22 October 2019

VIDEO | Craft Room Tour 2019

Hello there, today I have my craft room tour of 2019 to share with you. I tend to do these every year. Not a huge amount has changed since my last one (which is good as it means that my organisational systems ae working for me) but I have moved a few things around and changed a few storage options.
 
 
My craft room is fairly small (although I love it!), it definitely looks bigger on camera than it is in real-life. I recently had a friend come to visit and she mentioned that too, but I try and have the furniture out so that I make the most of the space that I have. I also have two windows in the room, so that helps to keep it fairly bright (depending on the English weather!).

Here is the video showing the tour:



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CRAFT ROOM DETAILS:



I have two large desks that that take up the length of one side of the room. I use one for crafting and one for office work/blogging. Underneath the desks I have Ikea Helmer Drawer Units, as well as one Ikea Alex Unit. The ones on the office side hold stationery and colouring mediums, the ones under my craft desk hold crafting tools, envelopes, Distress Inks and mediums. This is my painting supplies drawer:


I have my watercolour tubes in Tim Holtz Mini Distress Ink Tins, water cups, palettes, reusable cloth, as well as some paints that still need swatching!

 
This is my essentials drawer in the top of my Alex unit. This drawer holds things that I grab for all the time - mini guillotine, mask paper, painters tape, most used embossing powders, coffee filters, embossing bag (in a little Really Useful Box) and my ink blending tools in InterDesign containers.


On my main crafting desk, I have a shelf from Ikea that I added legs to. This helps to raise the things off my desk and gives me a little space underneath to add some bowls (these hold my absorber cloth and things that I might be using whilst making a card). I also have a magnetic one that holds my most used dies in. On top of the shelf I have my Copic Markers (they are in Color Cubbies but sadly the company is no longer in business, you can get something similar at OrganizeMore).
 
A new addition is a Muji Acrylic 5 Drawer unit. This now holds my fine-liners and various other pens. I recently read that Copic Multiliners should be stored horizontally, so moved them to this and I love it! Next to that is my tool carousel. This holds tons of tools and my go-to adhesives as well.


Above my craft desk, I have shelves on the wall. These hold mainly decorative items but I do have washi tape in Ikea Skurar Pots, as well as paint brushes in jars. Above the shelves is my camera mount for filming. You can see more about my filming set up here.


I often get asked about my ink blending tool storage. I keep them in nail polish holders, a tip that I stole from Ardyth. I label the tops of the tools using printed out labels from the Ranger website. I print them on to removable label paper, punch out and stick on. I also have the labels added to pieces of white cardstock and laminated, so that I can put them inside the holder.


Next up is my Raskog. I love this thing! I recently bought a Hogsma Cutting Board to go on the top so that I can have my die cutting machine on top. On the shelves I have more colouring mediums, as well as my Copic Refills. I have a pegboard above that that holds my MISTI tools, as well as stamp cleaner, water spray bottles and some different mediums - Distress Reinkers, Nuvo Glimmer Paste etc.

 
On the other side of the room is my Ikea Hemnes Cabinet. Unfortunately this may not be being sold in the UK currently but I believe that it will come back soon. This holds all my stamps and dies, as well as cardstock, die cutting machines plus much more.

 
My stamps are stored in Ikea Kvarnvik boxes in Avery Elle Stamp & Die Pockets. I do have some acrylic containers that I hold stamps in too, sadly these have been discontinued by Muji. My standalone dies are stored in Crafter's Companion Binders. These do get quite heavy but I find that they do not take up much room, which I like. My cardstock is stored in Grip Seal/Zip Lock Bags that I cut the top off of. These are then stored in magazine files. My manual die cutting machines, as well as patterned paper are stored at the bottom of the cabinet.
 
 
Next to that are The Best Organizer units. These have a wooden exterior and then plastic shelves. You can get different sizes of shelves which is great because you can mix and match and move them around as much as you need to. On the top is my 12"x12" cardstock and paper, as well as my swatch and stencil binders. The drawers hold ink pads as well as felt, foil and embellishments.


Here is one of my ink pad drawers with my Distress Oxides and Hero Arts Reactive Inks in. I store a lot of my dye inks on their sides (I have had no problem storing them this way) but I do store pigment or hybrid inks flat.


This my foiling drawer. I have foils for different things - Deco Foil for using with a laminator or alcohol inks, Gemini FoilPress foil (the machine is stored in my bedroom) and the WRMK Foil Quill to use with my Cricut (which is also stored in my bedroom!).


Last but not least is my computer desk. This is where I write my blog posts and edit photos and videos. Above my desk to the right are Ikea Mosslanda Picture Ledges. These hold my liquid watercolours, as well as some decorative items on the top shelf.
 
As well as my Cricut machines and Gemini FoiPress, I also have some extra items not in the room as well. I have extra adhesives, the cards that I have made, extra cardstock and my Christmas supplies in a cabinet in my hallway.
 

SUPPLIES:

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If you have made it this far, you deserve a medal! Thank you so much for sticking with me until the end. I love craft room storage and I am always looking for new ways to store things. I hope you have enjoyed taking a look in my happy space today. Thank you so much for visiting. Have a great day!

3 comments:

  1. Thanks for doing the tour Michelle - I always love to see your room. It's amazingly well organised, everything seems to have a place and fit perfectly. A dream come true! And it all looks so pretty! xx

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  2. Thanks Michelle, always pick up new tips and ideas from your room tours! Such an efficient space too, nothing worse than getting into something then having to keep getting up to get supplies lol xx

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  3. I found your blog from Clearly Besotted. Oh, wow, a place for everything, all so neatly organized. Thank you so much for providing the links! Of course that meant a trip to IKEA on the weekend for a browse and some brochures. I’m still at the planning, i need help, stage but you’ve inspired me to get to the implementing stage. Thank you!

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