The dreaded Craft/Office Space, also known as the Crap room. I seem to live in this space and before I know it everything I do ends up in here and I’m closed in by projects and paperwork that need to be completed for the blog and business.
When I muster up the right frame of mind I go full bore and do a total redo. Since this space has multi purposes there’s lots going on in here. It may seem cluttered but it’s what works for me. Everything is right where I need it, all I have to do is swivel my chair and go from blogging to crafting in one easy move. One Mac is for blogging and one is for our business. I also have separate printers for them the fast multi page printer for our business, and the slow color printer for blogging.
Every corner has a purpose, as you can see, my tripods are stacked in this one. Remember the love seat I painted? It’s still holding up nicely and the dog is always on it. Right now I have some flannel on the cushion, I figured pleather would be too hot to lay on in the summer. The buffalo check curtains were gifted to me by my friend Kris, I did shorten them to just under the window, I didn’t want them to look to formal in this room.
Years ago I covered the desks that hubby made me with polka-dot fabric and clear vinyl. It’s held up perfectly and it’s much cheaper than oil cloth, I think the fabric and vinyl is 4 years old and looks the same as the day I did it. I keep vintage pyrex bowls on the sewing table to keep my scraps in, and any squares I have cut for a future project. If I have only a small amount of fabric left I immediately cut it into squares to use another time. I find if I just throw it in the scrab bin uncut I never come back to it, this way it’s all neat and tidy and ready to use.
I have an old wire freezer rack hung from the wall and like to keep the fabric I’m using for upcoming projects in it. If I have it right in front of me it reminds me of what I need to get done. Right now I have flannel staring me in the face, that I’ll be using for pillowcases in my son’s room. He only likes flannel sheets, even in the summer.
The artwork gallery wall has been on my list of things to do for months. I finally got around to getting them all up. I gathered old frames from around the house and used bright colored spray paint to accent the artwork. My son did all of these when he was 7, he’s not as impressed with them as I am.
When I said I live in this room I meant it. I even have an oversized oval chair covered in a vintage quilt in here and it’s where I sit to watch movies, I order from Netflix and watch them on my computer. I’m not much of a tv watcher, it has to be something I want to see or I can’t sit still. I’m not one of those people that have it on all day just for background noise, I prefer having my windows open and listen to the birds chatter.
Believe it or not, the space functions for me and I know right where everything is. I have to stay organized or things get out of control fast. The file cabinets you see under both desks are for the business and fit perfectly underneath with room for a chair and my feet.
That cute monkey fabric crate holds everything I need to do on a daily basis, if it needs to be filed I drop it in the crate and at the end of the day I put everything where it needs to go. I like not having to look at it all stacked up on my desk so this is what method works for me.
I thought you might like to see the rooms layout. So many times it’s hard to get a feel for how the room is when you just see pictures. I know I have read blogs that take me a while to get the feel for their homes arrangement. Well I’m glad that chore is done and now I can get back to crafting. I have some furniture I need to paint, and some sewing I need to do.