Thursday, January 10, 2013

My new craft room

Today I'm ready to share how my new craft room is coming along. It's not completely finished, but I do have the crafting/office section set up. We moved all my Ikea expedit's upstairs and had to purchase one more for some extra storage.




So here is my new craft room in what was our formal living room. 


I used all the same Ikea furniture, but just arranged it differently to fit the space.






I did have to purchase one more small expedit because I was combining all my scrapbooking supplies plus everything that was previously in my computer armoire in the living room.


Everything is labeled so I can find things easily.


This expedit fit perfectly in front of the window. I LOVE having a crafting space with a window plus I will be able to work and keep an eye on the kids when they play out in the cul-de-sac. 



More album storage.


Some of my favorite scrapbooking and decorating reads.



I am thrilled with my new space and can't wait to finish the other side of the room. I'm still trying to sell our living room furniture and then hopefully I will be able to purchase a new sofa for the room. 

Next week I'm planning on sharing more on how I organize my crafting supplies and even opening up some of my personal scrapbooks to share with you.

Have a wonderful day!

                                                                                       Amy


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52 comments:

  1. I am so jealous! Your craft room looks amazing. Everything is so organized and pretty. You did an awesome job!

    Lori
    Thrifty Decor Mom

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  2. color me green- with envy!! this is such a wonderful space to work and be in ( i assume!) so organized and clean and wonderful. wow- when are you coming to my house?!?

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  3. this looks amazing. I love all the white and how simple everything is. All my stuff is mismatched (the containers and boxes, I am hoping to get everything organized and changed up if not here soon definitely after we move and after the wedding is over. One question, where do you use your Cricut at? I always find myself having to have a huge area to use it in.

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    1. Thanks Brittany! I use my cricut machine right where it's at on top of my expedit. I have to pull it out to the very edge so the paper can fit out the back. Have a great day!

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  4. Wow! That looks great! Love the B/W with the splashes of color. REally Nice!

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  5. I love everything about this space! Love the while file boxes and all the space you have on your shelves. Great job!
    I just started a new blog hop and would love for you to come over and link up your post or any social media. http://designeddecor.com/talkin-about-thursday-2/
    DeDe@DesignedDecor

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! I will be over to check out your party right away!

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  6. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, your new craftroom. Our daughter is turing ten, and her BIG gift is a newly designed craftroom, so thank you for the inspiration! I just became your newest follower. I'm new to the blogging world, and would love for you to visit and follow me at Maddiebella Home.

    Have a beautiful weekend!

    Betty (Maddiebella Home)

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    1. Love meeting new followers! So happy you decided to follow along my journey!

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  7. I am currently working on my craft room/office. You did a great job on yours. Very organized. I am hosting my very first link party, you can link this up if you want.

    http://ifitsnotbaroquedesignblog.blogspot.com/2013/01/my-first-ever-link-party.html

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  8. this is so lovely - i need to do an overhaul of our office/craft space too. would love to do something similar!!
    -- jackiejade.blogspot.com

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  9. What a handy, dandy space! What's not to love with all the white furniture! Well done! Btw...I'm hosting a giveaway at my blog...stop by if you get the chance ;-)

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  10. Wow! Your room looks amazing! I can't wait till we move and I will actually have a room for my crafting and not just a corner in the dining room :) I hope mine turns out as amazingly as yours.

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  11. Do you know what kind of Heaven you are living in? AAAHHHHH!!!! What a dream come true!

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    1. After years no decades of scrapbooking in our basement it feels wonderful to have a room upstairs, I feel so lucky! Thanks for coming by!

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  12. Your craft room is awesome!!!!!! It looks so clean with the white and black furniture/decor. Plus you are so organized! Very cool!

    Newest follower from the Liz Marie linkup :)

    http://letstalkaboutme-sara.blogspot.com/2012/09/engagement-party.html

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  13. Visiting from Young & Crafty - GREAT work space and storage. I am grabbing some of those big white boxes for my Expedit when I go back to Ikea!!

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    1. I love the Ikea boxes they are so big and fit tons of stuff inside! Love them!

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  15. Feeling a little jealous Amy...:) thank you so much for sharing with us your beautiful space...xo

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  16. Love your new craft room from ikea, it is ideal, love their fun fresh pieces that are so versitile and so ideal for the space..I used to have a great craft room but I had to turn it back into a guest room boo hoo...I am a new follower of yours and I will be back for a visit soon, come on over for a visit to my place when you get a chance, would love to have you...

