Monday, July 7, 2014

My New Craft Room

I have always crafted in the basement. For 8 or 10 years, I had a table set up near the washer and dryer, in the chilly damp air.  When my children moved out,
my husband John turned my daughter's bedroom into a dream craft room for me.
He asked me many times what I wanted and where I wanted it etc.
I told him I wanted a large work area and everything at my fingertips.
I had a knee replacement a few years ago and I didn't want to keep getting in and out of my
chair every time I needed something.
He then designed it all himself and went to work, making me this amazing L-shaped desk and several accessories to go along with it.
Notice the windows and all that natural light!
I have 2 nice windows in that room!

This is the back side of the craft table where I have lots
of shelves to store my crafts.  I use plastic shoe boxes
and each shelf is deep enough to hold 3 of them.  I have everything
labeled so it is easier to grab whatever I need.  There are a total of 16 shelves to store
all my fun crafting supplies!

This is all my cardstock.  I got these great sturdy racks online at
a store that sells heavy duty display racks to stores. They were very reasonably priced, but 
are very heavy and hold my cardstock well.  All this cardstock comes from
Hollo's paper store in Ohio, where I get all my paper.
I cut all my patterned paper to A2 card size and store it by color in the shoe
boxes on the shelves. And yes I have way more patterned paper than I will ever need!!!

This is the left side of the craft desk where I keep my cardstock,
Cuttlebug and folders, heat gun, ribbon and washi tape.
Everything within my reach!!!!
I had my Cricut set up here too but it took up a lot
of room.  I took it down and only get it out when I need
to use it.

This is my ribbon rack that my husband made for me to store all that wonderful ribbon I have.
He made the heat gun holder and and washi tape holders also.  All this from scrap wood he had
laying around.  They are just awesome and a great help to my crafting fun.
You can see I have a phone, clock and everything I need at my fingertips.

Now for my stamps!!!!  I am very partial to wood mount stamps.
This is the view from my desk.  I originally wanted my stamps hanging on the wall behind
where I sit.  My husband came up with this free standing ladder shelf that goes on the wall in front
of my desk.  He measured all my stamps and built the shelves accordingly. I am really glad he came up
with this shelf idea as I can see all the stamps in front of me and that is awesome for creativity. 
In the far right of the picture you can see a lace tablecloth and my tv on top.

This is a side view of the ladder shelf to show you how it stands.
It holds a ton of stamps, so if I make a shopping trip I alway have room for more!
I keep my punches on a lower shelf and on the bottom shelf are notebooks.

The craft room was all built as a labor of love for me and I thank John
with all my heart for making me such a dream craft room that I will
cherish all my life!!!


  1. What an awesome craft room. You can tell all the love that was put into it. Thanks for sharing. Pam

  2. Wow! I'm not sure any other word is appropriate... just wow! You have an AMAZINGLY talented husband. I love, love, love your stamp ladder. Absolutely incredible! And I'm sure you hate leaving this room, like evah! But John does deserve a taste of all your special home cookin', he earned it... :)

  3. Wow, is right! He's a keeper! What a talented man to be able create this awesome space. I love the ribbon holder too. I'm so happy for you.

  4. Fabulous room. It is easy to see that you are loved.

  5. Just beautiful Sherry. I love everything about this room. Like Cindy said I'm sure it's hard to ever leave it. Enjoy spending your time crafting in there. :)

  6. That is so awesome for you! My day to redo a bedroom is getting nearer. My youngest just moved to Columbus, the 3rd child just bought a house and will be moving out in the late summer and my son will be getting married in May. I'm thinking I can start working on a room in the fall. It will have to be my doing as my husband isn't as talented as yours but he will help me get set up.

  7. Oh my gosh your room is beautiful Sherry! John did an amazing job and all the effort really shows. I have to confess I am *jealous* and think I should come visit so I can experience crafting in this fabulous space. :) Congrats and enjoy!!!!

  8. Wowzers!! Your new craft room is incredible!! You definitely have a "keeper"!!

  9. Love the room. Your husband is awesome for building it for you. Unfortunately, my hubby insnt as handy as yours, so all my shelves are **bought with LOVE** lol

  10. Gorgeous craft room! I especially love all of that rubber stamp storage. Thank you for joining us at Craft Storage Ideas!

  11. What a sweet and loving husband you have , Sherry! I love all the custom shelving he created just for your supplies. It is definitely a gift that keeps on giving, I just love it. Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Storage Ideas! :)

  12. your room is lovely - you have a very clever husband!

  13. How absolutely gorgeous! Fabulous ideas! Thank you so much for sharing the details and photos..they really provide such inspiration.