Monday, March 14, 2011

Craft Room.

Craft Room- AKA: My Office, Where I get my "craft" on, Where my mojo flows, My Design Studio, My Spa, My Getaway Space, My Sanity Saving Spot, My Creative Space, My FAVORITE Room in the House!

I am not going to lie. . .I am a messy crafter.  When my mojo starts flowing, I just want to create.  I don't want to clean up until my project is complete.  SO, unfortunately, that means that my creative space eventually ends up looking like this:
Before
Before
Before
Before
SEE I TOLD YOU I AM MESSY!!!  Sometimes it gets so bad that I can't even go in there.  Then I end up doing my creations out on my kitchen table.  When this happens, I know my hubby is thinking, "Why, oh why, does she have a craft room, if she is just going to sit out here and do her crafts?"  Haha!

Last week I decided to get back into my craft room and get organized.  Sometime soon I plan on painting and pulling out the carpet and putting in laminate floors.  That hasn't happened as of yet, but you can still see what my space looks like. . .at least for now :)

Ahhh, so nice and clean!  Wonder how long it will stay that way?
Wanna go on a tour of my creative space?  (WARNING!  MANY PICTURES TO FOLLOW!)
Wall of cabinets
Closet Wall
Behind My Desk
Button Shelf
Inside of Closet Door
Inside my Closet
Labeled Drawers (Inside My Closet)
Labeled Alpha Drawers (Inside My Closet)
More Labeled Drawers
Cardstock Stash
Pegboard
Flower Shelf
Paint Storage
Window Seat
A view from the doorway
You can click on any of the pictures for a larger view.  I just didn't want to put them all in this post really large, or it would have taken up pages and pages on my blog :)

I actually found some REALLY SUPER DUPER UBER CUTE paisley print black and white material that I will be recovering my bench seat with.  So, watch for that in an upcoming post!

I hope you enjoyed my space!  Where do you get creative???

I will be linking up to some of THESE FABULOUS PARTIES this week. 

Hope you can stop by here at Paisley Passions on 
Wednesday for Wandering Wednesday Blog Hop,
Thursday for Thrilling Thursday Linky Party, and on
Friday for Fun w/Food Friday Linky Party :)

114 comments:

Jen-CraftOManiac said...

Thou Shall Not Covet your Craft room.... but i DO! LOVE IT! YOU ARE SO LUCKY! I want and NEED A CRAFT ROOM. winks-jen

Sweetened by Kagi said...

I am so in love with your craft room!!!

http://sweetenedbykagi.blogspot.com/

Simply Sara said...

I love your craft room too, I want one, lol...

http://www.simplysara83.blogspot.com

Bracey Pate said...

What an amazing craft room!! I want such a big space for myself!

I can't keep my craft spaces clean either...

Kathy@DandelionsandDustBunnies said...

I do the exact same thing when I craft too. Messy, messy, messy. I just love your space. I swear you have your own craft store in your home. Wow!!

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

I am feeling studio envy. Don't worry, I get that a lot. It's kind of a chronic thing. Your studio is one of dreams. I think we all get pretty messy in the midst of a project and have to regroup now and then. I hope you don't mind if I post a link to this post next week on my studio solutions blog? Have a great week, Connie

Marie@PoutyPinkPrincess said...

I LOVE it! It looks awesome! I wish I could get motivated to organize and work on mine!

notyet100 said...

wow,..-)

Holly said...

Oh my goodness...LOVE it. Wish I had a space like that. :)

Katie said...

Slightly...OK SUPER jealous of this craft room!!

Mine is so small!!

DWYHomemaking said...

Beautiful Craft Room! I'm the same way about crafting... I leave scraps and all but, keeping it neat is so much easier to use! Thanks for linking up to Unwasted Homemaking!

www.dontwasteyourhomemaking.com

Farah Muzaffar said...

looking so organized.. how long it will be is the question which I also asked to myself after every arrangement........ I am sure it will:)....
Wish to have one like this...
Happy spring time
Hope you like to pay a visit to my new spring arrangement saved in a cloche
http://craftaworld.blogspot.com/
Love
Farah

Kelly @livingcraftilyeverafter said...

WOW! Can you say JEALOUS!!! I love it!!!!

My kitchen table is my craft room... lol

Kelly

livingcraftilyeverafter@blogspot.com

Backwoods Cottage Pam said...

You give me added incentive to clean up and organize my craft cottage. It has been on my list but I have yet to get to it, sometimes inspiration like this is what I need. Thanks!

