Craft Room Update

    Posted by  ·  February 2, 2009

    Here some update photos of my craft room.  I will continue to post these the first of each month to see if I can stay on track.  There are still some things I want to do but this room has come a long way! I could never have accomplished this without my friend!


    My Fabric Nook


    The Closet


    Some organizing solutions I did have in place, but they were hard to see before with all of the stuff everywhere.  My husband had built this cool holder for my wrapping paper.


    My husband had also hung a piece of plastic gutter under the entire length of my window to hold my ribbon.



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    1. Sunday, January 22nd, 2012
      i pinned the photo of your workbench today and i plan to include it on my blog post tomorrow - would love it if you stopped by!
    2. Dani
      Friday, July 22nd, 2011
      How funny, my room is similar but still looks like a disaster! I have a big peg board to hold tools & supplies, a DIY clip-it-up my husband made me out of wooden dowels & beading wire & cost about $15 to make, I used the racks made for kitchen cabinets & pantry for my paints, glues & stamps.

      I bought the wire cube racks & used cable ties to make a 12x12 paper holder shelf. I have 3 of those wire racks from IKEA for more tools & junk, they are fabulous! To hold my small ribbons I got a round chipboard for the base & glued a pencil to it.

      Love the gutter idea for ribbons! I wish I had a little nook for my fabric, they are overflowing on a rubbermaid rack right now!
    3. Thursday, November 26th, 2009
      The ribbon gutter is sheer genius!
    4. Wednesday, May 27th, 2009
      I love the blue organizers. Did you paint them, or buy them that color? and where? I am currently trying to get organized in my sewing / craft room. I have gone with a creamy white/ light blue & brown color scheme. It's coming along but still have a ways to go. Wish me luck as I do you.
      • Friday, May 29th, 2009
        The blue containers are the plain wooden organizers you can find at IKEA that I I painted. Good Luck!
    5. Monday, February 16th, 2009
      i f-ing love it!! i'm so jealous...gotta get my craft room in order!
    6. Saturday, February 14th, 2009
      Holy Cow that room looks awesome!
    7. Saturday, February 7th, 2009
      Love your ribbon gutter!
    8. Friday, February 6th, 2009
      Lookin' good! But where is all the #6 plastic?? Did you use it up taking photos for the recent tutorial?? :^)
      • cindylouh
        Saturday, February 7th, 2009
        Yes, we used every bit (sides and all) of the plastic for making shrinky dinks! We have started collecting it again----but I have a place in the closet for it!
    9. Friday, February 6th, 2009
      I am so jealous! I love it. What an indulgence to have a craft corner/room - it's an unrealized dream of mine. Yours looks so organized.
    10. Friday, February 6th, 2009
      It looks amazing! I'm sure it's really freeing to have things in their place.
    11. Wednesday, February 4th, 2009
      i love it love it love it. i talked about it on my
    12. Wednesday, February 4th, 2009
      I want a fabric nook!! Good girl, keeping it organized and clean!
    13. Wednesday, February 4th, 2009
      Okay the ribbon holder is absolutely genius!!!
    14. Midwest Mainer
      Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009
      How did you hold the shelves in the closet? I'm thinking about nailing 1x3s and placing the shelves on top of the wood. Just curious about how you did it.

    15. Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009
      Awesome! I'm green with envy!
    16. Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009
      I am so completely jealous, it's not even funny. I have so much work to do...
    17. Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009
      This looks wonderful! My MIL has the same Pfaff sewing machine (I think?) and her name is Nancy. The sewing machine, not my MIL :)
    18. Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009
      Love the gutter as a ribbon holder.
    19. Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009
      That looks great! I am jealous!
    20. Candy S
      Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009
      okay...along with everyone else, I love the gutter idea.
    21. Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009
      LOVE the gutter for the ribbons. I especially love that pretty blue color that you've painted several things with, especially the table. It's so pretty!

