I am back with part 1 of my 3 part tour of my craft room/office. I share this space with my husband. We both enjoy a lot of indoor activities; playing computer games together (7 Days to Die), he enjoys many others and I love to paper craft. When I first started this hobby back in 2003, in our old house, we had separate rooms, but tired of yelling across the hallway. We decided it would be much better to be in the same room, so we moved all our stuff into the master bedroom and moved our bed into the old computer room. We were very happy with that arrangement and kept it in our new house.
We have lived in our new place for 11 years now (I started filming this tour back in 2015-told you I was lazy) so craft room through the decade is no longer totally appropriate, but hopefully you won’t mind too much.
This tour is very short, so I hope you will put up with the bad filming. I used my iPhone and even though I knew we would be moving rooms for at least a month, I did not plan ahead. You will see my part of the room in all its messiness; and yes, that is how it usually looked. Even though I had a place for most of the stuff, it was not well thought out or convenient to put stuff back where it belonged. As I write this, I am putting the finishing touches on my final craft room design. I enjoy organizing and do it very often in my room and other parts of the house. When I am finally finished, I will be a bit sad that all the organizing is done, but will be so nice to not have to move piles of stuff out of my way when I want to make a quick birthday card, which I never have enough of-do you find that too?
I hope you enjoy, even if you end up telling everyone you know how “you lost 2 minutes of your life watching some horrible video of an office that is so crowded, I can’t believe they find the door”. 🙂
This first tour is of the “office or den” of the house and includes the dining room and a view of the new room right after we moved into the house. I include these so you can see more “before” views of the new space.
The craft room/office shown here and on the video is about 10 feet x 11 feet, with one wall having a bit of an odd angle. There are double doors to enter that swing inward, so that was a bit difficult to deal with when it came to furniture placement. Also there are 3 almost floor to ceiling windows with shutters, and do to the amount of furniture we had, we ended up placing it against the windows so most of the time the shutters remained closed with only the slats open to let in light.
Here is a very old before shot of some of my first pieces of craft furniture I purchased off of Craig’s list:
And here is an after shot of the same wall with my current drawer storage piece:
And finally a quick picture of my desk, which is where I did most of my stamping in the old room:
(and yes, for this picture I did clean in thoroughly 🙂