Hello creative friends.
Today I’d like to invite you in to my new creative space…
Sadly, it’s a rare overcast and dreary day here as we feel the effects of ex-tropical Cyclone Trevor, but at least we are getting some much needed rain. Although it’s a little dull, I’m sure you’ll still get the general vibe of my craft room.
So… you wouldn’t believe how excited I was to find pretty French doors at the entrance.
You can’t have a creative space without a ‘studio buddy’. My little black toy poodle with her old greying face has made herself quite at home in this room now.
For the colour palette, I decided to go with an old favourite, Sea Foam on the walls. I previously had this colour in the craft room at the Resort and I always felt so relaxed in that room.
I teamed it up with all new white furniture. I’d had my previous furniture for over 20 years…. it was time!!
I used two Kallax units from IKEA for storage, combined with the Drona boxes.
The crafty labels are from my March kit for the Handmade Club. On one wall I have my sewing and craft unit filled with fabrics,laces, ribbons etc. and on the other wall it holds my art supplies, paint and paper crafting.
It’s just a little thing, but another reason why I love these Kallax units is that they stand 147 cm tall (58″). As I’m only 5′ tall, everything is always out of my reach, but these units are absolutely perfect for short people. If you are taller, you can always add another row of cubes on top.
I now have a dedicated sewing table in the corner… right in front of the window. I know that by having my sewing machine permanently set up it will get used more. Well, that’s the plan.
In the centre of the room I’ve used two 150 cm wide Linnmon tables from IKEA for my work table. I went with this option because they are easy to move around, plus I can dismantle them easily if I want more space. There’s also the option to make an ‘L’ shaped or long table instead of a square if need be.
Under the tables I have two IKEA Helmer drawer units on castors.
I can’t tell you how much I LOVE all the drawers. They are actually quite deep (48 cm / 19”), so they hold a lot. These drawers were perfect for my paper crafts and are filled with things like ink pads, punches, stamps etc. Another bonus is that they are very handy being under the desk where I can just lean over and open a drawer and retrieve an item while crafting. Also, the units are on castors, so I can wheel them out from under the bench for even easier access.
I chose the IKEA Raskog Trolley to store paint bottles and once again, having castors on the trolley means I can wheel it over to my easel or work bench when I need it.
At the rear of the room there’s another French door that leads into the house…. and then there’s the two big doors at the back of the room. These doors open up into another room measuring 5 m x 4.5 m. This room is eventually going to be my studio space…. just for painting! My daughter is currently making use of this room, but when she is finished it will be the other half of my studio. Right now though, I’m quite content with my pretty crafting room.
Thanks for visiting and having a look around my new creative space.
I look forward to taking some brighter photos when the sun comes back out.
Happy crafting sweet friends!!
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Kris Meares-Tag Along Teddies says
Gorgeous crafting space! I can’t wait to see all the lovely projects you create in there. And who knows … One day we might manage to have our play date in there. :0) Bear Hugs! KRIS xx
Thank you sweet friend. Once I finish these renovations you just know I’m escaping to the craft room and never coming out again!!!
Yes, a play date is much needed. Hugs xxx
Concetta De Lucia says
Uau!!!!!kerryanne è stupenda. Tutti colori luminosi. Bellissima. Virrei avwrnw una uguale❤
Grazie Concetta 🙂
Beautiful and peaceful.
Beautiful and peaceful is exactly what I want Carol when I escape to my creative space. Now all I need is some soothing music and candles and I’ll be all set for crafting time 🙂
Kerryanne, it’s just like the space I would love to have! I have two spaces now, one is a 14’ x20’ shed my son converted to a sewing room , that is attached to the house by a small deck. It holds my longarm quilting machine and all my sewing…it’s stuffed!! Since I got bitten by the paper crafting bug, I have converted half of my bedroom into a papercrafting space. (Hubby has his own room)
When I get it finished, I will try to send you pictures. Right now my left eye is having problems and it’s hard to see, eventually it’s supposed to settle down and they can zap the floaters with Laser. Fingers crossed ??
You are lucky to have two separate spaces Ann. I love that you’ve been bitten by the paper crafting bug…. a change in medium is great for sparking your creativity.
So sorry to hear that you are having issues with your eye and I hope that settles down for you quickly xx
So beautiful – and inspiring!
Thank you Gayle 🙂
Michele Haynes says
Your new space is beautiful. I love the color you chose and it’s a great layout. I am excited for you to get your creative juices flowing.
Thank you Michele. It’s such a soothing and calming colour and that’s exactly what I want in my ‘happy place’. I too am looking forward to settling into a routine of creative time and getting those creative juices flowing 🙂
Bernideen Canfield says
How totally wonderful!
Thank you Bernideen 🙂
Mary Beness says
It’s every crafter’s dream studio, Kerryanne. I love everything about it; the colour, the french doors, the IKEA storage/furniture, your decorating, and most of all the fact that I can picture your smiling face and warm heart there. You’ll be friends from the start and I can see you spending many happy hours there. You inspire us all. ? hugs and xxx
Thank you so much Mary, my sweet friend. It feels good to finally have all my supplies unpacked and out of storage. I’ve found some real treasure amongst it all, so can’t wait to get to work creating handmade loveliness. I have no doubt that this room will be my new happy space and retreat away from the world…. just got to finish the house renos first!!
