Tuesday, June 30, 2009

My Space

Welcome to my playground where I create, color with the kiddos, make a mess, and relax when the family is asleep. Please visit the other ladies (posted above) to see some incredible rooms and inspiring ideas.
My space is in our unfinished garage with only a tiny window that is nowhere near my area (thus the different lighting in pictures). I've also added little notes to go along with the pictures, everything that I own has some meaning or sentimental story.
I love to re-purpose things from yard sales, everything marked with an asterisk (*) was free, either from Craigslist (pre-problem era), saved from the trash <---DH is cringing as I type that, or given to me by a friend who knows how I love to recycle. ;)
Feel free to ask (or question - haha!) anything and I will be sure to reply back to you via your blog or email. On to my mismatched haven:
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$20 for 3 bookshelves from Craigslist
I store most of my things in Michaels' photoboxes, baskets, or plastic containers from dollar stores
My DT, swaps, and project files (49 cents for 4 folders from M's!)
One of my many yard sale finds, a $20 teak organizer that was made in Bali. It holds some of my overstock of embellishments and chipboard

My cart - primas, paper scraps, and punches. 34 year old Berkley on the right - my mascot :D I could get a real trashcan, but this was the last box of medication that came for Maali when she was undergoing chemotherapy. It reminds me of the important things in life!

A $15 kitchen island (yard sale) that I use for my cutting. Top drawer has all my nesties and CB folders, plates, dies. {In the background is our extra freezer, DDs' dress up station, rack of countless board games, and Little Tykes furniture. What an eyeful. ;)}

* (<--yes FREE) Paper Storage Racks, owner of an LSS sold her business and gave these away, first come, first serve. I should have taken all 40 of them, right? And used them as blog candy giveaway. lol!
$25 Thrift store find - an IKEA wardrobe that keeps me sane and houses all of my extras and alterables.

My desktop - cluttered to some, but convenient to me. :D Since I am in a garage there are no shelves. Pegboard is my cheap choice - at $5 a sheet (2 shown here) it is convenient, interchangeable, and easy to install. Although I need new ribbon storage, my former co-worker at Michaels gives me these empty ribbon display boxes. Free is good. :D

My most used copics and prismas, the holders are just altered fruit cans.

My embelli holder - a $3 spice rack from a yard sale. Some of my embellishments are scented like oregano. lol! JK!

My girls' creative space. Very clean right now, they were asleep. ;)

View from the kids' side of the playroom. Fun pillows, rug and Cuttlebug green blanket are from IKEA. :D


Thank you all for coming by! Enjoy some refreshments on your way out. teehee! ;)
Have a wonderul day everyone~
*Love and Aloha*

30 comments:

Angie said...

OMGoodness Joni! I love your craft room! I can see myself in your room, it's just what I would do if I had the space! All the free and cheap stuff from yard sales is right up my alley. And the fact that you have your kids' playspace RIGHT by your stuff, perfect! I would so do that! Thanks for some great ideas. I think I may be bringing up some bookcases that are downstairs... And the spice rack is perfect too!

Angie said...

OH, I forgot to ask. How do you get your altered fruit cans to not roll?

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

wow! u r very organized. i use photo boxes too for my stamp cd cases. works wonders.

fabulous room!

hugs,

Liann said...

Love your room sista even though it is your garage and to put the keikis in the same area is awesome..love your organization and all the cheap finds...TFS

Nicole said...

WOW, those colors are sure to bring inspiration! LOVE YOUR SPACE!!

Becky said...

Awesome work space. Love the colors of the room.

PaperCrafty said...

WOW~you are VERY organized! Great space~love that the kids can be right next to you when you sneak some time to craft.

I'm Crystal said...

What a great room!!! You have it organized way beyond organized!!!!

Kelly Landers said...

Your space is wonderful Joni!! You are so organized and have everything so perfectly placed. You did great with all your treasured finds!! I love it!!

Ann said...

Thanks for sharing your space, Joni! Talk about a score with those free paper racks--woohoo!!!

Martha said...

wow, I wish I had this space ;)

Linda B said...

I love your organization! Thanks for the inspiration:)

joni h said...

Awesome! No wonder you create such great stuff! TFS!

Pinkllilac said...

Wow fantastic room and so organized,thanks for the inspiration.
Hugs Linda

Michele said...

Hey Joni your craft area is GREAT! So neat and organized. I can't believe you share that space with your kids and everything is in it's place! I can't seem to keep my crafting stuff where they belong and I only have 2 kids! :-) Thanks for sharing these pictures! I'm on a mission to get organized now! Wish we had IKEA here in HAWAII!! :-)

Debby said...

Looks charming and comfy. Love the spice jars!

Stephanie said...

Holey smokes! This looks fantastic! Love your "spice" rack :)

Melissa Craig said...

Fabulous!!!

Randi said...

WOW Joni!! What a fun, happy creating space!! So that's where all those beautiful and brilliant projects are created!! And look at all that wonderful stuff!! Thanks for sharing. You have some great storage ideas!

Scrubbysue said...

WOW girlfriend!!! now THAT's a craft room!! too bad we're not neighbors! we could crank out some SERIOUS cards! LOL TFS!!!

Jacki Randolph said...

WOW! Love all the goodies, and to think I could of taken a paper rack home with me from WV. LOL! Now I need to seriously get organized

Justine said...

I was reminded that I need to visit some of my neglected friends while I was over reading and commenting on Stef's blog (glitterbabe). What a fantastic "Play" area you have created for yourself.

Cassie said...

what a great idea for a tour joni! and your space is divine!!! looks like a great place to spend some time!

Lindsay said...

Oh my goodness you have soooooo many great goodies!!!!!! and tons of great storage finds! I need to start checking things like yardsales, the pennysaver, and closing stores!!! but that is great your kids get to be in teh same space as you so you get to spend more time together.

NinaB said...

What a sweet room you have. I'm a big yard sale fan, too. DH and I furnished our first apt. with $150 worth of garage sale items.

PaperTree Designs said...

Hi there,

I just wanted to stop by and say how much I love your cards. I especially loved these photos of your craft room! Gorgeous and so organised.

Here is my blog if you want to pop by for a visit...

Hugs
Deb

http://www.papertreedesign.blogspot.com/

Anita Hovey said...

WOW...so organized and neat! Puts my space to shame. I'm going to check out all the rooms on the tour today as we've decided to convert our dining room into a craft studio for me...so I've basically got a blank slate and I've got no idea what to do! All I know is that I'm going to have a huge counter LOL

Charlene said...

wow, that is a great space! I just finished my meager space, but I love it :) I just love the spice rack you're using for embellishments!!

Amooretto said...

Holy Moly!! Can I stay there...I see that the couch isn't occupied! LOL

Teressa Thompson said...

I just wanna move into your crafting space! LOL Great spot and so creative on storage!