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
Do-Dads (Many Varieties)
Paper & Envelopes
Paper Mache Letters
And much more…
That’s a lot of
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.
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)
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?