So, it’s six o’clock on a Saturday morning. I’m waiting for my coffee to get done and I’m planning a GREAT day!! I am GOING to complete my craft room. It’s got to happen, because I just can’t stand this:
anymore!! Plus I have blankets for three precious babes to get done, and I can’t possibly work when I have no room to do so.
Okay, who am I kidding? I know I have family reading this blog and they might call me out if I try to make people think I’m some great housekeeper or something. The last picture is how my craft room always looks, which is why I decided to change it. I have GREAT organizational skills. I do. They just usually lie latent somewhere under a pile of fabric.
I didn’t take a before picture of my craft room, because, well…I would be horrified to have all that public. :-) But, what I CAN tell you is that the whole wall of shelving I put up a couple of years ago held a LOT of stuff. Seriously. See picture number 2 and picture number 3. All of that is from one wall of shelves.
I’ve been contemplating how I could make this little room work better for me. Then I realized that my husband has been hoarding our old kitchen/bathroom cupboards out in the garage. So, I gave it my best shot, and explained my plan. And wouldn’t you know, the man braved the cold and dug out the cupboards from the garage! Here’s the beginning:
We took the hodge podge assortment of cupboards I had available to me and hung them on the wall. Some were hung the normal way, and then some we hung horizontally. No matter what combination we came up with, we always had an uneven top. So I have an idea for that, too. (You’ll have to wait and see.)
Please notice the pretty laminate flooring my dear husband finished up for me as well as the nice trim!! He did that the day the kids and I went to the movies. It’s better that way, trust me.
When I was trying to figure out how to make better use of my craft room, I realized that one of the issues I have is that I have craft ADHD. While some people quilt, or sew or crochet or craft, I do everything and seldom finish anything. The table that I used in my sewing room might one day have sewing stuff the next day have glue or on some days both!
So, I got another idea. I know my husband wishes I would get ideas that didn’t involve him, but this idea is really a good one, I think.
While digging through the garage, we found a corner cupboard that was in good shape, so we brought that into the house and installed it in the opposite side of the room. Under that corner cupboard, I have asked my husband to put in a triangle piece of plywood to serve as my table. He doesn’t think it will look good, but I have another idea. ;-) But that will probably be next weekend. Anyway, that will serve as my sewing table.
I haven’t decided how I will do the craft table, but it will be on the other side of the room. Hopefully, by organizing this way, I will be able to keep major mess to a minimum. Quit laughing.
- Sand cupboards
- Spray paint inside of cupboards to seal them up.
- Paint outside of cupboards
- Paint trim.
- Pass out from physical labor.
My hope for you is that you are able to shed the stress from the week, too!! What’s on YOUR agenda today?
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