Before moving into my craft room, I actually worked in the living room on a picnic table and it was a mountain of all of my crafty tools, paper, and trimmings--it was basically a huge mess (and an eye sore). When I had arranged all of my stamps, ribbon, twine, etc. on my old desk I thought it would be convenient to have all of the things I use on a daily basis surrounding me so that it would be within reach; but, after a while it felt too crowded and I felt like it stopped my creative energy from flowing in a way. So, when I knew I was going to move into a new space I wanted to try and have a clean desk, and have all of my tools in drawers. The kitchen cart was a perfect solution. As shown above I have all of my favorite stamps sets (and sets I work with to fulfill my orders) on the top shelf of the cart, and below that I have all of my ribbon and twine, and on the bottom my cuttlebug and dies. Having these things mobile is actually really convenient for me--rather than having them all in front of my on desk I can have them directly at my side and it makes it easy to navigate through them. Usually, with them at my desk, I'd have to stand up when shuffling through them in order to see what I was looking at. But now that they are in a rolling cart by my side it's definitely a lot easier to sort through. Plus I can put it away at the end of the day and keep my desk clean and free of clutter.
I cannot express how much I love this roller drawer! When I first assembled it I wasn't sure if all of my tools would it in--but to my surprise every single thing I have fit in here. Between the rolling kitchen cart, and this rolling drawer I can fit so many things in it and have so much more space on my desk and that makes me so happy. I love the simple look of my desk and I was hoping to keep it that way--so I'm a happy crafty gal right now, haha.When I was ready to hang all of my frames, I suddenly remembered that I'd purchase this amazing frame from Ikea about 4-5 years ago. I had it in my closet for years and I was so excited to be able to use it for my craft room. But, since my color scheme doesn't include the color black I decided to spray paint it gold. At first I was hesitant to paint it because I was afraid I would ruin such a beautiful piece but once I began adding the gold I knew I had made the right decision.
Isn't it beautiful?
The room still has a long way to go but I'm officially moved into it and working in it now. I think this might be the last post about my room until it's completed and once it's officially done I'm going to be doing a big post full of pictures and a video. I can't wait till it's done so I can share the entire thing. If you have any questions about anything I've purchased feel free to ask.