Wednesday, May 4, 2011

6 Reader Space: Sew Amazing Office/Craft Zone!

I am such a believer that our spaces should not only welcome us, make us feel great, hug us with happiness and warmth, but they should also be a reflection of our personality.  They should mesh with us and be a piece of us.  That's why I am so incredibly smitten with the space I get to share with you today.  Not only does it have insane amounts of organized bliss, it's done with such a sweet and creative edge.  LOVE!

Joon wrote:

Hi Jen!

I would love to be featured in a Reader's Space Edition by sharing how I organized my Craft Nook/Office! I live in a tiny town home and needed to utilize my space efficiently without bulky boxes or bins! I wanted character in every inch of the room and I love how it turned out! I hope it's up to par for a feature on your amazing blog- it would be a dream come true! {the full link: } It's important to note that my budget for this room was $0... Let me explain, I'm on a strict student budget and can't justify redoing my office "just because"... I knew I needed to do it but I only let myself re-purpose things! It definitely got the creative juices flowing. {I also allowed myself to spend whatever money I made from selling the previous decorations}... I love the result! 

I re-purposed a thrifted bathroom cabinet into a stationery cabinet to house my crafty things (usually things with wires like embossers and hot glue guns)! I used the towel rod on the cabinet for stickers that I use to close packages and such. I re-purposed a $3 Goodwill shelf to properly display all my rubber stamps instead of having them tossed in a container {the duplicate owl stamp is a result of the prior organizing and lack of knowing what I already had}! Now not only do I know what I own, I think it looks great as decoration! 

I organized all my sewing thread on a display rack, but placed it in the middle of another thrift store find- a $1 frame and it became instant {practical} artwork!

The desk seat is actually a full sized ottoman housing things that I need but don't need to display! The apothecary jars have been re-purposed to house glue sticks, stamping materials, and scrap-booking items... it's my favorite method of organizing in the entire office! I used a lot of clear bins and jars to keep myself accountable in two ways: 1} know what I own and not repurchase 2} keep everything clean and in order! It works, trust me! Mason jars are re-purposed to hold labels for the things I sew, buttons, nick-knacks, and chalk for the chalkboard wall. Instead of a mess of fabric scraps, I keep them neatly folded in their own clear bins. 

I hope you like what you see and have room in your busy schedule to hopefully feature me! I would die happy! Thanks for your time!

And when I saw the pictures of her incredible space along with her great solutions mentioned above, I seriously couldn't wait to feature her!  She is so smart when it comes to organizing and emphasized so many of the tips repeated throughout this blog.  Clear storage, re-purposing what you have, getting creative and using the non-typical storage items for storage.  Check check check.  Ready to be blown away and inspired to get creative?

I present to you Joon's office/crafting space:

So so so much fun right?  Who wouldn't be creatively inspired in this fantastic space?  You can snag all of the great details over on Joon's blog!  I don't even have a clue how to sew and I want to create some thread artwork like.  So much fun!

I love how incredibly pretty and playful it is.  I love that the organization was done in such a resourceful way.  I love that the space is unique and filled with personality and functionality!

And a button for you:

IHeart Organizing

What's your favorite part?  Anyone find some great inspiration that they can't wait to use in their own space?  Did this spark any great way so re-purpose something that you already have, to use it for storage?  Anyone else envious of this incredibly wonderful sized office/craft space?  Leave some love for Joon for a job greatly done!

Want to be featured in a Reader Space edition?  Have an awesome organizing story to share?  I am looking for projects that have made a positive impact to your life.  Please send your story and photos to and I would heart to feature them right here, on the blog!!  Photos should be high resolution and un-editted.  Please include a description of the project, including any costs, inspiration, and how it has changed your life and routine for the better!  Oh, and no worries my friends, we will NEVER judge "before" pictures because that just wouldn't be nice!  Only love goes on at this blog!  More Info HERE.


  1. Joon always does the cutest revamps and tutorials on her blog!! love it!

  2. Wow.. some people are just good aren't they! She did an amazing job. My fave is that mirror!

  3. Thanks for hosting Jen...we love your site, we're fans!

  4. It was great to see the artsy frames on the wall. Those are treasures.

  5. wow this is a designers dream room for organization! wowowowow


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