Okay we’ve covered bathrooms & pantry’s…now it’s time to talk Crafting Spaces!
We may not all have one, but for those who are lucky enough to actually have their own room or space dedicated to their crafting addictions this post is for you. It’s also for those of you who dream about having your own space in the future. Sometime this year (hopefully in the next 6 months) I will be turning our front living room area into my office/craft room. Right now it currently has our first “real” furniture purchase which was an extremely overpriced sectional that the cats decided to claw! My desk and computer also call this room home. My goal this year sometime will be to sell the huge couch and find a small loveseat so we still have a small seating option in the room, find another table or desk that goes with what I have now for sewing on. Making or finding clever storage for some of my most used crafting supplies so they can actually be in my house, they currently all live outside in the garage (which isn’t horrible, but not always the most convienent). So needless to say I’m gathering ideas from Pinterest and other bloggers who have transformed their spaces in beautiful ways.
Let’s start with this amazing dining room turned craft room from Jen at Tatertots & Jello.
Can you say desk evny! And all the uniform cabinet storage gives it such a clean look. She did an amazing job with this room.
And this was one of my favorite rooms I saw this year. Desiree over at The 36th Avenue shared the special touches that she added to her craft room.
Don’t forget about the closets!
If your short on space that closet can be turned into your own personal craftopia! If your lucky enough to have a handy hubby who can build you a built in desk that fits perfectly into the space that would be awesome. Otherwise search for a desk that fits nice into the space. Most likely the closet will already have at least one shelf across the top for some storage, but adding another shelf or two is easy. See how they stacked the fabric so nicely, it’s not only easy to find what you want…but it’s visually appealing!
Here are a few other nicely done closet craft spots from Apartment Therapy.
If your like me your punch collection is growing quickly. How about using an over the door shoe organizer which fits them perfectly. Or hanging them from a simple curtain rod. Either way it will be easy to find what you want when you need it.
Peg board is a great thing to use to get organized. And it doesn’t have to be ugly, paint it! Even if your just using it to hang your ribbon spools it can be a great looking spot.
Jars! Old mason jars (if your lucky enough to find the turquoise ones, I’m jealous!), baby food jars, anything! Fill them with buttons, old zippers, fabric scraps, ribbon, bobbins, tags, beads, anything! Find an old spice rack and clean it up and utalize that on your desk, it’s a clever way to make things look cute!
Got thread? Well I know I need a clever way to keep it organized. Right now all of mine is in rubbermaid storage shoe boxes. This idea would be a perfect way to have it look nice and easy to get to when I need it.
Taking simple old or new cake trays and some candle sticks and turning them into a cute tiered tray like this one is another great piece to have on your desk or shelves. It adds character.
And if you can find a basket style like this one to hold all the pretty fabric scraps or ribbon if your a sewer, it’s almost like eye candy!
Here are some more great spaces just to give you ideas. And let’s not forget that IKEA is an amazing place to get you started with organization. They have wonderful products and some at really reasonable prices. Using baskets, simple tubs, jars, crates, shelves, and anything else you can think of will really spice up your space and help to disguise the stuff you don’t want everyone to see.
This next one is amazing! The whole room is amazing & such fun colors!