I was asked by WeWork, to write about what I love about my work space. The request seemed to come at the perfect time as the craft room has been pretty neglected lately. Not only have I not written about the space in over a year (gasp!) I haven’t done anything to further customize the space in just as long.
Although the room is still far from done, the request from WeWork to see pictures, sparked some momentum towards organizing the space.
The original organizational idea centered around cube storage systems we had set up between the two windows. In theory this was great, it offered the choice between open shelving or pull out baskets… in practice not so much. The cubes were an odd size, in order to utilize them for fabric, it needed to be folded JUST right, and the pull out cubes required the fabric to be placed standing up, which would only work with the perfect folding job. Keeping everything so perfectly folded made me scared to use any fabric, and thus the cubes remained predominately empty for over a year.
They were also set up in between the two windows which seemed to close the room in and would infringe on my future plan to make and display some beautiful curtains. Once I finally accepted that they were not going to work, Ken helped me map out and execute a new organizational plan.
The small cube that housed the TV was turned on its side and one of the two massive cubes was moved next to it to display the TV, creating a 3 cube high, 5 cube wide storage area that now works well for yarn storage.
The second 3×3 cube was donated to a friend for their little girls playroom and replaced with two IKEA dressers. They offer the ability to keep my fabric organized in drawers and out of site, should they not be immaculately folded.
What I love most about this room is that it is a sanctuary for all my crafts and projects that is now set up to best utilize the space. The sewing desk is right next to the fabric dressers which is next to the fabric cutting table. This area looks across the room towards the TV so I can watch HGTV while I’m working away (a must have feature). The windows are now free to accept my upcoming custom curtains and the whole room feels light and bright.
To recap past posts and this one my favorite things about the room are:
- The beautiful patterned chairs
- The new amazing organization of the space
- Having my own personal craft and project space where I can close the door off from the rest of the house
Still to be done, need to be updated:
- Paint the room
- Make and hang custom curtains (more grommets anyone?)
- New fabulous uber-girly light fixuture
So what do you think? What do you love most about your work space? Check out some of WeWork’s other locations here.