Craft Room Basics
It seems that everyone is searching for tips on creating a craft room that works in any home. I can safely say that I’ve found a few ways to make your craft room functional for you, even if you need to move it one day. As y’all know, we recently moved from a newly built home into a home that’s over 100 years old. You wouldn’t necessarily think the exact same elements from one craft room would suit the other. WRONG! When you design your space with truly functional elements, it can work anywhere.
Tried and True Pieces
I started the craft room with some basic elements. Store bought base cabinets provide an awesome work space as well as storage (which you MUST have). If you’ll watch the home improvement stores for sales, you can pick up base cabinets for not too much money. We used two 15″ bases with a drawer and one door and two 18″ three drawer cabinets. Spacing them out will give you room for chairs like a regular desk. You’ll need drafting height chairs, however. By joining the two 15″ bases, we created the center of the wall work station. The 18″ cabinets act as the outside bases. Our work top is literally a premade laminate kitchen countertop. It measures 10 feet.
Wall storage is a must if you want to maximize your space. There are a couple of ways to go here. Our choice was to use grid panels and slat walls. These are fairly inexpensive and provide a ton of storage. You’ll need to buy the accessories; hooks, baskets, and such. For the grid panels, you’ll also need to get the wall hanging brackets to mount them. The slat walls just screw directly into the walls. We used these exact panels and walls from our other house. When it was time to move, we just unscrewed everything, wrapped, and packed it all up.
Cubbies are a Must
I love using storage cubbies. The closet cubbie works great to store 10″ rolls of deco mesh. You can also use the little drawers that fit in each space. There is a ton of room for any think you can stack. It’s amazing the amount of stuff you can store in these things!
Ikea makes taller cubbies that are perfect for storing everything from scrapbook papers (I have racks and racks) to every little embellishment you may be storing for making wreaths. We use a double sided unit with a single next to it. I stack my bigger rolls of ribbon on top.
June 27, 2019 @ 2:26 am
I just love your blog and videos! And of course your craft room and organization! I love all of it but I’m really digging your middle table! Where did you find that or what did you use to make it? It’s so purposeful!!
June 28, 2019 @ 10:21 pm
Meghan- You’re so sweet! That table is available at Nebraska Furniture Mart I believe. It’s listed as a desk.This one is similar https://www.nfm.com/ameriwood-ashler-desk-in-paper-laminate. Hope this helps! Blessings- Kelly
February 23, 2019 @ 12:24 am
Kelly, I found you tonight on youtube and was amazed with your fall wreath. I am a beginner at wreaths getting ready to make my first one. I am a quilter love making quilts. Never had a sewing or quilting lesson in my life but just watch videos and go with it. LOL trust me I see my mistakes but enjoy my hobbies. I call my room Sunshine’s Paradise. I also live in Texas in Rosharon Texas. We are almost finished building our new home and can’t wait to set up my new sewing/craft room. I love your space. What part of Texas are you from
February 25, 2019 @ 12:01 pm
Darlene- I’m so happy you found me! We live in a tiny central Texas town called Hubbard. We built a house in a town southeast of Dallas in 2015 but I saw and fell in love with a 1901 Victorian here in Hubbard and we sold our brand new house after just two and a half years. Sometimes I think… argh! What are we doing?!! My new house was all pristine and perfect and now, our current house is one project after another. But it’s exciting to see this old house come back to life after having been empty and neglected for several years. I love finding creative projects to take on. I’ve started painting furniture recently and am always on the look out for thrift store finds to transform. I’m like you; I find tutorials on YouTube and Pinterest tutorials and just go for it. It’s nice to meet you and thanks for the kind words. I hope you stop by to see me often! Blessings- Kelly
November 26, 2018 @ 10:44 am
So organized, I love it you have a place for everything. I have seen some very good ideas now for my room. Thank you so much for sharing so much of your life with everyone, you are an amazing person!!!!!
November 26, 2018 @ 8:57 pm
Bonita- Aww, thanks so much for such kind words! I love my craft room and find that it’s just easier when you can easily find what you need to complete a project. I also like having a door so when I finish a project, I don’t have to clean everything up right away! 🙂 I’m so glad you stopped by. Blessings- Kelly
August 7, 2018 @ 4:41 pm
This is awesome!!! Everything so organized with no problem finding what you need or want.
Thank you, I will look into some of the ideas displayed.
Congratulations are in order.
August 8, 2018 @ 8:05 am
Altamease- Thank you so much for stopping by! It’s true- I have nice functional storage that wasn’t too difficult to achieve. It was kind of you to let me know you enjoyed the post. Blessings! -Kelly