I’m so excited to show you my craft room guys! It has been 2 years in the making. I wanted to make it as efficient as possible–Really custom to my needs–and that took time to figure out exactly how to make it that way! But thanks to Angie at country chic cottage for putting on a craft room tour I got my butt in business and finished it off!
Now. I want to discuss a couple things before I show you pictures. You are about to see an enormous amount of craft crap. I consider myself a Jack of all trades…master of none. I like to sew, paint, vinyl, scrapbook, jewelry, sculpey, draw, watercolor, card making, wood crafts, quilts, the works. So this isn’t a pretty craft room with fabric on one side and then a big table and a sewing machine and maybe some fun thread on a rack. This room is filled to the brim–which doesn’t leave a whole lot of room for cutesy decorations. I literally have 3 fun craft frames that didn’t even get hung up because there was no room. (and as far as bedrooms go…this is small room…but since I was stuck in a corner in my living room in my last house it feels ginarmous and great to have a place of my own.
That being said, husband is already planning our next house that features a huge room double the size for my craft room.
and I should mention that I need stuff out –no closet doors or pretty containers to hide it …I have to see what I have so I can remember to use it! Seriously.
and last but not least: This is the cleanest it has EVER BEEN. and ever will be. and to be 100% honest right outside in the hallway is a pile of crap I threw out of my craft room for pictures.
Okay..let’s get on with the pictures!!! (VERY PICTURE HEAVY POST!)
Here are some random befores…I bought a big metal desk….and it was heavy and we had to remove the legs to get it in…and I hated it. I realized I need something higher.
I repainted everything white…because I needed a big bright room for taking pictures in! Let’s start with at the door and go around the room! My Jo totes bag is my favorite camera bag ever! and it matches so it gets to hang out on the doorknob.Behind the door is a shoe organizer…I have been wanting to sew one (like this) with fun fabric but ran out of time…some fun paper punches, big paint brushes, scrapbook stuff, floracraft supplies, craft scissors, etc.
And then I whipped up this storage wall! All my paint was tucked in the closet and couldn’t find anything. I wanted it on display and since they are small it was perfect for behind the door. There is a row of mod podge stuff, a row of fabric paint and dye, lots of paint, paint pens, sharpie markers, paint brushes, crochet hooks and the mason jars at the bottom hold clothespins, hair stuff, pom poms, bells, Popsicle sticks, and embroidery floss
The shelves are the same basic design as THIS with scrap wood–but without molding on the front! The bottom three shelves are bigger than then the top ones. Got these fun honeycomb colorful jars from Michaels! Love their new organization line!
two old bookcases with a big piece of wood on top (it does have two brackets in the studs) Then some peg board for storage and a mini shelf. I have my file cabinet underneath with a Tupperware full of ribbon on top.
and speakers because I like to jam out when I’m getting my creative on.
I made some burlap boards with gold glitter vinyl to hang up all the crap I want at eyes view. Inspiration, ideas, quotes, pictures..color combos I’m liking–
EDITED TO ADD: updated above my desk with a peg board! Head here to see it!
The shelves underneath the desk hold lots of random craft (the theme of my craft room)
and the other side: transfer tape, mint and roll feeder (all from Expressions Vinyl) sandpaper, paint chips, lace, quilt stuff, stamps…more crap.
The desk has washi tape along the edge and is a perfect spot to hold my hobby holsterTo the right of my desk we mounted a shoe shelf to hold all my vinyl. (I get it all from Expressions Vinyl! so many great choices and colors!) My silhouette cameo and curio sit underneath. I get to throw stuff on top (like my Minc foils) and fun quotes. I probably will eventually add another shoe shelf on top because at this rate I will need it!
It’s where I sit most of the time. I bring in my laptop and hook it up to the printer on the right and my cameo to the left and create pretty stuff.
Keep going around the room is my garbage, sitting bench and window!
The baskets under the bench each serve a purpose. I take a lot of pictures right here in front of this window. It normally looks like this! but I do love that I have a place for my kids to come in and sit and read and do their homework (or cut up paper into tiny little pieces)
Tucked in the corner is a burlap holder (and my camera tripod and some back drops for photos.)
first shelf holds books, vinyl scraps, sewing kit, vinyl sheets (specialty silhouette stuff) and the blue box at the bottom hold “blanks” stuff to put vinyl on!The canister is Pioneer woman’s line from Walmart! and the two photo boxes is where I keep all my receipts!
beads and yarn…This also where my hot glue guns are stored–a fun wood crate I found at TJ Maxx.
Chair from HERE. I put my bakers twine on a tension rod. and you can go HERE to see the chalkboard with washi tape wall. Right by my sewing machine are two pin cushions (because I always take one and put it on the floor when I’m cutting out fabric and then forget to take it back up to the sewing machine.) and a little garbage bucket to throw scraps and thread in it. (and I bought the thread holder at the thrift store!)
and to keep it real I will probably never use it all…but it sure is pretty.
Next shelf after that is my cookie jars.
I have been on the hunt for cookie jars from thrift stores for years. I refuse to pay $6 when I get them for $1. My goal is to fill the whole shelf with cookie jars! They hold my washi tape, chipboard letters, pom poms, glue, buttons, tags, etc… kind of combines my love for sweets and crafts.
This also holds my wood pieces and all my knit!
It also holds my bedazzled sewing machine (My first one that no longer works!!)
and of course my Like a boss sign. I also a painted large Dalmatian dots. I didn’t want polka dots because my daughters room has black polka dots…and I wanted to keep as much white/bright as I could!Then we hit the closet–there is another shoe hanger that holds spray paint–
The closet it still a mess. Work in progress. I haven’t quite figured out how to best make it work for me! I did buy a cubby for the bottom. My duck tape is along the clothes bar. The top bins are filled with
a. old t-shirts for knit. B. felt, C. stuffing, D. jeans for aprons, and E. old sheets (lots of fabric!)
and the stuff on top of the cubbies is scrap paper and scrapbooking stuff.
I’m thinking about building custom shelves so it fits these containers on it.
The cubby holds photo props, notebooks, jars, paint, and some odds and ends (like newspapers for pinatas, feathers and chain…totally random)
In the corner I have my wrapping paper stash — I don’t use it for presents…I use it for photo backdrops, or to line boxes or backs of shelves….
Cute basket from Joann stores.
There are cubbies along the sides Where I keep scrapbook paper, stains and paints, old frames, and my laminator and minc machine.This is where my paint used to be…so I haven’t quite figured out what’s going on there…but excited that I have room to grow (not that I need to grow anymore!)
But they were all sold out (sad) I want it because I hold craft nights at my house…and sometimes I like to work in the living room if its a big project like a quilt or painting shelves. So I thought a fun cart that I could put all supplies on and wheel out into the living room would be awesome!
(and if I can’t get a hold of one of those carts I will buy this one instead)
So there you have it. The place where all the posts you see here are created! (Keep in mind that I have a two big boxes full of styrofoam and other crafting odds and ends in the storage room downstairs! ha!)
If you have made it this far–you get 4500 glue gun points!
head here to see a little more
and here to see some fun ribbon storage
and to see more fun craft rooms check out this post!
This post may contain affiliate links