Brenda: The Rebirth of a Craft Room
When we bought our house almost 20 years ago, the room off the living room became my sewing room. That evolved into a sewing/quilting/stamping/scrapbook room, and I loved having a space that was mine and where I could leave my projects out without having a mess in the rest of the house.
Now, we live in SW Ohio, so hurricanes have NEVER been an issue.....until Hurricane Ike in September 2008. The remnants of that hurricane created a windstorm that went through our area like nothing we've ever seen. A huge, 80 year old oak tree in our front yard was completely uprooted and crashed through the house, destroying the roof, attic, the master bedroom upstairs and completely demolishing my workroom, and damaging other areas of the house. It took almost five months (thanks goodness for good home owners insurance!) to get our house put back together.
In rebuilding my craft room, we got a lot of storage items from Ikea. The cabinets and work tables for my sewing machine, serger, and computer desk are all from Ikea, as is the large Expedit unit where I keep all my photos, paper, cardstock and embellishments. I use the Cropper Hopper vertical paper files to store my cardstock and paper. I had to trim about 1/4" from the top to get them to fit inside the Expedite cubbies, so now they are a perfect fit.
My favorite part of the room is the work table and the cabinets above it. These are actually kitchen cabinets that DH bought at a home improvement outlet store. He mounted pegboard on the wall above the work table so my most-used tools hang there, easily within reach. I have a large cutting mat (designed for quilters) on the table, so I don't have to worry about hurting the surface of the table when I'm cutting paper or fabric.
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