Here’s a sneak peek at my craft room.
We have a partially finished basement that houses not only our laundry room, but Lenny’s shop, our family room, our storage room and now my craft room!
I love to sew and make handmade gifts for my family and friends, but I’ve never had a designated space that allowed me to have a place for everything and everything in its place. Maybe you can relate? My sewing machine came with a carrying case and I’ve had to carry it from the closet to the dining room table every time I wanted to use it. My sewing and craft supplies were all piled in storage containers in the closet. Finding anything meant rummaging through storage containers, moving things out of the way and then putting it all back when I found my bottle of craft glue or whatever I was looking for.
I don’t yet have everything setup and put away in my new craft room, but I’m close. I have nice sewing table, a separate craft table and even a photography area. I can’t wait to get everything put away and share my newly organized craft room.
It’s not anything extraordinary, but it’s my own space, organized to suit my need to have a place for everything and everything in its place. For the most part, we found things around the house that we could re-use, re-purpose for my new space.
Of course, that doesn’t mean my Lenny hasn’t been busy. He made me some shelves out of our stash of picket fence. I just love repurposing, upcycling and finding new uses for otherwise forgotten things. Don’t you? We’ve made quite a few things out of our old pile of picket fence, like this Shabby Chic Tray (that I just love) and this Bathroom Caddy. Oh, yeah, and this fall Welcome sign.
Lenny also likes to shop online auctions, where he’s found some great deals on things for our family. We’ve bought things like our puppy’s crate, running stroller for the twins, safety gates for $4, my new craft table, and even some of my photography gear.
This basement has seen many uses throughout the years. As I’ve shared with you before, this was Lenny’s childhood home. Many a Christmases have been spent in that basement. In fact, since we’ve moved into “Nanny’s house”, we celebrate Christmas and most of our family gatherings in our basement.
The wall in these pictures used to be full of old family pictures, photo buttons, plaques and even deer antlers. I’ve removed everything from the wall (added them to our storage area) and as you can see, I’ve left the boards in place and painted the trim white.
But, I’m afraid that’s all I can share with you or else it would no longer be a sneak peek at my craft room. Stay tuned for the full reveal!
You really can take a simple space, use things you already have (or find some great deals on new items) and repurpose it to better suit your family’s needs.
These pictures are not very flattering, I know. Did I mention it’s a dark basement?! Well, wait til you see the finished craft room! I can’t wait to show you the finished room! I love it! Now, to find time to utilize it MORE!!
Til next time…