Explore Katelyn Spencer’s Craft Studio for Innovative Storage Solutions

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Craft Studio Tour with Katelyn Spencer. Discover inventive storage solutions, from repurposed mail sorting cabinets to vintage shelves, and baskets brimming with Graphic 45 Staples. Explore how Katelyn’s craft island serves as the ultimate paper crafting hub. Join the tour and share your top craft storage tips in the comments!


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By Katelyn Spencer


“Hey Everyone!

I’m thrilled to be back on the blog this month sharing a tour of my craft room. 

My husband and I moved into our home about a year and a half ago. When we were looking for houses, having a craft room was extremely important to me. It just so happened that the house we purchased had this amazing nanny suite which is the perfect size for my office/craft room. My office/craft room is ever evolving and will be getting a paint job soon, but I’m thrilled with the space right now. 

Sit back and enjoy your favourite beverage as I share with you a little bit about my space. 




I have curated many pieces from different places and by far my most treasured item is my craft island which I have placed in the middle of the room. This piece is perfect as it is a sturdy surface and has a ton of storage. It’s also the perfect height if I want to stand or sit while I craft.



This old mail sorting furniture piece is perfect for holding some sprays, paints and re-inkers. I also love making focal pieces on the top of the furniture. Plus it doubles well as places to put my plants. 



To the right of the mail sorting piece, is a single Ikea Kallax unit which holds my sewing machine and accessories as well as a variety of papercrafting supplies. I’ve also decorated the top of this unit with more plants, decor items and the green box holds completed projects. The unit to the right of the Kallax unit hold a variety of ephemera images. 



Behind my island, I have put two of the Ikea Kallax units together which provide a ton of storage for my craft supplies. There are a variety of bins and baskets. Above most of the furniture pieces have been curated from a variety of vintage stores and hold ribbon, pastes and flowers. As well they double as display for projects. 




The current Graphic 45 paper collections and extra staples, stay in my dotted square basket. 



This basket holds the current Graphic 45 Ephemera, Flowers, Ink and Metal Staples. 



This basket holds the current Graphic 45 Albums, Ribbons, Tags, Stamps and Dies. 






These three green bins hold past Collections as well as Deluxe Collector Editions. 



This bin holds 8×8 and 6×6 Paper Pads as well as 12×12 Cardstock Stickers when they were purchased separately and not included in the Collection Packs. 



This bin holds past Chipboard Elements and Stamps. 





These three bins hold all of the previous Staples that have been released. I admit, I do have a bit of an addiction to all of the Staples. 



On the remaining wall, these are all furniture pieces that have been purchased from a variety of vintage stores. In the buffet piece, it holds a variety of props when taking photos as well as some more decor pieces. The piece to the right, the skinny one, holds paints and embossing powders. On top of the buffet, the black drawer unit holds all of my distress inks. On the remaining portion of the top of the buffet, holds embellishments, typewriter, and a variety of decor. 



The last stop on my craft tour is the floating shelves that are to the left of my buffet that hold all of my sprays. Yes they are in colour family and create a beautiful rainbow. 



Thanks so much for joining me today! I hope that my craft room has inspired you to look at furniture pieces differently and use pieces that you have at home in your craft room.”


~ Katelyn Spencer



Check out a few of Katelyn’s projects



Happy Papercrafting!


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