Craftroom Organization: Unique Storage Ideas – Hobby Lobby, Take III

Craftroom Organization: Unique Storage Ideas – Hobby Lobby, Take III
Unique Storage Ideas – even more ideas for your craft room and craft supplies!

How many of you have enjoyed our Unique Storage Ideas posts?

How about our previous finds from field trips to Hobby Lobby?

Are you forever on the hunt for something “unique” for your craft room or art studio?

Perhaps a single item to add character to your space, or a way to inspire you to want to spend more time there?

Or, maybe you’d like to add a special ‘collection’ that not only looks cool, but serves a purpose?

Well, we’ve got more craftroom organization ideas for you!

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Craft Storage as Unique as You Are!

Craft Storage as Unique as You Are!
Craft storage uniqueness by and/or for you!

Hello Beautiful!

It’s Amanda here and this time I get to share with you some unique and fun ways you can store all your crafty goodies.


Now when I think of unique storage, I think of DIYing your way to an inexpensive, functional and fun creative space that really expresses who you are.

So here are eight awesome DIY projects that can help you make your space uniquely you!

 

First up is this amazing craft storage table that was built by Shara (Palmettos & Pigtails) and her husband using Anna White plans.

This beautiful table will not only hold a lot of tools and supplies, but it’ll make your space look awesome!

Craft Storage as Unique as You Are! DIY Craft Table via Palmettos And Pigtails (image)
Craft Storage as Unique as You Are! DIY Craft Table via Palmettos And Pigtails

Source: Palmettos & Pigtails


Oh washi! So much washi!

What to do?

Well, here’s a fun tutorial (from Crafts Unleashed) for turning what looks to be a jewelry holder or a mug tree into a fun washi tape holder!

Craft Storage as Unique as You Are! Re-Purposed Washi Tape Holder via Crafts Unleashed
Craft Storage as Unique as You Are! Re-Purposed Washi Tape Holder via Crafts Unleashed

Source: Crafts Unleashed


Sometimes you can make the most amazing storage from things that you have lying around, things that you might even need to get rid of.

Dinah of DIYInsired.com took the spring from her daughter’s crib and combined it with some baskets, pails and mason jars to make this fun and interesting storage item!

Craft Storage as Unique as You Are! Re-Purposed Baby Crib Spring via DIY Inspired (image)
Craft Storage as Unique as You Are! Re-Purposed Baby Crib Spring via DIY Inspired

Source: Dinah of DIYInspired.com via Craftaholics Anonymous


Got some scrap wood lying around?

Well maybe you can take a cue from Johnnie of Saved By Love Creations and put it together, paint it up, and add rods and clips, and it can store all sorts of fun things.

I can especially see this as a display area for kid’s artwork, scrapbook pages or your handcrafted masterpieces!

Steph’s thinking this would also make a great storage solution for your papercrafting embellishments, or even crafting tools!

Craft Storage as Unique as You Are! Re-Purposing Scrap Wood via Saved By Love Creations (image)
Craft Storage as Unique as You Are! Re-Purposing Scrap Wood via Saved By Love Creations

Source: Saved by Love Creations


Maybe you have some old drawers lying around from that old dresser that fell apart?

Well paint them up, put on some bright knobs and hang them on the wall!

Wait. What?

Yup just hang some old drawers on the wall for some unique and adorable storage shelves.

A great idea via Everything Etsy!

Craft Storage as Unique as You Are! Re-Purposing Old Drawers as Shelves via Everything Etsy (image)
Craft Storage as Unique as You Are! Re-Purposing Old Drawers as Shelves via Everything Etsy

Source: Everything Etsy


Decorating with pallets is all the rage.

Why not take something that’s typically thrown away and turn it into something amazing?

Saved By Love‘s Johnnie combined a pallet with a variety of thrift store shelves to make this interesting storage piece.

It’s a work of art in itself!

Craft Storage as Unique as You Are! DIY Storage - Pallet as Craft Storage via Saved By Love Creations (image)
Craft Storage as Unique as You Are! DIY Storage – Pallet as Craft Storage via Saved By Love Creations

Source: Saved by Love Creations


What about turning five file cabinets into one fabulously large work table with tons of storage?

Click through to see the tutorial from Shara at Little Gray Table on how to put this beautiful piece together.

Steph’s in love with this idea!

