Earlier this year I mentioned that I was moving my "art room/office" from upstairs to down. Way back when, I never thought it would take this long to start feeling some semblance of order. I wouldn't suggest a rush move-everything-in-and-sort-later method that I did. I'm still working on it and finding it slow going since I'm also continuing everything else going on in life. If only we could stop time once in awhile, right?
Anyway, I thought I'd share some of the things that are working for me right now. The most effective additions for storage have been the rolling Raskog carts from Ikea. I bought one, liked it so much, I went back for another. I couldn't decide between the pretty teal and grey, but since the workbench that they sit next to is grey, I went with grey. Here's what I've got in them currently:
They sit right alongside the workbench, but since they roll, they do move around a bit.
I'm hoping to have the center workbench be used for project life-ing and art journaling, and here are some of the items that are successfully living on or in it:
This basket is attached to the front and I keep tools that are large or awkward in it for easy grabbing.
To the left of that hanging tool basket, there is a deep drawer that holds all my shape punches and hole punchers.
The drawer to the right holds embossing powders, small ink pads,special ink pads, some stamps that aren't backed with wood and some clear blocks for clear stamps.
Right above this drawer, this two drawer metal file cabinet sits with all my normal sized ink pads. Above it in the old coffee can are my Mr. Huey mists. Also above it is usually this tool box full of wood stamps that I took down to photograph here:
To the left of this area I have a locker basket with my alphabet stickers:
To the left of that, label stickers and other sticker sheets. I had them in a plastic small bin, but the truth is, I use them more this way, and that's what this need for order is really about for me: function/ease of use.
And next to these sits an inexpensive metal tray with some roller stamps, roll stamps, and currently in use washi tape:
They sit like this:
The white storage items/containers are all from Ikea.
All of the above is in front of me when I stand at the workbench. Behind me is prime area for supplies too, since they're within grabbing reach. Here's what directly behind me:
I wish I could give credit to the person I got this idea from, but I am having no luck finding the picture I saw. It was either on IG, or Pinterest, or a blog.
I've tried other clear stamp storage ideas and am hopeful that this will make using these stamps the easiest. Love how there seems to be a page protector for every size stamp out there.
To the right of these binders is the wall-o-washi:
and to the right of this, my 2 typewriters:
I'd love to find one more at a great price that is a cursive typewriter.
I'm sure I will someday...first I've got to keep organizing so there's room for it anyway!
That's pretty much all I photographed today.
One bite at a time; I'm eating the elephant!