My Home...Room by Room

Are you like me??? Hope NoT! I love to do crafts and scrapbook but if the area I am working in is messy...I can' t concentrate! I can't cut! I can't "glitter"...nothing! So slowly I have been working on my craft room.....it's where I scrapbook {it's been a while}, wrap gifts, paint and whatever else I may get myself into.
I have really been in a "lull" but I hope with a fresh and organized craft room...the sparks of CrEaTivItY will fly!{My new cutter..still have NOT used it..soon!}


{Dot markers...they make the perfect "dot"...such an essential..wink!}



The walls are fairly "bare"...I know!...any ideas?

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58 comments:

theArthurClan said...

You are inspiring me to get busy cleaning up my craft room. I have stamped in a long time because I can't stand to see the mess!

What a beautiful space you have to work in. :)

Pam D said...

Well, if envy ever reared it's head in MY life, it was just now! I SO need a room like yours... that is absolutely awesome! And with all of the craft materials you have, you surely don't need to buy anything for the walls. You could even motivate yourself to do a few scrapbook pages that go on the wall.. with the hope that someday you'll string enough together to take them down and make an album!
Blessings....

Preppy 101 said...

I love to see ribbon boards or bulletin boards - well that type thing - hanging in craft rooms with ideas and pics of projects on them. Or just darling, can't resist pics from magazines. They keep the room "artsy" :-) I also have framed the pics from my Kate Spade calendars over the years and put them in my craft room.

::Jan:: said...

Very impressive Sandy. I wish I was like you. Organized and spruced to the hilt. Can't wait to see what comes out of those walls. Creative juices flowing.

Julie said...

I so wish that I had a craft room... prayerfully one day...that would be a dream!

Jessica said...

Oh to have a craft room! I am so envious! I'm sure that if I had one I would be all about decorating it but at the momentI am so jelous that I don't have one I can't enven think about decorating one. I have seen some great craft rooms in blog land recetly. In fact "My Sweet Savannah" posted some pics of a craft room today.

http://mysweetsavannah.blogspot.com/2009/02/street-of-dreams.html

Rachel said...

If only I had a craft room to clean!! Sadly my craft room is my Dining room, that is after I haul all my stuff out there.

Can I covet your room instead? She is ever so pretty. And I love your storage. Can't wait to see what creations you make while playing in there. :):)

Chris said...

Holy Kamoly, you are serious about crafting, aren't you :) I can't imagine having such treasures to work with.

Hugs,
Chris

The Blonde Duck said...

Maybe you could do like a big collage of pictures. Love your craft room!

Astrid said...

wow! your craft area is so clean! i'm the opposite (or so it would seem)...i can't work in a room that isn't messy....LOL! my scrapbook area (spare bedroom) is a disaster. i can't seem to figure out how to efficiently store my 12x12 paper so that i can find it easily and use it. therefore it's out & all over the floor. it's a fantastic mess! and since we have guests coming in two weeks i guess i'd better get the shovel and start cleaning. sigh.

What if you chose a paint color for your walls? or use one of those scrapbook frames to hold one of your finished pages?

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

that is one organized craft room!! Looks terrific.....I too find it difficult to work and concentrate when surrounded by clutter!!

Have fun creating!!

Lisa

Busy Bee Suz said...

So cute. I love your room....what about A large area of chalkboard paint? Or a large wall of cork board? Both are really easy and they help to promote creativity.
I also can't function in a cluttered/messy room. Part of our charm, I am sure. :)

squawmama said...

WOW Sandy I just love love love your craft room... When I get another house I would love a room like that... Just awesome...

HUGS,
Donna

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

That room is lovely - I love all the labeled bins. I might not want to mess up the room by creating in there! It looks awesome.
-Laurel

Jboo said...

What a great room!! Looks so nice and organized! You are so creative!

Have a great week!

Janet

Kim... and Her Coffee said...

With a room like that, maybe even I could get crafty!! :) Love it!

