Craft Room Tour–part 2

Hello my friends,

Welcome to day 2 of having a little look around my creative space.

Yesterday I shared my patchwork papered doors and my Tilda storage area.


Shabby Art Boutique - craft room 2


I’ve been quite spoilt over the past 22 years to have had two large studio spaces, so last year when we moved to the resort and I had to make do with a spare bedroom to craft in, I wondered how I would do it…

But it turned out okay and I’m quite comfortable now in what has become my little romantic look, shabby craft room.


Shabby Art Boutique - craft room 1


I’ve managed to amass quite a large collection of crafting and art supplies over a 30 year career in this industry, but I don’t use all of the things, all of the time.

The first thing I did was sort, box and label everything into two groups; my infrequently used supplies are now in our storage unit and the things I use all the time are here in my craft room.

As you can see, on this wall I have 3 shelf units that house my paper craft collection, sewing machines and sewing supplies and haberdashery.

My fabric stash is in the double cupboard I shared yesterday with the patchwork doors.


Shabby Art Boutique - craft room 3


Living opposite the beach is problematic in that the sea air rusts all metal, so it is important to keep my tools boxed and stored correctly.

On the plus side, having everything in labeled boxes appeals to my neat freak tendencies! [giggle]

I like having the muslin curtains on all my shelving units too, as it adds a lovely soft and romantic feel to the room.


Shabby Art Boutique - craft room 4


The top of the shelving units was utilized for more storage space for my vast button collection and my scrapbooking embellishments.

I used more of the lovely papers from the Tilda Country Escape paper pad to make this 25 drawer storage unit.

It holds all my scrapbooking embellishments… like paper flowers, brads, eyelets, pearls and rhinestones etc. I suspect you all know by now that I like to organize and sort things, so it’s the perfect solution for sorting all my bits and pieces into their own little drawer.

When I’m paper crafting, I lift it down and keep it on my desk.


Shabby Art Boutique - craft room 5

I’ll be back tomorrow to show you the other side of my creative space, where I like to work.

Added: Craft Room Tour day 1 & Craft Room Tour day 3.

Until then,

Shabbilicious hugs ~ Kerryanne


  1. O MY!!! Love your creative space… Your area is truley Romantic Shabby Chic. The papers you used for the little cubbie drawers are so BEAUTIFUL!!! I love love your blog.

    • Kerryanne says:

      Thank you Michelle. I’m quite happy with the atmosphere of my room. It is such a pleasure to spend time in there.
      Hugs ~ Kerryanne

  2. Oh, Kerryanne, it’s beautiful! What a wonderful place to create. I love your storage drawers & the paper you selected. Pure happiness!
    Have a lovely one,

    • Kerryanne says:

      Thanks Lin 🙂
      Got to agree with you… any time spent in my craft room does give me ‘pure happiness’.
      Hugs ~ Kerryanne

  3. I love your craft room Kerryanne! The storage drawers are lovely…such pretty papers! It must be so delightful to work in your studio. 😉

    • Kerryanne says:

      Got to say LuAnn that I do love spending time in my craft room. Wish I had more time in there, but any time is better than none. I’m very happy with how the storage unit turned out. The Country Escape paper pad is my current favourite from the Tilda range. The colours and patterns just work so well together… totally shabbilicious!
      Hugs ~ Kerryanne

  4. Your craft room looks fantastic Kerryanne. I never seem to be able to remain that organized. I’m a sloppy creator. LOL

    • Kerryanne says:

      Thank you Rosemary. Well my friend, you are a master creator, so obviously ‘sloppy’ works for you. I suspect most artistic people tend to be messy during the creative process… I’m a little unique in that area with my neat freak tendencies. 🙂
      Hugs ~ Kerryanne

  5. I love the drawer unit Kerryanne – so pretty and the muslin really does give a lovely soft look to the room.
    Toni xx

    • Kerryanne says:

      Thanks Toni. I love the muslin curtains… I think they add to the softness and romanticism of the room. They are semi see through, but do offer a little covering for the shelf units. Means I can hide away all the not so pretty aspects of crafting supplies 😉
      Hugs ~ Kerryanne

  6. I love your craft room. While my children were growing up I had to use the dining room table and store my supplies in plastic tubs. I now have a craft/quilting room. It’s nice to be able to spread out projects and leave them when you get interrupted. Unfortunately, that means my little ones are grown and gone. Sigh. I just discovered your blog a couple of days ago and you are already a favorite! Keep up the inspiring posts.

