Art and Craft Storage

 

Art and craft storage

Recently I’ve spent more time arranging my art supplies than actually using them but I have finally finished and here is a mini tour and what I use to store my stuff.

I have an Ikea Expedit desk which I adore and was a gift from my aunt:)  The workspace is huge and the shelves store so much- I put art supplies on the inside face of the shelves and books on the outside.  To store and display my art stuff I used an Ikea fira chest and painted it white and removed the drawers.  I made handles for them out of an old bag and my die cutting machine and used my trusty staple gun to attach them.  I plan on prettifying the staples at some point – possibly with buttons :)

I have the memory of a goldfish so if I can’t see something I don’t know it exists – being able to see all the supplies at once will help – and hopefully it will boost my creativity.

Ikea fira chest used for craft storage

Ikea fira chest with drawers removed for marker and paint storage

Vintage tins storing pencils and ink

Vintage tins storing pencils and ink

I have a slight obsession with vintage style tins. Here I use them to store pens and ink.  I use a bird cage to store fabric and to hold my embroidery hoops.

Tiny jars for tiny buttons, birdcages to store fabrics and tiny cake stands.

Tiny jars for tiny buttons, birdcages to store fabrics and tiny cake stands.

It’s a tiny space but with very high ceilings.  I painted all the walls white which could be cold but I’ve begun to fill it up with colour and displays of art and photos.  I realise that the rooms are ridiculously girly with a lot of pink and flowers and I’ve run riot with bunting and vintage fabrics but I like it:D

Now to do some actual work

Now to do some actual work

 

Bunting and vintage house style

House sneak peak

 

How do you store your supplies? Sarah Jane

 

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