Close-Up: Über Organized Craft Room with a Touch of Tech
She painted the space from a harsh purple to Jamaican Sea from Behr, then installed Ikea Lack shelves to hold all her crafty goods including, rhinestones, sequins, little fabric trim, beads, metal and wood accessories, etc. pom poms, tools and glitter.
The bottom shelf includes stair-like levels Megan got at Lowes. These allow her to store more small jars in the space. She added lighting from Lowes, “They come in packs of 6 and the price was more economical than purchasing similar lights from Ikea.”
She bedazzled her rotary phone herself, “I used stick on rhinestones, and on the number display I used black vinyl with holographic stickers that I cut into dots for the numbers. The phone was $5 from a flea market – and yes, it works.”
Next to the rotary phone is the iHome iPod lamp. “The directed light is pretty good for projects, but since the photos seen here were taken, I’ve removed it from my craft room because I have all my music on iTunes and I can already play it off my computer – it felt redundant to have the ihome lamp there too.”
On the other end of the room from her desk, Megan placed a TV to watch while she crafts. “In general I watch shows or movies that I know very very well so I don’t have to actively watch, but rather listen instead.” She sewed a curtain skirt below the TV to hide four canvas storage boxes containing yarn, tulle, plaster, and scraps Megan inherited from her mom but hasn’t organized yet.
As we all know, sitting in front of the computer (or sewing machine for that matter) can be hard on your body. Megan added pillows to the back of her chair, tied down with polka dot ribbon.