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See My Craft Room Makeover Reveal!

Organizing seems to be a constant process in my studio, as I adjust to inflows of new products and activities. But about 18 months ago, I began a major overhaul of my studio space that reimagined how I use the entire space. Now, it is finally done and I’m ready to share a craft room makeover reveal for readers here and on Craft Critique!

Nancy Nally craft room makeover

Since the last overhaul of my scrapbook & craft room a couple of major changes had taken place in my needs. I started sewing more, and I wanted a more robust second work area. I also started doing more wood and painting crafts. I’m also much more heavily involved in Project Life and in stamping than I was previously. I am also using more media such as spray inks, and pens.

Just as important, I discovered my previous arrangement had some serious pain points that needed solving. Items were stashed all over the place and I found it hard to remember where things were often. Also, some frequently used items were difficult to get to. And finally, my studio was just busting at the seams, creating messes when new things arrived and there was literally no place to put them!

This meant I needed to change the types of storage I was using and the way my storage was arranged. I started from scratch, and nearly every single piece of furniture in my studio moved from the old set-up. I created different areas for different activities, got rid of a lot of stuff, and created storage for types of supplies that are growing (such as the three level spray ink storage on my table in the picture above).

To see the entire room, see the reveal over on Craft Critique!

One of the major systems I overhauled was my stamp storage. I implemented a version of Jennifer McGuire’s popular system, with a few adjustments and adaptations. My previous system simply wasn’t designed for the volume of stamps that I now have, and the new system also accommodates thin metal dies, stencils, and 6×6 paper pads.

stamp storage system

To see how I overhauled my stamp system, visit “An Look At My Overhauled Stamp Storage” on Craft Critique.

For the final piece in my series, I opened drawers, peeked in files, and showed all the minute details that are the real keys to making my new studio organizing system work for me. Craft room organizing success truly is in the details!

I show details like how one of my new favorite organizing tools are sheet protectors – I use them for everything from stencils to paper scraps, to keep things contained and protected!

Storing Paper Scraps

I hope you enjoy my new craft room makeover reveal on Craft Critique, and that you find inspiration for your own organizing challenges!

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9 Responses to See My Craft Room Makeover Reveal!

  1. itsmefaith January 10, 2017 at 12:24 am #

    AWESOME!!!

    • Nancy Nally January 10, 2017 at 10:38 am #

      Thanks Faith!

  2. Dana M January 10, 2017 at 1:07 am #

    Fabulous space! Thanks for sharing, it is always so great to see what is helpful for others.

    • Nancy Nally January 10, 2017 at 10:37 am #

      Glad you like it! Thanks for reading!

  3. Rhonda H January 10, 2017 at 9:04 am #

    Some great organizing ideas right there! Inspires me to clean out and clean up my space! I read a blogger who says she “collects hobbies”…laugh! I relate to that. I think I’ve done almost all of them except knitting or crocheting. Thanks for the peek! Happy New Year!

    • Nancy Nally January 10, 2017 at 10:38 am #

      I like to say that I’ll try any craft once LOL Hope some of my ideas help you with your own organizing! 🙂

  4. Christi Conley January 10, 2017 at 2:51 pm #

    Fabulous!! I am so jealous 😉 I’m in constant flux with my room – every time I think I am done with organizing, something falls off the wall, or the drawer breaks or the cats start to eat the paper and I have to start all over. I am loving your “new” stamp storage – that is one of my 2017 goals to figure out what to do with all these stamps!

  5. Michele January 11, 2017 at 8:08 pm #

    Thanks for sharing! It looks so inviting. As always, I enjoy reading your blog and wish you all the best in the new year.

  6. Gabrielle McCann January 15, 2017 at 5:43 pm #

    That looks so amazing!!!

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