    22. Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009
      Wow - nice job!! Love the blue accents too!
    23. Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009
      I never would have thought of a piece of gutter to hold ribbons. That's brilliant! I use drycleaner coat hangers and pop the bottom off, slide on my ribbon and hang in my craft room closet.
    24. Amy J
      Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009
      Wow, that looks great! I had been wondering how it was going, thanks for the update! You have inspired me to begin my craft "corner"!
    25. Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009
      wow. it looks great! good job!
    26. Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009
      I absolutely love the gutter idea for storing ribbon spools. You've a clever hubby!
    27. Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009
      Wow! Huge change! Must feel awesome!
    28. Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009
      WOW! i love the repurpose for the gutter to hold your ribbon! your organization is so fantastic - i wish i had a room like that!

    29. Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009
      It looks great!
    30. Monday, February 2nd, 2009
      This looks fabulous, my goodness I would just want to sit in their and admire the loveliness, well done!
    31. Monday, February 2nd, 2009
      The ribbon in the gutter is so perfect.
    32. Monday, February 2nd, 2009
      I love the ribbon in the gutter idea! Could you post a picture of it from far away?
    33. Monday, February 2nd, 2009
      girl, you got it going on in the craft room. crazyiness...and utter jealousy on my side!
    34. Monday, February 2nd, 2009
      Wow...your room looks are ready for anything!
    35. Monday, February 2nd, 2009
      Wow. When can we come over and craft with you? Your room looks great!
    36. Jenny
      Monday, February 2nd, 2009
      Wowee, so proud of you! What a great pal Cindy is -- that's what I call a friend!! The gutter is my fav!! Now... about my attic! Cool, very cool!
    37. Monday, February 2nd, 2009
      The colors are perfect. Doesn't it feel great when it is all done?
    38. Monday, February 2nd, 2009
      Heaven on Earth! Love it! ♥
    39. Jenny
      Monday, February 2nd, 2009
      I love your craft room. I would love for you to clean mine.
    40. Monday, February 2nd, 2009
      I love the guttering idea! The room looks so great!
    41. Monday, February 2nd, 2009
      Oh, you gave me lots of ideas to store many things in my own house!
    42. Monday, February 2nd, 2009
      Holy Moly!! Your room looks wonderful!!! I've been cleaning my sewing room too but it doesn't look nearly as nice! :)
    43. Monday, February 2nd, 2009
      This looks GREAT!!!!! I love the idea of the guttering for ribbon. I'm always trying to figure out the best way to store mine. Thanks for sharing.
    44. Monday, February 2nd, 2009
      That's awesome! I can't even imagine having a space like that! What an inspiration!
    45. Monday, February 2nd, 2009
      beautiful, and so useful-looking!
    46. Mary Jo
      Monday, February 2nd, 2009
      Love it! Do you mind sharing the paint brand/color you used on the desk and accessories? Thanks! :)
    47. Monday, February 2nd, 2009
      Awesome!! Love the blue desk and the magazine holders. Also the gutter holder ribbon organizer is great!! : ) MaryLea
    48. mellisa
      Monday, February 2nd, 2009
      Now, when are you having us all over to play?
    49. Monday, February 2nd, 2009
      Great inspiration to get my craft stuff organized!
    50. Monday, February 2nd, 2009
      Looking GREAT!!
    51. Monday, February 2nd, 2009
      I am loving these ideas! I am hoping to have a craft room of my own after my son gets married this summer. I especially love the ribbon storage idea. Everything else I had seen for ribbons had them on a dowel rod, but I didn't like the idea of having to slide several of them off and on when one got empty.
    52. Monday, February 2nd, 2009
      Looks fantastic!!!
    53. Monday, February 2nd, 2009
      I love that wrapping paper holder and the gutter is genius!
    54. Monday, February 2nd, 2009
      Wow what great storage solutions! Love the gutter, I might steal that idea for all my scrapbooking ribbon.
    55. Monday, February 2nd, 2009
      Oooooh! I like the gutter idea! Right now I have a towel rack for mine! Great work getting's inspiring!
    56. Amy Vaughn
      Monday, February 2nd, 2009
      It's dreamy! I love what you did with the pegboard behind the desk. Great use of space! Im inspired!
    57. Monday, February 2nd, 2009
      Wow! Love your creative organization solutions.