As you may know, I'm being kicked out of my craft room. You see, our home is just a little 3 bedroom rambler so I knew it was inevitable that if we ever had another kid (which was in the master plan), I'd have to clear all my stuff out of the 3rd bedroom to create a nursery. It is certainly a bittersweet transition. Here's a post I did just a few months ago (before I got pregnant) featuring my fabulous craft room.
My first step in the transition was to make some room in the laundry area out in the garage to start moving my craft stuff there. Next, I hauled all the craft stuff out of the closet and created a "cloffice" because the garage isn't temperature controlled so I knew the computer and printer couldn't be moved out there. The last step was to get all my stuff out of the craft room and to set up a new craft room. If you've seen either of my two Wordless Wednesday posts, you may have noticed things got a lot worse before they got better.
On Sunday I did a HUGE push and got my new craft space set up and almost everything out of the nursery to be. Here's a tour of my new craft space:
First is a view from the door that leads from the house out to the garage:
My new shortened desk space. I think it'll still be big enough to do a little sewing and some crafting when necessary. Of course, the dining room table is another option but then I have to worry that a certain 3 year old will get into my work:
Ahhh, the ribbon storage relocated (along with a crafting apron a good friend made for me years ago):
It's a good thing I don't hate laundry because this is what I see if I look to my right from the table:
And finally, this is nothing new but I had to include it because it is in my crafting space and I think it's kinda funny:
Wondering what that is? We started with the Ikea Hol storage bench, cut a hole in one end, attached the HUGE venting to it, ran that venting up to the wall next to the dryer where there's a cat door leading to it from the corner of the dining room.
So there you have it, my new craft space (and an oddly yellow picture of the corner of our dining room). It isn't the best but it is my own and it is tidy, well organized, well lit and cheerful. I'm not sure what I'll do in the winter when it gets cold out there but necessity is the mother of all invention so I'm sure I'll work something out.
Do you have your own craft space? Is it your own room or a corner carved out somewhere? I'd love to hear about your space and see pictures if you have them. Feel free to link up in the comments.
Thank you for reading,
Other posts you might be interested in:
Craft Room Overhaul
Craigslist Fail - DIY Recovery
The New Cloffice
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