Wednesday, December 31, 2008

My Little Corner of Heaven

Over the past few months, I've spent time organizing my workspace. It's one half of the smallest bedroom in our house, but I made it work for me.


My wall o' ribbon is my favorite part of the entire room. My hubby just finished putting up the last IKEA rail the other day, so now it's complete, and I still have room for growth. (When I said that to him, he asked, "Why would you need room for growth?" Silly boy.)

On my desk, I have my tool caddy, which I bought at a Pampered Chef party a couple of years ago.
I also have my Ink Pad Palace from Mother Rubber Art Stamps. It's made of cardboard (didn't want to spend $$ on wood or the SU one) and has held up nicely for me.


On each side of my desk, I have a set of bookcases (also from IKEA). One holds all my stamps, and the other holds embellishments. Each type is separated into baskets, like this one filled with brads. It's easy to grab one off the shelf and see what I've got.


Here is my patterned paper storage. I store individual sheets in my Cropper Hopper vertical storage and pads in a 12x12 case I picked up at Michael's (Sorry, I forgot the brand name). As you can see, my Cropper Hopper doesn't hold the four sections like it's supposed to because I have just a bit too much paper. You'll also notice that the bin that holds my pads doesn't shut either. Yeah, one of my New Year's resolutions is to stop buying paper...either that, or buy more paper storage.

One thing I didn't take a photo of is my punch storage. I have one of those over the door shoe organizers like
this one.
I won't bore you with the rest of the details, but if you have questions about how my space is organized, please feel free to email me or leave me a comment.
If you need more motivation to get organized for 2009, check out Crafty Storage.

28 comments:

Elizabeth said...

I love it! So when can I come and play :) I have alot of catching up to do! Look at all your stuff!!!
We do not have an Ikea here but one is due to open up this year! I can't wait to go and check out all there orgnaizing stuff! I love how you can see everything you have. My stuff is in boxed and drewers. I forget I have stuff or lose it all the time!
Happy New year!

Oliva said...

Ann,
Love it...Love it..Love it! Way too organize!!! Come visit me and help me organize 2 closets...pleezzzzzzzzzzzzzeee!!!
Oliva

Elena said...

Your craft room is so neat and well organized! Love it!

~amy~ said...

Sheesh, you're ultra organized....hmmm...I should do a before and after of my space...maybe that will really motivate me to get ultra organized?? nahhhh....lol. Anyways, your space looks FABulous!

Susan said...

Wow! So nice and neat and organized. Good for you!

Kerry said...

What a great crafting space! I love your 'tool caddy'...I happen to have the same one but it is currently holding my kitchen utensils (might have to change that)! Beautiful ribbon wall too! :)

Brooke S said...

Great Room!!! It's so nice to have a place to call your own.. I love being able to leave a project and come back to it later and not clean it up so the family can eat dinner on the table I am working on :) You room has a very happy feel to it. Very light and inspiring.. thanks for sharing..
Hugs
Brooke

i {heart} papers said...

Very nice! A whole lot better than mine. *wink* Don't you just love IKEA?!! I'm fortunate enough to have one about 20 minutes from my house!

cadnileb said...

Love the crafty area!

MaryJo said...

Wow, everything looks great!

JoLynn said...

Kewl! You've inspired me to photo the changes I made to my space. I won't leave the stinking room! My husband is worried.

Looks like an oasis to me!!

Stamp and Smile said...

Totaly nice! I love your studio and very organized. I need to do that in mine... LOL! I still have Christmas stuff out. TFS!! :)

Terria said...

Wow you live in scrappers heaven!! I absolutely love your space it is very clean and organized ;)

~*Joni said...

Annie I love it!! Oh man...you make mine look like a hot mess. I love how clean it is, no wonder your cards are soooo stinking perfect. The rails are just perfect for the ribbon storage. I really need to re-do mine one day. lol! Thank you for joining my craft room tour, IKEA will be definitely be bombarded because of you. haha!

Angie said...

Wow great room! I love your ribbon wall! I need better storage for my ribbon and this is great.

Becky said...

wonderful space to be creative. love those tall book cases

PaperCrafty said...

Love your room Ann! The color is so pretty and the organization around your desk is awesome. TFS

Kelly Landers said...

Definitely can see a bit of Heaven here!! Love Ikea... I used some of their pieces in my room too!

Thanks for sharing your room with us!!

Martha said...

Amazing, love it!

Pinkllilac said...

Wow fantastic room and so organized,thanks for the inspiration.
Hugs Linda

Stephanie said...

Love the green on your walls & the ribbon storage! Looks super duper :)

Pat (mspfd) said...

Oh my goodness, everything is so neat and organized. I would be embarrassed for you to see the disaster area I call my stamp room.

Scrubbysue said...

WONDERFUL!! I LOVE that color on the walls! really makes the white furniture pop! and how you have it organized! and I'm so envious of that ribbon storage!!! I LOVE it!! TFS!

Cindy said...

I'm so jealous of your craft room. I just recently tidy up our study room and sort of convert it to be my scrap room :)

Кари Сол said...

Ohhhh, WOW!!!!Looks great!
I want too....
Fantastic room! Thanks

Steph Zerbe said...

Holy ribbon bins!
I must bow down to the ribbon Gods.
So fun to see.
And, my oh my, what a collection of stamps you have! It really is like heaven!
Thanks for sharing!

mamia said...

Wow, I see so many things I need to get mine organized. Lots of good ideas.

jengd said...

I'm so jealous of your ribbon wall! I have a great space in our office but it has a mixed blessing. I have 1 side wall and 1/2 of the main wall to use for my stuff. The section of the main wall I have is all windows with a great view of the woods behind the house. Great view, no possible storage options. Definitely mixed.