My New Studio-Office-Craft Room

Friday, March 01, 2013

I am so excited to share my new Studio/Office with you.  I am very fortunate to have had Shaun Peck come in and build this for me.  Shaun is my oldest granddaughters dad and he did an fabulous job.  His sweet wife, Tiffany also came and did a lot of the painting.  Thank you for my dream room.

Here is the closet.  The bottom shelf has my cardstock that I use regularly.  The second shelf has my idea books and the shelves above there has some odds and ends that are in the photo box.   There is also lighting in the closet, which is really nice when I'm looking for just the right paper.  The drawers and cupboards below are all 22 inches deep.
The cupboard on the right, I keep my pens and other items in here so they are easy to get to.
Pulls out so it is easy to get the stuff in the back

The cupboard on the left
Also, pulls out so I can get the stuff in the back

One of the really awesome pieces, I can pull this out, then just use the trimmer, then push it back in.  I love not having to move my cutters to a different place to be able to use.  This works great.
This is where I keep the things I want to be able to get to quickly and some of the things that don't have a regular place.  I love that the drawer comes completely out so I don't have to try and dig to the back of it.

Here are my pattern papers.  I have got them organized by company. 

This is where I keep my scraps, because they are organized, I find that I actually use them.

This is where my overflow of cardstock goes.  I have way to much paper.

More overflow, plus I have some kits that I have in the back.

I hang the bags here that I like to use regularly.  I also have a skirt hanger, I put my in progress projects in ziploc bags and hang them here, so they are easily available and I don't have to get everything gathered each time I want to work on a project, plus it makes it so I can put everything away when I don't have time to finish the project, so I can keep my room clean.

Next to the closet, I have some more photo boxes that have my ribbons in, plus all of my 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock is.  I am going to add a piece of art here that my sister did, but I haven't gotten that done yet.

This is probably the most amazing piece in my room.  I am going to add picture frames to this, but haven't had time yet.  I will attach the frames to the board, so that when it opens, they will stay attached.

This is my frame open.  I LOVE THIS piece, it is so nice, because it is counter height, so I can sit on my saddle chair or stand depending on my mood or what I am working on. 

I keep my paints and embossing powders (they haven't been added yet), plus other bottles that I want to be able to see and use easily.

If you would like to have one of these built and shipped to you, Shaun does take orders and will custom build one for you.  Send him at email and he can send you more information.

This is my 'windowless' seat.  Everyone thought I was crazy when I said I was going to add a bench, but it has been wonderful, because there is a place for people to sit and visit without having to go in the other room and bring in a chair.  I was able to put my shadow box above it, that is where I keep things that are very precious to me from when I was growing up.
This drawer below the bench has some of my odds and end items that I can cut on my Pazzles and that I use in my other crafting.

More things that I use with my Pazzles Inspiration, I love having everything easily accessible.

I keep finished pages here that I need to add photos to.  I also have some of my extra paper here as well.

I love my corner entertainment center.  It is so nice to have this at eye level.
Below the tv area, I keep a basket with my camera stuff in it, plus some extra jars with odds and ends.  I also keep my purse here (yes, the football is my purse), so I know right were it is at all the time.

This is Elora's house, she isn't in here right now, but I will share photos at another time when she is in here napping.

Just to the side is my file area.  Love having them at this height and so easy to get to.

I love old camera's.  My grandfather, that passed a way the year I was born was a photographer, so I'm thinking I must take after him, because I love camera's as well.
I love my desk, it faces out to my backyard and I love the window being right there with the natural light during the day.  I like the pull out for my keyboard and mouse and then two small drawers for things I need while I'm at the desk.

Hidden under my desk is a shelf that has a door, this is where all of my cords are hidden.  I love not having cords everywhere and being able to just close the door.
I really like the shelving to the right of my desk.  See my Pazzles with the red cover on it?  

I can pull out my Pazzles when I am cutting, but when it is not in use, it rolls nicely back into my shelving.  I love my Pazzles, it is so great having the best electronic machine available.

This drawer pulls out and has my office supplies and my 4 in 1 printer.  I love having all of this at my finger tips.

I have a little more office supplies her, as well as my ink refills.  I also have my large format printer here.  I haven't been able to use it a lot recently, because I didn't want to take the time to pull it out and hook it up.  Now it is always available and ready to use.  I love that.

The bottom shelf was not really big, but is perfect for keeping my mats for my Pazzles in.  It keeps them flat, but accessible.


Anna said...

WOW!!! You weren't messing around! That is fabulous! I am happy for you ;-)

Janet Baldwin said...

Klo this is the most amazing craft room. You must have done a lot of thinking about the planning process!. I would love to start again with my craft room now...

Jennie said...

WOW! Absolutely fabulous! I know you will enjoy every inch.

Katknit said...

This is an amazing room Klo. Thanks for sharing.

Darla said...

Klo this looks perfect for you! How great it must be to ha ve ha d your family's help to set it up.

Leslie G. said...

So different from when I was there before...I honk you had just moved in! What a wonderful use of space!

Dove said...

Congrats, looks amazing!
~Dove - in Ma

June said...

