Studio

Today I'm inviting you to join me in my little art studio! Yep you read that right, I said {little}!! You see my creative space is in a closet. It's a deep closet in our third bedroom that we claimed as our den when we moved to this house. I have LOTS of photos and info to share, I hope you enjoy it!
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 {This is my creative space ~ my little art studio}


My amazing husband did all of the handy work here, 
installing the shelving, lighting and my desk.

As I said, this is a deep closet. In fact I can close the doors behind me while I sit in my pretty little Pottery Barn Tolix chair, with room to spare! I don't do that, but I could! 

The stacking drawer sets on either side of the chair are white plastic with clear fronts. I covered a piece of poster board with polka dot fabric (of course!!! ~*wink*) and slid them right into place inside the drawer. This hides the contents and looks cute to boot! 

This is where I keep what nots, sequins, envelopes, punches, adhesives, paper doilies, baby wipes, chalks, colored pencils. You know all of the "stuff" we card makers "need"!
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My desk top (pre-made formica countertop purchased at Lowes) holds my die cutting machine, a clear glass vase for border dies and a galvanized container from JoAnn that houses 8 1/2" x 11" colored cardstock in pretty geranium file folders. A red wire basket containing a trio of Pottery Barn galvanized buckets that hold various pens, markers and hand tools (scissors, hole punches...).

See the stack of clear boxes to the right?  
They're ArtBin boxes that hold my ink pads.


The boxes with no dividers will hold 18 PTI ink pads or 10 rectangular pads like Memento, Memories or Versa Mark. You can find these at JoAnn.


This one with dividers is perfect for the small Color Box cat's eye & Versa Magic dew drops ink pads. 
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And now to the upper shelves.

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The top shelf holds lesser used item. The square plastic boxes in the center came from Archivers. They hold fabric, patterns & magazines. The large galvanized tubs are from Northline Express and are actually wood bins. I found them online, they're really light weight and have lids. One holds floral design supplies and the other gift wrapping supplies.

I found the geranium nesting boxes at TJ Max. I keep curling ribbons, small seldom used craft supplies and larger rolls of ribbon in them. The silver photo boxes are from Ikea and they actually hold photos...go figure!

Call me sentimental, but I have a few special items on the shelves too. The red polka dot flower pots are left over from a Mothers' Club brunch I chaired when our son was in high school. They held large fabric & paper blooms for a spring fashion show.

One of the clear bottles holds tiny hemlock pine cones from our son and daughter-in-law's first home. And if you look really hard you can see a tiny porcelain Mickey & Minnie Mouse from a big family trip to Disney World several years ago. Minnie Mouse...polka dot skirt...just sayin'!
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To my right are all of my stamps.

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The Bisley file cabinets from The Container Store hold my wood block rubber stamps. This is a great storage vessel for them, they can stack two deep! A galvanized tray from Pottery Barn keeps my clear stamps and stick stamps neat and tidy.

I had just gotten my Avery Elle clear pockets for my clear stamps when this photo was taken, so they look a bit plain and are housed in a couple of plastic containers from Michaels. 

The tan stripe curtain covers two large steps up to the attic. It is on it's way out when I find a nice white polka dot curtain or fabric to make my own.

See the nifty Pottery Barn pocket watch clock? The green polka dot ribbon was from gift baskets I put together when our son opened his Veterinary clinic!


And to my left, card making necessities!

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These shelves hold lots of paper crafting goodies! Jars of Washi Tape, twine, trims & buttons. You might recognize my Martha Stewart Recipe tins that hold my dies. The galvanized tin between them holds embossing folders. The ribbon box next to them was a Christmas gift from my niece. The bottom shelf has wire baskets from Office Max. They hold blank cards (ready for stamping), and 6" x 6" paper pads.


I love these sweet little jars. I have a raspberry bar recipe that our son adores. The jars are from the Hero preserves I use. The shelves are deep enough to hold two rows of them. That equals lots of buttons!

   

My Martha Stewart recipe tins keep my dies organized. You can find all of the info on them in this post.



This tin was a gift from my late sister-in-law (aka: stamping buddy) several years ago. It turned out to be the perfect place to store my rolls of felt. I treasure this tin because it was a gift from her.



These cute wire baskets are perfect for storing my 6 x 6 pads. I trim the zipper portion off of a freezer bag then store the paper pad in them. All scraps from that pad are in the bag as well. This way I know what company the scrap comes from. I think this was one of my better storage ideas ~ HA!!
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So what do you think? It's little, but it's all mine and I do love it so. With limited space I have to be organized, neat and tidy. A place for everything and everything in it's place! 

I'm so happy you could spend some time with me in my art studio today! I hope you've enjoyed it. 

Have a blessed day friends ~Lisa




12 comments:

terisplace said...

Oh Lisa, what a happy crafting space you have! I love it!

Teri

Petti said...

Thanks for sharing. Love your craft space, so organized and handy!

marianne-g said...

What a cute space.

Barb said...

So cute! I love your space!

Cindy C. said...

Wow so neat and tidy! Love your storage bins!

Taunya Butler said...

WOW - this is just AWESOME!! Love your space - the splashes of red and the silver accessories!! It just looks so good - so welcome and inviting!! Cutest, coziest craft nook I have ever seen!! Taunya Butler at daisiesgirl.com

Jill Norwood said...

Lisa your space is just so sweet and organized! I love all of the special containers you have! And the great organization ideas! :)

kristie sessions said...

Oh MY! I am in LOVE with your crafty space! So organised, clean and beautiful! It makes me want to get my space fixed up. But Im sure it will never be so lovely! I am definitely challenged when it comes to staying organised. So I just blog hop and covet other peoples spaces and organisational abilities!! Bless your husband too!

Patti said...

Wow!! What a treat to get a glimpse of your adorable crafty space!! No wonder your cards are so amazing with such an inspirational place to craft!! thanks a bunch for sharing.

Patti

Lindsey said...

This is one of my very favorite crafty spaces I have ever seen! I love all the way you store things...cute and functional.

June Jackson said...

Oh, my! I just love your work space. I see some organisation there as well as lots of pride and a whole lot of love by what you have said. It looks like I need to get some shelves and more starage boxes into my space to induce a little calm and relaxation. Thank you for sharing Lisa!

OH Babs said...

OMG! I love your space and your organizational skills. Delightful!