There aren't many inanimate objects I love more than my craft space. Not just the desk, but my whole space. I've always wanted a grand space, however, I just haven't been able to find it yet. When we lived in Las Vegas, I did mostly paper crafts and worked on a very very very small section of desk in the office that Matt also used. Because he was studying all the time back then, I would move to the kitchen table to work, which meant we would eat at the coffee table.
When we moved into a slightly bigger house, I used my grandma's antique dining room table to work at in the formal dining room, but it was small and I didn't have any storage.
So when we moved to Seattle, I did whatever I could to have a space that I could move in. This meant that I moved our kitchen table from the dining room to the sitting room and moved my craft stuff into the dining room, and before long, I took over the whole space. This is both good and bad. I have room to move, but it's also right off the living room, so my messes...well you can see them the second you walk into the house. It's a constant battle. I am hoping in our next house I'll have a whole room to myself!
In the mean time, let me introduce you to my current space! Most of it was either free or bought at thrift stores, so this space as been suuuuper inexpensive for me! And fitting for this month, most of the items are WOOD!
For instance, I picked up this paper towel holder at the thrift store for $3. I painted it blue and now use it as a washi tape holder and a shelf for small things that I either like or am waiting for them to dry. I also keep things here that I don't want the kids to get to, like my xacto blades.
I used two long peg board brackets to hold this piece of wood that I use as a shelf to hold my paint pens, fabric markers and my hammer.
On this side of the shelf, I have some fun little toys, like the Harry Potter lego thing. My grandma gave me that knight for my 21st birthday. She said that every girl needs a knight in shining armor. I thought it was super clever and I like that it reminds me of my grandma.
The desk itself is an ex-kitchen table. I picked it up for FREE on my Buy Nothing Facebook group. It was a natural wood color, but I painted it white using Krylon's Gloss White spray paint. I wanted gloss because it's easier to clean. The legs were painted gray with Krylon Smoke Gray.
Under my desk, I keep totes of vinyl and paper. Mostly because I just don't have anywhere else to keep them.
And then there is this piece that I made out of a scrap of wood and a wooden bowl! I cut the bowl in half, painted it pink and glued it onto the scrap wood that I had painted yellow. I couldn't figure out how I was going to attach it to my peg board, so I decided to drill two holes in it and then I used two metal peg board hooks. Pretty clever huh?
I especially love how colorful it is, it really brightens up this space. Another thing that I absolutely adore about it is when I change my mind...I can rearrange it whenever I want! I have also decided that when the time comes and I get my very own big girl craft room, I am going to have a whole wall of nothing but peg board! How amazing will that be??