Thursday, April 22, 2010

My Remodeled Stamp Room!

*Click on photos to enlarge*

Well it is finally done an I am all moved in. My hubby did all of the work on this and I think he did an awesome job! The room used to be our third car garage that we had incorporated into the house after it caught on fire in July of 2008. Here is a shot from the hallway entrance. I got the inspiration for the island in the center of the room from the blog of the fabulously talented Cindy Lawrence.



Here is my desk on the West wall. All of my 8.5x11 cardstock is stored in the two filing cabinets under the desk.







My JetMax storage cubes and Best Organizers on the East Wall:





I love my Best Organizers... I keep all sorts of tools and suplies in them... and they hold A LOT!





I store my clear stamps in a Scrap Rack... it is so easy to flip through the pages to find what I am looking for...



My cutting table, ribbon, and Nestabilities:


I have my Nesties stored on chipboard rectangles I got at JoAnn with magnet sheets glued to them. I then put them in plastic cases I bought at Office Depot and hung them (sorted by shapes) on a drapery rod with curtain hooks...


On the other side of the room is my desk... my hubby calls it "Command Central". I have my iMac, a small tv to watch while I am on the computer, and a larger tv mounted on the wall above the desk to use at the island and stamping desk. He even put a mini fridge next to my desk! He's definitely a keeper!



The view back towards the door and the closet.






My rubber stamps are unmounted and put in CD and DVD cases. I originally used EZ Mount but am now in the process of gonig bare rubber and stamping with an acrylic block and Tack & Peel. Here is a close-up of the wire storage in the picture above.


61 comments:

Deb C said...

Beautiful room! I think the award for "she who has the most stuff wins!" goes to you! LOL~

Enjoy your new space. I find a neat, organized space to be incredibly inspiring.

Suzi said...

OMG, that is an AWESOME room!!! Can I come live with you???

Denise said...

OK big sister you really did it this time. What a GREAT space you created for yourself. Can I come and live with you??

FloDerby said...

Cindy, how wonderful. I think you need some more punches, though. What awesome storage and a beautiful work space. Very nice.

Christy said...

Cindy-I was just directed to your blog by a friend and WOW! WHATTA ROOM! I would love to feature you on a blog I contribute to. email me at clmclark@hotmail.com to discuess it. I'm so impressed and might steal a few ideas.

scrappychica said...

ok, its as if heavens gate have opened and I can hear the angels singing!!! I must take direction from your room and hopefully put mine into order......someday.....

uscgirl said...

wow i love your room!! what a great husband you have to help you.

Billie Dee said...

What a fantastic room! Congratulations and use it well!

Anonymous said...

Oh My Ganache! Do you ever come out of this room? I would seriously just move in there. Thank you for sharing your piece of heaven. Your hubby is definitely a keeper! Ok, I am inspired - off to organize my disaster! Thank you!

pescbrico said...

Oh and I thought I had a lot of stuff!!! LOL
This is a really wonderful crafting place!

Rebecca said...

Are you sure your not a store LOL. Awesome crafting room. I think I am lucky if the cats don't leave distress marks on my papers

Jane said...

WOW!!!! that is one organised craft space...well done! It's gorgeous!! Puts my little cupboard under the stairs to shame!lol

Karen Veneracion Flores said...

Beautiful room. This is how I would like to have my messy craft room transformed, definitely will be taking some pointers from you. THank you for sharing.

Carol Ann said...

wow Wow Wow such an absolutely fantastic work space your crafting mojo must be awesome!
Carol Annx

GobeaGirl said...

Hi, I found your wonderful room on the Organizing blog, and I must say that I just love your room...If I had a room like yours I am sure I would loose a ton of weight. I would never leave...lol...Truely this is the best and most well organized room I have ever seen. I am happy for you that you could make such a wonderful place for you to play in. Congrats. Lisa g

Michelle said...

I am in love with this room! Great job! It inspires me to get off my bottom and get my craft room organized.

SueB said...

