The workshop is finally done!
It's nothing glamorous, but it's functional. It houses everything that I need for my Etsy shop, for any sewing projects and for all of my creating. It was important for me to have a space to do the things I needed to do, without having to worry about clutter and mess.
Ideally, I would love to have a beautiful office space that matches the decor of my house, but really, that's totally not practical for me. I need a space that is functional, with tons of storage, that I can close the door to when the day is over, whether I'm finished what I was doing or not.
So, the most practical place was in my basement. Our basement is partially finished with a bedroom, cellar and family room, but the rest is still unfinished. The unfinished section is my laundry area, and now this work space. Because it's unfinished, it means ugly cement and exposed ceilings, but who cares! I just filled it with things that inspired me and I don't even notice!
Anyway, so here's a peak at what it looks like.
Apothecary jars house packaging bits like twine, tags and postage. An old condiment carrier fitted with little goblets is perfect for holding jars of paper punches, flash cards and other little goodies I add to my packages.
The vintage pieces give the space charm and make it more personal for me!
I tacked images of some of my favourite things to the back wall of my desk, under the shelves.
My inspiration board - always changing and evolving with my tastes and styles.
A massive drafting desk, which is super industrial, is my actual desk. It's nice and high, and has tons of working space! This is especially handy for packaging - something I'm constantly doing with the shop!
Behind the desk is a giant work bench. It's the length of the whole space and really rustic! I love it. It's perfect for storing everything! Also, the top is really rough, which means I don't have to worry about damaging anything when I'm stenciling or painting. One end houses my sewing machine and baskets of fabric scraps.