RosyRose said...

I am completly green at your craft room! That is awesome! I think I would never get behind if I had something that cool!:)(I'll live in my little world of fantasy:)

Darlene said...

You have a nice, BIG craft room...you lucky duck!!! I have never seen dot markers....neat!!!

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Yes, I am like you! I can't craft if things in my craft room OR things in my house are messy! I believe I have spent half my life organizing (truly)

I do love your craft room it is amazing! I'm really looking forward to your room by room series! You are so talented!
Robin~♥

Smelling Coffee said...

It looks great! How awesome to have a room in which to be creative. And - i love the dot markers! :-)

Runner Mom said...

I haven't scrapped in 3 years! I have no extra time! It's sad! But I understand about the clutter thing. I'm inspired and going to start decluttering today....I think!
Hugs,
Susan

Love your work area!

Imperfect said...

I love your craft space. It's amazing. And I love how organized it is. For the walls - maybe you can put up a few squares of cork so you have a place to pin up pictures or anything else you use for inspiration. Just a thought.

Lindsey said...

Love the craft room! Very inspiring!

Joanna said...

Wonderful craft room...I wished that I had a space like that to work in.

AndreaLeigh said...

wow girl! i don't have a craft room. i store the supplies in my office upstairs, and they migrate downstairs to the living room b/c I craft while I watch tv. so my living room is an absolute wreck!

Kacey R. said...

So jealous of your FABULOUS work space! I love it! As far as stuff to jazz up your space? Target has some cool things in right now that you could use - even in the dishware department - cool canisters in fun colors, etc. Also I LOVE Etsy for mixed media type prints for really inexpensive. That is how I am going to decorate the play room. Woohoo! Good job getting everything organized. :D

LuLu said...

Lucky girl! craft room to create.. pure bliss! It's so organized and fresh ready to be creative, i am like you too need everything in its place before I can begin!
Love your chairs!!
LuLu

April said...

I would give anything to have a craft room like yours! I would go crazy...even if I'm not particularly talented in that area! I do like to try, though!

Care to organize my garage for me? Pretty please! :)

Heather said...

Ohhh. how I love your room! I just spent a couple of hours this morning trying to attack my Craft/Crap room and it needs some serious help!

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

You are so lucky to have a place like that! Ohhhhhhh, how I wish! Now get busy!!! ;)

M ^..^

Mrs. S. said...

I love your scrapbook area! I need to do something like that in my scrapbook room. I should take a cue from you!!!

Liz said...

You have a great craft room!

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

Love the room!

I have family photos in mine.

Jodee Leader said...

Your area looks great! I would love to have a scrapbooking room!

Sandee said...

So organized! sigh. I need to do this to my whole house....

Denise said...

I'm so envious! A craft room! if I didn't have so many kids then I could devote an entire bedroom to crafty activities. Maybe when my boys leave home, if they EVER leave home!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Hi, Sandy! That is one NEAT-O crafts room! Can't wait to see what you cook up in the craft department! :-)

XO,

Sheila

the undomesticated wife said...

I'm like that as well...if it's a mess, I can't get anything done. Remember the video I posted of my craft room? Ugh! It's still in the same state of chaos.

Yours is so nice and clean and shiny! Impressed!

Sherry said...

Oh, my gosh, what a wonderful room! I'm not a very crafty person, but I would love of that space to do the few things I do. I'm also not that organized. Kudos to you!

Beth@Pages of Our Life said...

Everybody needs a project room like this. Yours is so organized! As far as walls go I love buttery yellow colors for wall paint. So, is your house where everyone likes to scrapbook???

new every morning said...

Ohh! Can I come play in your craft room?
It looks so neat and organized!
You know I love the labels =)

Christine said...