Have you given any thought to adopting? I COULD make myself available! Thanx for the inspiration!

Alberta said...

Wowza! I am in awe of your bountiful blessings...in your space and your hubby. Enjoy yourself in your new room.

Alli Miles said...

LOVE how organized that room is!!! Thanks for the inspiration.

JanetintheJaw said...

I am in love with your room! I have been trying to firgure out some stamp storage, but I have so many different sets. SU CTMH Studio G and more!

Love your room though. Is it always so neat and tidy? HaHa!

Sue from Oregon said...

oh goodness! Outstanding room...can you tell me about your island desk? did you buy it that way or did you build if from a top and cubicles from like Target? I love the glass top as well!

Cindy Stewart said...

Hi Sue... The ends of the island are Closet Maid units from Target (about $50 each) and the top is a cheap door that we bought at Lowe's , painted, and covered with glass. You can use a hollow core door if you use the glass because it gives it extra strength. I actually got the idea for the island from Cindy Lawrence's blog.

Elaine Wilson said...

What a wonderful room and so very organized! Great job! My thought when I was looking at it is that I would never leave it....LOL!

Ola Fumilayo said...

*is agog* great job!

Stampmouse said...

wow !!!!!!!!! i am impressed

Anonymous said...

Wow, I have a room but nothing to this magnitude. Great job and hats off to your hubby for being interested in your hobby. I have one like that too and he has helped to set up my room with every move. He even insists I take the largest bedroom! What a man!

Kate said...

i love the way you displayed your acrylic stamps!! really looks like a catalogue.. fantatstic space!

Penni said...

Wow i'm so jealous, you have an amazing craft room.

Hugs
Penni
X

Loretta Rodger said...

Very beautiful room. I am sure you'll enjoy the space for many years!

tnscrapper said...

I was blog hopping when I stumbled onto your room - OH MY GOODNESS! It's amazing and gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your photos.

Marilyn C.

Michelle said...

Oh My Gosh....this is simply AWESOME, Cindy! I love every square inch of it! And look at how organized you are! What an inspiration!!!

Yoli said...

I don't mind admitting that I am envious of how well organized you have your space. I want to be like you when I FINALLY grow up! :-)

craftytassy said...

This is by far my dream room- This room is amazing and if I will have a big craft room one day, this is how I want it to look and be organised.Wow, im speechless.Off to show hubby this amazing space.

Crafty Math Chick said...

(DROOL!) An AMAZING crafting space - incredibly well organized! Gosh...

A Bit of It All for Scrappin' said...

I'm so jealous. I'm going to save this post so I can shoot for having a room like this someday!

Question, where did you get the island/desk? I'm really wanting one for my craft room remodel once we move and I'm having a hard time finding one that I like. All of my other furniture is white so a desk like yours would go perfectly.

Thanks!
~Cassandra~

Michelle said...

Love your room, great ideas!

Corky said...

Stupid - but potentially not stupid - question: What are Best Organizers? Is that a brand name? If so, where can you get them, and do they have a website? Any information would be very timely, since I'm re-doing my room as we speak, and need to figure out how to organize my paper and stamps!

Thanks!

Corky
corkyking@hotmail.com

Cindy Stewart said...

To answer a few questions:

-the island was made from two Closet Maid organizers from Target (about $50 each) and the top is a hollow core door painted white and covered with glass. I got the info for the island from Cindy Lawrence's blog.

- The Best Craft Organizer can be purchased here: http://www.bestscrapbookshelf.com/

Cindi said...

wow..wow!! If I had a room like that, I'd think I'd died and gone to stamping heaven!!!
:)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Room. I'm still in the process of creating my space. I wish I had seen your table idea sooner!

BTW, how do you like your Pixie Plus? Have you used it yet?

Thanks,
Dawn

Chelsea said...

wow ... I am totally jealous of your room ... looks like a great place to PLAY!

Paula Gale said...

OMG - Some of your storage solutions have inspired me - despite me thinking that i'd nailed it only this week LOL...

