Typically a go-to system I have been relying on for my art supplies has been carrying around a medium sized craft organizer, so that I can work on my planner on the go. I was okay with working at the living room coffee table, a small desk we had in a nook, and sometimes at the kitchen table. The main issue I was having was that it seemed I was spending more time collecting all of my materials, (they had grown exponentially in the last few months) finding a comfortable spot, moving and arranging things to get where I could do some work, and then cleaning everything up, than I was actually working on whatever project I had set to do.
We have a three bedroom apartment, one being my husband and I’s bedroom, one being his game room, and the third the “guest room”/storage room. The bed in there is quite small, and I decorated it with my bedroom decorations from when I was single, which was typically grey/neutrals, but with lots of pink. I am really all that into pink decorations, but I seem to accumulate them quite often due to most people believing my favorite color is pink. It’s quite all right though, because the color scheme came in handy for when I started on my latest project.
The bedroom consisted of one small twin sized bed, a three story shelf, and some of my craft organizers. I went to a discount store named Ollie’s here in Goldsboro, and they had some Parson’s flip up desks in white, for $50.00 a piece. I had been researching desks and prices for some time, but they were typically much more expensive (for what I wanted) and I didn’t want to have to wait for shipping. (I am the kind of person that has to finish what I started, otherwise I tend to get a little obsessive:P) So, I assembled both of the desks against the wall. (Pictures below) In the corner I assembled my easel that I have been wanting to use for a while, but never had the space to really set it up properly, and put my white poster board surrounding it so that there is a much more cohesive look. I use this poster board for my Instagram pictures, so that the showcased item stands out much more than it would on a darker or more distracting background.
For decorations, I kept everything quite minimal and tried to use up as much of what I already had as possible. I used a kitchen basket organizer to put my excess binders and journals I would like to keep in reach, and my stand alone files in their own corner. I bought the neatest mirrored organizer to set my happy planner stickers in vertically, and I bought a cute pink and marble pen organizer to hold the pens that I use most. This was maybe $12.00 and $2.00 respectively from TJ Maxx and Hobby Lobby. The washi organizer was a steal at Michael’s for maybe $6.00 or $7.00. I bought the salt lamp at TJ Maxx for $5.00, and the light box was $3.00 on clearance. All together including the desks I spent about $150.00 to make this space how I like it. I want to get a different chair, but I want a specific type of swivel chair that is upholstered like an arm chair. So feel free to tag me if you find something cute that you think would go nicely in here!
Let me know what you think! I can’t wait to actually get in here and do some WORK!