Converting my office into a craft room was the smartest thing I did last year. I love DIY’s and I think our family was tired of living amongst my projects! My craft room is a wonderful and beautiful room. I have lots of natural sunlight and every time I walk in there I feel creative!. It is organized, and everything I need is right at my fingertips.
In the past six months, I have made a few changes to my craft room and I am really happy with how functional it has become. So I came up with five things that I think every craft/project room needs.
Five Secrets to the Perfect Craft Room
#1 Choose a space that is light and a room that allows you to be creative.
This room is located right off of our family room, so it is near the main hub of our home. I have a great view of our porch and the daytime light is just perfect.
Just so you can appreciate how important the white paint was in this room, this is what the room looked like before (when it was my office). Can you believe the difference?
#2 Find a craft table that allows you to finish all sorts of projects.
I wanted a tall table because I like to stand when I create. I found this table and I can promise you it looked very different when I bought it. It is large enough to cut fabric, lay out my silhouette stencils and manage just about every project I have created this past year. At Christmas, my table was always occupied with projects every day!
I bought my project table at the Rose Bowl flea market and I refinished the top and painted the legs. You can see how I completed that DIY here.
#3 Create a storage system for the supplies you need for your crafts.
I bought plenty of clear storage bins at Wallmart to store the supplies I need for crafting. This includes my Silhouette supplies, glue guns and all of the supplies I use all of the time.
I also bought a vintage tin cabinet and cleaned it up and painted it. Then I added labels on all twenty-seven of the drawers.
#4 Keep your tools close by.
I use my sewing machine, embroidery machine and Silhouette machine all of the time. I have all three of these machines stored in my craft room and they are easily accessible anytime I need them. If they were stored far away I might not be as productive as I am.
#5 Don’t expect your craft room to be perfect.
Your craft room is for creating and tackling projects. Don’t do not think it needs to look perfect all of the time. It’s ok that it gets disheveled and messy. The purpose of having a craft room is to have a place where you can leave your projects out while you are working on them. Do not feel that you have to clean up all of the time. If everything has a place, you can always clean up when you are done. Have fun. Be messy and be creative.
Enjoy your room. It’s for you and nobody else. It’s where you get to be creative.