Craft Storage as Unique as You Are! DIY Storage - Re-Purposed Filing Cabinets as Craft Storage via Little Gray Table (image)
Craft Storage as Unique as You Are! DIY Storage – Re-Purposed Filing Cabinets as Craft Storage via Little Gray Table

Source: Little Gray Table


Think outside the box!

Just about anything that holds anything can be used for craft storage.

Take a look at how Rebecca of Older and Wisor updated a pie safe for her craft storage, and how she designed her craft room with only $75!

Now that takes some creativity!

Craft Storage as Unique as You Are! DIY Storage - Re-Purposed Vintage Pie Cabinet via Older And Wisor (image)
Craft Storage as Unique as You Are! DIY Storage – Re-Purposed Vintage Pie Cabinet via Older And Wisor

Source: Older and Wisor


These ideas are a reminder that your creativity doesn’t have to stop with the projects that you create in your craftroom.

Harness your creativity to create storage and organization options that are perfectly suited to your needs.

What do you think?
Are any of these ideas well suited to your craft storage needs?

Please share your thoughts about these options,
and share your own unique storage ideas,
in the comments –
we can’t wait to see what everyone’s using,
and creating, for craftroom storage!

It’s been fun – thanks for joining us today!

And when you get a chance, please stop by my blog, Krafting Kreations, and say hello!
Amanda

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Craft Storage Ideas: Furniture – Clean & Modern Desks

Craft Storage Ideas: Furniture – Clean & Modern Desks
Craft storage furnishings for the modern crafter!

Hi everyone,

It’s Sharon from Glitter Angel Designs here to share with you some ideas for craft desks.

This is something I’ve been thinking about a lot lately, as I’m getting close to the arrival of my new garden craft studio.

I know that I want to have both a desk area to sit at, and something at standing height.

I currently use a glass-topped desk, which is great for cleaning up, and looks nice, but when I stand at it to use my Big Shot, I get a backache after a few minutes so I know having something at counter height is a must for my new room.


This is my current desk:

Craft Storage Ideas: Furniture - Clean & Modern Desks - Sharon's Current Desk (image)
Craft Storage Ideas: Furniture – Clean & Modern Desks – Sharon’s Current Desk

Source: Sharon Curtis

I like the modern look of it, and I think it will fit well in my new room, which is going to be mostly white.

One added bonus to having a glass-topped desk is that you can put a desk lamp underneath the desk and use it like a light box – very useful!


If you are short of space in your craft room, then the desk addition to the IKEA Kallax shelving is a great solution.

Craft Storage Ideas: Furniture - Clean & Modern Desks - IKEA Kallax Desk Combination (image)
Craft Storage Ideas: Furniture – Clean & Modern Desks – IKEA Kallax Desk Combination

Source: IKEA.com

If you have an unusual space, or want something adjustable, then Ikea really does have some great options.

They have a whole range of separate table tops, legs and trestle bases, so you can create something completely flexible.

If you have a specific space you want to fit your desk into, you could even get a piece of counter-top cut to the exact size you need, then just use some trestle bases to support it.

You can view the whole range of IKEA table top and leg options.


I particularly like this one, since it has the lovely glass top I like, and is completely height adjustable.

And it’s on sale (in the U.S. at least) through August 5, 2015!

Craft Storage Ideas: Furniture - Clean & Modern Desks - IKEA Glasholm/Finnvard Table (tempered glass top is stain resistant, easy to clean) (image)
Craft Storage Ideas: Furniture – Clean & Modern Desks – IKEA Glasholm/Finnvard Table (tempered glass top is stain resistant, easy to clean)

Source: IKEA.com

For something at standing height, again Ikea seems to have a good solution.

I’ve seen this kitchen island (below) featured in quite a few craft rooms, and in larger rooms I’ve also seen two units together to create a great, large working area.

There’s lots of handy storage space underneath too.

Craft Storage Ideas: Furniture - Clean & Modern Desks - IKEA STENSTORP Kitchen Island (easy to move around) (image)
Craft Storage Ideas: Furniture – Clean & Modern Desks – IKEA STENSTORP Kitchen Island (easy to move around)

Source: IKEA.com

I hope I’ve given you a few ideas for your craft room – maybe you’ll see some of these products in my new room over the coming months, once I start shopping!

Thanks for stopping by and please swing by my blog, Glitter Angel Designs, and say hello!
Sharon

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Craftroom Organization: Unique Storage Ideas – Hobby Lobby, Take II

Craftroom Organization: Unique Storage Ideas – Hobby Lobby, Take II
Unique Storage Ideas – more ideas for your craft room and craft supplies!