Would you like to come over to the UK and do a makeover... thats a job for you - craftroom makeover diva...

Awesome.

Paula x x x

Shelly Brown said...

I'm green with envy and love your room.

My son is moving out in June so soon I will have a room to organise and yours is my inspiration.

Where did you buy your wall mounted stamp pad racks, I just love them?

Many thanks

Shelly B

Juanita B said...

Magnificent room!!! TFS.

Lisa said...

I am in the process of organizing my craft room as well and have to say I am completely in AWE!! Thank you for the ideas! I thought I had a lot of stuff (and I do - more than a little overwhelming to organize without help but this room is totally my inspiration. I have to ask where you got the book for your clear stamps though. LOVE that!

Cathy Clark said...

Your room is FABULOUS!!!!!!! Enough said!

Barbara said...

OMG this is fabulous!! Can I borrow your husband to design and make one for me ??

sharon said...

Your room is absolutely gorgeous and the layout and organization are awesome. May I ask what your punches are on? I am in the process of organizing my small room and love what you have done.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE your craft room. It has it all!! Couple questions: What are the measurements of your room? Where did you purchase your stamp pad wall organizers?
Thanks for sharing pics. (Oh, and I'm very green with envy.) Hehe.
Mary Lou

The Paper Princess said...

Cindy, your room is just fab! I'm in the process of doing mine now - you're welcome to take a peek over at Create With Joy - I'll be bookmarking and revisiting your room often for inspiration!

Hugs
Ramona
http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

Pat said...

Cindy, your room looks so good in the pictures! I love that I have played in it twice! Its so great!
Hugs,
pat

Cindy Coutts said...

I am so moving in with you and there's no stopping it! This is such an awesome craft room and my dream! I would never come out of it. Why bother?

jbuffan said...

I just found your fantastic room from SCS. There are so many things I LOVE about your room, I dont know where to start and keep my comment brief.
The island, I have drawn this thing out using the same items as you have soooo many times.My idea came from the $1000 pottery barn version.The only thing I didnt think of was the glass. LOVE it ! I already have the end units, just using them in other area of my room.
The BEST Organizers??? Love. I have looked at these on line for a couple years. Was never sure. But I love how you have yours divided and labeled. That is exactly how I scrap. I am sooooo copying your Nestie storage. Mine are in CD cases with magnet and sit in a basket on my desk, but I love how you can just flip through yours and they are right in front of your face, without taking up space on your table! I have saved your room to my "Favorite Scrap/Stamp Rooms" and when we finally build our house I will be borrowing many of your ideas.
LOVE how organized you are. I am anal that way but still need to edit my junk. Thats were I could use your advice.
I think I better stop now, not very good at keeping it brief :)

Jennifer said...

Cindy,

Your room is PHENOMENAL!!! :) I absolutely love it!

-Jennifer

CaseyMarie said...

Wow, This is my first visit to your blog. I am blown away!!! Your organization skills are so AWE-Inspiring!
I've been trying to find organizing ideas for my studio (in progress). I adore your set up & will be taking notes on storage.
Thank you!!

If the rest of your blog is anything like this post, you will certainly have a new follower/subscriber, ;)
~Casey Marie

lane said...

Did you tell where you got or used for your stamp ink pads. Really like that idea. Beautiful room! Every thing about it is awesome.

hankandjan said...

Love your organization style. I too adapted my embossing folders, dies and stamps so that I could easily flip through my stuff and get what I need. its all organized and easy to find. Kudos to you. I too have tried storing my things in different but I found was the most user friendly.

Jan J

Tonniece said...

ReallY LOVE your room. TFS
Hugz Tonniece

Sheila Roney said...

Where did you find the drawers for your rubber stamps?

Kara Stainbrook said...

So awesome!!! Question.. For your reinkers.. Do you just have them in the drawer or do you have an insert? Love love this!

Kara Stainbrook said...

So awesome!!! Question.. For your reinkers.. Do you just have them in the drawer or do you have an insert? Love love this!