I am going to warn you now - there are a lot of photos in this post :/ Ironically I chose not to do a video as they take so long!! However, when I saw how many photos I had taken I think it would have been quicker for you in the end :D
Still, skim past what doesn't interest you and if you have any questions (or thoughts on how to improve things!) leave me a comment. It has to be said there were twice as many pictures originally but I have since decided that if you've seen inside one drawer you can pretty much guess what the rest are like!! LOL
So? How did I end up here? I started off with a card making kit from Ebay, and then that grew to a tote bag with various glues and glitters. Then I invested in some pretty boxes to house my ever increasing stash and then before I knew it I had taken over one of the bedrooms in our house!!
As you look from the doorway this is the left hand side...
Pretty much most things in my craft room are stored in colour order; ROYGBIV plus black, white and kraft. Although very little indigo and violet as I am NOT a purple girl in any way, shape or form!
|These shelves were made by my DH to house all my paper and card.|
|and Stickles!! They are on a magnetic strip. The jars on the top hold everything from washi to buttons to alcohol inks!|
As well as being OCD about colour order I also have to have a place for everything and everything in its place! These drawers from the children's section of Ikea are brilliant for storing allsorts ;)
If the label says embossing powders, then that's what you'll get!
All of these 28 drawers hold tools of the trade; like inks, paints, silhouette vinyl and o wires as well as dies, glue gun and melting pot. See what I mean? There is nothing you can't store in them; except 12x12 papers!
Underneath the first desk on the left (which is home to my Cricut, my Silhouette and my sewing machine) are a set of drawers. The top two have punches and the bottom one is my 'rainy day' drawer. You know, if I ever run out of photos to scrap then I will have something to do!
Then you swing around to the desk that I sit at to work.
and check this little beauty out; my nifty little desk tidy - also from Ikea, as are the desks. Cheap and cheerful as the tops get replaced once a year due to over zealous misting, inking and painting from my grandchildren :)
And now for my favourite spot in the room; My happy wall :) Fit to burst with wonderful treats that have been sent to me by wonderful lovelies :) You can also see a bit of my beloved Ebay bargain...my old typewriter!
Underneath the happy wall is another 12 drawers and a unit made by DH to hold various bits and bobs that I use regularly; like favourite stamps, inks and paints. The drawers hold embellishments sorted into colour order as well as a drawer for veneer, die cuts, PL 3x4 cards, brads, chipboard letters and card scraps - they are the only scraps I keep now!