I think everyone enjoys getting to peek into other designers scraprooms, right? It's fun to see how others store and organize the same types of products and tools that so many of us have. And while many of us have totally different ways of setting up our spaces, or have totally different types of spaces that we're working with, you never know when you'll see a new way of storing or organizing products that you can incorporate into your own space.
Today, design team member Malika Kelly is taking us on a tour of her gorgeous scraproom.
I am very lucky to have my own little crafting space in the finished basement of our house. It is so nice to work on a project for just 10 minutes and be able to walk away if I get called by one of my kids, rather than having to clean up right away. Needless to say, this is not the tidiest space of my house! I am a saver, a reuser... not a waster... so I find every once in a while I have to go through my supplies and ask myself if I am every going to use this piece of patterned paper again?? Otherwise it can get kind of junked up pretty quickly! Since I am in the basement, I don't get a ton of natural light. I have one window, but I always take my layouts upstairs to photograph. Anyway, join me and I will take you on a little tour of my scrapbook room.
My father-in-law made this table for us many years ago and for a long time it was our kitchen table. Now it sits in the middle of my room and I find I do most of my work here.
I keep a few supplies and tools handy on my desk. Scissors, adhesives, ink droppers, journaling pens and date stamps...things I reach for all the time.
There is lots of storage space along the one side of my room and a counter top runs from wall to wall. I've got a a piece of slat board on the wall which works well for hanging sticker letters and other small embellishments. Under the counter top I store extra adhesives, older stamps and tools that I don't use often.
This shot is of a section of my counter top where I keep my Project Life album and supplies. I also have my typewriter here.
I love these berry baskets and latte bowls from Anthropologie! I keep little tags, paper clips, and flair in here.
And of course, my wood veneers need a nice home.
This in an old attorney's filing cabinet that my mom found and we spray painted it to clean it up. I store supplies that I don't need to see all the time in here. My embroidery floss for hand stitching, some older embellishments, even supplies for when my kids want to be creative are tucked away in these drawers.
Most of my current patterned papers are on these paper racks so I can access them easily. Under the counter are wide flat drawers which are great for holding unfinished pages or projects.
Lots of my Bella Blvd goodies are kept in these baskets.
I use this shelf and jar system for ribbons and my bakers' twine.
I love to stitch on my layouts so my sewing machine always stays out on this counter top. Buttons, more ribbon sequins hang out on these shelves.
My silhouette stays here, but the little laptop can travel anywhere. This makes it easy to work on some cuts on the go and have them ready to cut when I get home.
I have a separate rack for colored card stock... though I find myself reaching more and more for white these days!
So this is my creative space in a nutshell. Thanks for visiting!