Thursday, May 24, 2007

My Stamp Room

While we were building our house, one of the things I desperately wanted was a place to create. For 7 plus years I would haul stuff up from my laundry room to the dining room table and transform the middle of my home into a stamping disaster area. My four-year-old would often say, "Mom, it looks like a tornado came through our house!" She was right! So, when we built, I claimed one of the extra bedrooms! My husband happily handed it over because, well, he liked the dining room table without all my junk on it!

Love my project desk that I picked up on sale at Pier One! Those cubbies on both sides come in handy for embellishments!

I've taken bins -shoebox size from Steralite - and have categorized them based on stamping categories - flowers, backgrounds, phrases etc!

These rolling carts make great places to store paper. 12 by 12 paper fits inside perfectly and when you slide out a drawer, they have lids so that you could take a stack of paper with you to a card making party! I've also used some of the drawers to store punches, envies, and my Vivid inks.

Little Steralite drawer storge units are perfect for extra ink pads, buttons, loose ribbon etc.!

You can see - it's not a huge space but the closet is key! I wanted to make sure the entire wall, pretty much, was a closet! On the other side of the entrance is another smaller closet that houses all my yarn, patterns and needles for my other passion - KNITTING!

Edited to add: IT'S RARELY THIS NEAT! IN FACT, IT'S NEVER THIS NEAT! I am human for crying out loud! :-)

19 comments:

jacki j. said...

so how long did it look like this?? (smile)
Your room is beautiful!

Melissas said...

What a great room! But please don't tell us it's always this clean...

Julie Koerber said...

Actually, it's NEVER this clean!!! :-) I have to admit, the main reason why I wanted to take these photos was to try out my new wide angle lens for my camera! :-) We love our toys, don't we????

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Katie Skiff said...

I am on my way over!! That would be so fun...although I would hate to make it dirty!! TFS

dd2njoy said...

Oh Julie your room is beautiful!!
Love those bins that you put your cardstock in,where did you get those? Awesome room girl TFS!!!

Julie Koerber said...

I actually got the bins at Target. I think they weren't more than $25, which, for storage is pretty cheap. I think. They roll too which is nice because I can just roll them over to my desk if I want!

Pearl said...

How wonderful Julie!!!!!
I really like your room
happy stampin

Hope said...

I love your room, Julie. I was glad to read that it is never that clean. lol. It's beautiful. IF we ever move I want to make sure I have a stamp room

Hope said...

I love your room, Julie. I was glad to read that it is never that clean. lol. It's beautiful. IF we ever move I want to make sure I have a stamp room

tyrymom29 said...

WOW .........I love your stamp room It looks so inviting ...WIsh mine was as nice and as organized ..!!!! Lucky Girl !!!

broni (waterchild12) said...

What a beautiful stamp/craft room you have! But it's TOO DARN NEAT!!!!

Debra said...

OK, I'm glad you said that your room is never that neat. I should take a picture of mine right now but I would be scared to commit that to a permanent image! I just sat and looked at your room and drooled!! It's absolutely beautiful and that desk is to die for!

Linsey said...

Oh my gosh, your craft room is amazing!! Major upgrade from that dining room table, for sure! What a peaceful and inspiring environment! It's gorgeous, Julie! No wonder you create such magnificent work...you are in a very happy place! ~hugs~

CountessLaurie said...

What a beautiful space! Thank goodness it's not always that neat. I was about to cry!

Louby said...

Wow what a lovely crafting space. You must be in seventh heaven in there. Oh to have that much space to get organised in. Makes my little loft space in the UK look teeny weeny. Enjoy! and thanks for sharing.

Doris said...

Nice job! It looks so neat to have things behind closed doors. When I took the pics for my stamp room redo, I moved all the small items out for the photo and then put them back. It's called "having things handy!"

susiebee said...

hi, luv your room i use our spare bedroom for my crafting projects...i can only say my room never ever has looked as nice or organized as yours. after looking at your spot i am inspired and now have a goal...thanks

B. Anna said...

Are you sure this room ever gets messy? The room is so tidy. I bet all the hard work spent to get it this organized to begin with makes it worth keeping it neat after a project. For me, I cannot rest unless I pick up after every project. I love how well kept everything is, very eye pleasing.