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A Heart For Home: An Organized Craft Space

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

An Organized Craft Space

When we moved into our house last August there was an empty floor to ceiling alcove in our bedroom. I don't know why it isn't just part of the closet, but we tried to make it work for us by adding shelves for crafts and a low closet rod for the baby's clothing.

This summer as we (Tim) hung and finished drywall on all of the outside walls this alcove became a catch-all for everything we didn't want covered in drywall dust.

I had planned to organize the craft alcove before Jonathan was born, but since he decided to join us 4 weeks early, it remained an unorganized mess.

Last week, with my sister home on Christmas Break, I decided to try again. With lots of help from Aunt Kate, we finally have an organized craft space.

We moved the fabric into an under-the-bed storage bin, moved my 12 x 12 scrapbook paper into a new 3-drawer organizer (not shown), consolidated smaller containers into the large drawer, and straightened the bottom floor area. I'd love to get those boxes out of their entirely, but with only two closets in the house, they need to go somewhere :)

Here are some photos of before and after.

Entire Alcove

Top 2 Shelves

Notice the huge bag full of felt play food (I really need to get on the ball and sell these)

Bottom 2 Shelves

My 2 new 12 x 12 3-drawer organizers will be on the empty shelf.

Closet Rod & Floor Area

I still plan on covering the entire alcove with some sort of curtain, but this is definitely a much needed improvement.

Thanks Aunt Kate!!!

Now this space really Works for Me.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great job. Craft area coming up on my list. Maybe next week!

January 6, 2009 at 12:55 PM  
Blogger Meg Munson said...

Great tackle! I have this on my list too with all my girls crafts!

January 6, 2009 at 4:24 PM  
Blogger Susie said...

Great tackle!

January 6, 2009 at 4:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your craft space makes me drool. I have an unorganized cupboard. Ugh. Makes me want to go and clean out! Thanks for the pictures.

January 7, 2009 at 9:52 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

This looks great. I have a closet in our spare room that is my craft closet. It is a huge mess! It needs organized. Thanks for the inspiration.

January 7, 2009 at 7:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That looks really great! My craft room needs help, but I keep ignoring it for now. :)

January 8, 2009 at 1:14 PM  
Blogger Mom2fur said...

Cool! Isn't it neat to have things right where you can find them?
Thanks for visiting my blog!

January 10, 2009 at 4:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No problem; it was a blast!! :))

January 11, 2009 at 11:19 AM  

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