Hi there, it is almost time to begin documenting the month leading up to Christmas and I am officially as ready as I am going to get!!!!! My final steps are always to clear and clean my studio and put everything away that has nothing to do with December. Then I lay out all my products I have gathered on my workspace so I am ready for each day. I have prepared a walk-through video of my studio space, so have a look!
And, because it is fun to see photos, I will share the photos from my studio space.
When you walk into the front door of our house, my studio is the front room. It is originally intended to be a formal living room or an office space, but we earmarked it specifically for my space. I love this space and spend time in here every day, whether I am working or not.
I admit I have a sort of hodge podge of favorite storage pieces and work surfaces that I love. I also have a habit of placing my favorite IKEA pieces (Kallax) next to my vintage pieces. It makes a fun juxtaposition.
My primary work surface is this farm table that is painted with Annie Sloan chalk paint. This is where I film all my layouts and where all my December products are ready to go.
My Raskog works hard in this space, keeping all my brushes and pens nearby. I highly recommend at least two Raskog's in any working studio space!
My workspace is mostly holding clear acrylic trays that simply come from the Dollar Store. I love them because they are uncluttered and hold papers, cards, washi tapes, stamp pads, and scissors right there.
My computer sits nearby because it connects to the camera for filming. I would love to be able to afford Alex drawers from IKEA, but alas, not right now. My plastic drawers hold stencils, burlap, miscellaneous unfinished projects, and printer papers.
This is where Natalie is set up to work on her December Daily! She has a bucket of supplies from my stash and the Decor8 kit from Ali Edwards. She is so excited to begin!
This piece is one of my favorites. I also painted it with Annie Sloan and heavily distressed it several years ago! It houses all of my jars of glue sticks, ball twine, and embellishments, and behind the doors are craft supplies and small mini albums that don't go on a shelf easily because they don't stand up!
This piece was featured on the Sahlin Studio blog as well, sharing how I have organized my numbers using this vintage printers tray! Head over there to see: Sahlin Studio Blog. (Link will open in a new window)
This funky little cabinet houses all my December Dailies. I have 8 albums altogether and this year will be my ninth! I only have one that is unfinished - not too shabby! I treasure each and every one of them and love having them right here to look at any time of the year!
These are some of my loose stamps that I use in my art journaling. I particularly love background stamps but I have a bunch of smaller ones too that are just favorites. This is really the best way I can find to store them so I can see what I have when I want to use them. The shelf was a Homegoods purchase from several years ago.
Nothing beats Kallax for storing scrapbook albums and papers. Mine certainly works hard and houses the majority of my paper collections and our family albums.
I have talked before about how I store my products by collection inside plastic pouches. I love keeping them all together like this, by brand, in their buckets.
So thanks for visiting today! Come back when you have some time and photos, and we will create magic together, ok?!