Craft closet part 4.

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Well the closet is finished.

The desk is in and things are pretty much organized. It is nice to see it has all come together. I love my desk top, the wood is beautiful, can’t believe such a work of art was being tossed. My husband did a great job, I am so happy with my little arts and craft closet.

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I bought an old wooden stool that fits perfectly under the desk.

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I also found an old metal file cabinet for $5 and painted it. It has wheels so it is easy to roll out from under the desk. The plastic drawer organizer also has wheels; it makes for easy access and clean ups in those hard to reach corners.

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It was nice having those photos from the magazine to help guide me in my organizing adventure.

Even though I couldn’t find exact pieces I came close enough and it all worked out well in the end.

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I always love seeing something out in the world and redoing it in my own special and frugal way. I am big on saving money and just taking what we have on this planet and turning it into something else instead of sending it to a dump graveyard. Inside of little shadow boxes I found a wooden house to use for extra thread. I used my plastic shoe organizer for all my needle felting wool supplies and pipe cleaners.

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There are still some areas I need to work on like my fabrics and yarns. I have an old filing cabinet that will be great to store the fabrics in which I saw on pinterest. I am still figuring out how pinterest works. I wish I had more time to look at that site but I am always busy with my projects and what it takes running a home.

 

I bought a giant and colorful shopping bag to use as storage for some of my yarn. It looks very pretty hanging on the wall and it holds a lot. This is just another way to store things in your craft space when you run out of room. Look around and see what ways you can use your space for storage, I always forget about the space on those empty walls or hanging baskets from ceilings.

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Don’t forget about all those empty containers you have from items you use everyday. Using household containers that normally get tossed was another great money saving way to organize.

 

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I am so glad I finally got a handle on this, it does make things a lot easier and you end up saving money along with time. No more searching for a certain color of paint, where all the glue is or your favorite scissors…everything has a place now.

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It also helps clean up go faster and when you need to replace something you are out of you will know what to get. When everything is hidden and in disarray you end up making the mistake of buying something you already have.

I had so much fun second hand shopping at local thrift stores looking for things I could use to organize my closet with. I can’t believe all the products out there just waiting on the shelves to be redone and used in a practical way.

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Using some left over supplies from our remodel up north at the Little red house I was able to store my ribbon rolls right on one of the walls in my closet. I do love walking around the house organizing, getting rid of things and reusing what we have first before heading out the door to buy more stuff to bring in.

I guess if I had to pick a favorite piece in my craft closet it would have to be that piece of wood that is the top of my desk. My husband said when we move that piece is coming with us; he wants to use it as a mantle over a fireplace in that adobe he has always wanted to build.

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For now it will be used for working on memories of handmade projects and homework assignments. It seems my kids love my little craft nook as well. Hope you all get to make a little happy space for yourselves. A tip on touching everything, well that organizing expert was right, you really need to touch everything you own before you decide whether or not you really want to keep it. It makes your life much more simpler when we see what we really need versus what we are just storing. Happy organizing everyone.

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19 Comments Add yours

  1. Wow, wow, and wow. This looks great!!! Your picture inspiration is a good idea but wow yours looks better AND you not only have more storage in yours, you have more work space, and leg room under the desk, and easier access, and can see everything you have. How was that for a run on sentence. I can hear my english teacher yelling at me now. But seriously it’s amazing. That beautiful piece of wood for your work surface is an inspiration in itself. You and the family are going to create some beautiful crafts, as well as priceless memories in your new creative space. Thank you for sharing this. I have really enjoyed it.

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    1. Aww, thank you. I was worried a little about taking photos inside and how dark everything was the day I was shooting. We had a little rain storm the other day so the whole house was dark from the clouds outside. Speaking of run on sentences, well I have written many of those. I am sure my old English teacher would also wonder where she went wrong. I figure as long as most of it makes since, it’s all good. Thank you again for liking my little art space.

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      1. You are most welcome, I enjoyed it and a happy you now have a nice, organized place to create :):)

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  2. Can’t believe what you did with that space and how wonderfully everything is organized !! And my absolute favorite ….. the slab of wood ….. stunning piece !! Love it !! Great to see all the things you reclaim and reuse !! Hope a lot of people take that advice 😉

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    1. Thank you, I love that piece of wood when I saw it in our back alley. It is so pretty, I love wood anyway. I got a chance to check out your website the other day and your wooden furniture pieces are amazing. You have that beautiful forest to explore and make beautiful things with, you guys are really blessed. I do hope people start looking around at what they have and reusing it, our planet really needs that right now.

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  3. kelleysdiy says:

    Love the desktop! Beautiful, Great Job!!

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    1. Thank you, that is my favorite thing in my closet. I have to cover it with plastic ikea cutting boards when I am painting or gluing.

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  4. love it~ great job making use of the space 🙂

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    1. Thank you. It does take awhile but it is so nice once everything is organized.

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    1. Thank you, it is so nice knowing where everything is now. I also love the fact that if I am working on a project and get tired or have to do something else I can always close that closet door. That way the room always looks tidy. I used to work on the kitchen table so when it was time for dinner I had a huge mess on the table, which was never good.

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  5. Jane Gealy says:

    Looks amazing, you are so versatile, which is why I’ve nominated your for a Versatile Blogger Award (can you see what I did there?):
    https://planet-dom.com/2018/02/20/versatile-blogger-award/

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    1. Oh my gosh, thank you, thank you. I am so happy you liked my post. I had fun with that closet.

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  6. mel says:

    what a great use of space!

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    1. Thank you, it was a fun project for all of us in my family.

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