Wednesday, December 5, 2012

My Stamping Studio


If you're a crafter (and if you're here - then I'm sure you are) and have ever even spent a moment on Pinterest, then you know it's chock full of craft rooms, scrapbook spaces, and creative corners.  I love that people share their creative spaces and I know that I enjoying getting a peek at how other people have things set up and can find lots of new ideas that way.  

Ever since I have been stamping, I have done so at my family's formal dining room table.  I took over the front coat closet and china cabinet to store all my things.  It wasn't fancy but it was functional and worked so I have no complaints.   After all, there are just so many rooms in the house and we didn't have much room to spare for a space for me to claim as all my own.  However, over the summer I decided that the open loft area in the upstairs portion of my home could actually function as a stamping studio for me.  Since it's open and viewable from everywhere upstairs, it would take a little creative thinking to make it work.  First, I'd have to keep it clean (yikes) and second I need to be sure that the look of the space kept with the rest of my homes decor.  

After months of hard work and lots of help from my hubby, my studio is finally complete and I'd like to share it with you.  


This has now become my most favorite part of the house.  The kids all sit in the little nook area and talk with me and I don't feel like I'm secluded away from the rest of the family.  Although that part does have it's draw backs if they are all driving me crazy and I want to get away from them.  LOL  :)


My incredibly sweet husband create that box that all of my Copic markers are stored in and I have an Ott light mounted under the shelf area and a folding one to the right to help me when I'm coloring.  The two Ribbon Carousels hold some of my very favorite by the yard ribbons on wooden spools.  The chalkboard to the left is where I make note of ideas and Design Team stuff I don't want to forget.  And the hutch itself holds all of my die's, Cuttlebug, paper pads, and tons of other misc. stuff.  My cardstock is all stored in the drawers of both desks in plastic hanging file boxes so that it doesn't get bent.  Cutters are stored in the pullout section of the desk made for storing your keyboard.


The little nook area has a giant chalk board wall that I created and then framed for the kids to draw on.  This is where everybody tends to hang out when I'm working...even the cat.  :)  All of my stamps are stored in CD cases and are inside this tall black cabinet that I purchased at Hobby Lobby.


Here you can get a fuller view of my space and how it is positioned in the house.  The wall to the right coming up the stairs is our "Family Command Center".  It takes up the entire 8 foot wall space that before had been so difficult for me to fill.  Each kid has their own board which has a chalk board, cork board, fabric pockets and white erase board.  They make note of their school and sporting events, projects that are due, etc.  In the center is the family calendar so we can all see what is going on for the month.  


Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you've enjoyed taking a little peek into my creative space.  

25 comments:

Gisela said...

Awesome studio Wendy and so neat. Love everything about it. Thank you for sharing your crafty space.

Arlene said...

Absolutely beautiful and functional craft space...love it! Hope you enjoy your space. :)

Stacy B said...

This is such an amazing space. I love the family command center. The calendar is fantastic. I just read some lovely comments about you on There She Goes Facebook page with links to some of your great work. Congrats!

Dawn Easton said...

Oh my goodness girl! This is an awesome space! Love that the kids have their own chalkboard and somewhere to hang out with mom!!

Holly Saveur said...

STUNNING so cozy and gorgeous ..love that its a family place too...super great job..and LOVE the colors too!

Michele (mitchygitchygoomy) said...

thanks so much for posting and sharing this Wendy. I am moving into a new home that has a craft room that is now looking way too small. I will design it once we are in, but yours has so many amazing design and decor elements that I totally love. Where did you find your fabric for your curtains and chair? I'm going to bookmark this page for future reference and inspiration:) THANKS!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, and functional, too! Thanks for posting all your wonderful ideas; I think I'll be putting some new projects on my to-do list. Would you mind sharing where you got your wonderful chair from?
-Joelle

Jan said...

Amazing room! I love the vinyl word art and as Michelle asked - where did you get the fabric for the valances? I have a bit of a Paris theme going on in my craft room too. Thanks for sharing!

Regina Hamilton said...

Your space is gorgeous. I LOVE the "Family Command Center". I need something like that in our home.

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

For those of you that asked about where I got the chairs...they are both from Pier One.

http://www.pier1.com/Josette-Chair---Frenchy/2521450,default,pd.html?cgid=chairs

And the curtain valences were purchased from Overstock.com
http://www.overstock.com/Home-Garden/Paris-themed-M-shaped-Window-Valance/7226218/product.html

Thanks for all of the sweet comments....I'm tickled that everyone likes my stamping space. It was a true labor of love and only other crafters can truly appreciate it. :)

carole (TruCarMa) said...

I hope your guest bedroom is as nice as your stamping studio, Wendy, because I think I might move in for a while... ;) CONGRATS on your wonderful new space. You've inspired me to get serious about cleaning and MAYBE redoing mine. (Be warned: my husband may curse you...)

Miss NiceRoad said...

totally gorgeous, you must feel really creative in this area :)

PEA said...

Stunning! OMG you have the space that dreams are made of! WOW. so neat and the command center is awesome. I wish I would have had such a thing when my kids were younger. I love your home it is so inviting and just gorgeous!

Carol said...

Beautiful and organized craft space! Love the "family command center", thank you for sharing!

Julie D. Richards said...

OK, now I have got to get my room cleaned up. It's about a fourth the size of yours but I love it anyways. Looking at your beautiful space inspires me to improve mine. Love everything about it.

Katie Skiff said...

I love all of this!! This is the perfect use of the space!! Great job!! ♥

katebalmoral said...

What a love space I wish my landing ( What we call it in the UK) was so big and light. Super job

Michele said...

wow, awesome super organized "designer" space!!! Love that desk chair (I want to see a close up), did you recover it yourself?
thank you so much for sharing!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Wow Wendy, your new space is gorgeous!! I love the neutral colors and French flair!!

Shelby Goolsby said...

Your craft room is amazing!! I am so happy you have a space of your own and what a wonderful job you did decorating it.

Kittie said...

Your craft room is gorgeous and I am especially impressed with your family command center. How clever, creative and organized. I have a beautiful stamping area but never seem to be able to keep it straightened up. It is always a mess. LOL! Thanks for sharing your beautiful room. Congratulations on being this week's featured stamper on SCS!!

Angela said...

This is, indeed, a wonderful, beautiful and very well organized craft space. And your story is such a good read. I am inspired to purge and clean up my craft room. Thank you for sharing your favorite space!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Such a fabulous space! Love all your storage details and that wall.... perfection! I love your space~

Jacob Martin said...

wow thats lovely n awesome designs keep blogging thank you so much for sharing...

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Bernnadette Roberts said...

Where did you get the day until countdown board from?

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