How many of you have enjoyed our Unique Storage Ideas posts?

Are you looking for something “unique” for your craft room or art studio?

A single item to add some character or to inspire the “theme” of your creative space?

Or, maybe a collection of items to create a fresh look and feel for your space?

Well, we’ve got more!

 

Craftroom Storage: Unique Items - Cigar Boxes (image)
Craftroom Storage: Unique Items – Cigar Boxes

We’re sharing more non-traditional storage solutions, all in an effort to help you love your space and make you more productive when you’re in it.

How do great storage ideas help with productivity?

Well, when you love your space, you want to be in it, right?

And when you can easily find – and put away – your tools and supplies, you have more time for creating!


The following items were spotted at a Minnesota Hobby Lobby I visited during my travels and I thought you might like to check them out.

Perhaps they’re just what you’re looking for and you can find them at your local store.

Or, maybe they’ll spark an idea – perhaps a way to re-purpose something you have on hand, or to inspire you to start hunting for a similar solution, one that’s ideal for what you need to organize and store!


Now again, we know there’ll be at least a few of you who don’t have a Hobby Lobby near you, or who may not be able to find these exact items at your local store.

We’re sharing these simply to give you ideas about how you can use unique storage items and furnishings that are not specific to craft room and/or crafting supply organization, items that could liven up your space, give it a little pizzazz!

And if you do have a local store that carries one or more of these items, and it’d/they’d be ideal for your needs, well that’s even better!


Along with each item, I’ve again shared my thoughts on what would best fit in that type of organizational unit, as well as characteristics of the unit so you can look for these same qualities in products and furnishings you might come across where you live (and bargain hunt!).

I’ve also shared potential “cons” to using this type of unit for particular items, if there are any.

And, because we had a request from one of our readers (that’s YOU!) to include the prices when we share items such as these, the prices are also included.

Yup, we listen!


And now, let’s take a look at each storage idea and chat about how it could be used…

Option One: Wooden Storage Bench

Craftroom Storage: Unique Items - Hobby Lobby Take II - Wooden Bench Unit with Drawers (image)
Craftroom Storage: Unique Items – Hobby Lobby Take II – Wooden Bench Unit with Drawers

This unit is ideal for storing lots of different items, and providing seating, or a storage platform for crafting machines and tools (die cutting machines, cutters, sewing machines, etc.).

Craftroom Storage: Unique Items - Hobby Lobby Take II - Wooden Bench Unit with Drawers , Inside (image)
Craftroom Storage: Unique Items – Hobby Lobby Take II – Wooden Bench Unit with Drawers , Inside

The drawers are quite large and would be great for the following: folded fabrics and sewing or quilting patterns; idea or pattern books; tall stamp sets, embossing folders or die sets; small paper pads; jewelry findings in clear plasic containers; fibers and yarn; and, so much more!

If you’re limited on space in your craft room and need to “spread out” beyond your craft room walls, or you don’t have a dedicated craft space and you have to find a way to incorporate your stash into your living space, this could be great for stashing the goods in other areas of your home.

Potential Cons:
Now I will share that the drawers are a bit rough inside, so you’ll need to line them if you plan to store delicate fabrics or fibers in them.

And if you strictly adhere to a policy of only using acid-free papers in your papercrafting projects, then you’ll want to avoid storing your papers in wooden storage.

Price: $181.99 (That’s a bit steep in my book – you may be able to find a similar unit for less.)


Option Two: White Shabby Chic
 Wooden Drawer Unit

Craftroom Storage: Unique Items - Hobby Lobby Take II - White 5-Drawers Wooden Unit (image)
Craftroom Storage: Unique Items – Hobby Lobby Take II – White 5-Drawer Wooden Unit

This is another unit that provides quite a bit of storage – and it’d look great in a shabby chic room!

My first thought was to use this for dies and embossing folders, or small pads of paper, for papercrafting.

But it’d also be great for: fat quarters; jewelry-making supplies; supplies and tools for embroidery, cross-stitch or needlepoint; paints and the associated supplies and papers; drawing tools and supplies; and, even your photos, stored in sleeves or containers.

Of course you could also change up the look of this unit with a quick coat of paint – white’s easy to cover and the drawers slide out, providing you easy access to all sides of the drawers and the frame they slide into!

