I thought it was time to show you all where the work happens around here…Welcome to the Simply jackie Studio! Let’s go on my studio craft room tour together for a few minutes. There are a lot of great ideas here. I took these photos right before the Christmas explosion happened. You wouldn’t recognize it right now!
I am blessed to have a large space now to create in…
Lots of natural light really makes a difference.
This is my chill zone. It’s nice to have an area to unwind and recharge for more creative ideas.
…and Jessie’s favorite spot.
This is the 1st of 3 work zones which still, at times, isn’t enough space!
I attached a roll of brown paper under the table which has been a great idea to protect my work surface.
Work zone 2 of 3 is my art table where I attempt to be an artist! Sometimes I do pretty well, other times not so much! But it’s fun trying!
This is the 3rd workspace….the sewing table. I got a new sewing machine after 36 years on my old one! It was obviously a great machine, but my new one is awesome! I come from a long line of seamstresses. I can’t hold a candle to any of them, but I try! Like the wooden buttons on the wall? Those are wooden plates found at the craft store. I simply drilled 4 holes, added ribbon and…cute little buttons! Oh, the antique ironing board is really used. I love how rustic it is and it makes ironing more fun!
Pretty and functional! Here is my fabric storage. These little chests are filled to the brim. I painted the, once black, chests white. And changed out the silver knobs to these little crystal knobs. You need some pretty things to look at, too, while you are working! I have managed to collect a lot of books over the years. Since I prefer a more neutral background in my studio, all the books have been turned around so the colors of the spines don’t wow me instead of my creations! No worries, I can still find my books with minimal effort. You can also see the shelf mounted above which is my small canvas storage.
These bookshelves…which aren’t currently housing any books….were purchased for our first home way back in 1984! They’ve been painted white and look much better. The shelves are now filled with bins and baskets for storage! I’ve even added large baskets on top which I use for yarn storage, but they can be used for anything.
Check out the cute little heart tags which are an easy way to label what’s in those bins and baskets…
I’ve tried too keep everything very neutral. Even down to the bins and tags.
I purchased these antique yarn spools just because I liked them. They are used to store ribbon, yarn, and my hand made fabric twine. So many uses and cute too!
Oh…I also have my own full bath. There’s the studio craft room sink! This room doubles as a guest room at times, too. I also have a walk-in closet with shelves full of craft materials and paint. It’s not very interesting, so it didn’t make the photo gallery!
Well…that’s it for the Studio Craft Room Tour! I am truly blessed to have such a great space! Like many of you, I have worked out of corners in my home for years with no specific designated space for working. I know what happens…your whole house is your craft room! That means a lot of shuffling around and frustration. I highly recommend commandeering a room in your house if you can and make it a space you want to be in. Decorate it just for you! You will be glad you did!
Thanks for stopping by. I hope maybe you will take home some of my ideas and create your own wonderful studio!
In case you are wondering…the Wall hangings came from Cloth and Cabin. The Spools were found at Lakewood 400 Antique Market. The bins were purchased at Bed, Bath and Beyond. And the baskets were from Home Goods and Michaels. Sorry there are no links yet! I’m still working on building up a following so I can monetize! Have a blessed day!