How I Solved a Craft Room Storage Problem

I am finally sharing the craft room storage area that I designed in the attic area on our third floor.

Craft Room Storage

Craft rooms are wonderful. Three years ago I remodeled my office into a craft room. I designed the most amazing craft room on our first floor and I loved it.

This is my craft room. I have loved this room so much and a lot of great crafts have been created here.

Craft Room

But there is one problem.

And it’s called craft room storage.

When you do as many crafts as I do, it is easy to accumulate a lot of craft supplies. I often joke that I have my own JOANN store in my house with all of the craft supplies I have accumulated.

I struggled with not having enough room to store my craft supplies. Piles of stuff started appearing on the floor of my craft room.

So I converted a small area of our third-floor attic space into a craft and craft storage room.

How do I differentiate between my downstairs craft room and my third-floor craft storage room?

My cat room has crafting tools and supplies only for my current projects.

And this concept has worked perfectly for me!

This is what our third-floor guest suite looks like. 

It’s a fun area and a great place for our kids to stay when they are home.


I decided to use one of the eaves in the attic portion of our third floor for my craft storage room.

I am not quite sure how I had the vision, considering what it originally looked like. 


I know, it was pretty bad. 

But here is the finished room. 

The ceiling height is about seven and a half feet but as you can see, the walls are quite angled. I realized I could use the lower part of the angle for some storage. And this room is all about storage.

Craft Room Storage

I couldn’t figure out how to put a full-size door in the door space, so I went for the design you can see here.

Craft Room Storage

Here is what my craft storage room looks like inside.

Craft Room Storage

On the right side where you first walk in, I added a small shelf for my sewing machine. If you watch the video on Facebook, you can see how I did a really cool thing with the cord.

Craft Room Storage

I often sew here. It’s just convenient to have a permanent place for my sewing machine.

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The storage on the left side is only 31″ tall. Along the back wall, the cabinet is 44″ tall. 

All of the drawers are from The Container Store.

I put recessed lighting in the ceiling but I added some extra light. 

Craft Room Storage

All of the bins are labeled and I will admit, I need to reorganize them all. I just can’t seem to find the time!

You can see here I have lots of ribbon, pillow covers, yarn, and more.

Craft Room Storage

Above this storage area is a work table. Since I am so tall, I love that it is 44″ high. 

Along the front, I added a metal ruler (I had to cut it a bit to get it to fit).

Craft Room Storage

Along the back, I put in an electrical strip so I can plug in a phone charger, glue gun, and anything else I may need for crafting.

Craft Room Storage

Here is a close up of the Elfa shelving and mesh drawers with the labels.

Craft Room Storage

Aren’t these drawers just amazing?

Craft Room Storage

I love the ribbon hanging attachments you can put on the front of the drawers. They are also from the Container Store.

Craft Room Storage

I also have baskets that I use to hold all of my wrapping paper. Before Christmas, both of these were packed.

Craft Room Storage

I love this room so much and I hope you have enjoyed my tour. I will be adding a video tour of this room later today.

I cannot wait to share.

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  1. Hi
    Beautiful AND tidy too

    Have you thought of cutting the surface you have sewing machine sitting on ?
    About 1/3 leaving 2/3 for your machine? That way as you sew the sewn portion
    IE quilt flows down behind the worktop instead of bunching up

  2. I love this! I have dreams of checking out our attic for some magical space. I now feel even more inspired! Looks great!

  3. Love this idea! I am obsessed with organizing. It is a hobby for me! Nice job. Hmm. We need to build a storage room in the garage where the rafters are…;)

  4. Wow! I’m so impressed but would not expect anything less of you Leslie, you are the queen of crafting and of designing wonderful spaces. You’re also a great visionary, since not many people could come up with such an amazing space seeing what you had to work with.
    Great job Leslie.

    1. Wow, thank you Gail for your kind, kind words! This was fun to do because the space I had to work with was so challenging!

  5. What a wonderful space! I too am wondering what the work tops are? You might like having an office type chair at your machine if you are sitting sewing for any amount of time. Easier on your back and easier to move around. What is the flooring? Such a great space!

    1. Colleen, the work tops are from Container Store, part of their Elfa collection. They come in white or gray. The flooring is laminate squares. I am so glad you enjoyed the tour of this space!

  6. We have four attic spaces that are like your “before” photo and I would love to do what you did! Curious to know what you did about heating, and if you would mind sharing an approximate cost for the project. Thank you.

    1. Barbara, the craft room was a small part of the remodel of the entire attic. I can’t wait to hear what you decide to do!

    1. Corrine,
      Thank you. I love crafting so much and this has been an amazing solution for all of my crafting stuff!

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