Wednesday, September 21, 2016

New Craft Room - Progress

The hardest part of sorting, organizing, and moving all my stash into the new craft room is fighting the desire to create something right now! Piles of pretty paper and drawers of colorful embellishments are so FUN to look through! I'm a little over halfway through the move-in process, so I thought I'd stop and share a peek at the progress so far.

If you've been around this blog awhile, you'll recognize the  set-up of the right side of the room because it's basically the same as my main wall from the old craft room.


Here's a closer look at the Expedits. You can see that there are still empty spaces and drawers (on the left bookshelf) as I'm steadily working to get everything in place.


I've added some plastic drawers/containers underneath the table that will also hold supplies.


The opposite side of the room still looks a little bare. Robbie will be installing wall shelves this coming weekend, and I'll (finally!) be painting Grandma's old sewing table (red to match the Expedits). My project shelf is on the left and the printer's drawers are on the right above on old dresser that holds clear stamps, inks, and adhesives. (I'll be sharing peeks into the drawers and ideas for organization in future posts.)


The view looking into the room from the hallway shows the fantastic window that lets in lots of light and creates an open airy feel. The shelves on each side were actually closet storage units that we found at Target when Robbie first moved his toy room in here. They work perfect to hold drawers and bins.


Currently I'm working my way through all the piles of remaining items that need to be incorporated into the room. This morning one wall of the front room (where everything is haphazardly waiting to be moved) looked like this.


I'm taking a break because now it looks like this. :)


Next I'll be tackling the piles under the front room window!


I am so excited about this room and have to admit that I am having lots of FUN getting organized and finding a ton of INSPIRATION to scrap and create once everything is in place. (Well, actually I have done a little crafting this week - created some Christmas cards for an upcoming class and completed a few Bible journaling pages.)

Do you enjoy sorting and organizing? Does it leave you inspired to create?

12 comments:

Karen said...

Love the red with the yellow! What a fantastic place to create! I do like to organize, and purging and reorganizing my space is on the agenda as soon as I have time to tackle it.

LeAnne said...

It's looking Awesome!!! Cant wait to scrap in there :). I like sorting and organizing but my scrap time is limited so I only do small little areas at a time. I also don't have much extra space to change things up too much.

Susanne said...

It is looking great. And I like the red with the yellow. Maybe when the sewing table is painted red, you can whip up a little red valance for top of the blinds too - I can see it now - cute red whimsical print. (Says the woman who can't sew a lick, and should keep her mouth shut.)

Jane said...

it looks a perfect place to scrap

Sian said...

Wow: that's quite a big job you have taken on there. I like sorting when I'm n the right mood. Right mood and I can work at it til bedtime. But it can be months in between right mood days!

Ruth said...

Good luck! Reorganising my craft space is the next big job on my list (most likely early next year now).

alexa said...

Golly, what a big job, and it's going to be lovely. I'm fascinated by the collection on the wall to the left of the window. Are they boxes? Stamps?

Patio Postcards said...

What a fantastic craft space - lucky you to have an entire room. Sometimes organizing can be the fun part.

Barbara Eads said...

I love this post. There's nothing more satisfying to me than sorting and organizing. I alwys enjoy seeing what other people do. Your room is really coming along!

Sandra said...

It's looking amazing. I'm in the process of sorting a workable craft space to, but oh I'm far too easily distracted

Cheri said...

Love to see the progress. I WISH I had the time right now to sort and organize (and majorly purge) my craft stuff. Unfortunately, still not in the cards anytime soon.

Missus Wookie said...

This is a lovely sized room - and I like that window. Natural light is so important to a room.