Craft Studio Redo

27 March
I've been off work all week because I'm having a new sprinkler system installed at my house. I probably didn't really need to take the week off but I couldn't leave the dogs inside all day without a potty break and I couldn't leave the doggy door open because the sprinkler guys always leave the gates hanging open and my two little ones are flight risks! Soooo, it seemed like the perfect excuse! :o)

Anyway, yesterday I decided to rearrange my craft studio. I had recently raped the room of all the old wooden apple crates to use in my booth space so I had piles of things that were once stored in the crates sitting on the floor. Plus the room was a mess, I also found a really cool wall hanging basket at TJ Maxx that I wanted to use in the room, and then I found the perfect bookcase on Craigslist so that sealed the deal!

Craft room makeover

Want to see? Well.... of COURSE you do! :o)

See the tall bookcase with the vintage camera collection on top? That's the Craigslist bookcase. A local bookstore is moving locations and selling some of their book cases, this is one of them. It is a little over 7 feet tall, super sturdy, and only 7 1/2" deep, and it was only $20! Perfect!

Since it's pretty much the first thing you see when you're walking down the hall I filled it up with the prettiest storage pieces I have. My sewing machine fits perfectly on the bottom shelf!

I had these plastic pieces stacked almost all the way to the ceiling but all the weight was making them lean a little too much for my liking. So, I un-stacked them and created two shorter shelving units.

My work table is now on the far wall and under the window a little bit. It used to be almost in the center of the room. It feels so much bigger with it here now.

I hung my marquee arrow on the wall above the table and that basket is the one I found at TJ Maxx.

I stacked up my vintage wicker shelving unit and the vintage lingerie drawers in the corner.

Here's a closer look at the basket. I put a collection of pretty boxes inside.

This funnel is hanging from one of the plastic shelves for balls of string and twine.

I grouped my Eiffel Tower collection on this shelf.

I store my paints in this old 7-Up crate.

I found this magazine rack at a garage sale a couple of years ago for $2!

This cubby shelf used to hang on the wall but I thought it would be useful on the table to hold items I use a lot like scissors, pens and pencils, paint brushes, and sponge brushes.

This closet holds most of my Etsy shop inventory. I am still looking for a curtain to cover up the mess. It actually is organized even though it doesn't look that way. I finally figured out an inventory system that works for me so I don't have to worry about selling something and then not being able to find it anymore!

This little skinny section of wall was perfect for this skinny little bookshelf!

I put this cute little girl in a teeny-tiny vise that my dad gave me!

Here is my Etsy shipping center. The crate on the wall holds baker's twine, tags, tape, stamps, etc. The white shelf on the table holds business cards, a stapler, and paper clips in the jello molds on top. The little suitcase holds return address labels, and packing tape, tape measure, and my tape gun. My shipping scale is on the table. The plastic drawers below the table hold bubble wrap and tissue paper, my printer is on top of one of them, and envelopes are in between! I am going to make a skirt for the table to make this area look a little prettier.

This is next to the door.

On top is my collection of plastic flowers and my favorite doll head. I know it creeps some people out but she's not creepy at all to me. Scroll fast if she bothers you!

This is my little crafting angel, I picked her up years ago at an antique show. She used to be part of a display in a flower shop!

This shelf holds my collection of tomato pin cushions and other sewing paraphernalia like scissors (hanging on the side), thimbles, etc.

I'm so happy with how it turned out! It took me almost all day! It's amazing how long it takes to reorganize my crafting hoard goodies!

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  1. What a fun craft space! You're really whipping that house of yours into shape!!

  2. It looks awesome! Having the work table against the wall makes it look
    so much roomier!

  3. You are SO organized! I seriously want to come over and explore that room - so much cool stuff to look at - except the creepy doll head, which you made me LOL with your comment!

  4. I love it Tania :) It looks so inviting and it is a feast for the eyes. So many goodies to seek out and treasures around each corner. Looks like the perfect place to imagine and discover. Have a lovely weekend :)

  5. If I send you a plane ticket will you come do this to my craft/Horror Monster area? I am stealing several ideas - especially for my Etsy stuff which spreads over two rooms and the storage solutions. You could actually invite guests into your craft room - major achievement!


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