Hi everyone well I'm finally here with pics of my new craft room. I mean to post them earlier but had to go somewhere with Megan & ended up taking longer than we thought.
So here they finally are, there is a LOT of pics so be warned lol, also its still not finished yet & I've still not unpacked everything so some things are not even in its place yet lol............it seems to take ages sort it all out :0(
This is my new room & although its still not finished I love it already!!! Where I'm standing here to take the pic behind me is the door leading to the kitchen. We just got white venetian blinds to help reflect light back into the room.
Its a P Shaped conservatory so the narrow part hubster put a few of the cupboards from my old craft room & we got a new worktop as its a completely different colour scheme. The windows on the left there look into the living room, usually the one at the bottom is always open so I can still talk to everyone lol.
Now we are coming into the P Shaped part where I do most of my crafting. The big table that hubster built me is now on a rug, although I still havnt added all the shelves, they are leaning up against the radiator.
This is my main work desk where I make all my cards & get to look out into the garden, its fab having all this light flowing in.......... The trolley is a kitchen trolley that Ben & Megan gave me as they didnt use it anymore, these are awesome for craft rooms............I have all my glues, tapes, gesso & all other essentials on it & can wheel it to wherever I am.......love it!! I added hooks to the sides for things like towels & other bits.
I have my DAB radio on the window sill, I dont watch craft channels or watch tv at all when I craft all I need is my music...........normally Capital ;0) The LOVE clock hubster brought me 2 weeks ago for my new craft room, isn't it lush. The cake stand I store my wooden backed sentiment stamps in. The box on the score board I store all my images in that I ahve coloured up. I had to place a book on top as there is an image there for a Magnolia card lol. I love football so my coasters are of course Newcastle United ones lol. The punches are the 2 I probably use most.
I also have a love of Betty Boop, as you can see lol. I love the ornaments & have quite a few in my living room ;0)
Look there is my old craft room ;0) The drawers I have put there as they are on wheels so on hot days I can move them & still have the double doors open, dont worry they aren't the main doors we use. On the left is an old bureau I got off Ebay for the grand total of £6...........yep bargain. We used to have it in the passage way but its now in here & I've painted it black to match. I still need to put handles on there once I've decided which ones lol.
Inside has still got to be painted, its alos having the top insides ripped out & hubster is gonna build a rack for my copics. At the mo my distress inks & paper have been dumped in there lol. The small pic on the right is my small daylight lamp for colouring if I need it, this I had on my desk in my old craft room. When Megan started having problems when she was pregnant with Arjay I put his scan picture on the lap so I could see him all the time.........I also added an angel to look over him & then of course a pic of his big sister also to watch over him...............and they did watch over him as he's doing really well & getting so chubby lol.
I cant bring myself to remove them so they are staying there ;0)
As its a conservatory its ALL windows, so upper wall cupboards was a no no, so I had to rethink other storage. So I came up with the idea of getting cheap white wardrobes & these were on special at Argos. The metal drawers are the Helmer drawers from Ikea, I've had these for a few years & to cut down on space we removed the wheels off 2 of them & hubster attached them on top of each other & placed them in between wardrobes to make them stable. Yes the card needs replacing as I dont have red in here............yep I'm very anal & like everything matching so these were matched to my previous craft room lol.
We brought some contiboard from B&Q & hubster put shelves in all the wardrobes to turn them into large cupboards, perfect ;0) All the shelves are the same in all 3 wardrobes. Notice the boxes of unpacked craft items lol. I am also redoing my stamp storage so in here have 3 full boxes of stamps, 1 of a mixed stamp variety.............
These 2 boxes have my LOTV stamps in on the left & the right one has a lot of my magnolia stamps, they all wouldnt fit in there. LOTV sentiment stamps are with all my sentiment stamps which I will show you when I do my video.
