Friday, September 6, 2013

Studio B Tour

Well today is the day to debut my STUDIO B.  I tried several times to video tape this space, but things just didn't seem to come together. Videos will have to be another time and on another project.  I hope the pictures won't bore you!

The  photo above is walking into my Studio from off my hallway. It it is only an 11 X 9 1/2 foot space. Not large, but bright and organized. Just a tad more space then I had in my Motorhome. :>}

 This is looking straight on at the Ikea book case/workspace. Actually, almost all of the furniture in this room is from Ikea. It's my go-to place to shop for organizational products.

 I just love the size of the work area and yet, at times it still doesn't seem like enough.  I added 4 drawers to the unit which have proven very useful.  I'm not really a big fan of open shelving, but if it's not out, it will not get used. So it serves two purposes, storage and "use that" stuff incentive.
The baskets hold embellishments, glue dots, candy dots, pearls, ribbon, stamping blocks, envies, etc.  I put my heat gun in a wire mesh cup to keep it out an accessible.

The pictures below are just some things that are hidden away in the drawers. The one drawer that I didn't take a picture of holds my cords for my camera,phone and other electronics.

 Stamps, retired stamps and punches

SU Score board, New SU Envelope Punch Board, Paper Cutter, small punches and other necessary crafting tools.

This wall is across from the desk. I bought the 3 drawer chest, not only to add some height to cut and use my SU Big Shot, but it also provides me with extra storage. Did you notice the little white mirrored frames? I found those at Target and just had to have them in this room. 
Can I say, MOSAIC...

The rolling cart next to the chest is from Micheals which I bought several years ago.  It houses buttons, stamp pads, retired SU DSP, non SU paper and various sundry supplies.

This is the top drawer. Extra plates, Bigz dies, Cricut paraphernalia  and such.  The drawer below just has some journal supplies and Zutter supplies.  The bottom holds Chipboard and chipboard shapes.

The Ikea Mag Holders hold Avery supplies, project ideas, and catalogs.  I also have my SU Framelits, Edgelits and Embossing Folders. Behind the door holds my Glue Gun, Xyron cartridges, and miscellaneous crafting tools.

The large baskets on the bottom of the shelf hold mailing supplies and 3 ring binders with various Crafting information that I've gathered the past several years. The 3 tiered shelf is not Ikea. That was an online purchase from Amazon several years ago. It houses my printer, printer supplies, Cricut Expression and the fabric baskets hold unopened supplies which I plan on using as Hostess gifts and Freebies.

I fell in love with this cute Owl picture and it's advice. I knew it needed to be placed across from were I sit at the desk to remind me Forgive, Love generously and to do what makes me SMILE!
  Through my shopping adventures, I found the green Owl Vase and knew it needed to be added to the space, also. 

The only closet in the room houses some crafting supplies, but it is used mostly for household storage. 

I was able to find this cute window valance at Lowes.


At the suggestion of several crafter's, this rolling cart from Office Max, is the perfect solution to store my current paper.  It slides under my desk when not in use. The two drawers on the bottom hold my new DSP, whisper white/very vanilla card stock. The brown rug to the left is a mat my sweet Chloe lays on when I'm working in here. She's never to far from her "Mom". Now if I could just teach her to clean up after me when I'm finished crafting!

Miss Chloe

That's it! I hope you have enjoyed the picture tour and have been inspired by some of my storage ideas. I would love hear what you think of my new space.
 Have a wonderful day and weekend. 

And as always,
stay CRAFTY! 

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  1. What a FABULOUS, beautiful, bright, cheery, clean-lined space; just beautiful! I can't wait to read about everything, once I return from dashing off right now! I hopped over here from SC! Thanks for sharing and ENJOY!!! Warmly, Donna

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Donna. This space does make me HAPPY!

  2. I have two words to say:


    Love you mom! This makes me so happy! I want to be just like you when I grow up!

  3. Hello friend! I'm now a full fledged follower!! Your room is too cute! I never knew that about Office Max rollie cart! That's too cute!

    Stampin From The Nest

    1. Thanks for stopping by Raquelle! That cart is the "bomb". It's just big enough for me and sells for $25 online. A real bargain.

  4. Oh, Bernadette, this is absolutely gorgeous! I love your storage ideas. What a bright and cheerful space;) I will be gleaning a lot from this post. And, personally... I prefer photos over videos for showing a space so I am glad you showed beautiful photos.

  5. Thanks Cindy. It's not a large space and the IKEA furniture fit into my budget for the room.

  6. I saw those mirrors today at the store and smiled when I thought of you;)


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