Janet - AKA: Latte Lady said...

That is a really pretty room!

:) Good job!

Janet

www.homeward4.blogspot.com

DeniseAngela said...

love love your space!!

Jayna Rae said...

Girl! Your craft room ROCKS!!! Mine is my craft room/office/elliptical room/cat's room/ hubby's art center so we need to get it organized to this level. I am always glad to see that I am not the only one who makes a mess while being creative. It seems like many bloggers have craft areas that are less than clean at any given time.

B.Large said...

you get the award for most crafting stuff and organization!
I love it!

Susie said...

Looking good girlfriend!!!

Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper said...

Ok, I would kill for a room like this...well not literally but I sure do love that room. You have done a great job. I always tell my husband if we ever move I have to have a room dedicated to crafting. I think he'd gladly give it to me because my house is covered in all my "In progress" projects. Great job
www.itsybitsypaperblog.com

Sasha said...

So jealous of your space. I want a craft room like this soooo bad. I'm actually in the process of getting it there. This is going to be my new inspiration! Thanks for linking up to Creation Mondays @ ~The Life of Me~!

Jennifer said...

What a great space to create in!! LOVE it!!! (=

Rhiannon said...

i am having MAJOR craft room envy!

Leah said...

Jealous, jealous jealous, jealous, jealous!!!!!! Love it!!

UKZoe said...

WOW. I just got my craft room set up, but I still have to share it with it being our eldest's bedroom when he is home! That isn't often though.

The Extra Ordinary Bree said...

This is exactly what my room looks like! I mean your before pics of course lol! Love your room!!

Candice said...

Wow, that is nice! I wanna come over and craft! Fun fun fun!!

Abby said...

This is very inspiring for me to clean up my craft area! I love all the organization and its all so pretty!

Jan said...

Will you come organize my craft room... pleeeeeze? Mine looks like your 'before' pictures. I've got sewing, rubber stamping, beading, painting... all in one very tiny room.
I found you on the All About You blog hop and am now following. :)
Jan at Jewelry4Change
http://www.jewelry4change.blogspot.com

Nikki said...

Oh Em Gee...I ♥ your craft room! I would love to have a space like this...maybe one day? :) Lucky Gal!

Cranberry Morning said...

This is just amazing! Sounds to me like you better bar the doors, for there are a lot of jealous crafters out there. LOL What a beautiful 'creative space' you have!

PaChomp said...

Seeing this really makes me want to reorganize my hobby room. You gave me a ton of organizing ideas. Thank you!!

Jana said...

Looks great plus it's my favorite colors! And a little envious of the larger space. Thanks for linking up!

Neabear said...

Your craft room looks great! I am still working on mine!

~Linnea

reasonstoskipthehousework said...

At least you have a room to hide your mess! My only craft space is my kitchen table - so I have to put everything away at night! I love, love, love your space! So clean and neat! Love all the drawers and jars! I'd love for you to post up this re"clean" at my Tuesday Time Out party - just started it today!

http://reasonstoskipthehousework.blogspot.com/2011/03/tuesday-time-out-link-up-party.html

Smiles,
Melanie
http://reasonstoskipthehousework.blogspot.com

Condo Blues said...

Can I move into your craft room, pretty please? I promise to keep it neat and tidy.

Bella said...

Lori, I have a feeling that in the even I should ever have such a fantastic craft room, I too would end up crafting in the dining room, lol. I'm also a messy crafter, and when I'm in the zone, nothing else matters, certainly not cleaning up, he he.

However, GIRL,,, I had no idea you had such a FABULOUS craft room. You have like EVERYTHING in there, WOW,,, you are sooooo lucky.

Thanks for sharing, and I too WISH for such a place.

Hugs, and THANKS for always sharing over at **Amaze me AUgust** Bella Before and After , and if you are a sz8.5, and love cute shoes, come enter to win a pair of BCBGirls Hipster sandals ....GIVEAWAY HERE, I really appreciate the support.

Hugs,
Bella :)

Jamie said...

I'm currently drooling over your craft room. Seriously.

Following you now from Tag Back Tuesdays - hope you'll return the love!

Staci J said...

Can I come shop at your store!! I'm in heaven!!

Katie said...

I second that emotion! I am most definitely a messy crafter...but you give me hope for organization and craft room sanity :)
And I'm drooooling over how awesome your craft room is! ah.mazing.