Craftroom Storage: Unique Items - Hobby Lobby Take II - White 5-Drawers Wooden Unit, Inside (image)
Craftroom Storage: Unique Items – Hobby Lobby Take II – White 5-Drawer Wooden Unit, Inside

Potential Cons:
Just like with the bench unit above, you may need to line the drawers if you plan to store delicate fabrics or fibers in them.

And again, if you strictly adhere to a policy of only using acid-free papers in your papercrafting projects, then this isn’t the best solution for storing your papers.

Price: $209.99 (In person, this is a really nice piece and it could be re-purposed as a dresser or used as storage for linens if and when you no longer need it for your crafting supplies).


Option Three: Multi-Tier Basket Tower

Craftroom Storage: Unique Items - Hobby Lobby Take II - Metal Baskets Unit (image)
Craftroom Storage: Unique Items – Hobby Lobby Take II – Metal Baskets Unit

The great thing about this unit is that it’s quite narrow, but could hold quite a lot!

Think about narrow, unused space that could house a unit like this – the fact that it’s mostly a metal frame means it won’t overpower a crowded space.

And, the front cross-bars could provide additional storage – simply use metal curtain rings to hang supplies for easy access.

The way this is constructed means you can easily see what’s inside each basket, which is perfect for those who need to see what they have in order to recall what they own and easily find it.

I can see fibers and yarn, rubber stamps and large ink pads, and cardmaking paper goods fitting nicely in these baskets.

What would you store in here?

We’d love to hear YOUR ideas!

Potential Cons:
I wouldn’t recommend storing items that  would be harmed by light or dust in this type of unit, and I wouldn’t recommend this type of unit if you have small kids or pets – the easy access you’re attracted to is also attractive to little fingers, curious kitties and mischievous puppies!

Price: $83.99 (This unit appears to be very well made and I think the price is reasonable – what do you think?)


Option Four: Wooden Unit With Baskets

Craftroom Storage: Unique Items - Hobby Lobby Take II - Wooden 8-Basket Unit (image)
Craftroom Storage: Unique Items – Hobby Lobby Take II – Wooden 8-Basket Unit

This unit won my heart!

I love the size of it and the shape of the baskets – my papercrafting supplies would love to live in here!

I can imagine this as a die-cutting station, with the machine(s) living on top, the mats hung from the sides, and the dies, embossing folders and machine supplies stored inside the basket drawers – the drawers are the perfect height for most embossing folders and dies.

Into sewing or quilting?

Place your machine on top; scissors, rotary cutters and notions in the smaller drawers; folded fabrics or fat quarters in the larger drawers; and, cutting mats or quilting templates on hooks on the sides. Voila!

Creating “stations” for your crafting endeavors means everything you need for a particular type of project is all in one place – again, making you more productive!

Potential Cons:
I wouldn’t store paper in fiber baskets – it’s not “safe” (if you’re concerned about the longevity of your papercrafted projects).

Nor would I store fibers, yarns or delicate fabrics in them (they could easily snag your beloved treasures, making them unusable).

That said, you could line the baskets, or use plastic containers within them, to safely house your crafting supplies.

Price: $139.99 (This unit is well made and I think it’s a reasonable price – do you?)

 

Option Five: Wooden 11-Drawer Unit (w/Chalk-Front Drawers)

Craftroom Storage: Unique Items - Hobby Lobby Take II - Wooden 11 Drawer Unit (image)
Craftroom Storage: Unique Items – Hobby Lobby Take II – Wooden 11 Drawer Unit

O.k., first let me apologize for the bad lighting on this picture – yikes!

The sun was screaming through the store window and, after several attempts at re-positioning this unit, this is as good as it got!

Shameful photography and editing, but I had to share it with you nonetheless.

What I love about this unit is that it’d be perfect as a Project Life® station!

The upper drawers are sized well for the 3″ x 4″ and 4″ x 6″ journaling cards, washi tape rolls (organized in narrow drawer dividers) and/or photos and smaller bits of memorabilia; the lower, larger drawers could easily hold additional PL-project supplies (journaling stamps and acrylic blocks, stamp pads, cutting tools, sticky notes, paper pads, etc.); and, the top is a great size for laying open a 12″ x 12″ album so you can easily work on your PL project whenever you have a free moment.

Plus, the chalkboard drawer fronts can be easily labeled, and re-labeled as your needs change.

Have quite a collection of stamping supplies?

