By now it should be no secret how much I love to create- I’ve built this entire website around my love of creativity! But unlike so many other creative people who craft or sew or design, I don’t have a dedicated craft room or studio in my house. My crafty projects are usually completed at our family’s dinner table, and whatever creative supplies I’m working with are strewn about all over my kitchen counters until my project is done.
Of course my dream house will have an awesome room with walls of paper and fabric and ribbon neatly organized- a place I can go to create where all my tools are at arms reach. But until I win the lottery, I make do with what available space I do have. Spaces like these:
One of the first “crafty areas” I had in this house consisted of a small secretary’s desk with 2 cupboards in our hallway. It was too teeny to create anything in this space, and too teeny to keep things organized.
So then I got the “bright” idea to move all my craft supplies out of the cupboard and into our baby’s nursery. ‘Cause a baby doesn’t need a whole room to himself when all he does is sleep in there, right?
I completely took over the room, and because there was no space for any shelving (darn that huge crib and baby’s dresser!) this place lacked any organization. Such madness! (You can read all about it on this post HERE.) This room sat this way for 2 years. And then I had a brilliant idea.
Our guest room.
We have an entire room set up for guests that is used often enough for me to justify keeping the bed in there for our family and friends, but there is no reason why I couldn’t better utilize the rest of the space. Like, inside the closet. Surely my craft supplies need a home more than they need a place to hang their vacation clothes, right? They never stay longer than a few days and they live out of their suitcases anyway! And our guest room is right off of our dining room, which is where I would still sit and create, so the close proximity means quicker cleanup- bonus!
So I got to work. I bought 3 shelving units from IKEA that fit the closet perfectly.
And just as I was getting ready to fill those shelves, Office Depot contacted me and asked if I would be interested in trying out there fabulous line of organization supplies from their See Jane Work collection-um, YES PLEASE! It was like Christmas all over again!! (I showed you how I used some of their office organization products a few weeks ago in my kitchen office.)
Here is what my craft area looks like now-
(drum roll please…)
There is a place for everything and I LOVE how organized it is!
Here is a list of the products I used:
Fabric Bin: http://bit.ly/1dvL4fY
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Office Depot. All opinions are 100% my own.