This is a thrift store find that was spray painted and given a faux zinc texture and adorned with chalkboard paint.
Rustoleum has several faux metal spray paints that create amazing metal pieces to add to your craft room.
This piece could provide great storage for your larger craft papers.
Another great little find transformed on a budget is this little tool chest from Katie at Little House of Four.
This is a great little craft storage unit for embellishments, threads, scraps, small punches…you name it!
I love how simple this transformation is.
We all have that one amazing sheet of 12 x 12″ patterned paper that we had to have, but never wanted to cut up.
Why not use it for a project like this?
You can see that Katie added some labels to complete her project and to make it a really functional piece.
Simple, useful and budget friendly!
For my final share, I want to show you how great these metal items are even if you don’t do a single thing to them.
Here is an industrial looking craft room created by Larissa from Prodigal Pieces.
I love the vintage industrial look that Larissa has achieved in her sewing space.
What does she store in those drawers?
Look below to see how she cleverly uses hanging files to hold her fabric stash.
I love this idea!
You can see exactly what you have without having piles of fabric on a shelf. (My piles never stay neat.)
Whether you choose to leave the metal storage items as they are or you choose to use your craft skills to transform them into something new and fabulous, don’t pass these items by at garage sales, thrift stores and clearance bins.
They have unlimited possibilities!
Please leave a comment – let us know what great metal finds
you’ve transformed into useful craft storage!
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Love craft storage ideas and craft space shares like these?
Hi dear readers! It’s Amanda here and I am super excited to share this wonderful craft studio with you today. Tracy Weinzapfel is an absolutely amazing artist! I’ve been following her blog and tuning in on Mixed Media Monday’s for some time now. Her artwork is just amazing! So lets take a look into her space where she creates her beautiful works of art.
Tracy’s command central is this fantastic center island. Look at all those wonderful drawers! So much storage in one handy piece of furniture! On the table top she has a large piece of glass to protect the table top from paints. Not to mention… look at all those storage drawers in the background. Talk about taking advantage of every square inch!
At one end of the room Tracy really has maximized her storage by using up all the vertical space right up to the ceiling. I love how she has her paint stored on the rails of the right wall. You can find more information about that genius storage solution here.
Just outside the studio doors Tracy has these wonderful floating shelves to display recent works of art. How awesome is it to decorate with things you have created?! So cool!
I just love this photo…. (*sigh*). Nuff said.
Tracy is a wonderfully entertaining artist. She has regular videos sharing her Mixed Media Monday sessions where she paints live for an hour. Many viewers paint along with her and share their works on the facebook page. So make sure you hop on over to her blog and take a poke around. She creates some seriously awesome artwork. You can also view more photos of Tracy’s studio by following this handy-dandy link.
Laurel’s room is a dream come true. It’s uncluttered and organized. It’s functional and you can see that she has really planned the pieces she uses to fit the needs that she has for the supplies she has on hand. She uses great pieces from Ikea and she labels everything!
Laurel recently took a trip to a local Ikea and picked up a few pieces to add to her craft space. The best advice she gives us is that when you reorganize, you first have to purge! Isn’t this the most difficult part of organizing for a crafter? We just don’t want to part with our stuff! Laurel purges and uses the half of the proceeds that she gets to donate to her favorite charity! I love this idea! You sell your stuff to someone who might actually use it and you donate the proceeds to a worthy cause! What better incentive to purge when your goodies are helping support a good cause?
I selected a few of my favorite pictures from Laurel’s craft room to share with you. You can view all of her photos on her blog craft room tour. Laurel includes links to all of the storage items that she has from Ikea on her blog as well. You can see those here.
In the first photo, you will see that she uses several small pretty containers to hold craft supplies that she has artfully arranged on a wall in her craft space. I love that this is not only functional, but it is beautiful! What better way is there to decorate your craft room than by using your craft supplies and projects!
Laurel uses an Expedit Shelving Unit from Ikea that is perfectly organized! You can see that she left some of the cubes open and purchased the drawers and cabinet doors for several of the spaces. It’s a clever way to display the items that you reach for all the time, while also hiding some of the others from view.
