Many of you have sent requests to see the space where I work and create each day. I will admit, it was difficult for me to decide to share my space, because I am such a private person, but I wanted you to see how a craft room can come together with repurposed objects. So…here we are.
My original plan was to create a single video showing a general overview of my space, but I know that many of you are wanting organization ideas so I decided to break it down into several videos. Each week, I will be sharing an area of my craft space and how I organize the items within it.
This week, I am sharing my Desktop Space with you where I work and create along with some ways that I set up to teach my online class and make my video tutorials. After you watch the video, make sure to continue reading so that you can learn more about each of the areas of my desktop workspace.
As a Maker, I need an office space and a creative space, so I designed my desk to be two-in-one. The farmhouse desk was designed and built by my wonderful husband to my measurements and specifications. When he asked for the measurements, I literally sat on the floor in an empty room and laid everything down with tape. It was quite a sight!
Here is what it looked like as he was assembling the desk. He designed it so that it can easily be taken apart and moved if God calls us elsewhere. If you are interested in how he built it, leave me a comment because he said he would love to build a few more.
The desk sits atop an indoor/outdoor rug, which not only protects my wood floor, but is a prettier alternative to a plastic office mat. My chair rolls easily, the rug can be cleaned with a vacuum or hosed off outside, and paint washes right out (believe me…it does).
On my workspace you will find my computer, a soft lamp, file folders, office supplies, notes, and the essential coffee mug warmer. Yes, all of this fits on one side of my desk. I take advantage of wall space and have designed storage items to hold essential office supplies.
Above my desk hangs paper and cardstock samples, embossing folder swatches, and my layout design cards. Those cards are my design and are perfect for writing down ideas when my photos arrive from the printers.
I have two office supply organizers – vintage jars and a metal envelope that I designed. In the video, I go into more detail, but I needed a way to have items nearby without taking up space.
In my workspace, you will also find a set of wooden bins where I keep cards, treats, connection cords, and my ink tower. I am a very organized person who does not like clutter, so I minimal supplies in my space.
My Creative Space is on the other side of the desk. This is where I make projects, teach, and film my video tutorials. I also keep quite a few supplies within reach. I like to see everything I own so I don’t forget that I have it.
Markers, pens, current paper, tools, and adhesive are within reach on both sides of my creative space. Most items are stored in my Workspace Wonder. Others are in a teal metal spinning organizer.
The Workspace Wonder is a modular system that I can alter whenever I add new supplies or change my mind. The ink tower is also made from Workspace Wonder components. I added a simple little Cricut-made sign to the front to dress it up a little.
In my video, I also share how my space looks when I teach online classes, like my Cricut Classroom, and when I am filming video tutorials. I designed it so that all the items I used can easily and quickly be stored away when I am done. I have created a few videos and tutorials showing my set-ups and will plan on sharing another one in the future, but, if this is something you are interested in, make sure you follow my blog so that you don’t miss out on that post.
That, my friends, is my Desktop Workspace! So much in one little space. For me, it works perfectly and I am able to clean up quickly and keep it all organized. Now if only I could find a way to keep the paper scraps and little gems of the floor and the dog. (lol)
I hope that this little insight into my Craft Space inspired you and gave you a few new ideas for organizing your creative space. If you have any questions about the items I have in my space, feel free to comment below.
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