These drawers would hold a lot of inks pads, rubber stamps and/or small stamps and stamp sets.

I can also see this making sense in a sewing room – great storage for all those notions!

Potential Cons:
Again, the wooden drawers could damage paper goods over time.

And, drawer labeling done with actual chalk (rather than chalk markers) could be accidentally erased.

Price: $118.99 (This is quite possibly the best bargain in the bunch!)


Option Six: Wooden 18-Drawer Unit

Craftroom Storage: Unique Items - Hobby Lobby Take II - Wooden 18-Drawer Unit (image)
Craftroom Storage: Unique Items – Hobby Lobby Take II – Wooden 18-Drawer Unit

If you’ve long been lusting after a vintage library cabinet and it’s just not in the budget (they can be pricey!), then this just might suffice.

Like the unit above, this unit could be great for papercrafting projects like Project Life® and stamping, as well as for sewing notions.

But, it could also be a great place to store jewelry-making supplies, stored by type, size, style, color, price or manufacturer, and easily labeled using the nice metal frames on the fronts of the drawers.

I have a similar unit in which I store office supplies, business cards, small empty tins, zip-top baggies and metal findings (my Tim Holtz findings enjoy a dedicated row of drawers!).

What do ya think – is this one for you? And if so, how would you use it?

Don’t forget: a quick coat of paint could completely change the look of this little baby! 

Potential Cons:
The drawers on this particular unit were a bit wonky – you’d want to check all the drawers in a similar unit to make sure they slide in and out easily.

I swapped a few around and was able to get a good fit on each drawer – an easy fix!

Price: $139.99 (Again, reasonable, but I would want a little bit better finish for the price, or lower price for the level of finish.)


Option Seven: Wooden 5-Drawer Unit on Casters

Craftroom Storage: Unique Items - Hobby Lobby Take II - Wooden 5-Drawers Unit (image)
Craftroom Storage: Unique Items – Hobby Lobby Take II – Wooden 5-Drawer Unit On Casters

I would love a unit like this for my adhesives!

I have quite a collection of different types stored in a similar unit, but my unit isn’t mobile so I end up running back and forth a lot during project creation (not efficient use of my creative time!).

Ding!

Idea Time: I may just add casters to mine!

This unit would work well for anything short and/or that can be laid on its side, as long as you can quickly and easily see what’s in the drawer without a bunch of shuffling of items.

After all, we want to make it easy on ourselves and spend our time creating, not searching or rearranging, right?

These drawers could work well for supplies for embroidery, cross-stitch and needlepoint; or quilling; or, for pens, pencils and art markers used for art journaling and/or drawing.

They’d also be ideal for jewelry-making tools and beads and findings, as well as your finished creations and the supplies to price and display them.

How would you use this type of unit?

Potential Cons:
Because of the way the drawers slide into the frame, you’d need to make sure your stored items lie flat and clear the upper edge of the frame so they don’t get caught when you push the drawers in and pull them out – not a problem, just a consideration if you’re not neat in the way you replace items after using them.

Price: $97.99 (Reasonable considering the quality – comparable units may be available for less. What do you think?)


Option Eight: Multi-Colored Thin-Drawer Unit

Craftroom Storage: Unique Items - Hobby Lobby Take II - Thin Colored Drawer Unit (image)
Craftroom Storage: Unique Items – Hobby Lobby Take II – Multi-Colored Thin-Drawer Unit

Oh be still my heart…again! I so wanted to take this home with me!

It’s a good thing I’m traveling (and it wouldn’t make sense to pay to ship this) ’cause I’m a sucker for this type of drawer unit – you too?

I must have owned a print shop at one time because I love printers trays and blocks and this type of drawer unit.

This would be perfect for setting up “color drawers,” drawers in which papercrafting embellishments of all types are sorted by color, making it easy to see at a glance every type of embellishment you own in red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, pink, etc.

This would also work for storing: wood-mounted stamps and ink pads; sheets of specialty papers; knitting needles and crochet hooks and the accompanying accessories (stitch counters, etc.); paint brushes; art pens, pencils and markers and accompanying supplies (erasers, sharpeners, stubs, etc.); tubes of liquid adhesive; adhesive runners and refills; spools or bobbins of thread (organized in drawer dividers or baggies); and, anything else that doesn’t require much drawer height.

And finally, how cool would this be for jewelry-making supplies and finished pieces? PER-FECT!

Wjat do you think – is this the type of craft storage unit you’d immediately fall head over heals in love with, just like I did?