I’m seriously envying how wonderfully organized this is! Here is a close up of her shelving system:
Can you see how she’s labeled everything? The white boxes, also from Ikea, fit perfectly and corral the supplies she uses on a regular basis. You can get a more detailed description of her system from her YouTube Video where she gives you a complete tour and explanation of all the details! You won’t want to miss it!
Finally, I love how she’s used these Fintorp Flatware caddies from Ikea to store tools and supplies. Again, they add a decorative, yet functional element to her room. They can also be taken down and carried to your work table when you need to use them!
I really love how Laurel has created a clean, organized space with a subtle color palette. The bright pops of color come from her craft projects and supplies. The room feels so complete and pulled together. She shares a lot of great little tips and suggestions. I love this space! It must be so relaxing to create in a space this pretty and organized!
Make sure to visit her blog at Paper Crafts By Laurel to see the rest of her pictures, glean more tips and ideas and check out the video with all of the great details!
Thank you for joining us today at Craft Storage Ideas! I hope you feel as inspired by Laurel’s craft room as I have!
Hi everyone, it’s Sharon here with another one of my favourite craft rooms.
This room belongs to Michelle Short, who is a total expert at organisation! I’ve taken her ideas for a lot of my own storage, especially my clear stamp storage. What I like most about her room is how clean and fresh it looks, and even though her room isn’t huge, and like me, she has a lot of stuff, it just doesn’t look at all cluttered.
I love these clear acrylic storage boxes from Muji, and my clear stamps are stored in exactly the same way, it’s just so easy to flip through them and see exactly what you have.
That is the question! My mess supplies have recently taken over my craft room. Not only do I need to clean and put things away but we’re considering relocating my craft room to an area that’s smaller than I have now. Eeek! I’m actually okay with this and even excited about it. I know if done right I can get a lot of my stuff in this space. Realistically I have too much stuff ( I will deny ever saying that!). That’s where this “P” word comes in…Purge.
So after watching my craft room get messier and messier and my actual work surface disappear, I knew not only do I need to clean but I should really look at purging some supplies along the way. Not sure if I was procrastinating (my middle name), or my long lost organizational gene had surfaced, but I decided to go about this in an orderly manner.
Now that I have my trash out of the room, and my box ready to be filled with those purged items, how do I decide what to purge?
I wrote down some basic questions that if answered realistically can help you to decide To Purge or Not To Purge.
I really debated on some of these questions. And ultimately there’s the “Do I Love it?” question that can save some supplies. Of course this isn’t foolproof and if you aren’t in a mental purging place, then no this won’t work. But instead of just guessing which supplies to keep and what to purge, this should help.
Once you purge, you can give the supplies to other crafty friends, sell them or donate them to a school. If they are good supplies, please don’t throw them away. Schools or Rec centers would love to have these supplies.
I’d love to hear your thoughts, suggestions or accomplishments. Happy purging!
I immediately fell in love with her blog, from her great pictures, her sense of style and her sweet southern charm. I think you’re going to love it too!
I’m so in love with her Playhouse! Her dad built this for her 3 girls and now that they’ve outgrown it, it’s been transformed into Melissa’s Craft Room! I’m thinking my kids need a playhouse!
Melissa recently posted a Craft Room Tour which you can see in its entirety HERE. But we’ll share a few sneak peeks.
Baskets and eclectic dishes are home for craft supplies.
Her organization technique: store like items together. This corner is dedicated to her wreath making supplies. Not only are these all items waiting for projects or projects in progress, but used for decoration and storage in the Playhouse. Example: the birdcage is home to her wire cutters!
If I had to choose a favorite organization idea it would be this one. Ladder, no it’s shelving!
I did think this was pretty clever. What else would we put in a scale but old books! BTW I so need that Owl and Pussy Cat book! Can you spot the S&P shakers?
I’m so very intrigued by all these items and will be checking back often with Melissa to see how she repurposes them!