Klo, this is an absolute dream, what a fantastic storage area, so compact, I would love something like this but unfortunately couldn't afford it (even if I could find someone in the UK to make it for me)but never mind about that this is every crafters wish, you are such a lucky person and what a fabulous job the carpenter made, I hope he gets lots of orders because he really deserves it. Thank you so much for sharing with us, June in UK xxx

Anonymous said...

I write you from Switzerland, I love so so much your craftroom, it is a dream to have a so nice room. Now I dream and I want the same like you. Thank you to show it, now I just study for my room. Thank you very much, I love you.

Anonymous said...

oh my i would never come out. well ok maybe to teach at a convention or on a cruise! wink

Anonymous said...

Klo your room is fantastic, oh, how I'd love a set up like your's.

Elora's room is adorable!!

Hugs, Lori m

Anonymous said...

Klo....I'm Denisse from the MTC Yahoo Group. I'm in awe! Don't know where you live but I can definitely hop in a plane and be there ASAP. Your room, OMG, I've never seen anything like it. You thought of everything and it's perfect. Please please please, invite me over. I'm sharing a tiny corner in my 5yr old son (insert sad face here!!). You're truly blessed and when I grow-up I want to be just like you :D

Auntie Marg said...

Wow Klo your room is awesome just like you, when we are done paying taxes I'm going to get one of those dropdown tables for my room. Hope your feeling better see you in Pleasanton.


Unknown said...

WOW!! Your room is the envy of every crafter out there! I can tell you spent many hours planning the "perfect" room for your crafts and it looks fantastic. I hope you have many, many years of enjoyment in it.

Peg said...

Wow!! I covet your craft space!!! It's totally awesome!! So well though out and looks like its built equally as we'll. Did you have to hire a contractor to build this??

Freezing in Pickerington OH,

Peg said...

I'm sorry, I should have read before asking questions but I was so dang excited over the room I just kept looking at pics and failed to read.

Although I've had my machine a year and have belonged to the group just as long, my machine has yet to cut anything.
Soon after I got it I started having health issues and crafting has been the last thing on my mind. I'm getting back to my old self and look forward to learning from you.

I wish Shaun Peck lived in central Ohio. I'd love to hire him. Heck maybe you guys could make some extra money by selling the plans! If you do, put me first in line!!

Freezing in Pickerington OH,

Adeline E. Brill said...

Life is good!! A girl after my own heart - organized and labels! welcome to my OCD world... :)

jperr said...

I want this room and all that is in it.

La Miscelanea said...

Lovely craft room just for you!!!
I love all.
Enjoy !! You are blessed with this craftroom and of course your husband.

Patti said...

This looks great! I'm still working on my craft room will probably take a couple more months, but I'm making progress! I love your color room is being done in cotton candy pink & white with black accents.

Cindy said...

Your craft room is like a dream-come-true! Absolutely beautiful and so efficiently designed!

Just wondering, what does a dropdown table cost? For example, in US? I have a small apt. with no hope of ever having a craft room, but maybe something like this could be strategically placed. Hmmmmm...would have to save up.

Haven't found my way around your site, but I found an older email and saw your photo of dropdown...and here I am!


Klo said...

It would depend on what size you want, but they are about $250 and up. If you want to email me at I will get the man that did it for me to send you more information.

kaz_za's crafty corner said...

Amazing.... lucky you.... I need.... wowzer them draws r massive.... drewling all over.....

Clayton Steadham said...

I love the fact that you keep everything organized in a concise manner. This should be a big help whenever you are looking for files you need. Your entire office was well-designed, with matching color tones that gives off a vibrant aura. All in all, you have a keen eye in design and a good taste in color. Thanks for sharing this! :)

Clayton Steadham

Allan @ FormulaInteriors said...

Organizing documents and materials for your crafts is one of the hardest things to do, but when you know how to maximize your office space, you can see that it will look prettier. In your case, I can see that how you organized your materials added additional space for your finished creations. Your office’s design is splendid and I bet you're inspired a lot more when you're working in this cozy office. :)

Jonathan Hanson said...

If you do not have these storage items, perhaps it would be difficult to organise the many items you have in your studio-office-craft room. Thanks for sharing tips to have a well-organised room.

Jann H Schott said...

Wow! Thank you for sharing your room! I like the drop down drawer front for your mat storage. Currently I use an Ikea Alex Drawer unit on casters. It holds my Silhouette Cameo mats perfectly. It is *ALMOST* wide enough to hold my flat vinyl sheets I buy from Joann's.(vinyl is 24" wide and drawer is 23.5" the ends curl up just a wee bit on either side!)

How did you manage to plan this out so beautifully? Software? Ideas you've collected? Professional? Great job! Thank you for sharing.

Isela said...

Now this is a dream room. I would attach the pictures on back of legs so when they're down you still can see them ;)

JP said...

Klo, I have been out of touch for so long. Your room looks great. Congratulations. Thanks for sharing.

Vicki Chrisman said...

THAT is one AMAZING room my girl!!! Love it!

Patti said...

Klo your room is absolutely beautiful. Definitely a crafty girls dream. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Wow I am so jealous. I need a craft room like this.