Friday, February 7, 2014

Craft Area Pt. 1: The Set Up

At the bottom of our basement stairs there is a bit of a landing area that I sort of took on as a craft space for me. Since the basement is also our playroom, it made sense (especially when the kids were younger) to use this space so that I could be close to them and work on some of my own projects at the same time. 

As you can see, the space wasn't being used as effectively as it could be and had become a total catchall rather than a place to be inspired and creative.

So, I have recently decided to create a much more effective 
and pretty place to get my craft on.

The first thing I did (and almost always do)?

I cleared all the clutter and stripped it down to its bare bones. 
None of these pieces were bought specifically for this space. 
All of the furniture we had on hand from other areas of our home at one time or another. But because it was all in good condition and I am usually always on a budget, I had to work with what I had. You will notice in this picture that I also had hubby hang some cubbies we also already had. The idea was/is to keep the table as clear as possible. So that meant the vertical space needed to be used more efficiently to allow for more storage.

Now that the bones are pretty much set up, 

it's time to add some pretty.

Starting with a little table skirt project (thanks to my good ol' Mom and Dad).

It was a team effort but we managed to make this pretty (velcro) table skirt. Perfect for hiding those works in progress underneath the table.

The next thing I did was dress up the cubbies a bit with some scrapbook paper, 
spray adhesive, a chalk marker, and some plastic bins with labels.

I then filled up the cubbies and bins with all sorts of craft goodies and I am now that much closer to achieving an organized and pretty place to work. 

Stay tuned....
I still have quite a few more projects in the works before I call the space done.

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  1. It's looking good. I also worked in my craft room, trying to clean up some and make space to actually scrapbook.

    1. Thanks Grammy! I know how that feels. I always have a few projects going on at the same time so space can be hard to come by!

  2. So cute! Can't wait to see the next step in the process!

    1. Thanks Nena! I'm ready to get it all put together. It's coming along. Can't wait to share the progress!

  3. love the space and new changes to it look great



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