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Five Secrets to the Perfect Craft Room

Converting my office into a craft room was the smartest thing I did. I love DIY’s and I think our family was tired of living amongst my projects!
craft room

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.

craft room makeover

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?

craft room before photo

A craft or project room needs to be a place where you can be creative. So make sure it has great light and is a place where you want to be.

If you are thinking about creating a craft room, or a craft room area, here are all of the supplies,  furniture, and storage ideas you need to get started.

#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, layout my Cricut stencils, and manage just about every project I have created this past year. At Christmas, my table was always occupied with projects every day!

craft room after photo

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.

You can also buy some amazing craft tables or make your own here. Just click on any photo for more information.



#3 Create a storage system for the supplies you need for your crafts.

Craft Room Storage

I bought plenty of clear storage bins to store the supplies I need for crafting. This includes my Cricut 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.

a place for making crafts

I use this cabinet to hold pens, paper, chalk, sewing supplies, scissors, rubber stamps, etc.

organizing craft supplies

Storage in a craft room is so important. Here are some well-priced ideas to help you with storage.


#4 Keep your tools close by.

how to store craft supplies

I  have used this Singer sewing machine for years and I love it.

embroidery machine

I also have an embroidery machine and I love it.

cricut rose machine

I  love my  Cricut machines. I have the CricutExplore and the Cricut Maker.

I use my sewing machine, embroidery machine, and Cricut 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 Make sure you have good lighting.


Good lighting is almost the most important thing you need in your craft room. I put in a six-light chandelier but still needed more light so I added a table top lamp on my craft table.

There are a lot of ways you can add light to your craft room. Just click on any photo for information.


Bonus tip: Don’t expect your craft room to be perfect.

dress form in the craft room

I outfit my dressform all of the time! I think every craft room needs one of these, even if it’s bare for most of the year.

a working craft room

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.

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57 Responses

  1. I agree about the dark wood room, beautiful but white is so great for your crafting room, so light too. In section #3 where you have notes clipped with clothes pins on a wire rack—- is that from a baby bed, that holds the mattress? Great idea reusing a discarded item. Also, I have a similar cow print, by Teil Duncan, Charleston, SC artist. Love the contrast in decor. Thanks for letting us peek into your life. ❤️❤️❤️

  2. This is so perfect in every way! Well done! I bet you spend hours in that gorgeous room now. Personally, I’d be living in just that room! 😁

  3. Love the craft room!!! So functional for all the great crafts you have shared with us. I love the desk you had in there when it was just an office…I have never seen one like that. Thanks for giving us such good ideas!

  4. Wow! This transformation is spectacular. Just viewing this photo, makes me feel both relaxed and energized to start a a new project.

  5. What a beautiful space! My “She Shed” is one of my favorite rooms! One thing on my want list is a work table I saw at (I think) Lowe’s – it has a crank that you can raise or lower the table In a pinch! Thanks for all the inspiration!

  6. What a beautiful space to be creative! Do you have a post on the poinsettia project that is in one of the photos? That looks like something I’d like to try to make. Thanks for the inspiration.

  7. Leslie, you are creative, so talented and…well….amazing. I love your blogs and look forward to seeing what you’ve done each day. 😁.

  8. I need ideas that I cannot find yet on the Internet. How does one organize a craft room that can be used as I age. I don’t think I will be climbing a step stool to reach items when I’m 75. All the ideas on organizing a craft room suggest using the walls. I would like to get your thoughts on this. Thank you for your time.

  9. I love your white craft room! What a difference some paint can make! I love your style and enjoy following you. Keep up all the great ideas! Thanks for sharing.

    1. Oh my gosh Sue, thank you so much! What a difference white paint makes! I am so glad that you enjoy what I share. I have so much planned for this year!

  10. I LOVE your craft room. I also turned my office into my craft room. And its also messy most of the time but I love going in there and losing myself for hours at the time. It is my get away from the other house goings on. No TV only my Pandora music and I am good! I love your site and seeing all your creations and ideas. It gets my creative juices flowing. With you and pinterest I am good to go!!! Keep up the great ideas!

    1. I love it Debi! It feels so good to have a creative space. Favorite music and some inspiration and you are good to go!

  11. I love your bright make over. Do you have ideas if you live in an apartment with not much room.

  12. I love the makeover, especially the organization. So many good ideas. My craft room is in desperate need of a makeover.
    Happy Monday!

    1. The craft room is truly my happy place Renae! Organization is key. Keeping it organized is the tricky part 😉

  13. Love the transformation! I want to paint the woodwork in my kitchen. Right now it is dark cherry to match the cabinets. I want to paint it white. Any tips on what kind of prep/ paint is needed? Thanks so much!

  14. Hello again,….third attempt to write this short note. Love the transformation to the new look of your craft room. So much light in there, it would be a pleasure ,being creative in that room. I love your style….from Australia 🇦🇺

    1. That is so kind, Helen. It is so amazing that people from Australia are sharing this journey with me. Thank you!

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