Saturday, 25 August 2012

New Craft room!

Today, my husband helped me move all my craft room round, to try and utilize the space better.

We spent the best part of 4 hours moving stuff into different positions, until I was happy with the layout. I have to admit, he was very patient with me!

So here are some photos - to share my new space with you.

This was back in May this year.



And after the move around today, starting from the left and working my way around to the right.

This is where my home made light box now sits - its at eye level so makes it easier for me to take my photos of my cards.  It sits on top of my paper stack boxes. (The chest of drawers is my kids portion - they have a lot of beads and craft paper in those drawers; although I might have to take that over at some stage!)

My daughter helped me label up all my boxes - so its easier for me to see what I have.  I was starting to loose track of all my bits and pieces.


Here you can see my embellishment centre, pencil storage, the drawer holds my ribbon bits and pieces, my Cuttlebug and then moving along to my desk.  Look at that lovely clear area underneath the picture - might get a notice board for there - or make one, will see.  Also. there is room, above, to make a lovely banner for my craft room - don't you think?!


This is my work area.  The little drawer sets on the top of the desk hold lots of bits and pieces and my daughter helped me label these too - I'll show a close up of these further down.


My Cricuts are easy to get too and to connect to my computer when needed.  The drawer set to the right, holds a lot of my plain coloured papers.  (This is our basement, hence the small windows.  We have lots of really good pot lights and now I can use my lamp more efficiently in this spot.  Also with it being the basement, it means I have a lot more space I could still take over LOL.)

Here's what is in the mini drawers.



I hope you have enjoyed the tour of my new to me craft room.

Happy crafting everyone.

44 comments:

  1. What an awesome craft room...I love how you moved everything around!! And so organized...can I hire you to organize mine??!! ;) Happy Saturday!!

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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    1. Hee Hee,thanks Lisa - now all I need to do is sit and craft:-)

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  2. Karon, everything looks great! I need some organization desperately but I'm afraid I'm totally out of space!!! I've already moved stuff into my office that wouldn't go into my craft room any longer and now my office is almost sitting room only... lol!!!

    Can you, your hubby, and daughter come on over to help me? LOL!!!

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    1. LOL Audrey - overflowing sounds good. My craft room is in our basement, so I still have a lot of room I could take over yet!

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  3. What a great craft room! I love reorganizing my space...you always find things that you'd forgotten about! I like the wall art you have that says "Crafts are cheaper than Therapy."

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    1. Thanks Becky - I sometimes wonder if that's true - but it definitely helps me ;-)

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  4. Would you and your hubby like to come over for a Organizing party? Looks great. You are ready for some serious crafting now. I really need to finish up in my room, but never seem to have the time or energy.

    Hugs Nana
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    1. Thanks Nana, we just decided on the spur of the moment yesterday morning and hubby was glad to help:-)

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  5. Looks great Karon! What a fabulous makeover:)
    Hope you have a super night
    Shelly

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    1. Thanks Shelly - I can't wait now to get in there and craft:-)

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  6. Oh wow...what a fabulous room! You are so neat and organized! And yay for your hubby - what a guy to help you get your room just the way you want it. He sounds like a keeper! Hope you enjoy your room and get to spend hours and hours of happy, crafty time there♥

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    1. Thanks so much - I'm really happy how it turned out and hubby didn't shout once! Not even after moving things around I don't know how many times;-)

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  7. Your space is awesome! Carri ~abusybee
    www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

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  8. SUPER NICE!!
    rearranging/cleaning always brings out my creativity....
    your so lucky to have a hubby and daughter to help you.

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    1. Thanks so much - I have two daughters - one loves to craft the other is tech savvy! So crafty daughter helped me - tech savvy was doing something on her computer in the other corner of the basement:-) And of course hubby was there for his help and assistance:-))

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  9. Now Karon you have made your friend so green with envy!!! I will take a picture of my craft room just to give you a laugh :-) Yours is really fab, so spacious and room for lots of storage to be organised.

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    1. Thanks P, it seems to be growing all by itself LOL!

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  10. looks great I am doing mine one step at a time I hope to have it done before I turn 90
    ;)

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    1. Karen - thats so funny LOL. I'm hoping to take over the whole basement eventually!! :-)

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  11. looks awesome!!!! Thanks for sharing your pictures!

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    1. Thanks Jessica - going in there today whether anyone likes it or not LOL.

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  12. Your craft room turned out amazing! I love the sign on the wall and your re-organization was not in vain!

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    1. Thanks so much - all I need to do now is get on and craft:-)

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  13. You have such a nice spacious area for crafting! That is fantastic-- glad you got it arranged the way you liked it and that your husband was patient while helping!!

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    1. Thanks Nadia - I'm so pleased with it.

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  14. Awesome room Karon! I need to get my label maker out and get some things labeled.
    Kerry

    mommakcrafts.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Kerry - my daughter did a great job, at least things are tidier and I know where things are:-)

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  15. Lovely tour! Great job on the room. Looks great!

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  16. It may be your basement but it has EXPANSION ROOM!!! There is room now for you to create and amaze the rest of us. Sad to hear so many are not posting due to the new rules and regulations-BUT I just follow your blog instead. Enjoy your space-maybe it can be a little quieter!!

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  17. Hee Hee - yep definitely lots more space to use! Thanks for supporting my blog:-) Hoping to post the last of the folded card series tomorrow or Wed. I need the kids to be back in school - back to my me time then:-)

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  18. I sooooo need to rearrange mine as well. Right now I'm using our formal dining room but I have so much stuff that I don't even know what I have anymore. Are you finding that it's working out better for you or is there still things you need to change?
    Marianne
    http://cardsbymarianne.blogspot.ca/

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    1. Hi Marianne - welcome to my blog. I think its going to work - but I need to get in there now to craft! Been a bit busy the last few days, kids go back to school next Tuesday so more time then:-) I was at the same point - was losing track of what I had and not using stuff. But hopefully now be good!

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  19. Your room looks great. I hope it works more smoothly for you with the moving of the furniture.
    You may be in the basement (as I am) but at least you have windows, my room does not :(

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    1. Hi Tracy - thanks - I'm happy with it for now:-) Yes, I'm glad there are some windows, I don't feel as if I'm in a dungeon then LOL.

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  20. Love your crafty space. TFS.
    dmcardmaker (at AOL)
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    1. Hi D, thanks so much - hope things are good with you:-)

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  21. You are so amazingly organized compared to me! Everything looks wonderful!

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  22. I LOVE your space!!! Wanna come down to Ohio for a visit and help me organize mine ;-)


    ~ Hugs ~

    Jess

    www.createbyrosie.blogspot.com

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    1. Hey Jess - thank you. Its only an 11 hour drive ;-)!!!

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