I just moved all my scrapbooking things into the spare room, now making that room mine! I am gleaning some ideas here from you...mine looks a little bare as well..I am going to stencil some quotes on one of my walls with a pretty letter stencil I just found...I am hoping the letters will be big enough. Right now I am just feeling a little overwhelmed by it all. I am like you, it is hard to get into working on projects with a mess...and boy do I have a mess!...lol

Sincerely Yours said...

Hi Sandy Toes! Yes yes yes! I can totally relate to not being able to function in chaos! I admire people who can but not me. I've now been sewing on the dining room table instead of my "sewing room" I completed a decoupage project this weekend at the kitchen table because my "craft" table is covered in new items for scrapping! I don't know how this happened because I've always picked up before the next project but now my creativity can't flow in that room so I will do the same thing and CLEAN it this WEEK!!! thanks for understanding; sometimes I feel all alone in this inability to create in chaos thing!!!lol Sincerely, Jeannette

Ruby Red Slippers said...

I love your craft room-very fun!!
I read your webkins post! That is our house too! My boys both had their birthdays over the last few months, and they want to spend their birthday money only on that! Ugh!

Amy @ Living Locurto said...

Great craft room! I wish I could say mine was that organized:-)

Mimi Sue said...

WOW! Everything looks so organized. I wish my room looked as nice. Mimi

Montee said...

Yes, I definitely have to have everything organized and with no mess before I can work. I was going to make the same suggestion as Pam D. to make up some pages to put on the walls.

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

I need to redo my craft "nook" and make it more user friendly. Your area is so spacious!

~ Sarah

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

You lucky lady! What a great craft room! I am like you...I need things clean and organized. Started my spring cleaning today...now if I can just keep it up! (And I am jealous of your cricut machine...you better start using that, Young Lady!) ;-)

Martha said...

Your craft room looks great! I've been working on mine for the past couple of weeks.. but we are putting wood floors, painting, decorating etc.. I love pink and brown, so most of the things are a mix of those colors..Its looking good.. pictures coming soon..

If you paint hang some of your paintings on the wall, make a paper banner with the word "create", hang pictures, display a pretty colorful magnet board, shelves to put small storage boxes or jars, etc.. theres tons of things you can put on the wall!

Good luck! The room looks great. Let me know how the cutter works!

Katie said...

This is really nice, my craft area is a mess. It must have to do something with the creative side. I want to be neat and organized and I try and then it is messy again. What a nice area.

At Home In Georgia said...

Looks great! I can't believe you have a cricut and haven't used it...shame on you! Wish I had one.

You will never believe what I ended up getting my kids for Valentine's...well we where away on a little vacay so when we went into a store my kids totally went for the webkinz and they had that heart frog...they were buy one get one free so I did it. But I was thinking of you while doing so.

Blissful Nikki said...

I love this room! I cant wait to move so I have a craft area, not just my living room floor or dining table!

Jennie Bender said...

It looks great! What a wonderful art room!

Karin Katherine said...

what a great scrapbook room. I am anxiously awaiting our move this summer so that I can get my craft room set up again! Cannot wait!

Martha (aka Yvette) said...

You have so inspired me to get cracking and cleaning up my "space" although not big like yours right now my stuff is a mess!!! I love the table you have to.

For your walls, I saw in the book The organized and inspired Scrapbooker the girl put up 4 different clocks altered them with scrapbook paper to go with her color scheme and set the time to the different time zones, looked sooo cute. She had in the middle of that same wall a "inspiration sorta bulletin board" It had pictures and layouts she recently done and it had a ledge at the bottom that held a book she loved. Oooo another idea I saw is the woman used her kids crafts/artwork from school and framed it. That's all I can think of now :)

Martha (aka Yvette) said...

p.s. your cricut can do that vinyl lettering youtube has a few tutorials :) You could put up a favorite quote across the top of one of the walls or over the door??

Danielle (Life with the Hewitt Family) said...

I LOVE your craft room! I am so jealous! Everything is so nice and neat! I wish I was able to have the extra empty tables in my area...maybe it would motivate me to get more projects done!