Thursday, August 02, 2012

New Craft Room Delight

I am so proud to present my new craft room.  I have dreamed about this room for at least 5 years, touting "if only I could win the lottery, I would build a craft room where all things crafty would reside instead of having things scattered all over my house".  I don't play the lottery and I never dreamed this would ever be a reality.  But here it is.... and it is truly beyond my dreams. 
My patio was 10x53, and had recently had Saltillo Tile laid.  Unfortunately the new room (10x16) required a foundation to be level with the house so that section of the lovely Saltillo was covered up in concrete.  Still, this is a photo of the remaining patio and it is plenty big for me, the two porch cats and a wonderful place to sit and admire.... you can see the craft room at the back, with the white blinds on the west facing 4x6 window. 
 This is a view of the left side of the closet.  My closet has only those items I use more frequently than others (and the old craft room closet is still full of other crafty things).  I had my builder place that last shelf high enough so I could shove the rolling bins of papers in the closet and not have them on the floor.  My closet has a light inside and lovely mirrored doors. The ceiling has 6 recessed lights so I no longer will use my Ott Light.
 Below  is a view of the "hanging side" of the closet...I can hang my quilts, sewn projects and I was delighted to find the Tea Cart with all of my threads for regular and embroidery machines could live in the closet as well.
 Here is my Sewing Station.  This is the new table that was built...since the former table collapsed and gashed my big toe to the bone.  This table will never collapse... The drawers (from Walmart) hold all of my fabrics, the embroidery design CD's, the hoops, and some of the stabilizers and batting... At the east end is a rolling cart that has more stabilizer, and a working drawer with all of the sewing tools I need when I am busy at the machines.  I made colorful tablecloths for each table, and this one is a bit short since the collapsed table was not as long.  I will add some length on each side so the ends of the door slab will not show. I made simply sewing machine covers ...two long panels, back with pretty fabrics, tied at each end with bright ribbons.
Below  is my Work Station...where the creativity begins. One thing is missing...the new TV set which will be set up tomorrow.  The old craft room counter was literally loaded with "stuff"... paper bins, tubs with all sorts of things to use.  I didn't want that on the new table so those 2 white bins hold the adhesives, the jewels, pearls, vinyl dots, and other things I use frequently to create. The room is entered off the master bedroom and by keeping the door open, and using the ceiling fan, the room is wonderfully comfortable.  However that AC unit works wonders should the room become too warm. The drawers hold my wonderful needs, including all of my Copics, pens, punches, glues, glitters, all things necessary. The drawers were ordered from Walmart for $49 and I love them.  They are sturdy and hold all things necessary. .
 Looking onto the patio is my wonderful Cricut Station.  My two Cricut machines, the Cuttlebug, embossing folders, Nesties, some paper and sundry tools reside here.  Also showing but to leave is the serger.  I find I don't use it like I once did and it will go to a friend.
 Here is a photo of the room capturing all 3 stations.  I love my new craft room.  Hope you enjoyed my tour.


14 comments:

Susan said...

Oh Carole, you lucky, lucky girl! I love your new craftroom. I also love the photos you shared!!! I had been hoping to see how you were settling so I was thrilled when I saw this post!!!! Love what you have done with the room!

xx Susan

Yoshira aka cricutalltime said...

Love it.so organized and well use of space.Love how one cricut sits on that shelf and have space on bottom for the other cricut.I wish i had a craft room.

Sandi said...

You are stylin moma, how gorgeous has this turned out, simply, wonderfully, Carole, I am so happy for you, I could almost float over and play, hugs, hugs, hugs

DonnaMundinger said...

OMG!!! FAbulous! I think I'd faint if I ever got that organized, or at least be afraid to mess it up. Love the turquoise accents you chose for color and the white looks so crisp and clean. I know you're in HEAVEN, Chickie and you should be. Congrats! xxD

~JulieH~ said...

Oh Carole your craft room is a dream come true! I love it and a gorgeous view from your cricut station how wonderful! So thrilled for you! Hope your toe is fully better and you're not in any more pain with it
Hugs
Juliexx

Glenda said...

Fabulous craft room! Love it! So happy that your dreams came true! Hope you are doing better!
Glenda

Margie said...

Oh, it's DONE! You lucky, lucky lady! I imagine great things happening in this room. I like how you covered the work surfaces with fabric...a great Carole touch! ENJOY!

Suzanne cricutcraftingrammyblogspot.com said...

I am green with envy. How gorgeous and organized this is. Love the blue and white. You are going to have so much fun in here.

1CardCreator said...

Your room is gorgeous Carole and so very organized! Everything is right where you can see it and use it. Love the lighted closet too, smart move! I sure hope your toe is starting to heal up.

Debbie's Cards & More said...

It looks fabulous Carole, and so organized...Love all the lighting you have.

Jayne said...

Your room looks fabulous Carole.Wishing you lots of fun and creative times in your new craft space.
Jayne x

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Hi Carole! Oh my goodness! I'm so happy for you! Your space is just GORGEOUS! You deserve something this wonderful! I'm so sorry to hear that your hurt your toe as bad as you did. I hope it's much better! Enjoy your wonderful creative area! WOW!

Brenda said...

Well I am late to the party! lol Your room looks so fabulous Carole! I love the stations and they are all so organzied so nice! The colors you have in your new room are so pretty, crisp, clean and tranquil!! You still have a nice sized patio left too! I think good things have come to a sweet lady who waited for it! Enjoy creating your lovely projects in this room!! Hugs!!

Regina Easter said...

wow wow wow wow.....can i come play with ya girl......your space is awesome....lucky ducky you