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!



Craft Room: Creative Foundations (Vicki Boutin)

This is Cicily back with another craft room to share with you today.

This one is from the extremely talented Vicki Boutin of Creative Foundations. If her studio looks familiar, it was featured in Scrapbooks Etc!


I love her unique style of eclectic and found items.

Baskets and containers keep all the craft supplies organized and tucked away.

Re-purposed baskets and containers that hold crafty goodies add so much to a craft studio.

To check out the full studio tour and see additional photos click here.


All About the Furniture: Bookcases

Hello fellow crafters, it’s Cicily with an All About the Furniture post for you today.  I pay a lot of attention to craft rooms and storage solutions for my Pinterest followers and for Craft Storage Ideas. Recently the Hubby and I are talking about mixing things up at our house and switching around 5 rooms, including my beloved Superman Scrapbook room! Now I’m really paying attention to furniture, especially shelving and bookcases.


I love this shelving from Raising up Rubies. Can you believe these are plain Target bookcases with crown molding and arches added?

Then there’s this built-in bookcase redo from the gals at Lolly Jane, I love this Herringbone Stencil in mustard yellow (I have an upcoming project using this exact color!), the bunting and the owls, yes the owls! She actually has quite a few craft supplies tucked into this beautifully staged bookcase.


This room was in a previous post for the chairs, but check out this shelving! I’m getting ideas and putting my hubby to work! LOL


I love built-ins or faux ones! My dad’s done a few so I’m ready to try my hand at it. Don’t hold your breath though, not sure when we’re starting. However the good news is that in the Great Room Shuffle my scrapbook room has to go first!

If you have a shelving solution post a link in the comments.


A Budget-Friendly Craft Room

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!).