Hugs to you xxx
Jenny of Elefantz says
Totally in awe of your beautiful studio, Kerryanne. It’s not just gorgeous to look at but there’s a lot of thought gone into the functionality and that’s a massive bonus. God bless you HEAPS as you create and enjoy time in your new space.
Thank you so much Jenny 🙂
I’ve had a few studios over the past 30 years and I know what works best for me now. I’m excited that I’ll eventually be able to separate my crafting and art space and I’m sure I will relish many happy hours spent in my creative space. Hugs xxx
Debra-Outback Crafter says
It looks so peaceful and constructive.
cleo headley says
Just beautiful and so tidy!! Nicely planned out and organized!! Wishing you many happy hours……..xoxoxo
JaneEllen Jones says
My sewing machine is always ready for who knows what. In my tiny little sewing room I have dumped too many other objects due to lack of storage and enuf room in our small single wide mfg. home.but that’s what we have so try to make best of it. My craft room is just as bad, wish my rooms looked as gorgeous as yours, famous last words. Think I need a she shed,groan. Makes me miss wonderful big craft room I had in our double wide mfg. home in MT. (few years ago.) We left MT in 1999,lived in western KY for 5 yrs. then moved here to western CO since August, 2004. Had really nice craft room in KY house also. Miss that whole house, was really nice. Oldest son had completely remodeled whole house, built us a wonderful big front porch. Isn’t it “funny” how we appreciate things more after we don’t have them anymore? Shame on me. That son even flew up here couple years ago to put new metal roof on this house. Him and youngest son who lives in Grand Junction did job over 2 days. Hopefully that roof will last for lot longer than shingle roof. We had already gotten the metal for roof before boys put it on.
Happy Easter Kerry Anne
vicky howard says
Hi Kerryanne-I’m starting my day with a cup of coffee and your blog and dreaming of a studio space as lovely, organized and inspirational as your new crafting room! Your planning was rewarded as everything is perfect. And your new furniture takes on the charm of vintage in its beautiful sea foam surroundings. Enjoy your creative paradise!
Joanne Boulter says
Awe KerryAnne, It’s so beautiful and useful! I love it when that all happens at once. Love your storage ideas. Have a lovely day! xoxo Jo
Thank you so much Jo. Above all, my craft room has to be practical because ti is my work place, but being pretty helps with my ‘mojo’. Hugs xx
Georgia Bunny says
KerryAnne, it’s lovely! We’ve recently moved and I’ve needed ideas on organizing my tiny area. You’ve helped immensely! I just love the color and everything about your space❣️ ? Georgia Bunny
Oh, that’s wonderful Georgia. Enjoy your new space and I’m glad I could provide some inspiration 🙂
Teresa C says
Gosh, Kerryanne!! Looks fabulous!! Congratulations on your new lovely space and here’s to many happy hours creating!!
Thank you Teresa…. I hope to be putting my craft room to good use this week 🙂
Well, i really want to fly to the other side of the world now to spend just a few hours of workshop in your beautiful craft room! You can decide about the project, I like them all!
Wouldn’t that be such fun Karolina!! 🙂
Pam Foster says
Absolutely wonderful kerryanne, l hope you enjoy many hours of crafting in your new space and thank you for sharing.
Thanks for taking a wander with me through my craft room Pam. I suspect their will be many happy hours spent in this room 🙂
Lovely space, Kerryanne! I love the windows with all the wonderful light they offer. I can’t wait to see what you will turn out in your new studio! Enjoy!
I love the windows and natural light too Elaine and looking forward very much to spending lots of time in my new craft room. 🙂
Karen Campbell says
Just gorgeous Kerryanne,I am so happy you have such a wonderful space to create.
Thank you Karen. I feel very inspired now that I’m all organised again and everything is unpacked. Even found some hidden treasure in the stored boxes. 🙂
Your creative space is pure Bliss. The colors are very soothing and your use of cabinets and trolley are brilliant. Love that you have your dedicated stations…sewing etcetera. Very Beautiful Dear. Creative Bliss!
Thanks so much Sherry. I’ve always used work stations in my studios, but never had a sewing machine permanently set up. I think this will be a game changer for me with sewing projects!! 🙂
Marilyn McLeod says
It’s so beautiful, calm and soothing… just love it! Is “seafoam” a green or a blue? I always thought it was a soft green, but it looks more blue. I LOVE pink and green, but that bluish aqua seafoam color is my second favorite with the pink touches here and there. I’m IN LOVE with your sewing station. Gets me inspired to do that to my own craft room. I used to only quilt and sew, so my craft spaces were all about fabric…. now I too have the paper bug, and paper has taken over so my poor sewing projects and fabric (and machine) get stuck away where they are harder to get to. I would love to have a dedicated space with a sewing table so my machine could be set up all the time (also a small ironing board). I do love combining fabric and paper. Your space looks so “ready” to enjoy! The french doors are just wonderful as are all of those stacked cube shelves. Enjoy! and thank you so much for sharing your space with us. Marilyn
Beautiful, calm and soothing was exactly the look I was going for Marilyn, so thank you.
Seafoam is the softest aqua colour… probably leaning slightly more towards a blue. I find it very relaxing and hope to spend many happy hours crafting in my new room. 🙂
Maria Eugénia says
Your craftroom is the DREAM of any woman?
?from Portugal ??
Thank you Maria. It is definitely my ‘happy place’ and brings me great joy 🙂