Thursday, May 2, 2013

The things I did for the Craft Room

Ok,  a little ' Kitchen Break'.
 I want to share with you the nitty gritty of things in my CRAFT ROOM. You may be wondering HOW I ever came to this...

From this....

Aside from the painting (which I will share at a later post), organizing a small space full of stuff can be daunting. So I did what  a lot of professional organizers advice - PURGE, PURGE, PURGE.

I also have a ton of magazines that are now placed  on a bookshelf inside a closet across the room

Organized them by Dates..

I also made these, actually, covered these...

Bought this for 10 cents a piece

Stitch, though cute, does not really 'fit' in this space.

I also covered this with fabric...

Regular Joe Cork board from TARGET

A Much Better Inspiration board!

Added a lot of storage here...

All from IKEA when I went shopping there last March with Charmaine.

I also bought 2 of these Dwell Studio bins on clearance months ago for my grift wraps. One for birthdays and other occasions, the other, just for Christmas.

I also learned that organizing a space isn't much fun if you don't have the  pretty stuff that you want to put up  and show off too!

Hence I added these...

My catalog Cover wall art

Cute quotes from Oprah Magazine

Residency pics, A thrift store little girl art and a favorite cabinet from a Catalog!

My 2 boys - The other frame made by my son when he was still in 2nd grade :-) + Dollar puzzle from TARGET

Dollar tree gold frames with fave pics from Catalogs and a FUN picture of my family
My Cute Lamp and Elephant from Jonathan Adler :-)

I got rid of things I hardly used, tossed them into a donation box or trash.
Actually, I did not end up throwing out a lot since once I organized everything, I eventually found a place for more things!

Any tips you got up your sleeves when it comes to organizing?

Have a Great Weekend!

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  1. Your craft space is seriously amazing! I love the idea of having a place for everything. It definitely keeps stuff more organized!

  2. Oh wow, your craft space is Awesome! IF only I could have a whole room for crafts. Right now I have just a closet...

  3. It must feel really good to have this kind of organization! I need to find a central place, right now my crafts are all around the house... basement, family room... you name it, so time consuming when doing something!
    Have a great weekend, Vel!

  4. Love your magazine organization among a million other goodies in that space! Have a great weekend Vel,
    xo Nancy

  5. I am really impressed, Vel. It is very neat, nice and organized....Christine

  6. OH my word, this space is absolutely fabulous. I love it. I just need a small closet, but first I have to find one. lol You did a wonderful job and your craft space is gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

  7. Lovin' your crafty space! My space is sooooo disorganized. I'm pinning yours for inspiration :)

    I just found you through Serenity Saturday and have followed you via GFC and G+. Hope you'll stop by and say hello :)


  8. Very cool, cute and full of mom memories, I don't know how you have time :)

  9. What an adorable little nook! I am jealous! I wish I had a little corner of my house that I could use for that purpose!

  10. You did an excellent job! It's clean, organized, colorful and inspirational! You must love going in there!

  11. I think this space is amazing. Thanks tons for linking up. Hugs, Marty

  12. so neat! I love everything that you have done with your space... Im jealous of all the space you do have... its so pretty :o) Emily @ Nap-Time Creations

  13. Oh, Vel, I think your craft room is just so bright and cheerful -- great place to be inspired to create!

  14. I like this! Great organization strategies, it makes a huge difference. Love the inspirational photos/magazine pages. :-)

    Who is that girl Mo?

  15. What a great craft room! I need to get mine cleaned up so I can paint it!!

  16. I have things stored everywhere because I don't have an area like this to put it all. LOVE your craft room and storage ideas! Hopefully one day! ;)
    So happy to have you share at AMAZE ME MONDAY...thanks so much!

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  18. That's art room looks like your before picture. (want to come organize my space? :) ) I am following you and pinning this for future use! Found you at BeBesty Brag About It Tuesday!


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