Welcome to a tour of my favorite room in the house – my home office and craft room! This space is a combination of both as it fits the needs of my hobby life, mom life and work life. I literally work in here EVERY day whether it’s crafting up an element for a party shoot, staging a beauty shot for my etsy shop or working on a family photo book on the computer. Many have seen glimpses of this space on my instagram but today I’m prepared to give you the full craft room tour with all the resources at the bottom!
Before you go any further, check out this first part of the tour!
It documents how we started with this beige room with an orange floor and how my handy hubby transformed it into a more modern space with white walls, wide wood planks and taller baseboard moulding.
My favorite part about this room is that it’s bright, functional, organized and it’s MINE! While there are plenty of kids craft items in here, the girls don’t yet have free range of the space and are only allowed to access what I give them.
I’ve seen plenty of craft spaces where all the items are colorful and in full access, on display but I KNEW that my items would not look like that. It would look like a chaotic mess so I was pushing and LOVE this closed storage route.
We went with these tall Ikea Sektion kitchen cabinets with upgraded Bodbyn Gray fronts, which we knew would be strong enough to hold my hearty supply of crafts and office materials.
We ended up buying the high cabinets, shelves, and drawers separately, instead of in the bundles Ikea offers, as I really wanted to have a custom configuration inside. I use every space, including the low skinny spots on the bottom for all my colorful trays for party staging.
Drawer labels were added using adhesive vinyl and my Cricut machine. Inside is not necessarily pretty. Sure an assortment of paint in rainbow order is fun, but most other drawers contain bagged items.
The ribbon drawer, for example, has all different types of ribbons, threads or twine which are bagged by color. And honestly I never zip the bags shut! They just stand up like this!
This system works great for me as I pull out what I need and can push the slow close drawers back to hide everything back up! And since all these bags are standing up in the drawer, I don’t even bother zipping them back closed.
To the left of the cabinets is a tall laundry basket I use to hold all my rolled materials, like solid paper backdrops, freezer paper, or contact paper. Derek, wisely, didn’t want to block any of the 2 vents in this room so we didn’t have room for any other cabinet space.
To the right, he recently added shelves to hold my Cricut machines. One shelf also holds my (color coordinated) bin of paper scraps. These are also decent sized paper pieces that I can pull out for any project. Down the road the girls will have full access to this scrap bin as I’m sure it will come into use for school projects!
While they do make taller cabinets, we didn’t want them to overpower the space so we left some room up top. I got these simple white crates at Target which handle some overflow items or craft blanks.
Whenever possible, supplies have been arranged in rainbow order. :)
The workspace setup allows me to have both a computer station and a crafting station (or later, 2 seats for the girls to come craft). I plan to change out these chairs (which currently belong in our dining room) and add a shelf over the computer down the road. Maybe I’ll need to do a part 3 of this craft room tour!
The monitor is mounted to the wall and the keyboard and mousepad can both easily be moved for more crafting space on this large desk surface! I often spin the monitor towards the crafting side to watch Netflix shows as I craft.
Over the crafting side of the table I added the Skadis pegboard with an assortment of of everyday tools I use most. (Notice my favorite Cricut basic supplies set!) The clip holds any Etsy items I still need to shoot so they stay in my face as a reminder to prep them for sale.
The other wall opposite the large window includes a fauxdenza (previously created for the office in our other house). Hubby created this beautiful top which I LOVE and have previously used to stage a Pokemon and Graduation party!
You can find the full tutorial to make this fauxdenza using Ikea cabinets on the DIY Playbook blog. Most of these cabinets hold all my scrapbooks (which I made from 8th grade until the babies arrived), our family photobooks, and my vinyl rolls.
The girls are often looking through these photobooks (which explains my #bloggerfail of not rearranging them in year order before shooting these photos!) I’m happy to have them accessible for them to flip through and admire all the photos we take all year.
Above the fauxdenza, he also chopped down 2 floor boards and added metal clips (previously used in Brielle’s bedroom) to create a gallery wall. I can now hang some of their little drawings before I decide to archive it in their storage boxes or the recycling cans. I finished the look with this framed 16 x 20” Creativity takes Courage print I designed inside a beautiful frame from Custom Picture Frames.
We made the most use of the space behind the door, hanging our crafting aprons and smocks on command hooks and Cricut mats on the wall!
Does this space look like this all the time? 100% NO! Do I sometimes just shut the door to avoid putting things away. YES AGAIN! I do mess is up and I do have things everywhere, especially when I’m in party staging mode, but I also love that the hardwood floors vacuums up easily and everything (mostly) hides away when that crafting session is over.
Thanks for taking the craft room tour of this fun space I love! I’ve done my best to include resource info below but email or leave me a comment if I missed something of importance!
- IKEA SEKTION High cabinet with 4 doors/5 drawers, white Maximera, Bodbyn gray fronts – 30 x 24 x 80″
- IKEA ALEX Drawer unit, white, 14 1/8×27 1/2″
- LINNMON Tabletop, white, 78 3/4×23 5/8
- (4) ADILS Leg, white
- Pegboard: SKÅDIS Pegboard, white, 30×22″
- Large Frame: 16 x 20 Sonoma Silver Frame, backing: smooth white, no mats, non glare acrylic, standard hooks. Use code SPOTOFTEADESIGNS for 20% off your order!
- Creativity Takes Courage print
- Monitor Wall Mount: WALI Single LCD Monitor Fully Adjustable Gas Spring Wall Mount
- Art Gallery Metal Clips: X-ACTO #2 Bulldog Clips, 2.25 Inches, Box of 36
- Fauxdenza: built from Ikea cabinets. Tutorial on DIY Playbook
- Wall color: Behr Frost
- White Crates: Target Room Essentials White Storage Crate
- Wood Floor: Shaw Floors INSPIRATIONS WHITE OAK – Terrain. Style No. 213SA Color No. 07029