Last month's guest designer, Katie Ehmann, is taking us on a tour of her workspace! Her beautiful aqua room is full of cool vintage storage solutions. If you're a fan of open storage, you're sure to find some clever ideas you'll want to borrow here.
Hey Studio Calico fans! Welcome to my studio space! I'm lucky to have an extra bedroom that I took over last year for all my crafty goodness. Its pretty small, but filled with storage space. My main work table is counter height (perfect for standing while scrapping!) and is made from re-claimed Michigan barn wood. It holds nearly all my grab and go supplies such as wood veneer, Project Life cards, pens, scissors, alphas that I use all the time, photos, and other odds and ends. I have a few vintage milkglass and pyrex dishes that hold a lot of stuff! And, of course, I have my Harbor Freight spinning trays!
Next to my table is a re-purposed Ikea nursery shelving unit, on which I store my cardstock, a few albums, a basket full of stamps and two large wooden crates with Crate Paper supplies, American Crafts supplies, and Studio Calico kits.
Under my table I have a hand me down small dresser with deep drawers for all my embellishments, paper, and more Crate Paper and American Crafts supplies, as well as a Raskog cart from Ikea. Its great for extra storage!
Three wooden crates under my window hold alphas, patterned paper, and more Studio Calico kits. They are the perfect size for 12x12 papers. When I want to find something, I just have to flip through. I store all my kits in big plain old Ziplock bags, labeled with the kit name, month and year. All main scrapbook kits and add-ons go in one bag. I tend to use most of my kits and add-ons up, so I don't have much in each bag.
Next to my window is a small Ikea end table on which sits my Royal manual typewriter. The closet holds my printer and a small 2x2 Expedit for my albums. It also has a bunch of other random stuff in it so I try to keep the door closed ;)
Next to the closet is a little nook that is the perfect size for a vintage Hoosier cabinet I found on Craig's List. It holds more 12x12 paper, mini albums, cards, and my 6x6 paper pads, all tucked away in drawers and behind doors.
I found my 1950s Steel Tanker desk and matching chair at estate sales for $25 apiece. A few cans of light blue spray paint later, and its perfect for holding tools like my extra stamps, adhesive and punches. I keep my Silhouette Cameo on the floor, and my computer and sewing machine on the desk. Above my desk, I grouped old garage sale frames that I spray painted in bright colors.
So there you have it! I hope you enjoyed a little glimpse into my work space!