I am so excited to be launching a new series this month entitled “Workspace Wednesday”. No matter the size of your craft space, organization is the key to taking full advantage of your creative time every day. For me, setting up my craft space involved finding a balance between the organization and the aesthetic appeal. Because, let’s face it, it is really hard to create in a space that doesn’t inspire you!
When I began planning my craft space over a year ago, my number one priority was creating a pegboard. The more I can see my supplies, the more likely I am to use them, so a pegboard was ideal. Additionally, nothing inspires me more than gorgeous art supplies, so why not have them double as supplies and decor!
My husband created my pegboard out of a large piece of leftover pegboard we had from a Christmas project for my kiddos. He framed it out using old fence posts that the previous homeowners left behind in the garage. The rustic touch was perfect and gave the pegboard a unique look. Also, who isn’t obsessed with Jane Davenport?!? Her creative free-spirit is so fun and magnetic. I used one of her giant rub-ons and gold spotted tissue paper to decoupage the background of the pegboard. All white was not the look I was going for, so this combo set the stage for a striking storage piece! All the shelves and hooks are scraps and spares that we had in our garage, so truthfully my only “investment” in this piece was about $15 for the rub-on and tissue paper!
The most fun part of a pegboard is deciding on the arrangement of the supplies! I chose to store my most colorful supplies on my board, and arranged them based on how I use them. My acrylic paints are the ones I reach for the most, so I kept them low so that I can reach them while I’m sitting. I found mason jars with hangers already attached at our local Salvation Army, so I utilize those for pencils, markers, Distress Crayons, and other various supplies. I found that dividing these into warm and cool colors makes it easier to grab the pencils from the jars because they are not overly full…plus, they look even better on display!
Higher shelves are filled with Jane Davenport Inkcredible inks, Nuvo Crystal Drops, and Dylusions paint. I lined up a few patterned scissors from my old-school scrapbook days, and finished off the board with my very first washi tape holder. My husband helped me make the washi tape holder years ago from a tray I bought at Home Goods, back when I thought it would hold my entire washi tape collection. Bless my heart 😂
The final touch for my pegboard is the flare collection I’ve acquired from By The Well 4 God. Every month, they include multiple flare pieces on their devotional kits, and I love collecting them and displaying them in my crafty space. I think it is in small details like this that a space really becomes your own!
My pegboard truly turned into the pegboard of my dreams. Every time I walk by my craft space, just seeing it makes me smile. It inspires and organizes…the ultimate combo!
Have you ever had a pegboard in your room? What’s your favorite way to display your supplies?
Keep it creative,
-The Scrappy Wife