Our walkout basement was beautifully finished off by previous owners. But one rather large room was left unfinished for storage. This room is adjacent to my studio, which had previously been an office. The studio has a wonderful walk-in closet with lots of built-in shelves, and a nice cubby for some of my supplies, as well as room for my drafting table and computer desk. But it just doesn't have a large enough spot to put Cricut, Cuttlebug, papercutters, etc. and be able to leave them out. So I've expanded into the storeroom and it is going to be a fantastic place to work! Here it is.....
On the left side I start out with the X-acto paper cutter and the Score-pal. Hanging on the pegboard is a magnetic layout board, which I haven't used yet. Then I move on to my beloved Cuttlebug with all the folders and dies hanging above it. I don't have my Nesties put away yet, but I have a really neat idea for storing and easy accessibility.
Under the X-acto paper cutter are other paper cutters I've acquired over the years. I bought a simple rack for storing cookie sheets at Target, and it works very well here.
Moving on, I have my Xyron adhesive center. The various sizes are handy on top.....
Then I have my Cricut with the cartridges stored above it. I like having everything in sight, otherwise I forget I have it!! My Cricut is one of the very first on the market but it still does the job.
Now, I boldly and unabashedly show how I left my studio for the day..... Aaaaarrrrrgghhhh!! I moved some things around and will be completely rearranging things.
This little cubby holds all my papers, ribbons, glitters, brads, embellies. etc.
The greatest invention for paper storage is my Ikea unit. It sits in the cubby. Tomorrow's project will be to resort tons of paper and embellies. I've been paper crafting for about 12 years so I've accumulated a lot of stuff!
From the cubby is the rest of the studio. OMG what a mess!! All this will be put away --- somewhere!
From the door to my studio the walk-in closet is seen on the right. Since all my business is conducted in this room also, I will use much of this space for non-creative items. My photography business shares this space as well. Other than a cabinet full of frames and paper, the rest is in the computer. Thank goodness for digital!!
Well, there you have it. The good, the bad, and the ugly. I'll show more of the good as it develops.