About a month ago I moved my craft room from the basement to the main floor of my house. It took me a long time to make the decision to make the move because I had everything set up already, and moving it sounded like a TON of work. However, it was getting harder and harder to convince myself to spend time in the basement and I realized that moving upstairs would also force me to purge my supplies.
My craft room in the basement had evolved over the years. Over the course of several years I had bought a table to use as a desk, a small desk to house my Cricut and supplies, a bookshelf to hold albums and supplies and a peg board to hold many of my embellishments. I decided that while each of those items worked, I wanted a more cohesive look to my new craft room. I did a lot of searching for furniture and eventually decided that I could get everything I needed for a reasonable price at Ikea.
i started with the desk shown above. Ikea sells tabletops and legs separately, so I measured the space (I knew I wanted the desk in front of the window) and bought a white tabletop and four white legs. I keep my laptop on the desk along with a letter holder and a pen holder. Under the desk is my paper shredder, which I use on occasion. The chair shown here is from West Elm and belongs in my guest bedroom, but I'm using it as a desk chair until I decide what I'd like long term. The chair is super cute, but not very comfortable.
Along another wall I have one tall Kallax bookcase (8 squares) and one short Kallax bookcase (4 squares). Ikea also sells drawer inserts for the bookcases and I purchased two of those (each one has two drawers). The tall bookcase holds all of my card stock and patterned paper, along with other supplies. The short bookcase holds my printer and additional supplies. I have a large map of Minnesota that I plan to frame and hang above the short bookcase.
The third wall is where the closet is in the room, which is where I hang off-season clothes. I put the bookcase I had in my downstairs craft room in the closet to hold extra albums.
On the fourth wall I have a stand-up work table. The top is a nice sized work space and also is where I put my Cricut. I haven't had a stand-up workspace before but I've found that I really like to stand up while I craft. I try to keep the workspace fairly clear of items, but I do have a spinning pen/scissor holder and a lamp there. The base of the work table has additional storage, and I store some of my most used items there within easy reach. The two framed pieces will eventually be hung on the wall once I decide where I want them.
I still need to buy a two drawer filing cabinet to hold hanging file folders. I use the desk for crafting and office work (such as paying bills), and it will be nice to have a place to file paperwork.
Tomorrow I'll share a tutorial on how I made the stand-up craft table using Ikea furniture.
I hope you enjoyed this look at my new craft room. I've spent quite a bit of time using the space over the past few weeks and I'm really happy with the set up so far. I love all of the light in the room and it's nice to look out the window when I'm sitting at my desk.