There was one last room on our first floor that needed winter home decor. So I decided to refresh our craft room and get organized.
Adding winter home decor in the craft room is so important. Why? Because it forces me to organize my craft room!
Winter Home Decor
There is no doubt that this is the hardest room to keep organized in our home.
Because it is what I call “a dumping room”.
It’s located just off of the mudroom area and family room/kitchen. So whenever there is something that needs a temporary home, it ends up here. And sadly, there is a lot of stuff in our home looking for a temporary home.
Before I could even think about adding winter home decor, I had to spend a few hours organizing and putting things in a more permanent home. (Remember the craft storage room I have on the third floor? That is where most everything has found a new home.)
There are two things that you must have in a craft room.
They are lots of craft storage and a working area for your craft projects.
The built-in cabinet seen above has been a great solution for storing a lot of my craft items. It’s actually a replica of a bookcase that used to be there with cupboards added at the bottom.
I found the white cabinet at a flea market. Apparently, it’s a vintage automotive cabinet. It must be for parts or something.
I added labels on the front of the drawers and I store small items like tape, pens, fasteners, trim, sewing items, paper, stamps, etc.
The ribbon wrack is my absolute favorite. I bought it at Antique Farmhouse but they are out of stock so I listed some similar ideas below.
I wrote a blog post with tips for craft room storage here. There is a great before photo of this room. You won’t believe what it used to look like!
My new solution for fabric storage really is the best idea ever! I have seen this idea on Pinterest a few times and finally got around to trying it out.
As a visual person, I like to see everything (if at all possible). Often if I put something behind closed doors then I will forget about it.
Which explains why I have so much blue fabric.
To wrap my fabric, all I did was measure my shelves to determine the size of the cardboard I needed. I ended up getting 50 sheets of 9″ x 12″ (see below) cardboard and then carefully folded the fabric and wrapped it around the cardboard. I secured the ends of the fabric to the cardboard with two straight pins.
Just so you know … I do have many more of these fabric boards wrapped in lots of fun spring colors too! But they aren’t ready to be displayed!
Wrong color of course. Hehe.
Adding Winter Home Decor
Most of you know that this month I have added winter home decor that is a palette of icy blue-ish and sage-ish green. (I added the “-ish” because not all of the colors are the right shade. But most of them are blue and green!) These amazing hydrangeas are everywhere in our home. I just love them.
The shelves were restyled and there is definitely some of our winter home decor color palette to be seen.
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It is hard to believe, but I have never taken a photo from this angle. Until this week when I took pictures for this blog post. I absolutely love it.
As I mentioned, other than storage space, every craft room needs a work table. I found this table at the Rose Bowl flea market. It needed a little bit of work but I love it. You can see the makeover of this table here.
Because this is a “working” craft room, it never looks like it’s magazine ready. But why would I want that? You know how much I love to craft!
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I get asked all of the time about the rug in the craft room. It is currently unavailable, but here is the link for it. Check often and hopefully, it will be back in stock soon!
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