I have always had a problem with storing my craft room supplies. Today I am sharing how I solved that problem in the craft room.
Craft rooms are wonderful. Four 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. But I did not have enough room to store all of my supplies in the craft room. So this is what I did.
In case you haven’t seen it, this is my craft room. It is located just off the living room and family room. I have loved this room so much and a lot of great crafts have been created here.
But there is one problem.
And it’s called the 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 actually think I do.
Do you struggle with not having enough room to store your craft supplies? Because for me, piles of stuff started appearing on the floor of my craft room. Aargh!
So I converted a small area of our third-floor attic space into a craft and craft storage room.
Isn’t this amazing?
Storing Craft Supplies in the Craft Room
How did I differentiate between my downstairs craft room and the third-floor craft storage room?
My craft room has crafting tools and supplies only for my current projects.
Everything else (which is a ton of stuff) is now upstairs on the third floor in my craft storage room.
It’s tiny and has a very slanted room but it works!
This is what our third-floor guest suite looks like. It is actually the worldwide headquarters for My 100 Year Old Home. Yes, this is where I wrote my new book, A Home to Share!
It’s a fun area and a great place to work every day.
I decided to use one of the eaves in the attic portion of our third floor for my craft storage room.
Somehow I had the vision, which is lucky 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.
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.
Here is what my craft storage room looks like inside.
On the right side where you first walk in, I added a small shelf for my sewing machine.
I often sew here. It’s just convenient to have a permanent place for my sewing machine. Can you see what I did with the cord? I cut a hole in the counter and added a plastic ring for cords!
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.
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 ribbons, pillow covers, yarn, and more.
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).
Along the back, I put in an electrical strip so that I can plug in a phone charger, glue gun, and anything else I may need for crafting.
Here is a close-up of the Elfa shelving and mesh drawers with the labels.
Aren’t these drawers just amazing?
I love the ribbon hanging attachments you can put on the front of the drawers. They are also from the Container Store.
I also have baskets that I use to hold all of my wrapping paper. Before Christmas, both of these were packed.
I love this room so much and I hope you have enjoyed my tour.
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