Mar 15, 2011

My Craft Room - Built By a Woman (Me)

I realized that I have yet to share pictures of my craft room with my blog readers, so here it is!  Lots of pictures, and hopefully you can see some organizational ideas that I implemented and do it yourself!  It can be done!  I did need MAN help to hang the shelves and list the counter tops into place, and for the drywall and cabinet lifting, electrical wiring, and crown molding.  Everything else (drywalling, floor installation, cabinet installation, etc) was done by yours truly.  You Tube was a BIG HELP!   There is a video for everything! 


Cabinets are from Home Depot, counter top is PRAGEL by IKEA.  It does not stain and is so easy to clean, and you can cut it!  Which I had do to.  The curtain rod is also IKEA.  The ribbon organizer is Clip-it-Up.


I got the cupboard handles at Home Depot too, a nice black simple design.


I fell in love with this wall paper, also from Home Depot.  I got away with 1 roll at $40.00.  It is a type of damask wallpaper that goes on SO easy, and apparently, you just pull the top and it comes off.  My Dad helped with the crown molding.  I found those bulletin boards and the white board at WalMart for $25 a piece.  I had a vision and I think it worked out. 



There is my RIBBA shelf from IKEA, there are 2 of them actually and they are meant to hold frames, but for me, Shimmerz, Paints, Stickles, etc!  You can also see my JUMBO Clip-it-Up in the corner.  Man that thing holds a LOT OF STUFF!

You can see my shelves on the right, just a tall shelving unit that holds my paper, binders, die cut machines, etc.

I built that little table using the left over counter top and some old legs I was just going to junk.  It's for my daughter to craft with me.


And here is my collection of Shimmerz!   Love this stuff!  I also love that trim that covers the gap between the wall and the counter.  It was on SALE for $7 a strip, and I only needed 3.  It is not meant for this purpose, but it looks pretty SWEET I think.


DISPLAYING my products is what I wanted to do, so I bought these OPEN shelves from IKEA, not too deep, to be able to put things in front of me, so that I might see them and use them.  I keep switching it up too!



I ADORE this shelf.  $100 at a small town shop in Collingwood.  They were no longer selling stamps, and had a sticker on it that said $100 and it will be donated to a charity (I think it was for cancer research).  How could I resist.  A win win I think!


I bought this magnetic board and stuck a vinyl hand on it for fun.  :)


And if you want to hear me talk about the room, here is a video:



24 comments:

Vicky Alberto said...

holy cow girl - amazing room

Lori Craig said...

So proud of you! This space is amazingly beautiful. LOVE that wallpaper. LOVE that you did it yourself... Amazing, Lesley! You are *the* woman!

Martha said...

its a beautiful room! jealous here :)

Nati Tristan said...

Your room looks fantastic!

Nati Tristan said...

You have a fabulous space!

NoraAnne said...

Lesley, this room is what i picture my craft room to be when I go to sleep and dream about it! I can't believe you did the majority of this by yourself! You are the wo"man"! LOL! Hear you roar! I am so impressed :) I can't wait to go home so I can watch the video (i can't view it right now!)
Thanks for sharing!

Mellisa said...

Your craft room is perfect and that damask wall ... LOVE IT. I saw that wall paper at Home Depot a couple of weeks ago and just knew I had to have it somewhere, someway, somehow.

You really a jack of all trades, arent ya? Great job. You must have just uploaded this video recently because I watched it last night on you tube after searching for one thing then finding your tutorials.

Nitasha said...

love, love, love this space!!!!

Christy Farneth-Kerr said...

There is something to be said for having a space that you have all of your supplies right at hand. I am on my way there. You have so many great ideas thank you for sharing:)

Christine said...

What a fantastic room and well done for doing so much yourself, I truly admire you :-)

Laura /sandytoz art said...

Great Job Lesley! I have to have everything in sight to...otherwise I forget about it! Thanks for showing us your hard work & giving us ideas!!

Nellie said...

You are one amazing girl doing all that work by yourself. Could you please tell me what kind of paper cutter you own? Thanks for sharing your beautiful craft room.Hugs, Nellie.

lynn said...

love it all, lesley! great job on tackling this on your own--wallpaper rocks:)

Daney said...

Lesley, would you mind giving dimensions on your space?

FibreJunky said...

Wow!! I love your room!! I can only dream for some day.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHH! I wanna come play in your room!! LOVE IT:)

Kathy (krolski) said...

Wow! Amazing and beautiful room! Can I come over and scrap with you? hee! :) Awesome job!

Lorrie Everitt Studio said...

beautiful ... lots of great ideas!
thanks for sharing!!

Elizabeth said...

Wow, you are very talented! Congratulations on a job well done! I am a new follower:) http://visionsofpaper.blogspot.com/

Christine said...

AMAZING! What a wonderful lovely beautiful space - I think I need to put you on a flight to the UK and you can organise my craft space! :)

Connie Nichol said...

Lesley, I am in awe. Amazing stuff. You go, girl!! Where did you get the magnet board? I have been looking all over for one of those!!!

ScrapMyWay said...

Hi Lesley, I just came across your blog and your room is BEAUTIFUL. I love that it has great functionality and is super organized. If you get a chance, check out my blog because I also designed my room to reflect me. My favorite item in my room is the paper dress form. This would look awesome in your room in blacks & whites!!!! Hope you continue to create beautiful things.
claire
www.scrapmyway.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous usable room...Thanks so much for sharing how you did it with us.
Sincerely,
NancyK in WI

Shan said...

I hope you will grace Roomspiration: Craft Rooms with your presence! We would love to have your awesomeness linked up! Glad I found you on YouTube today!