Studio Tour!

Well, you know I’m moving in a few days… so it’s now or never when it comes to a tour of my workspace. Even though everything’s not perfectly in order and absolutely beautiful, I thought it would be really great to share different storage solutions that have worked for me in this space. Maybe they’ll work for you for a particular type of item or a particular space problem you have. In this space, I have more square footage than I’m used to but roughly 5 feet of wall space (which is what my old stamp storage depended on). I had to get a little creative with my desk and using the space within my arm span to make my space work for me. That being said, enjoy the video! All things mentioned in the video are listen below in a nice, orderly list.

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Storage solutions:

  • Desk Top: Linnmon table top, black-brown, 78 3/4″ x 23 5/8″ (link)
  • Desk Legs: Vika Kaj legs, adjustable (to max height) (link)
  • Desk Chair: Boss Multifunctional Fabric Drafting Stool (link)
  • Paper Trimmer: Tonic 12 x 12 Guillotine Trimmer (link)
  • Clear and Black Bins throughout room: ITSO Tapered Bins (link)
  • Hanging Stamp Storage from previous space: (link)
  • Desk Work Surface: 24 x 18 Self-Healing Mat by Alvin (link)
  • Desk Work Surface: Large Non-Stick cutting mat by Ranger (link)
  • Blending Tool Craft Spinner: (link)
  • Craft Spinner Extension Kit: (link)
  • Righthand Drawers: Algot Frame, Mesh Baskets and Spinner Wheels (link)
  • In-drawer Organizers: Skubb Boxes in Lilac (link)
  • Ink Storage: 23 x 4 Shallow Picture Ledges from Target (Reviews on the website are terrible; you can buy better ones at Ikea)
  • Stickle Storage idea from Chari Moss: (link)
  • Stacking Bins: Iris Medium Stacking Bins (Purchased from OfficeMax) (link)
  • Corner Rounder/Twine/Spray Ink Storage: Tiered Fruit Basket from Target
  • Lefthand Drawers: Sterilite Medium 5-drawer Rolling Cart 
  • Shelves to Left of Desk: Lerberg Shelf Unit, Dark Grey, 13 3/4″ (link)
  • Distress Ink Blending Foam Storage: No-Stress Distress Inks Lesson 1 (link)
  • Copic Storage: Copic Sketch Empty Marker Cases for 72 Markers (link)
  • Mini Green and Clear Boxes for little bits & pieces: Sterilite Small Clipboxes in Green (link) 
  • Large Shelving Unit: Expedit 32 x 59 Shelving Unit in Black-Brown (link)
  • Wafer Thin Die Storage: Magnetic Storage Folders by Lifestyle Crafts (link)
  • Wire Shelving: 3-Tier Black Wire Shelving by Room Essentials (link)
  • Stamp and other Hobby Storage: ITSO Storage System from Target
  • How I film videos – a telescoping mic stand: Musician’s Gear Tripod Mic Stand with Telescoping Boom Black (link)
  • Plus a camera adapter: On Stage Video Camera/Digital Recorder Adapter (link)

I’m happy to report that my meeting went really well with my career counselor yesterday. I think it’ll be really good for me to have “homework” again and to have an outside source to help guide me through the job market. Thanks for all of your fantastic comments on yesterday’s post. Seriously, I have the best blog friends. It’s reassuring to know that so many of you have gone through (or are going though) similar situations and feelings; things really do work out on the other side.

Okay now seriously, I promise more CHA coverage tomorrow. As you can tell by my list above, this video got a little more *ehem* complicated than I originally anticipated. This seemed like my last good moment to share this space with you. Tomorrow I pick up the keys for our new, bigger place. Yippee!

Thanks for stopping by. I’ll see you tomorrow! Same time, same place. ;)



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4 Responses to Studio Tour!

  1. Melissa

    Britta- lived your video. Moving is always a great “opportunity” to reorganize. Purge the stuff can’t or won’t use . I use ITSO as well kid of hodge podge like your storage as well. But ITSO is my favorite part of all my storage. As far as you wanting to rotate your fruit basket. I got a great 3 shelf unit similar to your baskets from harbor freight and cost I think 19 I just needed to assemble. Anyways enough rambling. Good luck moving. And again loved your video. Love seeing others craft areas and shows me I’m not he only one with mayhem. But in a good way.

  2. SuZeQ

    Britta … what a nice space you have to work in. I watched your video and I MUST ASK … what size are the zip-lock poly bags that you have your stamps in – in the bin just to the right of your scrap mat (at 2:15 in the video) … I’ve been looking for a size larger than 4×6 and hoping these are. Thanks!

  3. Love your work space–good luck with the move. You showed great detail in all of your goodies, but you missed the Distress Ink Pad Foam storage I spied between your shelf units. Could you please post pics of that and explain it? I tried keeping each color in little Ziploc bags, but they were too much of a hassle to take in/out of the bags. Thanks!

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