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Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Small Craft Room Makeover

I have the small box room in our house as my craft room. Unfortunately it has also been used as a place for items that have had no home of their own or are in transition from one room to another. I do give it a good sort through now and again, but space is so tight as it's only just over 5' by 7', I did a post about it last year here.

I decided the time had come to give it a proper makeover, I've seen other tiny rooms on pinterest made over and looking quite gorgeous as well as functional. I'm so thrilled with it that I have to show it off to you... I have a very wonderful husband who put everything together for me.

This is where my chair is, I have a desk in front of me and at the side too.



This is the desk at the side




Pegboard is so useful and if I had the wall space I'd have more pegboard!



The shelf we bought has hooks underneath, making the most of every piece of storage.





These little cubby holes are full of ink pads.




My little Ikea trolley is so useful and great for attaching my magnetic tins to.




These Ikea drawers are fab for storing all my bits and pieces in and make great supports for the desks instead of legs. The trio of baskets are just the thing for storing ribbons, it means I can see them easily too.




I used to have my cutting dies stored in a dvd tower, but I've streamlined them and arranged them on a shelf. On the shelf below I have jars with flowers and buttons, the one above has things that I don't need as often, such as scrapbooks.





I tried to be really ruthless when I was sorting through everything and put quite a few stamps and cutting dies on eBay and gave others to charity. Checked through supplies that i've had for a long while and threw away items that were no longer of any use or past their best. I'm not always good at throwing things out or moving them on, but I was ruthless (much to Andy's delight).

I still have some bits and pieces to do, I need a blind for the window as it's south facing and I don't want my lovely bits and pieces to fade in the sun. I have to say though, I'm very thrilled with how everything looks and how accessible it all seems to be (I have a lovely chair with wheels on it so it's easy to turn from one desk to another).

Now I just need to find the time to create lots of things and make sure no one uses it to store anything other than my crafting supplies...


 Take care
xxx




41 comments:

  1. It looks great, Cheryl. That must be such a good feeling to have all of your craft supplies so beautifully organized. I need to do the same thing. I am going to donate some of my extra yarn and needles to knitters in my knitting group and the church thrift shop. I've got to clear some space in my bedroom. It's easy to accumulate too much stuff as we get older...

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    1. It does make everything more useable and I enjoy the space more x

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  2. Everything looks great. Nice when everything has a place.

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    1. Thank you, it's easier to keep tidy when there's a place for everything x

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  3. Your craft room looks wonderful Cheryl. I love all your bits & pieces, especially your peg board. My friend has that exact same Ikea trolley, its great.

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    1. Thank you Julie, I do think Ikea is great for storage ideas x

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  4. What a perfect little space you have for all your supplies. I love the Ikea trolley, we have the same one i the utility room, they are so handy.
    Lisa x

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    1. They are good aren't they, we have another one in the kitchen x

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  5. Wow what a lot you have like a mini shop, do you sell your crafts? x

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    1. I think it's because we used to have a craft shop so we had extra stock left when we closed. I have sold the odd thing x

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  6. You have created a beautiful space. Love all your storage ideas particularly the peg board.

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    1. Thank you, I wish I had more space for peg board, it's so useful x

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  7. We now need to see what you make in this super craft room.i use a bedroom that my granddaughters sleep in when they come but really fancy a small room just for crafting.

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    1. It is nice to have a dedicated space for it, helps keep all the mess in one place too x

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  8. What a great craft room, you've really made the most of every bit of available space. I'm sure you'll enjoy spending lots of time in there beavering away.

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    1. Thank you Jo, I do enjoy spending time in there, it's rather nice to have my own little room x

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  9. I love how organized your crafty space is and the bright window, too. You have some wonderful ideas for storage - I love the basket rack for the ribbons and the Ikea cart! Don't you just love it when everything is neat and tidy so you can mess it all up with some happy creativity ?! Your sweet hubby did a great job putting it all together for you! xx Karen

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    1. Thank you Karen, I do love seeing it all put away and tidy. It is lovely and bright in there x

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  10. Dear Cheryl
    It's looking lovely - you have been really clever with your storage solutions. I am in the process of sorting out my crafting stash too, but am not quite there yet...
    Best wishes
    Ellie

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    1. It takes a while to do it thoroughly doesn't it. I shall look forward to seeing your storage ideas, I always need new ones x

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  11. What a wonderful storage collection you have. It's surprising how much can be put in a small room, and it all looks very functional and organised!

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    1. Thank you, I'm hoping everything has a place now so I can keep on top of it x

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  12. You've got yourself a lovely little set up there Cheryl. You have really made the most of the small space and worked your magic by using some great storage ideas. I'm now looking forward to seeing what you create in there. X

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    1. Thank you, I rather enjoy spending a couple of hours in there x

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    1. That's how I feel about some of the amazing ones I've seen on Pinterest x

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  14. Great craft room! I'm so glad to be able to have one now that daughter has left home. I got her old room which isn't very big but it is big enough for me. It's so nice to finally have my own space. Before, I was crafting at the dining room table which meant cleaning up every day for teatime!

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    1. That's what happened here, when our son left home, our daughter moved to his room and I claimed the box room x

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  15. You've made it a very useful space. You're crafting room sounds much like mine. We have to make the best of a small space. Hope you get a lot of crafty time in it.
    xx Beca

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    1. I think it helps that there are so many inspirational ideas for small rooms around x

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  16. It looks lovely Cheryl.
    I miss having my own craft room which used to be the whole of the top floor of the house.
    Hugs-x-

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    1. That sounds fantastic, oh how I would love that much space x

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  17. A fabulous crafting space filled with such delightful things ... happy crafting. Looking forward to lots of updates of things you have created in your very tidy new space.

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  18. Your little space looks wonderfully functional. It is so good to have a wee bit of space to call your own.

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    1. Thank you, it is rather special that it's my own space x

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  19. Your craft room looks charming, and very organized. The Ikea trolley is nice. I've always wanted a craft room, what fun that would be. What a delightful place for you to create.

    ~Sheri

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    1. Thank you Sheri, it doesn't always look that organised x

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  20. So lovely to have your own craft room. I think everything looks great. Those IKEA trolleys are good aren't they.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thank you, Im a big fan of their trolleys, we have one in the kitchen too x

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  21. I have craft room envy but I confess I would probably forget what I had if I was blessed with so much storage!

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