Okay - so I fought myself with this... I finally - after much deliberation - chose function over fashion. I love to look at those perfectly put together craft rooms and offices but then find that I am unable be as productive when I focus on design instead of function. I needed something to be able to get to everything easily. My new craft room set up looks nice and organized... at least I think so!
So as promised, I must first show you the before. As a disclaimer, over the 9 months, I have spend more time working and crafting in other rooms of the house... and mainly used the craft room to just shove stuff I didn't know what to do with. Prior to getting engaged I spent over 40 hours a week in my craft room. Hopefully, I will get back into the routine soon! (My husband would sure appreciate that!)
Without Further Ado... Here is the Before:
Believe it or not, this is actually halfway into the project. I had cleaned a lot of stuff up, taken the couch/futon and coffee table out and put it in the spare room. Also, about half of my stuff is in the hallway as shown in this photo:
As you can see... I had quite the mess on my hands! However, with a lot of sweat and little bit of tears (which I will gladly explain later) - My work space is DONE!!!!
I just happen to LOVE my wedding colors. I took all of my leftover wedding paper and put it all together. I think it is such a pretty, romantic pallette!
Whenever I get stuck and need inspriation, I just grab one of these books or magazines! I find that if I do too much research on the internet... I never get to actually crafting.
These storage boxes are holding adhesives, embellishments, scrap paper... and I actually can't remember what's in the other one! It's probably a junk box! :)
When I was first putting together ideas for my wedding - I found a light pink feather and hung it up for inspiration. I ended up not using any pink feathers but did have lots of ivory feathers and lots of pink... so I think it worked. I also have some magnets that I made hung up and our Save The Date magnets hanging up as well.
Each day, I write out a to do list for myself. Whether it be orders that need filled, chores that need done or shopping lists... this is my notepad to remind me of what I need to get done!
Just one of the drawers that are filled with my painting supplies.
My paper tray. I actually have 2 of them but I broke one when I was trying to move it around so my husband is going to have to fix the castors on the other one before I can stand it up.
UPDATE: I have new, updated photos here.