Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Craft Closet Makeover

 I will keep something straightened up if I take the time to decorate it.  

My craft closet/office was a complete and utter wreak. 
It's off of the living room and it's been stash central ever since Bill gave the space to me.
You think this is bad? You should have seen it at Christmas.

There have been times when it was so bad, the vacuum cleaner wouldn't even fit inside. 

The piano was a great place to put stuff until sorting.

I decided to paint two feature walls in Robin's Egg Blue or Tiffany Blue.

 This is 1/2 Drizzle by Sherwin Williams mixed with plain white from Glidden.
I was so glad I cut it because it's pretty dark as it is.

It didn't take long to paint but it took forever to sort stuff and bring it back in. 

My brother and my dad made the little Modge Podge Chest for me for Christmas. 
I was 13 so it is very groovy. All my old sewing patterns were stored in it. Now it holds stationary. 

They filled it full of sewing notions. It is one the top gifts I've ever received. 

Bill and Bekah both made wood pictures with pop top hangers as children.  

Bill turned this space into his office when the house was full of teenagers.

The chalk board is simply plywood painted with chalkboard paint. 

Two decades of photo albums got new binders.

In 2006 we got digital cameras. There's been no more scrapbooking for me since then.

The snake is a long standing joke between Bill and I. 
We had one on our Honeymoon and occasionally he rears his head again. 

The crib spring memo board found a home in here. 
I saw this idea for the first time over at Funky Junk Interiors.

The blue with the light green chair is funky and fun.

I'll keep you posted on how well I do on keeping this clean.
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  1. ohhhh it makes me feel so good when I see I am not the only one with a messy craft room.....LOL...you did a wonderful job!! love all the little details on the walls too!!! Christine from Little Brags

  2. Great job! A dedicated space will make it more fun and easier to work I'm sure.

  3. Those befores were a little bit scary! It looks so much better now all organised and a perfect place for creativity! Great job :)

  4. Hummmmmm. I may have to do this. Love your ideas.

  5. So pretty! Love that green chair!

  6. It looks fantastic! Looks like a fun space in which to create!

  7. The "Before" look isn't too bad. I have a lot more clutter than you. Only my bedroom is organized. The rest of my apartment is full of clutters and boxes... I will eventually get to them, but you are right, it's time consuming to sort through everything and find a place to keep them...

  8. Such a cute space ~ I'm sure it feels great and inspiring to have everything organized!

  9. A cute little space...looks just wonderful! :)

  10. Katie, I love your little crafting place. You did a wonderful job , organizing it . Blessings, xoxo,Susie

  11. Wow, this looks amazing! Great job on organizing and decorating your creative space :)

  12. My messy room beats your messy room anyday. Your space has turned in to such a haven for creativity. I so have to get in to my, when i walk in the door, the mess, gives me a downer and I walk back out. You did a great job organizing it!

  13. What a cute space.....I love the wall color!!!! The old crib springs turned into a memo board is such a clever idea!!!! Good luck on keeping it organized....I'm sure you'll do fine :o)

  14. I love your creative space...it's wonderful!!! The springs make a great memo board...so fun!
    Mary Alice

  15. Good for you…to make that space pretty & useful too. I keep working toward that with an entire room! Some day soon. Happy weekend! Visiting from Home & Garden Thursday.

  16. Seriously Katie! You inspire me.
    I took a picture of my sewing craft room the other day...and chickened out and didn't show it. Then the internet went out... I was mortified to have the wifi guy see it! I did some tiding up-- Because of your bravery... I shall POST ABOUT IT... but not before it's decorated and clean for a while.
    Wish me luck! Pat

  17. Oh Dern!
    I forgot to tell you... your craft space looks awesome now. Good job. :) Pat

  18. Wow Katie what a difference. I love how you styled your craft space. Awesome.

  19. Your craft closet looks fantastic! I really love the paint color. The little decoupaged chest is so sweet! I just love all the pretty details.

  20. It looks Fabulous!! Don't you just love it when you get it all cleaned up and looking great! it is almost a piece of artwork in itself. But it is also just as good to mess it all up when you are creating something good!! Have fun with your space!!

  21. Adorable and such a creative use of space and objects. I love it all. This will be a cozy spot for you to create in peace. I found you via A Stroll Thru Life link up. Have a good week.

  22. I love, love, love it all. How fabulous is this. You have created such a gorgeous work and craft space. Love it, how genius is this. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me.

  23. Very creative, Katie - I need to tackle my craft closet! I'm inspired! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,