Inspiration File: Studios & Workspace Organization

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Our DIY craft room~studio space planning came to an abrupt halt last week….

Things are definitely looking much more positive than they did a week ago. For more information on what’s been “happening” in our life, please visit my Facebook page where there is an amazing thread of people offering support and prayer.  Soon I will put a personal post here on the blog about Mark’s progress… but today during this incredible snowstorm, I’m taking a break from hospital visits. He is well cared for and is currently “stable” –and the best news? He’s on his way to 100% recovery. So he is out of the woods, and we are amazingly blessed. Today, his family is in from out of town. This has offered the kids and I one day of downtime.  Of course, to me, downtime means–a little writing.


Studios, Craft Rooms & Workspace Organizing Ideas

Two weeks ago, I turned to my blog friends and asked them to share their creative workspaces, including upcycled furniture that serves as craft storage. No craft room was “required” for this post–I simply wanted to gather ideas for simple organization. I’m always impressed how bloggers are experts at turning chaos into beauty.  Here are some of my favorites, with links to each blog.

Be sure to pay them all a visit!

Cynthia Weber is an incredibly talented interior designer, and this is her studio. Visit her blog to see how she organized her craft closet, fabrics and repurposed cabinetry:



It’s okay if you don’t have a space for a craft room or studio. Pretty storage is also an option. I love the French-industrial twist that Jamie gave to her armoire, which she transformed into a beautiful space to store her crafts.  This would look gorgeous open or closed.  Be sure to visit her blog, So Much Better With Age to see more great ideas!



I specifically asked bloggers how they organize their creative spaces. Michelle, who blogs at Weekend Craft shows us yet another creative use for old shutters. But the BONUS here, is Michelle is an expert Silhouette user.  So if you are looking for more creative uses of your Silhouette, you’ll be in awe of some of the gorgeous projects she’s created.



This past summer, I had the pleasure of meeting Jennifer who blogs at Town & Country Living. Her crafting is contained in this nifty Ikea cabinet that she customized using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and mod podge.  I love the look and feel of all of her projects.  Be sure to see her entire blog post here.



This summer, I also met Pam who blogs at House of Hawthornes. I love checking in on Pam’s blog to see her latest vintage finds and how she incorporates them into her home.  This space is where all of her creative magic happens…


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I have many more posts and ideas for studios…so I will be posting a Part II to this post later this week.


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About Jeanette

A Practical DIY & Home Decor Blog With A Love for All Things Vintage.
I show you how to achieve a home that reflects your own personal style. I love expensive-looking items, but still honor my single Mom budget. I'm drawn to shiny objects...and love to decorate with vintage photos, art deco, vintage travel posters, subtle faux finishes, sports and rock memorabilia. Smart DIY projects that are fun, and give you confidence to say "hmmm...I can do that!"


  1. I am so honored to have my office included in your post. And in the company of such creative people! Hope you have a relaxing evening sipping on some hot cocoa with your feet up. You deserve a little down time :)

    • Pam…I love your office and I’m so glad you linked it up, I always love seeing how other creatives “do their thing”. I think you and I would have fun shopping together. You pick up things that I love all the time. Thanks again!

  2. Thanks for featuring my crafting space, Jeanette!

    • Jennifer your whole house is beautiful, and I love how you’ve organized your crafting area. Thanks for sharing it with me! Take care!

  3. Wow Jeanette thank you so much for your feature and for thinking I am an expert Silhouette User. I love upcycling and this is one of my favorite projects with the old shutters and one of my biggest hits this summer at craft shows. Thanks again love the post as I am currently in the midst of renovating an old office into a craft room/studio.

    • Any Silhouette user is more of an expert than me! I haven’t entered that world of crafting yet! :) but yes, your shutters are so nice…I love the vintage-y feel they give a room. I have some in my sunroom and I adore them.

  4. Thanks so much for featuring my craft cabinet! And I love your blog 😉 So happy to connect with you.

    • I just love your craft cabinet so much. I’ve been really wanting more natural wood finishes in the house again, and your cabinet couldn’t be prettier. Thanks again!

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