This shelf keeps my 2 baskets, left one has my rolls of tape in & the right one is for flat cards that I send to friends/blogging friends. I have my bottles of glue in the middle & my baby wipes. I buy things I use often in bulk so I've always got a good stock in & know I'm not gonna run out of anything that is always needed, i.e. tape, glue & card lol. Baby wipes I use to clean stamps & also to clean up any spills, I buy these in bulk as well from Amazon for changing Natalie's nappies so I pinch a few packs for me every 2 months lol.
(Sorry bout the lighting these were taken last week at night time)
This is how I stored my dies in my last craft room as I never got round to storing them properly. I tend to keep most packages for my craft items, a lot are in a box up the loft. However my spellbinder dies I placed a magnetic strip on a piece of thick card & placed a set of dies & then put it in a bag. These then all got stored in a basket & I made index cards to go in between all the different makes of dies. Large dies went in another box.
Now if you saw my VERY old craft room you saw that me & hubster made a part of the wall where I could have all my dies on show. Well as much as I loved the idea I also hated how it looked messy.........I like things looking clean & organised..........hidden if possible lol. So this time around I placed the dies inside the cupboard doors, I can still see evrything I have but they are hidden when I dont need to. Now a lot of people emailed me last time about the magnetic sheets I used. Well this time I didnt use magnetic sheets as I didnt want joins between each A4 piece. So this is actually the magnetic sheets they use for Motorway signs, its really tough & it comes in one roll depending how many metres you want, its fab!!
In my old craft room I stored most of my stamp in folders, 1 for Simply Sassy, 1 for Sweet Pea, Sugar Nellie ect ect......... I laminated a piece of card, but before I did I stamped an image on the card of what stamp was going there so I would always know if a stamp was missing or where it went. I actually liked this storage & it was fab as I had no where else to store my stamps without taking up a huge amount of room...........
This is another unit that was in my passage way & I now have this in my craft room. The dresser I got for my craft room is now in the passage way so it was a swap lol. Again it didnt match the decor so I painted it black & then sprayed the handles black & laquered them as well. We did the handles though so you could still see the bronze edges, it looks so good IRL........perfect place for my printer and.............
The lamp is just temporary until I get a black one ;0)
This is where all my stamps will be evrntually once I've resorted them & catalogued them. These are just put in there for now as there was no more room in the Magnolia stamp box. These will be perfect for all my stamps.............I am going to be selling some as I dont think they will all fit in.........
This is me standing next to my large table looking back down the conservatory. The door at the end is the main one we use to go outside & the red door is actually the back door to our kitchen. Its a rented property which was specially built for disabled, so when we asked if we could build our own conservatory they said yes as long as dont knock down any walls or take out the windows..........it was only 2 year old property at the time. So the conservatory stretches from the living room to a quarter of the kitchen.
At the end there is still more stuff to unpack.
Hubster built a small back board to go along the worktop as it comes slightly higher than the window sill, it stops things falling onto the window sill & also he put plug sockets on to give me extra sockets. This is where I use my hot glue gun & heat gun. I also stamp images on this bench.
To the left is one of my daylight lamps for taking photo's, I have 2 of them. Underneath is a gas heater incase it gets cold in there but as the rest of the bungalow gets really warm it gets too hot to put the central heating on, so when its like that I just use this heater. To the left as you can see is my sewing area. The big table hubster built is perfect for cutting large fabric on, I love it!! The wood leaning up is for other things that are still to be done in here.
The cupboards still need to be finished painting & have their handles put on, at the moment they have only had a primer. There are quite a few things still to do in here, hubster is sorting out my ink storage tomorrow hopefully & my punch storage. There is still a lot to unpack as well, a lot fo the boxes on top of the tall cupboards still need unpacking as well as stuff inside...........it will take time finding the right place for everything but I will get there...........eventually lol.
Well thats it from me hope you like my new craft room, I will do a video when its finished completely.......
I have to say I love this room sooooooooo much & the family love having me closer by instead of at the bottom of the garden. I have to say a HUGE thankyou to my wonderful hubster for helping to make all this come true, you are a gem my darling & I love you with all my heart <3 p="">3>
Thats it from me my lovelies, I will be back tomorrow with a DT card.
Tatty bye & thank you for stopping by mmwah