Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Julie Koerber's Studio
In Julie's words: While we were building our house, one of the things I desperately wanted was a place to create. For 7 plus years I would haul stuff up from my laundry room to the dining room table and transform the middle of my home into "a stamping disaster area." When we built our new home, I claimed one of the extra bedrooms. My goal was to create a space that could contain most of my craft things in a closet. That way, if company came, I could close the doors and not have a huge mess staring me in the face.
My closet it ten feet long by 2 plus feet wide. It's perfect for all my stacked storage. I've taken plastic bins -shoe box size from Steralite - and have categorized them based on stamping categories - flowers, backgrounds, phrases, etc.
The rolling carts inside the closet are perfect to store 12 by 12 papers. They fit inside perfectly and when you slide out a drawer, they have lids so that you could take a stack of paper with you to a card making party! I've also used some of the drawers to store punches, envelopes and ink pads. I mounted a small cafe curtain rod on the wall and that houses most of my ribbon. I simply strung all the rolls on the rod and they can dangle easily. I can grab the amount of ribbon I want without taking the roll of ribbon off the rod.
The desk that is my work space is one that has cubbies on both sides which are perfect for storing embellishments. I have my paper flowers, more ribbon, markers etc. in all of these cubbies. I even used one cube for my acrylic blocks. On my desk is my ink pad storage system. It is so nice having all my ink pads at arms reach! On the top of this in pad storage system are spots for my re-inkers and bottles of glitter glue.
You can see - it's not a huge space (roughly 120 square feet) but the closet is key! On the other side of the entrance is another smaller closet that houses all my yarn, patterns and needles for my other passion - KNITTING!
You can check Julie's blog here.