Thursday, February 2, 2012

Craft Supplies + Tiny Spaces

 Do you long for a craft room, but just don't have the space?  I had a designated office/craft/sewing room at home, but decided to move Maggie's bedroom into that space and make her old room a guest room.  Truth be told, I wasn't in said office/craft room all that much, I would just end up working on projects at the dining room table.  After all the room switcheroo, I had to find a home for my craft supplies.  I have a cabinet in the living room that was being underutilized, so I decided to turn it into a craft supply cabinet...


The same cabinet with the doors closed...

 Before use of the cabinet, a hodgepodge of stuff...


The ribbon rack is my favorite part...

The ribbon spools are on a simple tension rod, that I already had.  Looks like I need to get some more ribbon to fill it up... {insert sarcasm} oh darn, not more pretty ribbon...

The other storage...jars, baskets, and boxes, I also already had on hand, hold all the goodies to create with!


My living room and dining room are connected and this cabinet makes it easy to just grab what I need while working at the dining table, and if it gets messy in that cabinet, I can just close up the doors!
My sewing machine, supplies, and fabrics are in the laundry room in the basement...not pretty, so I'm not showin' ya...but it's a fine utilitarian space to work in.  "Make It Do or Do Without", I say!


Don't rule out your tiniest of spaces to store your craft and/or sewing supplies, see what you have already that might make a good storage solution.  A closet?  Armoire?  Bookcase?

Just Keep Creating...

XO,
Stacey

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40 comments:

Allyson said...

This is adorable! I have a feeling my future craft room is going to have to be super compact! Thanks for the inspiration!

Allyson
http://cupcakescandycanes.blogspot.com

DondaLee's said...

I LOVE your cute craft cabinet! I have that same Cath Kidston washi tape! Love it!

Katie said...

This is amazing!! I love your craft cabinent!! Even with the doors open it looks gorgeous!

Cozy Little House said...

My friend Claudia has hers basically on a landing at the top of her stairs. So I know it can be done in a small space. I love that cabinet! Isn't it amazing what stuff we collect and then clean it out, and you've got a perfect storage spot for your crafting? I like the ribbons too.
Brenda

{northern cottage} said...

oooh super darling and sooo organized - awesome use of this space xo

www.northerncottage.net

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

I'm amazed that the inside of your craft cabinet can look so cute! So nice and colorful! I desperatly need the get my supplies organized. They are such a mess right now and it's so fusterating because I can never find anything.

The Hell on Heels Housewife said...

Love your craft cabinet! I always thought that I needed a seperate space to do my crafts too...I always find myself sitting at the kitchen island!!

Jennifer said...

LOVE that craft supply cabinet!
Brilliant. :)

www.jenndiggs.com/blog

homeingreece said...

I love it! I have a craft closet instead of a craft room, the dining room table is where I craft too! My closet is smaller than your cabinet and I also need more pretty ribbon :)

Lindsey said...

I love it! I am in desperate need of a craft space.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

that looks great, stacey! i love the ribbon holder!

chateau chic said...

The cabinet is to-die-for!! All your craft supplies make it pretty enough to keep the doors open.
Your newest follower, Mary Alice

Amanda said...

Looks fab and reminds me that I have a little book shelf that would be perfect for craft storage!

susie said...

love how organized and compact this is! puts me to shame - my art supplies are spread out all over the dining room and living room right now...

Vintage Country Girl said...

Great idea. I love the cabinet and how organized it looks!

Elyse said...

hey BT!

fabulous post! i have ribbons on a tension rod, too and i love it. everything is displayed beautifully (kaari meng would be proud) and it's always fun to get a peek of your sweet home and cottage-cool style!

xo
elyse

Darling @ Junque 'n my Trunk said...

I love this rustic yet simple cabinet. Makes me feel comfortable:)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

You are so organized! That looks great and what you did with the rooms makes sense. I went the other way when we moved a few months ago from a small table in our garage and a craft closet to having a little room for my craft/sewing room. I love it and it's out of the way of the rest of the house, too.

My Vintage Mending said...

Beautiful and so utilitarian. I love all your little storage too. Smiles...Renee

thistlewoodfarm said...

I love your creative space (BTW....I have those same letters and I love them)! Thanks for the inspiration!

blessings,
karianne

Tattered Tiques said...

I love it. It's such a great old piece closed, but so cute and inspiring open! It's true about where we work. I have a great craft room in my basement, but ALWAYS end up working at the kitchen table! BTW, loved the purse finished. Very cute!
Julie

At The Picket Fence said...

Stacey! This is so fantastic! You have shown that it is possible to have storage that is beautiful and functional and the ribbon on the tension rod is so great. Thank you so much for sharing this at Inspiration Friday!
Vanessa

Inspire Me Heather said...

Ooo that cabinet is lovely!!! Glad I popped by too, you've got a fantastic blog!

c. Joy said...

Clever woman! I'm in the mist of reworking a sewing craft space, your post is very timely. I may borrow an idea or two...

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Very inspiring! I need to put up a ribbon rod. That would be much better than having them all tumble out of where they are now! Ya think? :)

Fishtail Cottage said...

darling cabinet! love getting organized too ~ your my kinda gal! xoox, tracie

Bridget@Flour N Friends said...

I love the cabinet, and I love the ribbon rack! I'd love to have something like this..how cute! I love your craftiness!

Pamela Bates of Mercantile Muse said...

love it!!!

AshTreeCottage said...

I love this idea Stacey! I have a cabinet in my living room that is underutilized too. Now I know exactly what to do with that space. Isn't it funny how we all seem to gravitate to the dining room table?

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ said...

this is simply amazing!!!! i LOVE IT!!!! : ) sending hugs...

Karen said...

Brilliant idea! I am inspired now to tidy my craft things out too. God bless x

donna said...

Love your cabinet and it looks GREAT.
Hugs
donna

A Ruffled Nest said...

I love your craft cabinet, and all of the goodies in it!

Sherrie

Little Susie Home Maker said...

Stacy,
How cute, and organized. This is what I need to do, but mine would have to use a bookcase that is full of.. this and that.. you look pretty organized! Don't feel bad about using the laundry room, my crafty spot is kinda in a corner of the familyroom, next to computer and book case. I just keep getting distracted by people with neat little blog post!
Blessings,
Susie

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

Oh I LOVE it! I need to organize my stuff....STAT! By the way, I keep missing your posts and blogger is p*ssing me off! lol I tried to change your url on my blogroll side bar, and what it ended up doing is removing your old wordpress blog url, but when I tried adding your blogspot url onto my blogroll - It Won't Save! And that goes for any other blog that I try to add! Does this happen to you? I'm so annoyed! I tried using another browser to make the changes, etc. but No. Can. Do. It still does NOT save my changes! :/ Help! lol Anyway, hope all these glitches get fixed and did you know GFC will be phased out soon? Ok, now I am officially rambling... lol Soooo, love your craft cabinet! I need me one. Oh wait, I need a sewing machine first! :) Have a great Super Bowl Sunday!


XO's,
Jessie

Erin said...

This is some needed organization inspiration, Stacey! So cute, tidy and attractive. :)

You cannot currently walk in my office/craft room since I drug out all my fabric a few days ago for a project and have yet to put it back in the armoire that houses my fabric stash!

Your fabric in embroidery hoops reminds me I need to make some quick-and-easy fabric wall art.

Hope you've had a good weekend!
Erin

Red Rose Alley said...

I have always wanted a craft room, designed just to do my projects and art work. Your craft room is wonderful, and the cabinet really organizes everything.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

Oh my, I posted about my craft bookshelf in December...this makes me think I need to add doors to it. Love your space!!

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