How would you use this drawer unit if you had one?

Well, that’s it for another round of unique storage items.

We’d love to hear your thoughts,
and take a look at YOUR unique storage items.

Please share your thoughts and links in the comments below.


Thanks again for joining us, and don’t forget, we’re looking for you to share your thoughts about what we post here at Craft Storage Ideas.

Simply leave us a comment on this post or on our previous post titled, “Craft Storage Ideas: We Want To Hear From You!“, or send us an email – we look forward to hearing from you!

Happy Organizing,
Steph & The CSI Team

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Craftroom Organization: Unique Storage Ideas – Hobby Lobby

Craftroom Organization: Unique Storage Ideas – Hobby Lobby
Check out these unique ideas for your craft room!

How many of you are looking for something “unique” for your craft room or art studio?

A single item to add some character or to inspire the “theme” of your creative space?

Or, maybe a collection of items to create a fresh look and feel for your space?

Well, we might have found what you’re looking for!


We’re sharing some non-traditional storage solutions to get your organizing mojo flowing.

These were spotted at my local Hobby Lobby and I just had to share them.

Why?

Because they have character and each is a great solution for storing specific types of crafting supplies…and they’re on sale!


Now I know there’ll be at least a few of you who don’t have a Hobby Lobby near you, or who may not be able to find these exact units at your local store.

No worries!

The idea behind sharing these is to give you ideas about how you can use unique storage items and furnishings that are not specific to craftroom and/or crafting supply organization.

Along with each item I’ve shared my thoughts on what would best fit in that type of organizational unit, as well as characteristics of the unit so you can look for these same qualities in products and furnishings you might come across where you live (and bargain hunt!).


Let’s take a look at each option and chat about how it could be used…

Option One: A Shabby Chic Drawer Unit

Craftroom Organization: Unique Options - Shabby Chic Drawer Unit (image)
Craftroom Organization: Unique Options – Shabby Chic Drawer Unit

This unit is ideal for storing the small stuff – papercrafting embellishments and adhesives, sewing and quilting notions, etc.

I have a similar unit in my craft room (mine is more narrow and taller and black) and I love it!

I use mine for storing small office supplies (in the top row), jewelry findings and metal items (in the middle rows), and small zip-top baggies, etc. in the lower rows.

It’s easy to label the outsides of the drawers so you know what’s inside them, and by removing supplies from their packaging and placing them in small baggies, you can fit a lot in each drawer.

Again, I love this type of drawer unit!


Option Two: A Vintage-Style Drawer Unit

Craftroom Organization: Unique Options - Vintage Style Drawer Cabinet (image)
Craftroom Organization: Unique Options – Vintage Style Drawer Cabinet

This unit provides storage for a variety of different items.

My first thought was to use this as a die-cutting station. Any of the popular machines will fit on the top, with supplies stored below.

Add some hooks to the side and you can easily hang your cutting mats so they don’t get bent and are at-hand when needed.

Into quilting or sewing?

The drawers are perfect for smaller pieces of fabric (like fat quarters).

This could also be used for storing needle arts supplies (well, that is, if you don’t have a huge stash like some of us!).

Of course you can change up the look of this type of unit with a coat of paint and label the drawers with simple hang-tags.


Option Three: A Wooden & Metal Drawer Unit

Craftroom Organization: Unique Options - Wooden & Metal Drawer Unit (image)
Craftroom Organization: Unique Options – Wooden & Metal Drawer Unit

The great thing about this unit is that it’s small enough to be placed on a work surface and it still holds a lot.

I can see the drawers being used for a variety of crafting supplies: paints and short brushes; mediums for mixed media projects; embellishments, art markers or small stamp sets for papercrafting; etc.


Option Four: A Decorative Desktop Drawer Unit

Craftroom Organization: Unique Options - Decorative Desktop Drawer Unit (image)
Craftroom Organization: Unique Options – Decorative Desktop Drawer Unit

I would love to have a unit like this one for storing small adhesives and/or various small-sized liquid mediums.

It would also be ideal for sewing notions or even scrap papers (sorted by color, ROYGBP).

Just by changing out the drawer front decor you can easily indicate what’s inside – color-coding the drawers is a great way to quickly know what’s inside them!


Option Five: A Wooden Cubby Unit

Craftroom Organization: Unique Options - Wooden Cubbie Unit (image)
Craftroom Organization: Unique Options – Wooden Cubby Unit

This unit could be perfect for storing Project Life® journaling cards, as well as small stamp sets or dies.

