Friday, August 27, 2010

My Crafting Room

Ok, so it really isn't a whole room, more like a section of my laundry room. When we renovated the basement, having a craft area was one of the requirements. Who cares about a place to iron, where can I put my beads?? I didn't want to spend a lot of money on the area either, so I tried to find the best deals possible. This is what I came up with:

  • I was able to get a cabinet and countertop at Habitat for Humanity's ReStore for under $20. I use this cabinet to store my photo props and hold my light setup.
  • Since I had recently moved out of my townhouse when I got married, I used my old dresser as a storage area also. I bought the dresser at the Penn State Surplus when I was a senior for $5.
  • Also from my previous townhouse, I used the plastic pantry shelves and clear storage drawers to hold additional materials.
  • Topping everything off  were two sheets of pegboard that I bought at Home Depot for $6 each and some hooks to go on the pegboard.
Now I have an area that I can keep my bead boxes, a place for my light table, and hooks for all of my bead strings. I also do scrapbooking as a hobby, and the shelves provided a perfect place to put those supplies. Everything is organized.

The craft area is a continually-evolving venture, and any ideas or suggestions would be welcome. Do you have a craft area or a craft room that you would like to share? I would love to see it! 

Check out my finished product:

P.S. That is my cat, Tiger, who is hiding on the shelf!


  1. You need to get the cubes they sell at Ikea or even Wal-Mart. They come in plain, with slots, doors, all kinds of combination's and you can stack them as you want them. I'll try to find you links to sites where people have used them. The Isis drawer units like you have one of are wonderful. You can take a couple and stack them on top of each other, they are meant to do that. They make them for scrapbook paper too.

  2. Hi, Tiger! Hey, how come your craft area is so neat and mine is so messy! No fair! I wouldn't take a picture of mine, might break the camera.

  3. lol Much neater than my area...and very thrifty too!