You may or may not know, but I left behind my dream craft room. In fact, we designed the complete upstairs of our house around my craft room. And it was perfect.
I think the hardest part about selling our lake house was leaving my craft room. You can see it HERE.
So, when we bought our lot and hired our architect I made sure that there would be room for a craft room. I had NO idea that it would be bigger and better than my old one. This craft room has a HUGE closet AND a bathroom! I am moving on up in the world.
The design of this room will be different though. #1 – there are more windows. #2 – there are 3 doors instead of 1. So, I can't just plop down the old room into the new one.
So, while we are in the planning stages of the house I tackled my craft room.
I spent many hours designing my craft room. Or should I say…beginning the design in my craft room. I laid out the room to scale on graph paper. I measured all of the things that I wanted to put in the room. I also took a hard look at my old craft room to determine what worked and what did not.
Here is a video I created showing you how I began. This video shows you the beginning of my thought process in my craft room. If you have any questions let me know.
Some of my fave organizational products for my craft room. Click on the image for the links.
As I am planning out my room…
I have spent many hours online looking at other craft rooms. What I was really trying to find were ideas that were not custom so I could save a few dollars. What I found were ideas that were custom. Because basically what I need is custom.
Since I have many crafts that need to go in 1 room I have to find space for it all. Predominantly I am a paper crafter – which requires so many little things.
My craft room requirements are:
Large island with seating on both sides
Space for my sewing machine and table
Paper crafting supplies storage – which includes:
8 1/2 x 11″ cardstock
Glues and Glue Tapes
Space for my 4 Raskog carts – these hold the individual projects that I am working on
I will definitely be meeting with my local closet company and see how they can help me in my room. I used closet companies in my old craft room for my island and tall storage units.
Some of my FAVE organizational products come from the Container Store. I love love love the Elfa shelving units and all of the things that go with it. I also LOVE these shoe boxes. They stack and slide – so I have room for more stuff!