I was trying in vain to work and to craft from one space and it was proving to be very difficult, if not impossible to do anything efficiently. And, frankly, I did not like my room layout anymore.
Here is a photo I took on the day I started my revamp:-
I decided to "lose" the very large wood effect cube storage unit that can be seen in the above photo, swapping it with a couple of Kallax units from my husband's office, and have relocated them to the opposite side of my small room:-
It is still a work in progress as I have a lot of stuff to re-organise and I am undertaking a big de-clutter. But there is some light at the end of the tunnel ........ I now have a desk to work from. It's an Ikea Skasta Sit Stand desk from Ikea with an Alex Add on Unit across the top where I can hide away my laptop and Stampin' Trimmer when not in use:-
I love the fact that everything I need to craft is within easy reach. The slat wall provides loads of space to store tools and it's nice that I can make it look quite decorative too.
I also have a chrome Under Shelf Storage Basket which holds all my cutting pads and magnetic plates and accessories for my Big Shot, Gemini and Scan n Cut.
I got bitten by the DIY bug and made myself a rather crude but really useful rotating ink storage unit. The Ink Pad storage units from LaserSmiths have been placed on a wooden Lazy Susan (bought from Ebay) and I added a wooden box to the top to hold all my acrylic blocks, heat tool and a lot of my cutting dies.
I don't have much floor space at all, so I stacked my two sets of Alex Drawers from Ikea and added a small Pahl shelving unit on top to hold my punches and display cards, etc.
I bought this handy copper organiser from TKMaxx and it holds all my punch boards, stamparatus, and ancilliary piercing, silicon and embossing mats:-
I still have a little way to go. I lost some storage space in reconfiguring my work space. The sacrifice has been worth it though, because its become a much more user friendly room. So the de-cluttering continues .............................
To anyone who has been thinking of re-organising their craft/work space, I would urge you to do so. Its a really cathartic exercise and you will feel so much more inspired to get down to some serious crafting. I definitely recommend having a dedicated desk for admin work and a separate one for creating and getting messy !!
I meant to add that I painted my walls in Chic Shadow by Dulux. It does go on very dark but dries to a lovely shade of grey.
Hope you like what I have done. Thank you for looking and happy crafting !