Here’s a peek into my creative space. This is the closet in my craft room. I’m not posting the rest of the craft room now because I’m preparing to have a garage sale next month and my craft room is stacked with junk (more than usual).
A couple years ago, I got fed up with my own projects strewn about the house (on a table in my room, the dining room table, etc), and convinced my husband to let me turn the spare room into a craft room (I needed a designated place to create). Lance wasn’t crazy about the idea, but I can be pretty convincing.
There’s A LOT of stuff hidden in the closet behind this door…
We used the file cabinet in the office of our last house.
The shelves under the counter were $15 at Walmart (not very sturdy but they serve the purpose), I had the Sterilite drawers, I purchased and cut the wood for the work surface and installed heavy duty brackets for support.
I’d made this shelf several years ago; somehow it ended up in the attic unfinished. I dusted it off, drilled holes, added cup hooks and dowels and voila – a functional ribbon station.
I made the rack for wrapping paper out of spare 1 x 2′s screwed together to form a rectangle then screwed directly into the wall (at the studs). Again, I attached cup hooks and dowels – a handy place to keep my wrapping paper. It looks kind of bare right now (looks like I need more ribbon) – during the Holidays it was full of wrapping paper.
The hanging baskets are a convenient way to keep things within reach; I keep bows in one and stamps, paper punches and scrapbook adhesive in the other.
Because I don’t like wasted space, I used the door too!! These racks are great (I use one on the pantry door for spices). This one holds odds and ends (in upcycled jars).
Did I mention there was A LOT of
junk stuff in this closet?
I always admire the craft closets I see posted where everything is perfectly spaced in matching or coordinating containers. As you can see, I have big stuff stored at the top of the closet that won’t fit in the cute containers. For me my organized chaos works just fine!!
I won’t make any promises about when I’ll post the rest of my craft room… Follow my blog to receive notifications when there are new posts.
Please comment on my craft closet. I’d love to hear your thoughts, ideas, suggestions.