Thursday, April 6, 2017

Craft Room Tour with Traci Penrod

Hi everyone!  It's Traci, and I'm up on the blog today to share my craft space with you.  I'm blessed to have recently moved into a new home with a large basement. Since my scrapbook kit business, Artsy Albums,  requires a lot of space for storage, and tables for kits and packaging,  I turned a large room into a fun work space.
I have four Ikea tables, and one Martha Stewart project desk, in the center of my space.  This lets me easily spread out kit materials, and have friends over to scrapbook.  I tend to work standing up, so the taller project desk works well for me.  I was thrilled to get the large chalkboard on the far wall from my local Archivers store just before they closed.  I worked there for several years, so it's like a big souvenir from happy times.
On one side of the room, I have some storage space and my desk.  The door in the middle leads to my shipping room and extra storage for kits that are ready to mail out.
I love my desk area.  I have some of my favorite layouts displayed on Doodlebug clipboards, my wall calendar (see post about the calendar here), my Doodlebug pin collection, and my computer.  
I have 3 more Martha Stewart project tables on another wall.  This space has my CAMEO machine, ribbon wall, lots of storage as you can see below, and a long space for packaging up my kits.
On the back wall I have two large shelving units from Ikea.  They hold everything from extra adhesive, albums, and bins of sprinkles, stickers, doilies, gems, 6x6 paper pads, extra tools, etc.  I love clear glass jars so I keep washi tape, twine, and buttons in those.

My card stock is in crates and all of my paper collections are organized in bins in my closet.  My wonderful husband built the shelves on both walls in my closet to hold the bins.  
Finally, in the center of my closet is a small table for my Sizzix big shot and die storage.  
This was a fun assignment and it helped me organize a few things that were still in boxes from the recent move.  I hope you've enjoyed a peek into Artsy Albums work zone ... my happy place! 
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. WOW!!! This is so fabulous Traci!!! I want to come play!!

  2. Beautiful room!!! What brand are the clear bins with green handles that fit so perfectly in the IKEA cube unit?

    1. The clear bins were purchased several years ago from Walmart ... they still have some that are similar, but I think the handles are purple now.

      Thanks for stopping by! Traci

  3. WOWZA!! I love your Craft Room!!! Loved the storage ideas and set up, very clean and organized.

  4. What a great room! Love it!!! I would never leave!

    1. Thanks so much! It's hard to leave ... especially when I have to leave to cook dinner and I HATE to cook, LOL!


  5. Love the way your new room came out!!!!!

  6. This is such a pretty space. Loving the grid of clipboards!

    P.S. I would hate to leave to cook too. ;)

  7. What an amazing room! If I had a room like that I would never come out again!!! Lucky girl!


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