Hi, everyone! This is Doris, and I am thrilled to be bringing you my very first post as Contributor for CSI! I’m going to be sharing some of my favorite craft rooms, storage ideas and crafty tips, so I hope you will find them as inspiring and useful as I have. If there’s a particular type of storage or “how-to” that you’re interested in, please let me know and I will do my best to try to find some good examples!
That being said, here is a craft room I came across several months ago that I think makes the best of a smaller space. Amy at “Just Pleased as Punch” was on the hunt for a desk, similar to what she had seen in a Pottery Barn catalogue. But she wasn’t too keen on the $1200 price tag, so she did what every frugal crafter does – she got crafty! By using 2 book shelves and one 9-section “cubby” from Target for the base, and a piece of MDF board she had cut at Home Depot for the desk top, she was able to create a very functional workspace.
Here’s a photo of it all in process:
And here it is all set up:
And here is a close up of her use of tension rods (for curtains) inside the shelves to keep her wrapping paper rolls, spools of ribbon, and sheets of tissue paper “at the ready.”
Isn’t it awesome? Be sure to check out Amy’s blog for more details on how she was able to pull all of this together for around $200 (for the whole room!).