Studios & Workspace Organization Ideas

Decorating Ideas | Home Improvement | Thoughts

Were you totally unprepared for the “work at home” initiative? Don’t worry, many of us are! But leave it to bloggers to teach us how to get creative! I’m always impressed how bloggers are experts at turning chaos into beauty.  Here are some of my favorites, with links to each blog. No craft room was “required” for this post–I simply wanted to gather ideas for simple organization.

Craft Room Update view from living area square
My all-thrifted “office” in our previous house
Repurposed Crib Springs in Craft Room by snazzylittlethings.com
My workspace made out of thrifted items
Our industrial craft area in our basement.
Reading nook in my teen daughter’s bedroom
Office in my previous home, after new flooring was installed

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 an office, 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!

craft-cabinet

Above: SoMuchBetterWithAge.com

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.

image

Above:  WeekendCraft.com

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.

DSC_0029

Above: Town-n-CountryLiving.com

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…

IMG_9490-1-web

Above: House of Hawthornes.com

******

Share Your Workspace!

Share your work-at-home setup here! Even if it’s an ironing board, we’d love to see it!

Similar Posts

8 Comments

  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 :)

    1. 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!

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

  2. 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.

    1. 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.

  3. Thanks so much for featuring my craft cabinet! And I love your blog ;) So happy to connect with you.
    Hugs,
    Jamie

    1. 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!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *