Craft Studio Makeover Reveal - Part I

28 February
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I've been working on a complete makeover of my craft studio space for a few weeks now and I think I'm finally ready to show you! I'm going to do TWO posts for this reveal though because there is a LOT to show!

Craft Studio

I have been slowly going through things at my house and purging. I have too. much. stuff! My craft studio was one of the worst offenders of rooms hoarding all these unneeded things in my life.

Over the years my hobbies have changed but I've kept all the things that went with those old hobbies along with everything I need for the new ones too! I decided that a big purge was in order! I think since I have my spaces at the antique mall now it's easier to let some things go since I can sell them if they are vintage! The whole back seat of my truck was full and went to Goodwill today.

In order to have a full appreciation of what I've done, here is what my craft studio looked like right after I moved in.

Craft Studio October, 2014
And what it looked like when I rearranged everything about a year ago.

Craft Studio March 2015
It makes me want to hyperventilate just looking at all that stuff! ;o)

So let me show you around the new, improved, less cluttered, able to breath space!!

I did keep these two tall storage pieces. The one on the left is a bookshelf from a local bookstore that closed and the one on the right is something my ex father-in-law made me.

I wanted a regular height table to work at and a comfy chair and I just happened to have both of those things in my garage! The table is just an old folding card table with a pretty piece of fabric from my stash used as a tablecloth. The floor lamp was brought in from the living room where it never got used.

And the chair is something that I painted years ago and just hadn't found a spot for yet since I moved into this house. It was my great-grandmother's so I didn't want to get rid of it.

The pillow is from Society 6 and the bunny art is by fellow blogger, Lucy at Craftberry Bush!

I bought this little piece of peg board at an estate sale last year and decided it would be perfect for holding Washi tape, scissors, sponge brushes, etc.

This picture (actually a poster framed with old pink molding) is my very favorite. It just makes me smile :o)

I put a basket under the table to hold current projects.

And I brought in this old tool caddie from outside to corral things on my work table.

That tall bookcase holds all kind of pretty vintage boxes and jars and they are all full of crafting goodies (although some are not as full since I went through EVERYTHING in this room)!

This is one of my baby dresses hanging from the handle of the other storage piece.

This cabinet was built to be more like a broom closet but I added shelves to make it function better for my needs.

There are stencils hanging on the door, altered book supplies on one shelf and other random stuff on the others! And vintage wall paper and wrapping papers in the bottom.

I put my collection of vintage plastic flowers in a pretty pitcher alongside a pink trophy and ceramic horse on top of the cabinet.

And some pretty lace trims and flowers hang on the side of the cabinet.

Standing on the other side of the room (which I'll show tomorrow), looking back at my work table you can see the shelf along the wall that holds all the little doo-dads and fodder that I just couldn't part with :o) At least most of it is contained in this one shelving unit right?!

The sign I made very appropriately describes a lot of the things on these shelves... "I like it. What is it?"

That angel has been my craft studio mascot for years and years. I bought her at an antique sale and she used to be a floral shop display.

My teddy bears from my bear shop on Etsy, Something Special Bears, are on the next shelf down.

On this shelf you can see that I decided to use the spice rack from {this makeover session} to hold pretty bottles of glitter.

I thought this picture and the little doll looked a lot alike, they are even looking in the same direction!

On the bottom shelf is my sewing machine (I made the cover out of an old tea towel) and a jar full of my red tomato pin cushion collection and one full of thimbles.

Next to this bookcase is this old garbage can that I decided to use as... a garbage can!! I know... I'm a genius right?!

And then there is a stack of old suitcases that hold fabric, paper ephemera, and silk flowers.

I put a burlap coffee sack over the mirror on the door to try and hide it. I'm not really diggin' it but it'll stay until I figure out something better.

That's it for today. I'll share the rest of my craft studio makeover tomorrow, I hope you'll come back and check it out because there is a lot more to show!

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  1. Nothing like a clean and organized craft space, is there? It looks great, Tania! I'm guilty of keeping old crafting supplies too that I've long outgrown. I've been cleaning out my space too. It's slow going but I'm making progress! You've inspired me to keep going!
    Have a great week,

  2. I love your craft room. Mine is such a mess I can't even get in there. It's on my list of re-do's but with my back out it's gotta wait.

  3. Lookin' good! I'm glad i wasn't there to look thru what you disposed of, or i'm sure there'd be more in my already stuffed craft room! LOL!

  4. What a great space and you have it organized nicely. I love how you have personalized your craft room with collections and handmade art.

    I had to give up my craft room when we moved and I miss having my own
    What a great space. I love how you have personalized your room with collections and handmade art.

    I had to give up having a craft room when we moved to a much smaller house. I sure miss having my own little area for all my stuff!

    Looking forwards to seeing part 2.

  5. Wow Tania! It all looks so awesome! Love the suitcase storage, and hanging your lace and trims from curtain rings is genius. I might have to borrow that idea. :) That kitten pic is both precious and priceless. The I like it what is it sign made me laugh. Great job!

  6. Everything looks awesome. IS that rulers I see holding lace wrapped around them? Love that idea.

  7. ohhh the bunny pillow is adorbs,,,so is everything else...what a sweet and creative craft room!!!

  8. Your organized craft studio is such an inspiration. What a great idea to hide supplies under the table and all your personal touches are icing on the cake. Thank you for linking up with us at Talk of the Town.

  9. I'm always inspired by other peoples craft rooms and yours is totally adorable Tania. Thank you for sharing at Shabbilicious Friday. I'm delighted to be featuring your craft space at tomorrow's party.
    Hugs ~ Kerryanne

  10. I love your studio redo. I saw it at Shabbilicious today! Congrats on your feature.
    :) Jo


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