craft room

When we purchased our house, I immediately eyed a small room in our basement for my craft room.  I was so excited to have a place to put all my craft belongings!  It isn’t a large space (about a 10 x 10 room), but it’s ALL mine…even my girls know to ask permission before going in to borrow something for a school project.

craft room | polka dots and picket fences

For the first five years that we lived here, I just had a work table in the room and boxes and bins scattered everywhere.  Last summer, I finally transformed and organized the room into a functional space.

I started by painting the walls a bright pink…a color that always inspires me and brightens my day.  I had a pegboard hung on one of the walls.  This was the best thing I did in the room because it allows me to have so many of my craft supplies in plain sight.

craft room | polka dots and picket fences

My husband came up with this idea to hang all of my ribbon.  It is a great solution that allows me to unroll just the amount I need when wrapping a package.

craft room | polka dots and picket fences

I found these pegboard accessories at Home Depot, and I thought they would work great for storing all my various scissors.

craft room | polka dots and picket fences

These metal baskets came from Ikea, and I use them to store my washi tape, smaller spools of ribbon, adhesive tape, baker’s twine, and rubber stamps…among other things.  For smaller items like pompoms and buttons, I placed them in mason jars within the metal baskets.

craft room | polka dots and picket fences

craft room | polka dots and picket fences

craft room | polka dots and picket fences

The metal cups (also from Ikea) are great for storing pens, Sharpie markers, scrapbook pens, and fabric markers.

craft room | polka dots and picket fences

The wall opposite the pegboard had shelving with cabinet closures.  I removed the cabinet doors so that the shelving is exposed.  The cardboard boxes are from Ikea…no surprise there (they sell the best items for home organization).  Every box has a label so I can easily find what I am looking for.

craft room | polka dots and picket fences

craft room | polka dots and picket fences

craft room | polka dots and picket fences

I have three larger boxes stacked near the corner by the door.  I use them to keep important school papers, artwork, certificates, awards, and memorabilia for each of the girls.  I keep telling myself that one of these days I will update their scrapbooks!

craft room | polka dots and picket fences

Below the shelves are two sets of storage drawers on wheels.  I store scrapbook items and paper in those.  On the top are my laminator, large paper cutter, and light machine…all within reach.

craft room | polka dots and picket fences

In the center of the room is this great work table with drawers and side shelving.  I keep a chair on both sides of the craft table, in case I have a “tiny crafter” working with me.

craft room | polka dots and picket fences

craft room | polka dots and picket fences

craft room | polka dots and picket fences

It took me weeks to organize and decorate this small room, but I’m so glad I did.  It is a bright and cheery space where I feel inspired and creative!

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    1. Thank you! Thinking about spinning the blog off into something more…classes, workshops, my own Etsy shop…just not sure of the route. I need you to be my business manager!!!

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