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    1. Thanks so much for following! I will be over to check out your blog right away!

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  17. SO CUTE! You are so lucky to have a space dedicated to creative endeavors!

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  18. Wow it looks amazing !
    I just found your blog and I looove it !
    Good job :)

    Iris the frenchie
    http://matthewandiris.blogspot.com

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  19. What a gorgeous craft room. Ikea seems to have the perfect stuff! Cheers.

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  20. HELLO Expedit twin! I love your craftroom and your blog background Mine craftroom is still a work in progress. You can see it here.
    http://www.domesticability.com/2013/01/organized-craftroom-sneak-peek.html

    I'm visiting from the Dog Days of Winter blog hop and I'm your newest follower.

    Take care,
    Lura

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    1. Thanks Lura! I love checking out others craft spaces so I will be sure to hop over and check out yours! Have a wonderful day!

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  21. Your craft room is beautiful. How fun it will to create in there.

    I'm having a TWITTER Social hop. I'd love for you to hop on over, grab a button and link up your Twitter. If you don't have Twitter it's ok, come link up your blog or favorite post.

    http://mydailyphotojourney.blogspot.com/2013/01/twitter-social-hop.html

    I'm also looking for Pinterest Pinners to feature every week. If you are on Pinterest and are interested in being featured come link up! Who knows you might meet some other great pinners and gain a few great ideas.

    http://mydailyphotojourney.blogspot.com/2012/12/looking-for-pinners.htm

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  22. Beautiful craft space. Enjoy!! Stopping by from Craft-O-Maniac's linky party.

    Here is what I shared this week: http://craftybrooklynarmywife.blogspot.ca/2013/01/fun-fur-boa-scarf.html

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  23. Great space! I love the bright white - it's so clean and organized!

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  24. I just did my craft/ office space last month using ikea expedit and other furnishings from ikea! Gotta love idea :-) Love your space. I may have to get the little 2x2 expedit.

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    1. Thanks Kathe! Have to love the Ikea expedit since it offers so much great storage. Thanks for coming by!

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  25. Looks fantastic! Wish I had a pace like that!

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  26. I'm headed to Ikea today to pick up stuff to start building a craft room for myself. I love the Expedit that you put under the window. May have to copy your genius idea!

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  27. Oh my goodness, what an incredible space you have. I am so envious! It is not just functional but beautiful as well!

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  28. Your craft space is amazing - so pretty and super organized! I would be thrilled!

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  29. Looks great! I need to get my craft room whipped into shape. But I have a million projects before that so who knows when it will happen. Anyways your area looks great! Thanks for sharing!
    I would love it if you would share this (and anything else you have been working on) at my linky party! http://domesticrandomness.blogspot.com/2013/01/friday-fascinations-8-everything-linky.html

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  30. Question....Did you buy the desk piece at Ikea as well or did you make it. I can see that it is attached to the expedite shelving but have not seen this before at Ikea? Just wondering because I already have the 3x9 expedite and would love to add the desk top?

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    1. Yes the desk piece is from Ikea and made to go on the expedit bookcases.

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  31. Getting ready to work on my craft room and I love the white against the neutral walls. What color/brand of paint did you use?

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    1. The wall color is barnwood by Valspar. Good luck with your craft room!

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  32. I can't imagine a room without a window, particularly with a craft room like this. The windows definitely help you to take time off work. I also like the idea that you get to watch your kids while doing your crafts. This simply gives you the peace of mind knowing that your children are safe and having fun when they play outside.

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  33. I was really searching for such a nice post and got here...Thanks for sharing such a nice information, its beneficial for me...Keep sharing more.
    scrapbooking supplies

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  34. I just love your craft room, it is something i want to have in my own house once m married.. I am crazy about organizing and love DIY crafts :) Thanks for sharing this.. And sorry I am gonna copy some of the ideas too..LOL

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  35. I just love your craft room, it is something i want to have in my own house once m married.. I am crazy about organizing and love DIY crafts :) Thanks for sharing this.. And sorry I am gonna copy some of the ideas too..LOL

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  36. Do you still have a space for your daughter in this new layout?
    I'm trying to get ideas to add a space for my kids in my craft room

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