We head to Greensboro to go behind the scenes at Marty's Musings tour and see Marty's purple organized craft space.

The organization is my favorite thing about the room. When I changed the way I store my massive selection of scrapbook paper I took the time to organize everything with DIY chalkboard labels. I spend less time looking for things and more time creating!

Tell us about your space

My craft room used to be my oldest son’s room. When he went off to college we transformed the space into a spare bedroom/craft room. The room is about 10x12 and also contains a twin bed. I do work on my crafts and scrapbooking in this space and also use it to photograph some of my projects for my blog.

What have you done to make your space cosy, beautiful or inspiring?

I added a purple accent wall to give it some color and spark my creativity. My ribbon wall organizer is very fun and then I have the quote on the wall “Live your life to be a story worth telling.” That encapsulates how I want to live my life!

How do you keep organized?

I love my scrapbooking paper organizers and chalkboard labels because now I can find everything because it’s so well organized! I use both open and closed storage for variety. I also took the door off the closet and used shoe cubbies to store additional supplies.

Any tips & tricks for organising supplies?

Labeling definitely helps me and grouping like supplies together. I want to be able to access easily the items I use most often. I also know that keeping my work area clean is vital to being able to work in this room!

Which are your favourite possessions and are there any of your own creations on display?

I love my scrapbook paper and now that it’s organized I can use more of it in my crafting. I find the colors and patterns inspiring. I also have a display wall where I hang some of my scrapbook pages. I took an old window which I painted chalkboard and glass panes alternating so I used scrapbook paper and chalkboard sayings as decoration.

How do you organise your inspiration and ideas?

As a blogger I’m a huge fan of Pinterest and I organize my ideas through my boards.

Where do you look for inspiration?

I still love my scrapbook/crafting books. I enjoy going through them and using the ideas to create something new and different. As a blogger, I’m always on the lookout for inspiration. I also search the internet and Pinterest often to see what catches my eye. My husband is also great at helping me repurpose yard sale and found items into home decor.

If you had three wishes, what would you do to make it the dream space?

I would make my room bigger so that I had enough space for one of those cool storage cabinets that opens up to reveal tons of room to store and craft.
I love my room but I’d love for the windows to be larger to bring in more natural light.
Honestly, I love my space and have worked hard to make room for everything I love and to create a space that makes me happy!

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