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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

ReOrganizing the Craft Room - 2

This is my desk setup. As I mentioned in my earlier post I was very fortunate that my dh built all of this for me except for the two Ikea filing cabinets. The desk top is a solid door that was stained and varnished. Being solid gives me the opportunity to sand it and restain and varnish if I were to badly damage it.

Here we have a bit closer look at the main shelves above

Lets examine a bit closely shall we what exactly is in these adjustable shelves.

As you can see besides having my papers seperateed by color, I have also have a shelf for 8.5 x 11 pp, there are bins for Project Life, Ribbon, Flowers, Chipboard, 6x6 pads and just odds and end stuff.

Below is what I purchased and organized for my PL items. I am using Linus bins that are either available in the kitchen or bath section at Ace Hardware, Container Store, Storables, Wal-mart and Target if you are lucky enough to find them.

I have two of these for the small cards

I then found these great plastic dipping and pill containers to hold some embellishments at the Containers Store. the dipping tubs were 6 for $5. The larger boxes were $1.99 each.

And additionally I am using these tin pailss and boxes

And then for my larger PL cards I have those in a plastic basket along with other plastic baskets which hold smaller chipboard alphas and all my odds and ends I hate to toss like punched borders or dies that I just hate to toss and try to reuse on some other project on my desk.

And lastly just a close up of the shelf sitting on top of the desk. Again my dh made the shelf and then on the top I added spice racks to give me better storage for all those small things like stickles, mists and way in the pack you can see my Tim Holtz ink pads. On the middle shelf in the plastic bin below are those small ink pads and some frequently used small stamps and {shudder} the metal tins full of eyelets and brads I have had forever.

Come back on Friday and I will share the rest of the room. My copic storage, the window seat behind me, the book case and where I keep all my punches.


  1. Wow, looks great, Leslie! I really like how everything has a place and that you've managed to do it in a practical manner. Not that I don't love the shabby chic and vintage items people find to hold their supplies, I'd just rather spend the time and money on supplies. :)

  2. Great space! I super jealous of your husband's handiness! I love how everything you need is within reach.

  3. Looks great! I love how you have stored your embellishments.

  4. So many great ideas here, Leslie. You are so organized and your room is so pretty!

  5. Fabulous set up! Need a room like this :) Thanks for some great ideas & tips!

  6. So awesome! When we moved, I lost my scrap room, although the new house is bigger - weird! Anyway, I would LOVE to be able to create in your fab room! Thanks for sharing. Love your pin collection, too, by the way :)

  7. Fun room! Love the little pails for embellishments :)

  8. It makes me happy just looking at how organized everything is!

  9. love love love your room. It is great. I love how you have everything at hand - and I also love being a voyeur and seeing what stuff you have!