{thanks for linking up at Tag Back Tuesday! totally following you now!}

KerrieLynn said...

Hi, I am joining in “The Time Out Tuesday Link Up Party” I was already a follower! I love this room and I want it (but only if you will come and regularly come and clean it up).
If you are able, I would love a follow back. Thank you!
~KerrieLynn ღೋ☙❤
KLsCupboard.blogspot
KLs Cupboard on Facebook
KLs Cupboard on Twitter

Lauren @ YoungNester said...

Oh my goodness! I love love love your craft room!

Jenn said...

The before pictures gave me hives but I love the room cleaned up. :-)
Totally stealing your storage idea for alpha letters. I have all mine thrown in one big drawer and never use them because I am too lazy to look for the right letter.
Thank you for sharing.

Vanessa said...

Awesome room! I don't have a room dedicated to crafting but my desk looks like you before picture while I'm working on something.

Pinkie said...

Oh my gosh! I absolutely love it. The window seat is so pretty, too. Now that you've finished yours, can you please come do a room like that at my house? Also, thank you for posting the real "before" pictures. That makes me feel like I'm not the only one but I think mine is still worse. Enjoy your room!

Mel said...

Who couldn't be inspired in a craft room like that!

Fabulous

Mimi said...

Oh WOW! Wonderful! My dream is to get my own space. Right now I am spread all over the dining room table, breakfast room table, and even the pool table in the basement! Oldest son is looking for a house and I keep eyeing his room. (Just can't tell him that!) Bookmarking this post for when I do get my own workspace. Thank you so much for this post!

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

Wow, what a fabulous space. Have a good week and hope to see you over at My Dream Canvas.

Stephanie said...

That is an impressive redo - I would love a room like that!

Your newest follower - hope you'll visit me when you get a chance!

http://henryhappened.blogspot.com/

Andrea Hall said...

I do the exact same thing!!! as i sit here and type this now...i look back at my mess and think..."i really need to clean this" lol. Your room is FABULOUS! thanks for sharing!!

AliLilly said...

AKK!!! I LOVE IT!!! No, seriously I FREAKING LOVE IT!!! :)

Splendiferous Girls said...

WOW...love it so pretty...mine is a mess right now..Now I am motivated to clean...

sherry

http://splendiferousgirlsclub.blogspot.com

Jennifer @ Just Peachy in Dixie said...

Wow! What a great space! I would love to have a craft room like that.

Thanks for sharing!

Jennifer @ http://justpeachyindixie.blogspot.com

Mama on a Green Mission said...

Thanks so much for hosting! I'm a new follower! I'd love for you to stop by when you get a moment! Happy Wednesday!

April
http://greenmissionmama.blogspot.com/

Cathy Kennedy said...

What an awesome craft room! One day, I will have a space I can call all my own. For now, anyplace in the house will have to do. However for the most part, our dining room is Grand Central Station. Our table isn't for eating on, I can assure you of that. That will change, though, as soon as we can get into a larger home. Hey, it's okay to dream big, right? Thanks for sharing your pics!

~Cathy Kennedy, Children's Author
The Tale of Ole Green Eyes

Catch my blog post Amazing Grace!

JamieS said...
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JamieS said...

Your before looks alot like my "all the time! I love what you have done around your window. I really need to work on the layout of my craft room...

Sommer said...

OMG Lori I have craft room envy like you wouldn't believe! Sad story, we just moved into a house three weeks ago with a HUGE office. It was supposed to have a nice desk for hubby and become my craft room. The kids were supposed to live in the loft. However we could not run cable to the loft =( So to save our new expensive television from them we've decided to move them into the office and we are moving to the loft. The loft has ONE wall and the rest is a window and banister railing. I fear I will not have the storage and organization you have. Hence my ENVY of your beautiful space! Please link this to my VIP party friday @ www.designergarden.blogspot.com I'd love to show this off to my readers.

Thanks!

Julie (Legacy Crafter) said...

Wow your before photos look like my current studio! I really need to get my Mojo going to get it in better order.

Love, love, love, love your after pictures. You did a great job and what a great design of colors and organization! I bet you have loads of fun in that room

Miss Char said...

Well I can certainly identify with the before and I'm totally jealous of the after!!!!!! You did a fantastic job and I bet your creative ideas are just flowing so much better now that you have an organized area. Thanks so much for sharing.

CrystalC2B said...

Ohhhh Lori! SO lovely! I have 1/3 of my bedroom set aside for my craft/art room. SUCH awesome inspiration you've given me!

