It's definitely been too long since my last post, but I've been busy preparing for it! My collection of stuff to upcycle seemed to be taking over my entire home. Since I not only craft from home but also have a full time job working from home I figured it was time to get it under control before I totally lost my mind. I thought it would be fun to share my upcycled craft room/office/spare room with you. AND, I would love to hear the different ways you organize your craft spaces, so be sure to leave a comment.
After removing the closet doors in my spare bedroom I was able to start really organizing. Here's what I ended up with:
As you can see, I have cats! I put several litter buckets to good use; simply slapped on a label, filled 'em up, and neatly tucked them away. Then when I'm ready to work on a particular type of project I just grab the right bucket and get to work.
Also on the shelf, you'll see some cookie tins that I have labeled and stored things like magazine pages and aluminum that I've already cut but not used in a project. Those cookie tins were in my basement from the last tenant and they sat there for over a year. I just couldn't toss them! They were in pretty good shape but two of them were starting to show signs of rust. Here's the solution I came up, because you know I wasn't going to toss them:
Once I was happy with the closet, I turned my focus to the desk area. This is were I work during the day too so it has to accommodate two jobs. So here is what I did:
desk top organizers in my Etsy store.
I don't feel like I'm done, but I am in a much happier place and am at peace with my craft room/office/spare room. I hope you'll find some inspiration to upcycle some organization for your little corner of crafter's heaven. Don't forget to post your ideas below.