I am posting pictures of my little studio and some of the ways I organise supplies. The biggest tip I have is to get as many drawers as you can. It is so much quicker to get supplies out of a drawer than from the bottom box of a stack. I used to have lots of stacks before I renovated last year.
The other side of the room. The Ikea shelf unit holds so much stuff. I try not to overload it. It mostly has my books and scrapbooking papers. I chose a favourite colour for my room. It makes me so happy I can't wait to get in there in the morning. You can just see my computer on the right.
This drawer unit from Ikea takes up very little floor space but holds so many supplies. It is one of the best pieces of furniture I have bought.
I have a cutlery tray in the drawer that holds my washi tape so it sits upright and I can easily see the colour I want to use.
This is the palette I use for my acrylics. It is a plastic container with damp sponges in it. I tuck in two layers of greaseproof paper and put the paints out on that. The damp sponges stop the paint drying out and at the end of the day I put the lid on. Usually the next day the paint is a little runnier but I can mix in more paint if I want it thicker. It helps a lot when I have mixed my own colours for a painting. When I finish I just throw the paper away and put clean paper in. It means there is very little wastage.
I have my coloured pencils in plastic glasses on my desk. I put a little filler and foam in the bottom to cushion the pencils when I drop them in. Having them accessible means I use them a lot more than when they were in a drawer.
I like to use a lot of sprays and stains in my mixed media journal pages so my husband made this shelf to hang behind the door. I sprayed each colour onto a label and attached it to the outside of the bottle so I could see exactly what the colour is like.
My scrapbooking embellishments and beads are organised in these little tins that I keep in the cases I got from an office supply store.
I have a lot of these drawers units that came from the same store (officeworks in Australia). I sort most of my supplies by colour. I find it easy when I am looking for something green to pull out the green drawer and look through.
The units stack so I have all my stamps and cuttlebug plates in them too. One unit holds my scraps of paper that are colour sorted.
This unit was made by my husband. It used to hold my son's rock collection until he moved out then I repurposed it with a coat of white paint and lots of jars.
Being organised in the studio means I don't have to spend half my time looking for things I want to use. I love my little room.