We added another 10×20 onto a sunroom back in 2009, making it a 20×20 craft room. Not too big but large enough for 3 tables and 12 people max. I would have gone bigger but we have a drain field out back and the city said no bigger! The doors go out to a screened porch. Our house was built in 1961 so it’s all concrete block and not easy to remodel.
Ikea for just about everything! Tables and shelves and drawers and cabinets
Matt putting up my Ikea kitchen towel racks for my punches.
I’ve changed this now since I have more clear mounts sets so I have more room. I put catalogs and order forms on the bottom shelf now.
My displays (ikea) on wall and big shot/cutting table. I put wheels on it so it’s higher for my back while I’m cutting and running dies for classes.
The pics below are my old stamping room!
This 10 x10 room rarely looks this good. Sometimes, you can’t even walk in here if I’ve had a busy week of classes and workshops. I straightened up, cleaned out, and organized before I took the picture. (which is a great way to get your stamping space cleaned up, right? If company comes, we just close the door….)
Pics are shown like you are walking into the room and going around clockwise:
This is where I keep all my accessories. We bought the white slatwall at Home Depot. Pretty cheap – it is a 4×8 ft piece for around $35. They cut it up for me and it is HEAVY! Gotta find the studs to hang it on the wall. I put one of my work tables under the slatwall to help hold it up while we screwed it in. The acrylic bins, shelves and hooks I got at a local display store, www.barrdisplay.com. The little tins I had to modify and put magnets on the back. Now you can find them in the wedding favor isle at Michael’s. 30 in a bucket I think. I used metal roof flashing from Home Depot (gotta love that store) and it fit perfectly into the grooves to hold all my tins that hold the buttons, brads and eyelets. I never used them until I could see them!
Above: Part of my stamps and iris carts. (Don’t all stampers have these carts?)
Above: The other half of my stamps and my stamping station. The paper towers were the most expensive in the room, but I like them. My only problem is the window, which can fade my paper. So when no one is around, I clip on a big towel around the back side so they won’t fade! (I can’t fit them in anywhere else, so we acclimate…) The blue rolling cart is something I picked up at Office Depot. (around $50) It holds my cardstock scraps in each of the 4 color groups, with a file for each color. So the top left side is Bold Brights, top right is Earth…you get the picture. It can be a little inconvenient to get to the teal in the regals on the bottom but it is way better than my old method of a big box with everything in it!
Shoe organizer for my punches – this really helped a bunch. I punched a legend for each one, which helped me find them fast.
This is my coloring station, with all my crayons, markers and stuff. Ribbons, too! The little plaque is a quote from a great “philosopher”, Jon Bon Jovi, who said “Map out your future; just do it in pencil”
That’s my tour!