Becky said...

You are seriously one lucky lady! I am for sure bookmarking this so maybe oneday my space can look as amazing as yours!

<3Becky
justbeckause.blogspot.com

kara@elements-interiors.net said...

LOVE THIS! Come on ova' and link up to my Linky Party! xoxokara


*ENTER LINKY PAR-TAY Here! *

WOWZERS! What a transformation!! Come share :0)

Paula Montalvo said...

Awesome transformation! I am new here, and girl......I want to hang out with you! ;) What a fantastic craft room you have! If I had a room like this my family would never see me again! Blessings <3 Paula

Patricia Torres said...

*shocked*... totally shocked at the transformation... I'd love to have a room like this... I'd do anything for a craft space of my own.. *sigh*... Some day...

You maybe messy.. Lori.. but you are an awesome crafter... who keeps us all inspired.... so keep the mess alive!! :-)

{brady+sarah} said...

One day I can only hope to have a craft room like yours! Wow! I LOVE IT!! I kept saying to my husband HONEY LOOK AT THIS with every picture! :)

Tonya said...

What a great space! You have lots & lots of craft supplies girl!! I am so jealous! Its like your own Hobby Lobby right inside your home!

Life In The Thrifty Lane said...

I'm in love with your craft room!!

Susanmeep said...

I would love a craft room like that!

I am following you (suelee1998) from the blog hop, you have a great site. Would you please follow me back? http://susansdisneyfamily.blogspot.com/
thank you :)

Brandy and Fam said...

I'm following your blog and loving your room transformation!! Thanks for the peek inside.

Mallory said...

Wow! What a transformation! Looks great!!

Tammy @ Type A said...

looks awesome, so cheerful! i have a weekly party that goes from Tues - Thurs, i would love it you shared this.

http://typeadecorating.blogspot.com/

Naturally Me Creations said...

I love your craft room. I love all your supplies, hehe! And the fact that you've got storage space beneath the window bench too. One can never have too much storage space in a craft room....

Tnx for linking up at my party this weekend!

laxsupermom said...

Wow! What a terrific space! That is the most unbelievable craft room! I love all the different ways you organized your craft supplies. Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

I'm hosting a Throwback Thursdays Party, and would love it if you swung by and linked up something you made/bought/did from before blogging. I can't wait to see what you bring.

AllieMakes! said...

WOW! I want a lovely colorful inspiring room like this! It looks fabulous! Great job!
Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!
AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

Amy said...

WOW!!! I love your craft room!! My craft room is isolated to one desk and a few old dressers in my spare bedroom!! And it looks a lot like yours before you organized it, and every weekend I think this weekend I will clean it up, but alas I don't, but you have inspired me to do so, and soon. Your newest follower from the bloghop
http://ourcrazybeautifulife.blogspot.com/
Have a great weekend!!
Amy

Grace @ Sense and Simplicity said...

Your craft room looks fantastic. I love all the attention to detail in where you store things. It is so hard to keep craft rooms clean though, I sympathize.

Allison {A Glimpse Inside} said...

Holy Cow! That's a heck of a craft room! And you got LOTS of stuff! My craft room doesn't quite look like that... yet! lol I'm sure it will eventually turn into it. Thanks so much for linking up!

Jill said...

Ok I want YOUR craft room. Mine get mega messy too - and I'm needing to sort it out now! You've inspired me, but I can't imagine mine even coming close to your masterpiece!! :)

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a great weekend!

Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

Madigan at madiganmade said...

If I had a room like that in my house, I'm not sure I'd leave! :D

Rachel at Sun Scholars said...

Oh my gosh, that is BEAUTIFUL! I am SO JEALOUS! Just love it!!! Fabulous job!

Will you come do my room??? :)

Mandys Creative Corner said...

You've inspired me to look forward to the day when I have a craft room too! What an amazing space you have =) Thanks for sharing!

Meg said...

WOW! I"m so jealous! I want your craft room--messy or not!

Kelly Krocker Kreates said...

I LOVE your craft room. You have so much craft stuff I'm jealous. Not easy to stay neat when you have an awesome craft idea.

kara@elements-interiors.net said...

Amazing Transformation!!!

Thank you for linking this up to Whassup Wednesday! Hope to see you this week at my
Par-Taaaay!

xoxokara

Becca said...

Wow! That is one amazing transformation! Thanks for linking to Home and Family Friday.

