I want to mention my room is not a Martha Stewart perfect white and everything matchy matchy. Nothing is matchy matchy LOL. There are three or four different colors of wood. There are black, white and multi colored plastic bins. There are loads of dollar tree finds and thrift store finds.
I actually carved out two spaces. One is the official room or the room formally known as the formal dining room.
The history of my art studio. Once upon a time it was upstairs but it got to hot so I squeezed the most used items down stairs in my bed room.
It was suggested I put it in the dinning room. So I did. Problem was it was still the dinning room and I was so afraid I was going to ruin the beautiful table so I put it back into my bed room.
Then I got the bright idea of moving it into the eat in kitchen area. Which I loved but then I had the whole kitchen redone and it did not fit in there any more.
During the that time I gave the table to my sister because now it was just me and we no longer entertained in that room anymore.
She gave me her old table and it fit perfectly and that is how the dining room became the art studio.
I also decided to put some supplies in my bed room so I can hang out on my bed with the cats and watch some tele and make some cards or what ever.
I use to have a tele in the art studio but the tv in my bed room kicked the bucket so I had to make a decision put the tele that was in the art studio in my bed room or keep it in the studio. It went into my bed room.
First I will show the main room and then the bed room. FYI the room usually looks like that unless I am deep in a very messy project which is usually at Christmas. Card projects or swap projects are usually one sitting and gets cleaned up very quickly. There is a space for everything and it makes it so much easier to clean up.
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For the most part I am starting at one door that goes thru the hall to the front door and walking around the room and returning to that door. The other door goes into the kitchen.
|view from one door The one where we will start in a minute but we will show from the other view first...|
I use the cereal box holder to throw my bits of trash in and then empty it when it gets full
|View from the other door... one of my favorite tips is find an old glass coffee table and use the glass |
for your art table. Nothing sticks to it and you can cut it LOL.
|My stamps and craft box with different craft supplies organized|
|can see my 8.5 x 11 card stock on the top shelve|
|glues and embellishments|
|one wall with my three organizers|
|organizer 1.. see the vintage cameras I got at the thrift store up top?|
|organizer 2 yes that is a bobble head skeletor LOL ... the bottles were finds from the |
thrift stores fyi
|my old desk that holds bunch of mash up of stuff|
|cup cake holder from world market ramekins (?) from Walmart... holds my glitters|
|my crafty buddy|
|guess what this use to be? If you said a shoe organizer you were right! I took the middle slat out and it|
holds 12x12 paper
|by the door, these plastic unit holds my stamps|
|remember yaffa blocks. I still have several sets... they hold milk crate beautifully|
|my Elton john record collection ... I am not really sure if the record player I have upstairs even works but who cares|
|my recycle milk crate opened|
|my thrift store finds|
|over the door pantry rack. I wish Walmart still carries this one|
now its a in pieces and not near as study. It holds my punches
and some other things, its a also a good place to hang my
|this is where I hold all my very good pencils and markers. I bought the boxes at Jerryartarma or something|
like that. Plus my nesting dolls and my life book journal. You can see my tombo water color markers
|My fav piece of furniture. It holds my paper pads. This piece is older then I am.|
|My favorite favorite wall with pictures of all my pets|
|saw on a blog and had to give this a try. Its a thread holder from Walmart 9.99 with my |
washi tape on it
|an old curio shelve with boxes. they mostly|
hold acrylic stamps
|in the corner two book shelves. Loads of magazines and my |
nut cracker army. Another crafting buddy.
|these are the plastic bins under my folding tables|
|whats on top of the folding table. More milk crates and thrift store finds|
|old frame with fabric covered foam core board to make a bulletin board.|
|I love this. This was a tray that my uncle had. I found this adorable jars at the dollar tree and they|
fit perfectly so they hold all kind of fun little bits
|OMG I love this... these are 5 mini milk crates from the dollar tree on their side with|
clean cans. I love the one that holds the scissors.
|one of those cadys ... my tape runner seems to be missing and it needs to be dusted ha ha|
|some mask just because they are so much fun|
|my library of craft and art books|
|another picture of my library and 12x12 plastic storage that holds scraps and|
colored card stock
|going back to my die cutting station... next to the glass jars are. I have a cuddle bug and grand caliber|
both drawers are filled with dies and embossing folders and the plates
|going out the door of the dinning room and you see a wicker shelve|
|I hold my bigger items I don't use so much|
|another view from one door|
|my ott light!|
|Under my art table ... the brown case to the right has my sewing machine with my sewing supplies in the case|
above it. The plastic drawers holds 1. a jewelry box in progress 2. my Disney scrap book 3. some newspapers
|This is the other end, it holds more paper pads|
|this is the dinning room and it has a hideous boarder of fruit on it... so it has to be covered and I love|
the art work of record albums so I covered it up with a border of record albums
Here is my second bed room art room space
|a book shelve with some paints and art supplies and my big shot, and a cricut on the art table|
If your keeping count yes I have a cuttlebug, bigshot, grand caliber and the cricut. Do I need them all
|an old computer desk. IN the white boxes are my papers and the cricket supplies|
My large printer/scanner is on top of the desk
|The three boxes on the left were left behind when we moved into one|
of our houses. I painted and added some of my supplies.
The plastic bins came from a thrift store filled with some art supplies.
|my other ottlight. I got two in the package. One for this room and one for the art studio|