Depending on the inside finish, this could also be useful for fabric scraps.

What do you think – how would use a unit like this one?


Option Six: A Large Metal & Wooden Rack

Craftroom Organization: Unique Options - Large Metal & Wooden Rack (image)
Craftroom Organization: Unique Options – Large Metal & Wooden Rack

This large rack is ideal for storing skeins of yarn or fiber or for folded fabrics, and would make a great home for mixed media supplies.

Add smaller storage units (like divided trays or individual containers) and you could make it work for most any type of crafting supply (think about those projects that require a lot of supplies and for which you’d like to keep all the supplies together for easy access and increased productivity).

A little too “dark” for your space?

A quick spray of paint and you can quickly and easily change the look of this unit.


Option Seven: A Narrow Metal Drawer Unit w/Numbered Drawers

Craftroom Organization: Unique Options - Narrow Metal Drawer Unit with Numbered Drawers (image)
Craftroom Organization: Unique Options – Narrow Metal Drawer Unit with Numbered Drawers

I always fall in love with drawer units that are numbered.

Yes, I know I could number any drawer unit, but there’s something about those that are made that way that makes my left-brain-driven, organized self smile from ear to ear!

I know I can’t be the only one, right?

I would love to have a unit like this for a narrow space in my craft room that’s going unused.

It would be perfect for holding my journaling stamp sets and all my planner supplies (pens, sticky-notes, etc.).

Of course you could also use it to house your art pens and pencils by type or color or manufacturer.


Option Eight: A Wide Metal Drawer Unit w/Numbered Drawers

Craftroom Organization: Unique Options - Metal Drawer Unit with Numbered Drawers (image)
Craftroom Organization: Unique Options – Wide Metal Drawer Unit with Numbered Drawers

Oh be still my heart! It was everything I could do to keep from taking this gem home with me!

I love this unit – the colors, the numbers, the “peakability” of the drawers.

I love that you can keep things neatly tucked away, but easily see what’s inside each drawer without having to pull it out.

Looking for something specific in your large collection?

These drawers are removable, making it easy to grab them and lay them on your work surface while you locate just the right supply.

And, you can easily take one or two along to a crop or other crafting event – just place them in your tote bag!

I can imagine this filled with embossing folders and my smaller dies, with my Cuttlebug stationed on top – great embossing and die-cutting station option!

What do you think – is this something that makes your organizing heart skip a beat?


Option Nine: A Wooden Caddy

Craftroom Organization: Unique Options - Wooden Caddy (image)
Craftroom Organization: Unique Options – Wooden Caddy

OK, this is another unit I had to tell myself to leave behind even though I REALLY wanted it!

I can see the openings filled with Mason (or re-purposed spaghetti sauce) jars and a variety of supplies (paint brushes, palette knives, tools, pens, pencils and markers, or knitting needles and crochet hooks), can’t you?

If you had this, would you leave it as is, or paint it? And, how would you use it?

We’d love to hear your ideas!


And a BONUS craft storage item from HomeGoods

Option Ten: Colored Glass Jars (w/Hole-Filled Lids)

Craftroom Organization: Unique Storage Items - Colored Glass Jars (image)
Craftroom Organization: Unique Storage Items – Colored Glass Jars w/Hole-Filled Lids

I so wish you could see these in person – this picture does NOT do these justice.

The glass color is simply gorgeous and the rustic metal would make any lover of all things vintagey swoon.

And the best part?

They were less than $8 each!

These would be perfect for knitting needles, tall crochet hooks, thin paint brushes or your favorite pens or pencils.

Well, that’s it for this round of unique storage items.

We’d love to hear your thoughts,
and take a look at YOUR unique storage items.

Please share your thoughts and links in the comments below.


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DIY Craft Desks

Hello, it’s Suzanne here today with some ideas for do-it-yourself craft/office desks. Did you know that you can make your own craft desk for a fraction of the price of purchasing a pre-made desk? And, there are so many options out there to choose from! I have some ideas for you that range from adding a top to a couple of cabinets, to DIY desks that require a little more assembly. For the desks that require measuring, cutting, and assembly, there are tutorials on the websites listed, so be sure to visit those sites for more information and instructions.

