We are back today with a peak into one of our readers, Gill’s craft room. Gill lives in a small town near Dublin and we are delighted that she si going to show us her very own, creative space
This is my little crafting haven! It was originally a very small bedroom, but with some careful planning and numerous trips to IKEA, I managed to make the most out of the small space.
I have (almost) completely converted over to pocket scrapbooking so my room layout is set up with that in mind.
My most recent purchase is the Raskog cart. I use the first two shelves for storing Project Life cards. I have a segregated storage box in the top one which was a lucky find in TK Maxx, and I used pieces of chipboard to make dividers/labels. The second shelf has an IKEA Antonius insert which stores 3×4 and 4×6 cards perfectly. I keep the cart beside my work desk so I have easy access to my Project Life cards. This would also be a good storage solution for anyone who doesn’t have a room specifically for crafting, as it has coasters for moving it around from one room to another.
The Antonius insert is also a handy storage system for small crafting items like washi tape, embellishments, adhesives etc. I have two of them at the end of my main desk and I love them as I have all the items I need close at hand and nicely organised.
I keep my collection of Project Life page protectors stacked in a large box at the other end of my main desk. This way they are easy to flick through to find the layout I need.
On the opposite wall, I have an Expedit Unit from IKEA in the 2×2 format. The sections are perfect size for storing albums (both Project Life and traditional).
In the top right section I have a Kvissle Letter Tray It is actually designed to hold A4 sized paper but I use it for 12×12 scrapbooking paper – the trays pull out so I have them all pulled out slightly from the holder so that the bigger sized paper will fit. It works perfectly for keeping my papers in some sort of order. I have a fairly big collection of paper/cardstock and I find this unit great for sorting the different patterns in loose categories (floral/stripes/multi-colour etc)
Beside the Expedit Unit is a Norbo Table which is a drop-leaf design. It works well in the small room as it can be lowered against the wall to open up the space if necessary.
The organisers on the wall with the baskets and holders are from the IKEA Bygel range. They have two different lengths of bars which you mount on the wall and then a selection of different attachments for them. It’s a really great way of getting storage into a small space without using up vital workspace on the desk. I also have a few of them hanging on the sides of the Raskog cart.
The thick shelves on either wall are from the Lack series and the cute glass jars are yet another IKEA bargain perfect for storing small embellishments!
So, in short, my solution for craft storage in a small room is a trip (or two!) to IKEA :)
This is fantastic!! We love the great space saving ideas in this beautiful craftroom. We love IKEA for all the great storage solution and of course their prices range is affordable which is an added plus.
Big Thank you to Gill, who let us into her crafting haven!
Crafting Ireland Team