I’m Bethany–a wife, mom to a furry “dog-ter,” English teacher, crafter, blogger, want-be-decorator, aspiring photographer, and costume jewelry lover. It’s my desire to leave the world a little more beautiful than I found it.
In my craft room, I store supplies mainly in the hutch, closet, and desk. I’m the kind of crafter who likes to be able to easily see my supplies. If I can’t, I forget what I have to work with. Having shelves in my closet and having glass doors on the top of my hutch make it very easy for me to see the supplies I have. Using individual containers for certain types of supplies also helps keep me organized since I’m not a “one-craft pony.”
If it were up to me, I would have hung some shelves or other storage pieces on my walls. My home is older and my walls are made of plaster, so hanging items on the wall is a headache. I normally only hang items for which I can use Command Adhesive strips.
1. What kind of budget did you have when organizing your space?
Honestly, my budget was pretty non-existent. I spent the least amount of money that I possibly could by doing almost everything myself, utilizing items I already had on hand, and making-over thrift store items. Every piece of furniture in the room is either a DIY or a revamp, and most of the decor pieces are either thrift store finds or hand-me-downs from my grandmother. And, well, there is that stool from my neighbor’s trash…
2. What was/is your greatest challenge?
My greatest challenge was the large amount of crafting supplies that I have. I had to make them all fit in an organized way into a small room. Making over the hutch from my grandmother’s house was a life-saver! If it wasn’t for that piece, I don’t know that I would have been able to organize the room.
3. Are you a “organize it once” kind of girl, or are your storage solutions constantly evolving?
I like to “organize it once,” but since I’m a self-proclaimed craft supply hoarder, I am constantly trying to find ways to make the new stuff I buy fit without sacrificing the peaceful, organized look of the room.
4. What is one thing you’d like to improve about your storage/organization?
The plastic shelves in my closet are useful, but I really wish I could outfit the entire closet with some type of closet organization unit. I would have so much more room to store things!
Hello, beautiful space! Huge thanks to Bethany for sharing. What is your favorite part about her studio?
See more of Bethany’s space and work at Pitter & Glink!