My Field of Dreams: A Photo-tour of The PaperMint Crafting Studio

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Without the unwavering support and patience of my beloved hubby none of this would be possible.


I dreamed every crafting dream and got pretty far down my wishlist of awesome crafting space ideas and below are pictures of my new craftroom, completed last summer.


My BFF Nerissa Jemmotte (Cadeom, Architectural Consultancy Services), Artisan Custom Closets (Vicky Remole and Rachel Barich) and Stamp n Storage (Brett Haugen) helped me bring my vision to life over three months in summer 2013. My builder Alex Bite, oversaw the project and every nervous breakdown I had during construction, I can't thank each of these project partners enough for their contributions.


This will be an intensely image-rich post, with just captions on the photos. If you want to read me blathering on about how I got here, check out the post entitled, "The PaperMint Studio Story - Lessons Learned". Anywho, enough talking, let's get to the pics!

1. The Studio from the Outside Door

2. The Studio from My Workstation

3. The Studio from the Guest/Student Workstations

4. The "Computer/Crafting" Hub

5. Managed to Squeeze a TV into the Corner

6. A Couple of Views of the Paper and Ink Station

Markers, Ink Pads, Ink Refills

8.5 x 11 paper

12 x 12 paper

7. Ribbon Station #1

8. Ribbon Station #2

9. Ribbon Station Close-up

10. Punch Station

11. Punch Station Close-up

12. Pretty punches all in a row - Can you say OCD?

13. Back at the Crafting Hub

14. The Hub, Left Tower - stains, flocking, glitter, stickles, paint dabbers

15. The Hub, Right Tower - distress stains, paint, distress paint, buttons 'n embellies, dimensional flowers

16. The Hub, Bridge - trim, Martha Stewart paint and various products, brads, embellies and appliques

17. The Hub, Right Tower - Glass-front Drawers for Flowers

18. Distress Ink & Marker Station - to the right of the Hub

19. Washi Tape Station - on the L countertop adjacent to the Hub

20. Markers - these sit next to the washi tape

21. Button Jars in Shallow Shelves on Base Cabinetry

22. Not Exactly a Real Desk Chair

23. Who Doesn't Like a Fluffy Rug?

24. My "real" Tools - screwdriver, hammer, pliers and a boxcutter

Thanks for taking a photo tour of my craft room. I will take you "behind the scenes" in a subsequent post to show you how I used Stamp N Storage and other products to try to keep my drawers and shelves organized.

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