This is what started my whole cleaning binge this past weekend. I needed more space to work and store my stuff. And that is a fact. In the next house we buy...which I am praying will be sooner rather than later...there will be a sewing room. Or we won't buy it.
But since I don't want to spend my days annoyingly whining about not having one now...I had to make do with what I have. Above are the before photos...and believe it or not...they were taken about half way through me pulling everything out. It was crazy in there...I had stuff on top of stuff...things I didn't know I had...fabric that I had forgotten about...I found spools of thread stuffed in bags...it was a huge unproductive mess.
So I gutted it...
The coats moved away...and when needed will live in my new mud room.
Anything that wasn't mine was banished to a new home.
Then we went to Lowe's and bought some simple lumber and brackets. I spent most of the day Sunday organizing and purging.
I measured and installed...Doug cut and sanded. The shelves were easy peasy...and cost maybe $60 total to make.
There is a place for everything...even a spot to hang some cute on the wall.
Most of the colorful bins have been collected from Target over time...the top shelf holds things I don't use often and my Cricut...that I want to ensure is not touched by tiny hands.
The prints are my own making...the "create" cards are from Michael's.
I love it...and I consider it a tiny version of what I hope to have one day.
Once again I love that there is a place for everything...and I know where everything is!
I can display some of my favorite things in a place that is not cluttered with cars and blocks and trains.
And this my friends, is proof that anyone can have a craft "room". You just have to find a place for all the stuff in your closet. :)
Thanks for all the kind words about my mud room...and for understanding my crazy.