Many of you may or may not know I was featured in Where Women Create magazine in September of last year. I am so thankful that my husband, Jeff, finally, after 12 years of waiting patiently…well sometimes patiently (LOL), built me the craft room of my dreams. It was fit for a princess!
(image source: Where Women Create magazine, September 2013. photographer: Alyson Tylor Jones)
Notice I said was! After all that planning, waiting and organizing we ended up moving after only a year of enjoying my room! My first instinct was to rip the entire room out and move it with me to my new home. After measuring and scheming on how I could make it work I realized it was just not possible. I had to make the decision to say goodbye to my beautiful space. Knowing the next owner will love and enjoy the room makes me smile.
Now that I am relatively settled in the new home its time, once again, to plan my creative space. I plan to chronicle my this process over the next few weeks. I hope you will follow my journey to craft room bliss, because as many of you know by now, there is never a dull moment with me.
Today, I want to share some tips with you on how I go about creating my craft room. I would love for you to leave a comment about your creative space.
Stacey's 5 Tips for Craft Room Bliss!
Start by embracing your style. Your craft room or space will be a place, you, hopefully, spend lots of time. Don't hold back! Make it comfy and make it a reflection of you.
Gather inspiration materials, such as magazines. Spend some time just looking around in your favorite stores and/or check out ideas on Pinterest. There is a world of inspiration out there!
Organize your craft supplies in an easy to maintain system and make them easily accessible. My last craft room was gorgeous but looking back I wish I had more lower cabinet space.
Make sure you have a well lit area to work in. Invest in overhead lighting and light for your direct area. I have an Ott Lite and love it. The key is to choose a light that works for your space and fits your budget!
Don’t rush the process. Enjoy it and take your time. You have a lifetime to discover your style and to create. If you get overwhelmed just walk away for a few days and start again. You should be having fun and feeling inspired!
Next week check back for more progress on my craft room journey. Please, leave me a comment with your best tip for creating craft room (space) bliss! I'll share 1 or 2 of my favorites on my Facebook page over the weekend.