Desk with Alex Drawers from IKEA

IKEA products are so versatile, cost-effective, and easy to assemble. I just love coming across new ways to use their products. Shown below are the Alex drawers from IKEA and a wood table top. Could this desk get any easier? Castors were added to the bottoms of the drawers to make this desk mobile. With twelve large drawers for storage, this desk is a crafter’s dream.

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Better Homes and Gardens

Desk with Drawers

This is a similar concept to the desk above in that two cabinets of drawers were used as the base, but a glass table top was used as the desk top here. You could use any type of cabinets, as long as they are the same height and provide a comfortable sitting height.

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Furnish Burnish

Desk with Filing Cabinets

Another simple wood desk top, but this time, we have two standard filing cabinets below. Easy to put together and plenty of storage space in the filing cabinets.

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North Story

Desk with Shelves

Here is more of a traditional type of crafter’s desk. IKEA components were used to create the desk unit, which leaves ample room for storage.

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The Creative Imperative

Pipe Desk

This interesting desk uses pipes as a base. You would need to be handy (or know someone that is) to create this desk, but it is a cost effective way to get a nice solid work station into your craft room.

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Cafe Cartolina

Bar Stool Desk

Another simple desk idea using two bar stools and a wood-plank tabletop.

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Liz Marie Blog

Sawhorse Desk

This pretty desk offers a ton of space! I would love to work on a desk of this size and spread my scrapbook layouts all over one side.

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Poofy Cheeks

I hope that you have found some interesting ideas for your next desk. It doesn’t always have to cost a lot to get a new crafty station. By re-purposing some older items, you can create the desk of your dreams as well!

Suzanne

All about the Furniture: Pegboard Love

Hello, Hazel here all the way from Sunny South Africa to invite you over for a stroll around Blogland to look at pegboards.  YES, I know most of us use them in our craft spaces but I found a few new ideas to share. First up. Ever thought of  “zussing” up your board with cross stitch?

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Some paint?

LINK (This post also shows how the board was made)

And just look at these boxes!! Storage galore:

LINK (This post has some fabulous other ideas. Check it out!)

Want to make your own box? Never too late to try something new.

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And if you are not a hardware fanatic, this trolley would fit into any craft room!

LINK (ex Pinterest)

Do you have some more funky ideas?? Please leave a comment or a link. I would love to see what you do. Thanks for looking at alternative ideas for pegboards with me today. I really liked having you around.

See you soon!

Hazel

Just One Tip: Using crates for flexible storage

Hi friends! It’s Noelle stopping by today with a great idea for you. I just love what I call “flexible” storage. Baskets, boxes, drawers, places where you can store stickers one day, and then next month, when you’re into neon ink pads, change the storage for those needs. I keep seeing all these fun ideas on Pinterest for using crates as flexible storage. Of course, anything antique or vintage makes me drool. But there are plenty of ways to make an inexpensive new crate look vintage as well. Here is a roundup of some of my favorite ideas. 🙂

 Bookcase made from crates with casters from Hammers and High Heels.

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Scrapbook Space with a Vintage Vibe from Better Homes and Gardens. This is using crates in lieu of drawers, so fun! 

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Here’s an inexpensive painted crate used in a pantry with casters. I love that she’s used vinyl to label the crate. Easy to do with a Silhouette machine! Don’t forget the fun bundle deals we are running this month. 😉 This photo is from I Heart Organizing. *I* PUFFY HEART this blog, so be sure to check it out! 🙂

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Here’s a whole wall designed for craft storage using vintage crates from Natalme.

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and last but not least, paint storage in a vintage Coca-Cola crate, also hung on the wall. This is from firsthomelovelife. Love it!

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Hope you like these ideas and maybe can implement some into your own space! Have a fantastic day.

 

Noelle

 

Craft Room: the Crafted Sparrow

Hi Everyone! It’s Cicily with a beautiful craft room to show you today. I came across Becca’s trendy room, the Crafted Sparrow, on Pinterest.

She turned her formal living room into her very own crafty space.

 

Becca painted her dark furniture black for a uniform look and her latest pride and joy is her Chalky Finish white craft table that takes center stage in her room.

Her fabrics are housed in these bookshelves, with her favorites on display in the wire baskets.

 

Like most of us, Becca admits to a wrapping paper addiction. I love her simple solution, this basic linen hamper.

 

Check out Becca’s complete craft room tour on the Crafted Sparrow blog here! Tell Becca CSI sent you.

 

I’m sure you will love her space as much as I did!

 

Cicily