Becca

KateB said...

great space! I need to get one of those shoe thingees for the inside of my closet too..so I can add more stuff in there!

By the Bluegrass said...

So funny, I have glimpses of my craft room on my post right now. I only did 'glimpses' as it is still in the messy state, I haven't got to the clean up part yet. ;) I love your huge room! You're so lucky to have such a big space for only you! That's what I am grappling w/ right now...trying to find a bigger space. I can now see why you are so inspired and how you create such awesome stuff.
xo,
Sena
p.s. If I do decide to take my daughters room (who is at college now) I will put down laminate too! So much better for a craft room.

Kerry--Momma K said...

Awesome craft room. Thanks for the inspiration. I am rearranging my craft room right now. I came from Between U & Me.
Kerry

http://mommakcrafts.blogspot.com

lauren@warmandfuzzy said...

WOW...I just want a craft "space" I have some boxes in my closet that I keep my craft supplies in. We have no extra space in our house for a craft area for me. But if we ever do I want it to look like that :)

lauren @ warmfuzzypurpleandgold.blogspot.com

Becolorful said...

I am speechless. I just want to go downstairs and start organizing. Thanks for sharing with Motivated Monday at BeColorful. I will be featuring you this week.
Pam

Kat from California said...

I love your craft room and admire your organizing feat. I'm in the middle of the before all over the place since I don't have a room now.

What kind of boxes did you use under your bench seat? I'm assuming they are strong enough to sit on.

Thanks, Katharine

Melissa said...

Love your space. The storage geek in me completely geeked out! I linked to your post today on My Crafty Weekend, I hope you drop by to link more!

Emily {WhipperBerry} said...

I wanted to let you know we featured this on WhipperBerry today. We absolutely LOVE this craft space and are more than a little jealous!!!

Marnie said...

What a great room. Found you via Whipperberry.
I'm now following you.
x Marnie {3pickles}

Nicolette @ Momnivore's Dilemma said...

That is the stuff that dreams are made of.

Wow.

I really hope I can have a studio again. Wow.

Thanks for sharing at Creative Juice Thursday.

I'll be featuring your MOJO space this week.

Swoon. Love. Pick me up off the floor now.

Nicolette @ Momnivore's Dilemma said...

That is the stuff that dreams are made of.

Wow.

I really hope I can have a studio again. Wow.

Thanks for sharing at Creative Juice Thursday.

I'll be featuring your MOJO space this week.

Swoon. Love. Pick me up off the floor now.

At The Picket Fence said...

WOW! That is an absolutely amazing space! Full of inspiration and organization. Thank you so much for linking this up to Inspiration Friday this week!
Vanessa

alison said...

i'm so glad you shared this on fridays unfolded...and entirely jealous of this space...you did a wonderful job.

blessings,

alison
stuff and nonsense

Kassi @ Truly Lovely said...

WOW!!! I am crazy impressed with the organization you've got going on in there!!! And the supplies!!! What a stash!! :) Thanks for sharing on Fancy This Fridays!

kara@elements-interiors.net said...

Love this post...thank you for linking up to Whassup Wednesday! Hope to see you tomorrow:)

xoxokara

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Elizabeth said...

I have the ame problems with my craft room... mine looks like your before pictures :-) Maybe one daye they will look like your after pictures.

Canaan said...

Holy Cow! I HEART that room!! Great job!

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

wow, what a room!! I do scrapbooking. I'll have to show this to my scrappy friends! Great job. it's so pretty. I just love red!

Shabby Soul said...

Your craft room is so cute that I would be content to just sit on that darling window seat and just read while you craft!

Scrappy Gifts said...

Beautiful craft room! Love the bench in there too. Thanks for linking up to Scrappy Saturdays. Featuring this tomorrow!

Holly said...

Jealous...and inspired. This is gorgeous!

Delightful Order said...

WOW! I'm inviting you to link this to my delightfully inspiring link party.
http://delightfulorder.blogspot.com/2011/03/delightfully-inspiring-thursday-party-5.html
DaNita

Wona said...

oh...thank you, thank you, thank you...i thought i was the only one that got messy with crafting...but do tell where did you get those neat cube shelves.

Barbara said...

Your room is no a room, it's a STORE! Where are you located? I found you through maleahbliss. Your color choices are mine as well for the "craft room". Keep up your awesomeness!

margo said...

This is amazing!!!!!

Cristiana said...

such an amazing space, love all the black, white and red with the wall color! beautiful!!