Craft Room Tour

My crafting space has evolved a lot over the years.  This just might be my favorite evolution yet!
Welcome to my Craft Room Tour.

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Why I redid my craft room

I was perfectly happy crafting away in the home office of our house.  That is until my husband starting working from home.  He didn't make a big deal about where his desk was, but I knew he needed the home office.  I mean, he is the bread winner after all.

So I said sayonara to the large room full of natural light, a chalkboard wall and plenty of space to spread my stuff everywhere and headed upstairs to his old office area.  But before I could move into his old space, I needed to give it a makeover.

I love a decorating project even though one was a little challenging.  I had to fit an entire room of stuff into a walk in closet.

First I started with taking everything out of the closet so I could paint the walls (Sherwin Williams Mindful Gray) and lay new flooring (vinyl plank flooring from Lowes).  

And then came the fun part... filling the closet up!  This process took some time because I purged all of the craft supplies and tools I no longer use.  I put at a lot of thought into what I wanted for my craft room and came up with 6 essentials.  The first one is storage because all of the stuff needs to be contained.  

The first thing I placed into my new craft room was storage cubes.  These are a must have for a craft space.  Once I placed them I was able to put in a work surface.  I'm a stand up crafter so I placed my work surface at a height that I could stand.  Having my desk top a little higher also gave me a place for extra storage with storage boxes (similar).

Work Surface in Craft Room

Because of the shape of the closet, an L shaped configuration for my work surface worked best.

supplies for work surface

I had pre-finished plywood panels that were 16" wide, cut to fit the dimensions of my closet. I painted them white and sealed them with top coat.  To mount my work surface in the closet, I cut 1x2's to the size of my work surface, then screwed them into the wall.  I placed the 2 work surface pieces on the 1x2's then joined them with mending plates.  Then I hot glued a fabric tape measure around the front of my work surface.

Shelves for Craft Room

Above the work surface, I added shelves.  These were soooo simple! 


I didn't even stain or top coat the 1x8's.  I just attached the brackets to the wood then mounted them on the wall using drywall anchors.  Easy Peasy!


I used the shelves to look pretty, of course, but also to store craft items.  I gathered enamel ware pots that I've collected and places them on the top shelf.  I labeled them with vinyl so I can remember what's in them.

On the 2nd shelf I used mason jars to hold ribbon and a vintage gumball machine to hold buttons. For task lighting I used an under cabinet light bar.  The cord is annoying, but I have a plan for giving it a makeover.  Stay tuned for that.

For tons of storage on a weird little nook wall I hung a pegboard.  I stored my sewing cart here for a little bit, but it just didn't work out. It was too high to sew comfortably and the surface was too small.  

So I moved the cart out and adding a small book shelf.  It is the perfect thing to hold my sewing machine (underneath the dust cover), a file box (similar) for paper scraps, some storage boxes, my silhouette and rolls of vinyl.  

There is no outlets in this closet, so I had to be creative with my power situation.  I mounted a power strip above the book case, that leads to an outlet outside the closet.  The power strip is perfect here because I can plug in my sewing machine, my glue gun, my silhouette and the light that is above my work station.  

Right now the cord for the light is kind of annoying but I have a plan for making it look better.  Stay tuned.

Edited to add:  The power cord situation has been remedied.  See how I hid them here.  

I added plenty of my personality to my little craft room with all of my collectibles above the pegboard and some flags above the shelves.  But of course I needed to add a wall gallery of my favorite photos ever!  My husband has taken pics of our kids for the past 7 years and made these sweet photos.  I'll always have a place for these in my office!

I love this craft room!  It wasn't terrible to move because now I have a space that is thought out and full of things I actually use and that make me happy!   

I hope you enjoyed the tour of my craft room.  There are many ideas to give you inspiration to make the most of your crafting space.  

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