKEA Linnmon Table https://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/S29047257/#/S59932698
IKEA containers https://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/50303735/
Idaho Craft Association