Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Craft closet!!

Do you ever feel like your life is spiraling out of control!?
I am not talking about the times where you loose someone close or go through a major life tragedy.

I am talking a little bit more mellow dramatic like-
You wake up one morning and realize that your new baby will be here in EIGHT WEEKS
And you have not done ANYTHING to prepare.

So you go on a mad dash to get everything done in one week (yeah right)
and you are like the abominable snow man to live with.
Biting heads off.
Breaking in to tears.
Laying on the floor catatonic.

Pretty much being 3rd trimester pregnant and NESTING.
like a crazy woman.

Can you tell I speak from experience?
Have you guessed that I have been living in this daze for the last several days?
Thank the Lord- very literally- for giving us a rainy day today that completely screwed up all my plans and made me slowly fall out of the fog.

I love creating rooms for my child(ren).
It was one of my favorite things to do to prepare for Zadie.
I want to enjoy creating her big girl room and personalizing the nursery for new baby just as much.

I don't enjoy anything when I am in the nesting funk
I did get a lot of REALLY annoying projects done yesterday.

Pretty much my cute little spare bedroom got Completely emptied and became this.

 We painted the room Benjamin Moore's neon celery (what a terrible name!)
 I LOVE all the naturally lighting in the room and I really wanted to play it up with a clean crisp paint color.

 Our house was built in the 50's which translates to: no storage space. So, this closet was FULL of everything that we needed more often than to be put in the attic but less than to be kept in our bedrooms.
Needless to say we are having a garage sale this weekend :)
So now begins the decorating.
We are planning on building a window seat first with toy storage.
Be on the look out!

Now on to today's project.

I finally put the finishing touches on my craft closet.
I was kind of pressured to because I found A LOT more stuff that had to fit in there when I cleaned out the spare bedroom.

For such a small closet, and I mean small, it is about a foot deep and 3 feet wide, I really think it turned out great.

If you did not see what it originally looked like go here.

 My sewing machine just came home from the doctor and now she is all better ;) I thought she deserved a nice home after that ordeal!
 We added these shelves up the side of the closet today. There are two more under the sewing table.
 I saved a few jars over the last couple of weeks and just screwed the lids to the top shelf of the closet.
 I originally did a HUGE peg board over the door, but the shoe organizer held everything so neatly that I donated that to my hubby and just hung up a scrap piece to hold a few things that I would need regularly.

 Old sample paint cans with fabric hot glued on them turned into SUCH cute storage! I bought the magnetic strip at Lowe's in their organization section.
 Don't you just want to get to work on there!?
 The fabric shelf (my favorite part :)
 The other side of the closet.
Isn't she a beaut! ;)
The chair even folds up and fits in the bottom!
Would you ever guess the oasis that awaited you behind this plain jane hallway door?!
Now to USE my crafty space!

~Happy crafting!


  1. I just LOVE your closet! Someday I'm hoping to have a space like that for myself... but first I need to learn to sew. that's on my bucket list!
    Happy crafting to you, too!

  2. Love this idea! I'm your newest follower from the blog hop. If you get a chance, I'd love you to stop by my blog & maybe follow along too!

  3. I really like what you have done.
    Please come share at:

  4. Wow I love it. It turned out awesome. Thank you so much for linking up to last weeks show and share. Make sure to come back and link up this week with your latest project.

    A mommy's life...with a touch of yellow

  5. What a great job - I love organized! Your newest follower, Karima

  6. awesome! Come make a space for me please! I need somewhere for my sewing machine. Your grandma will be proud of you! :)

  7. Very nice! You are so well organized in there! My craft room is small too and its a total mess at the moment... you know.. .with Christmas crafts going on daily! Thank you for sharing these storage ideas!

  8. Oh I LOVE this closet. I have all my craft stuff spread all over, and I've been trying to figure out how to make it more streamlined. You have a lot of ideas I can definitely use. THanks so much!

  9. Love your closet! My oldest son just bought his first house this year not far from our house. So, I am hoping to make his old room my studio. You have so many great ideas (I especially love the fabric covered paint cans on the magnetic strip) Bookmarking this post to come back to later :)
    So glad you shared at Southern Lovely!

  10. Wow!! What a great spaces, the paint colour is lovely. I Would love it if you would share this at my new creative linky party going on right now!! I've also got some great giveaways this week, too!

    Have a beautiful day!

    P.s I'm a new follower.

  11. great space! you made great use of it, now happy creating!


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