I rearranged my room over a year ago but it took me this long to take a final video of it. It has taken a year to purge and sort and rearrange to get things the way I want them. It's never-ending, isn't it? We decide we like the way stuff is arranged and then you buy something new or you start doing something different or the season changes so the lighting changes and now you have to rearrange again. It drives my husband and kids crazy so now I know if I want to rearrange, I am gonna have to do the bulk of the work myself. They're on strike from rearranging the scrapbook room. And from assembling Ikea furniture. I'll own it – I did overdo requests for both of those things in the past!

This latest iteration of my room is the third version in this space. I moved everything around last year, out of my previous “scrap room” and into the formal living room. I had been using that formal living room area for crops and to prep class kits. I found that my previous space, with the tables lining the walls, had started to feel cramped was really challenging for sewing. In the new space, I moved my 4 farmhouse style tables together to make one large space that is great for cutting fabric and sewing but also good for several smaller projects going at one time. And, I don't have to bring in tables for crops – we can just use these tables.

The main changes I made this time are:

  • Moved the 4 tables together in a different configuration
  • Moved where I sit and film to another table, with better light

I also moved the Alex rolling cart from Ikea and moved some of the items I had on top of them to my tabletop for easier access. I got rid of alot of clutter and excess supplies over the last few months as well, donating a good portion of those items to the Charity Wings Art Center.

To see how I set up this room in the very beginning, check out this video I made HERE, from last year.

And without further ado, here is this year's tour:

What is your biggest organizing challenge in your craft space or studio? Please leave a comment below and let's chat about it!

 

Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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9 thoughts on “Craft Room Tour – April 2014

  1. Hi Jennifer! LOVED your video. Would you mind sharing your opinion and when you got your Soft Box Lighting. I am very interested now that I am filming videos! Thanks so much! :)

    Posted on April 11, 2014 at 4:47 pm
    1. Where not when… :/

      Posted on April 11, 2014 at 4:48 pm
      1. Thank you so much!!!!

        Posted on April 13, 2014 at 3:48 pm
  2. I had to chuckle that you took over your living room —— because I did the same thing about a year ago. Hubby was not very happy. We are currently in the process of converting the attached 1 1/2 car garage into my craft space & I’m seeing that I probably won’t have enough room!!!! My sewing will probably remain in the bedroom that has the crib for grandbabies in it. My goal for the garage is to eventually start doing crops / classes and will generally be used for scrapbooking / stamping / paper crafting.

    Posted on April 12, 2014 at 10:11 pm
    1. That is part of why I moved into the bigger space, Barb – I was already using it for crops :) LOL I hope you post pics of your space online and share them!!! I’d love to see when you have it all set up!

      Posted on April 13, 2014 at 10:28 am
  3. Hi, thanks for sharing a look at your craft room with us! Where did you get the teal stand next to your tables? It’s kinda cute… Joy

    Posted on April 14, 2014 at 3:33 pm
    1. Thanks so much! That is a rolling cart called Raskog from Ikea. Here is the link: http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/30216536/

      Posted on April 14, 2014 at 4:01 pm
  4. Several years ago I turned my dining room into a crop room. Well, it’s more of a corner that a room. Getting more use by having a crop space than a dining room.

    Posted on April 14, 2014 at 8:04 pm