    • Kerryanne says:

      Hi Clara and welcome to Shabby Art Boutique!
      I like being able to leave my projects out too. It means you can grab just short snippets of crafting time that you might mot otherwise have had if you had to get everything out and set it all up. I hope you’ll continue to visit with me and join me on my creative journey here at Shabby Art Boutique.
      Hugs ~ Kerryanne

  7. so very charming, kerryanne! love the curtains hiding the shelves!

    • Kerryanne says:

      Lynn, it looked quite different before I put up the curtains. I think the curtains kind of unify the shelving units and hides all the different types of boxes stored in them. I’m pleased too that I decided to go with the light weight muslin as curtain material. It’s a little see through and looks light and floaty. K xx

  8. so sweet and organized! 🙂

    • Kerryanne says:

      Thank you Stephanie. I have to admit to being a bit of a ‘neat freak’…. but it works for me.

  9. Love your room just beautiful

  10. I love your craftroom! Did you make the 25 drawer storage unit? If so, do you have plans for it that you would share?

    • Kerryanne says:

      Thank you Kim… I’m loving my craft room too. The 25 drawer storage unit is made by Kaisercraft and is sold as a raw kit. You can buy them online, as well as from craft outlets and scrapbooking stores.

  11. Lovely, the floral drawers are so special, very beautiful!

  12. You had me at Button Collection!!!! Your beautiful craft space makes me want to explore and create… and isn’t that exactly what a creative space should do!?! I love it!

    • Kerryanne says:

      Thank you Cynthia. I agree… I like to have my pretty supplies out on show so they inspire me to keep creating. I’m totally in love with my little creative retreat too 🙂

  13. It is so pretty and organized! I would love a space like this! Pinning too!

  14. Wow! What a lovely and inspiring place. I love how beautiful and shabby chic it is! I need to get to organizing my basement a bit better! It is where I paint my furniture. Thanks for the inspiration. x

    • Kerryanne says:

      Danielle, I believe that to be creative you have to feel inspired and your surroundings are an important part of that. Obviously the décor that inspires is different for everyone, but for me it needs to be pretty.
      Hugs ~ Kerryanne

  15. This is so organized and gorgeous! Such a calm and beautiful space.

    • Kerryanne says:

      Thanks for visiting my craft room Sonya. It definitely is a calming room with those pastel colours.

  16. Oh my gosh… what an amazing idea for those little storage cubbies! They are beautiful! Your entire space is… you must love ‘playing’ there! 🙂

    • Kerryanne says:

      Thanks for visiting Donna. Yep… could spend every day in my craft room quite happily, but alas, the resort and guests keep me pretty busy these days. If only we didn’t have the day job!

  17. That is like the “dream” craft room!!! I love it.


    • Kerryanne says:

      Awww… thanks Nancy. I only wish I had time to work in there every day… now that would be the perfect dream!!
      Hugs ~ Kerryanne

  18. Kerryanne, this entire room is to-die for and I especially love the patchwork door and cubbies . I think Hometalkers would go CRAZY over this, btw. Do share!

  19. Fabulousness! Love your soft beautiful colors!

    • Kerryanne says:

      Thank you Toni. This is quite a change for me and one that I’m really enjoying. These colours are very calming and relaxing. 🙂

  20. Absolutely gorgeous, Kerryanne! Such a fun, inspiring place to create! :o)

  21. Would you mind telling me where I could get the boxes you store embellishments, buttons, etc. Thank you. Im trying to organize my new area. Any suggestions would be very much appreciated.

    • Joan, this 25 box kit is made by Kaisercraft. In Australia they are available at Spotlight and scrapbooking stores. Overseas they can be purchased through Amazon.


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