If you’re just joining us allow me to get you up to speed on Operation De-Crap Craft Room.

First, I identified the problem here.

Then, I built the most awesome craft desk here.

Now, I’ve created storage for the following “piles” of craft opportunities.

Craft Acrylic Paint

Acrylic Paint Brushes

Picture Frame Hardware

Scissors, X-acto Knife, Fabric Cutter

Huge Collection of Embrodery Floss

Spools of Ribbon

Washi Tape Collection

Glue (Many Varieties)

Tape (Many Varieties)




Sew Thread and Needle


Stamping Collection

Do-Dads (Many Varieties)

Paper & Envelopes

Paper Mache Letters

And much more…

That’s a lot of crap craft!

When it comes to creating, I like to dabble in everything. I wanted all of my craft opportunities to be accessible while at the same time I wanted all of it hidden behind the doors of my craft desk.

Remember, my craft room/office is now in the dining room. The dining room is open to the whole house and I wanted all my crafty implements to be close by without the whole world knowing about it. You dig?

I went to Pinterest for some inspiration and found quite a few hot looking craft spaces. (You can follow my Craft Room Pinterest board here.) The only problem was that their storage solutions were on shelves, racks, bookcases. A bit to revealing for me. I like to leave a little mystery. 🙂

Here are some of my favorites but didn’t make the cut.

Light and airy. I’m always drawn to this look. The one thing I just won’t do from this desk forward is to have my computer monitor out and about. I hate looking at all that hardware madness. I’ll have that solution to share soon.

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I couldn’t find the actual source but I can tell you that this is most likely a pic from a Pottery Barn catalog. I actually have the hanging file (to the right of the white board) in cream. Of course, I can’t imagine paying $50 (retail) for that one piece which is why your girl, Christine, got it for under $10 at the PB outlet. Ah yeah!

I love the vintage, worn in, I get down and dirty with my creative self, room. But I just couldn’t bare to see this daily and out of context of being creative. You know what I mean?

This is what I came up with and I think it’s a good start.

All this can be yours with a few supplies. Check it out.

White stackable bins: Staples, $4.99 for 3/pk. Walmart also carries the exact same ones for about $2 each.

Martha Stewart Bookplates: Staples, $4.99 for 3/pk. These are the largest of the two styles and have a self adhesive back.

Blue & White Geometric Magazine Files: Target, $1 at the front of the store in the dollar bin section.

Glass Candy Jars: Walmart, $6 (larger), $4 (smaller)

Total: $64

I had these storage solutions already on hand:

Paris Fabric Bin: Home Goods

Fabric Hanging File Box w/Lid: TJ Maxx

Teal Letter Holder: Goodwill

Glass Candy Jar: Consignment Store

Martha Stewart White Magazine Holder: Goodwill

Martha Stewart White Box w/Lid x2: Staples

Washi Tape: Michaels and Pick Your Plum

This is only the beginning people but I’m really cooking now!

What is your favorite storage solution ever?

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13 Responses

  1. Marty Oravetz

    Oh my word, it looks amazing. Everything is organized so perfectly and beautifully. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  2. Sara Mcmillon

    Such a great way to organize. I love the tape around the bottom of the stackable bins!

  3. Allyson Reed Zea

    What a difference! It looks great! Thanks for sharing this at Domestic Superhero today!

  4. Carissa Rasmussen

    i think adding those labels can make anything immediately look more chic! love this. definitely following your craft space board:) i am in need of an overhaul

  5. Jennifer Stewart

    It looks great! And I had to laugh because mine is currently called a “crap room” too!

  6. Mandy Hank

    Great start!! Love the desk 🙂 My crafty area is getting a little out of hand too- need a place for my do-dads as well!

  7. Charlene Vance

    Looking good and so organized! And coordinated! And neat! Can you tell I’m jealous? thanks so much for linking up at Busy Monday!!!

  8. becolorful

    I like things a bit concealed too. I think seeing everything on shelves is a bit overwhelming and distracting when I walk into a space or I am trying to get in that creative zone. Loved your space and pinned a few of the ideas from your PInterest Board. Thanks for sharing.

  9. ShareAtopia

    Love these ideas! I have a couple of table tops from Ikea that I didn’t know what to do with and I think I know now!! I wanted to let you know that I moved my Printabelle link party over to my site: shareatopia.com. I’d love for you to link up there! Thanks!


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