We'll start with the room I was most looking forward to having: the craft room! I knew I wanted to set up this room first because if I put it off, it would never get done. Our finished basement is divided into two rooms. On one side is Mark's "man cave" and on the other is my "mom cave." I love having all my arts and crafty stuff easily accessible. The majority of my organizing gear came from the always wonderful resource, Ikea.
The table, shelves, drawer unit, wall magazine holder, lazy susan - all Ikea.
RIBBA picture ledge for paints and stamps
Mason jars for small storage.
Doesn't show much, I just thought this was kind of a cool shot. :)
Easy-access ribbon and gift wrap.
I mounted BYGEL wire baskets to the wall for ribbon storage.
RATIONELL VARIERA Plastic Bag Dispenser to hold rolls of gift wrap.
RATIONELL VARIERA Trash Baskets for gift bags.
We had this EXPEDIT Workstation in our apartment that I was doing everything on... too small for crafting. Now it's a desk for everything else. Nothing too exciting here...
... except this bear bookend. Love him!
For yarn storage, Ikea kids MAMMUT wall shelf.
I just love the way yarn looks all stacked up!
I was lucky that the room already had a ledge along one wall. I lined up paper and other odds and ends in these cheap FLYT magazine files.
So there it is. I'm super happy about how it turned out. When Scarlett is a little older, I want to add low shelves with books, toys, crayons, and stuff (probably this EXPEDIT unit that can double as a bench) and a child-sized table under the window. Then we can have mommy-daughter craft time. For now I can sneak in some craft time of my own during Scarlett's super short naps... maybe...