We love it when readers share their organized spaces with us, and when we received the email from Regina Easter we knew we had to share her craft room with you, too! She contacted because after 10 years of being out in the garage, she finally has the space of her dreams. We think you will love this inspirational space that showcases exactly how a craft room should be done.
What motivated you to create this space?
Since I was 12 years old, I have always loved to draw and sew. One day, when I was older, I went to a stamp party and fell in love with making cards and creating scrapbook pages. A few years later, my husband and I bought a new home in which I took the 3rd car garage and turned it into my little crafting studio; though I had visions of one day having a dream studio inside the house. I subscribed to just about every crafting magazine and magazines on how to create a great office space. After many years (10 years to be exact) of dealing with cold nights in the winter, hot days in the summer and little creatures appearing in my space, my dreams of having an indoor studio were about to become real! My oldest was moving out and I was moving in.
What was your inspiration for the design?
When I was in the garage for all those years I had been keeping a binder full of ideas. I would take pictures when I went to local crafting stores on how they had all of their supplies lined up in racks. I knew I wanted to organize some of my crafting supplies like I had seen at the various stores. I also gained ideas going to places like a grocery store and seeing colored food in jars all lined up on the shelf. That truly inspired me to purchase tons of jars to store my buttons and other craft related trinkets. Pinterest was a huge source of inspiration for ideas. My Pinterest board I titled ” future studio ideas” had hundreds of pins on it. For example, one pin showed how a kitchen island was used in someone space as their main work space. I knew I wanted something like that.
How long did it take to transform the space?
The space is 10 x 14 feet, so painting the walls a nice teal and the ceiling yellow didn’t take very long at all, but it did take a bit of time to totally transform the room with custom cabinets and shelving from Ikea. I didn’t want to just put a bunch of mis-matched furniture and items in the space. I took my time getting just the right type of shelving to be able to organize my paper and other embellishments. To tell you the truth, I am not sure my room will ever be totally finished because I am always finding better ways to organize certain craft goods!
What activities do you use the space for? What do you create in this space?
The main thing I use my space for is to create sample projects for my online business – The Cutting Café I sell cutting files and printable stamps for crafters to use. Customers can use the cutting files in their cutting machines, and the stamps are printable and used like a regular wood stamp, only you print it out. I also make a lot of cards, gift boxes and more with the items from the online shop.
What is your favorite thing in the room?
My most favorite thing in the room is my ribbon collection. I have a tall nine drawer cabinet full of colorful ribbon; all organized by color. Then I have jars on top of another cabinet full of ribbon – all color coordinated AND I have another CD tower that I turned in a ribbon tower – all color coordinated. I just can’t get enough pretty ribbon. I am totally addicted to ribbon!
Photo Credits: Regina Easter
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