Ikea Hack Workstation for Paper Crafters

I’m now in my 3rd craft room since becoming a paper crafter 13 years ago.  Each of my previous rooms underwent some changes over the years as I added toys (I mean TOOLS!) and supplies.  One of the things I realised I would like as I was planning this craft room is a counter (bench top) height workstation for my Big Shot and paper cutting tools.

Fortunately Ikea made it easy to repurpose a long but shallow tabletop from my Arizona craft room with some new, height-adjustable legs.  I was pleased, but was looking for a way to get more storage without giving up much of the tabletop space.  

I had purchased one set of white DVD shelves for my stamp sets (One? What was I thinking??), and realised that I would need several more.  Fortunately, I found 4 more used ones for sale online at a fraction of the cost of new ones, and snapped them up for my stamp set storage.  That left me free to transform the original one into a shelf for my workcenter!  I already had the plastic drawers, and used the shelves from the new, white shelving unit and a few from the used ones to support the centre.

As you can see in the photos below, there is plenty of space for my tools, and no more bending over while cutting or placing dies!  Bonus: I’ve got a great place to display the handmade cards people send me.

February Classes

Monthly Card Class
Make 5 projects featuring a variety of techniques and great Stampin’ Up! products. Perfect for experienced and novice crafters!
​$30 – all supplies included

RSVP at least 2 days before class so I can be sure to have enough materials prepared.

Saturday, 16 February RSVP deadline Thursday, 14 February
Tuesday, 19 February
 RSVP deadline Sunday, 17 February

1:00 – 3:30 PM
Nancy’s Stamping Studio

1801/151 Berkeley Street, Melbourne 3000
1 block E of Haymarket tram stop (19/59) and Flemington Rd/Peel St (58). Also 3 blocks W of Lincoln Sq./Swanston St – UniMelb tram stop. Contact for parking info.


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