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As a follow up to my bedroom to closet conversion blog, I was recently speaking with my friend Lilly who has grown kids that are the same age as my kids. She is a perfectionist when it comes to crafting. She even made beautifully hand-crafted name tags for her luggage! I mean, who really does
Although I am not a fan of crafts, I love that she is because I have learned so much from her. She is great at organizing her children’s milestones and commemorates them by creating these amazing scrapbooks. Oh, how I wished I could be just like her! I did manage to sum up my boys’ entire lives into one measly 8 x 8 scrapbook for each of them. Meanwhile, Lilly had volumes and libraries of scrapbooks dedicated to her girls.
In any case, I wanted to give Lilly a similar gift that I gave to myself, only instead of converting one of her girl’s rooms into a closet, I suggested we make her a deluxe craft room. She was thrilled with the idea! We went straight to work.
When designing a craft room, the name of the game shelving, shelving, and more shelving. Below are some suggestions for making the most of the shelving space in your craft room:
At the center of the room, we built a sturdy wood table with seating and, you got it, more shelving. On the table shelves, we added these fabric boxes to hide scrap materials, then we added more bins to hold paper items. Then we added a few mounted cabinets and drawers with plenty of counter space.
Lastly, we completed the look by adding a mounted a paper towel holder, a large decorative trash can, and finally displayed some her crafts and scrapbooks on open shelving. The costliest items were the cabinets, but as crafty as Lilly is, she is equally thrifty, so we found used cabinets and painted them ourselves. There a lot of people remodeling these days so keep your eyes open for used cabinets and counters, then use your crafty skills to remake them into your style!
If your room has a window, don’t forget to add some fun and bright window coverings. You can use less expensive shower curtains instead of regular curtains to help save on cost. There are also far more fun shower curtains than regular curtains anyhow.
That’s it. In a few short days you can have a neatly organized craft room free or clutter with everything in its place. Happy crafting!
Joyce Colovas is a content writer at mDesign
and an avid lover of all things fun and fabulous!
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