Skip to main content

Craft Room Clean Up on Aisle 5

When we finished the basement five years ago, we planned for a craft room.  I have two daughters and they were always into something crafty.   Over the last 3 years, the room saw a lot of activity when we were scrapbooking like crazy for high school graduations.   We are such messy scrap-bookers!   In time, the room started becoming a “dump” for just about everything.  I had enough – I wanted my craft room back!
It took an entire weekend to clean it all up and get organized.   I asked hubby to put up a couple shelves above the crafting desk area for small items like jars and supplies.  These shelves were made of 2 x 8’s and cost less than $10.  I also found a small peg board in the clearance bin at Home Depot and snagged it for .79 cents - best find of the day! 

It’s so nice to have an organized crafting area!  I love my little room…..

Messy Before Photo’s (no shelves yet)!

zblog pics 020

zblog pics 021

After Photo’s:

2 x 8 shelves that I painted white and awesome .79 peg board!

zblog 016


zblog 018

We tried to be “forward thinkers” and made “built-ins” for the craft room

zblog 019

Labeled everything!  Those soy candles you see are available at my Etsy Shop.

zblog 022

Got the glass jar idea from many amazing blogs I have been reading lately

zblog 023


zblog 024

The amazing guy that made it all happen!!  Thanks honey bunny!

zblog 027


Pssst - I'm featured today on Just Jen.living.creatively - go check her out! She has a lot of great blogging and small business tips.

If you liked this article, please be sure to check out my bookcase, window seat reveal - it turned out FABULOUS!

Linking up with:
Embracing Change




It's Overflowing


Tickled Pink at 504 Main



Comments

thistlewoodfarm said…
What a great transformation! You are truly blessed to have such a wonderful carpenter. I love your colors, too.

blessings,
karianne
Jennifer M. said…
Love the creative space you've made for yourself! It makes me want to come over and make something. :D

Love the new banner, too! Very awesome. :)
Tam said…
Thanks Jennifer and Karianne!
Anonymous said…
Tam...you totally rocked it! AMAZING! This turned out FABULOUS! Thanks for sharing at my party!!! Happy Valentine's Day!!! XO, Aimee

Popular posts from this blog

Upcycled Domino Tile Pendant Necklace

My metals/jewelry making class that I am taking has inspired to create some really cute upcycled/recycled tile art necklaces .  I was at the thrift shop last month and I picked up this tin full of Dora the Explorer domino type pieces.  They were in great shape and made of a nice heavy filled plastic/resin with white on one side and Dora characters on the other side.  I sat them aside until this past weekend when I thought – I need to do something with those cute little pieces.  By nature, I’m a big recycler.  I love taking something old and making it new.  I’ve seen these necklaces all over Etsy so I thought I would give it a try.  So, while hubby was out and about, I plopped down at the kitchen table and began creating. I had already downloaded a few art sheets specifically designed for domino size pieces from Etsy (these sheets are really inexpensive). You don’t have to use these, I just chose to.  Leading up to this project, I had already bought jewelry bales, jump rings, and c

Spring Mantel Nook; Trash to Treasure

I have been jealous of all the cute spring mantels popping up lately.  So last night, I went to the thrift shop and started looking for treasures to turn my mantel into something special. You see, I have more than a mantel, I have a nook …..a deep alcove to house a television.  The problem – I didn’t like the TV being up that high…so, I have a nook. What’s in my nook?  Take a look Tall glass jar – thrift shop.  Eggs that are inside are treasured eggs that the girls made when they were little. Chalkboard plate – just made it today!  I bought the white plate at Target on clearance and used chalk board spray paint. Little picture above the plate – thrift shop! Little dragon fly candle holder – thrift shop. Topiary – something I already owned. White candle stick – it used to be gold and I spray painted it antique white.  It was another thrift shop find. Little clay chick tea light candle holder –you guessed it, thrift shop. All the bottles are thrift sh

25 Things you might not think to bring Cruise Packing List

  Tendering away from the Carnival Spirit Since I just came off my third cruise, I thought I would put together a little cruise packing list.  I was searching on the internet and I came across so many sites that tell you to pack things like bra and underwear – well duh, I don’t need help remembering to pack things like that!   So, this is not your normal cruise packing list, this list contains stuff you might not think to bring.  Please feel free to add anything else you can think of to the comments section of the post.  1.      Walkie Talkies – since you won’t be using your cell phone on the cruise, these would have been invaluable to bring.  Notice I said ‘would have been.’ We were cruising with some friends and there were times that we wanted to get in touch with them, but we had to rely on pure luck to just “run into them . ”    2.      Power Strip – there was only one outlet to plug two items into (and it wasn’t in the bathroom). 3.      Jeans – even if you are go