Monday, November 23, 2009

Craft Closet

BEFORE: MESSY COAT CLOSET

AFTER: MY WRAPPING, SCRAPPING, CRAFTING CLOSET

I have been wanting a craft room forever but I was running out of square footage in my house so I had to get creative. The before pic is what my coat closet looked like at 8:00 am yesterday and the after is what it had transformed into by 10:00 pm. It is only 95 % finished but I couldn't wait to give you a sneak peek. I'm so excited !

The first thing I did was empty it totally out and find new homes for all the junk, I mean coats and tools. After taking down the wire rack I painted it with some paint left over from my kitchen, BM Concord Ivory (it's really a golden yellow, nothing ivory about it). I had planned to buy base cabinets, paint and install them, get a countertop and paint and hang pegboard. While perusing my buddy, Craig's list, I found this dresser/bookcase combo for $140.00. It was red and I decided that I could absolutely live with that ! One hour later it was in place and ready for all my goodies.

All my wrapping and tissue paper, scrapbook supplies and crafting stuff lives here now......
I covered a memo board and containers with some fabulous scraps. There are a few more things to do for finishing touches but so far I love it !


I'm linking this to Metamorphosis Monday.......... go check it out.

23 comments:

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

This was not only a fabulous but a very smart idea.
That storage unit is beautiful and the way you are using it is wonderful! I would love to have that in my house.
It's been a joy to visit your blog!
Yvonne

Anonymous said...

LOVE IT!!!!

What an awesome deal from Craig's List...

Have a great Thanksgiving,
Kathy :)

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Fantastic! I am also in an organizing mode right now...but your project was brilliant.
Susan

Design Esquire said...

WOW! That is an amazing transformation. You must feel so good accomplishing so much in one day (and it's pretty too!). I love it!!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Wow! It looks like you've got a nice amount of space in there too! You don't fool around ~ closet to craft space in one day. I think you lucked out with the bookcase!

Design A-Peele said...

this is SOO cute! great job with the space!

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

I love this!!! I can't believe it only took a couple of hours. How nice to have a place like this to keep all your supplies. I love the fabric you used to cover the board too.

My Vintage Modern Farmhouse... said...

Don't ya love it when a plan comes together. I actually made my living room coat closet into my little office last year and posted about it. I even hung a chandelier in there. Yours looks great!

LeAnn:)

dee dee said...

Tammy,
What an inspiration! I just love the space you carved out just for you! The colors are so cheerful. thanks for sharing and not making us wait to see the end result! Dee Dee

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

You must have a pretty good sized closet! What a great idea. I love your cabinet and the colors look great. Lucky you!

Sue

Wendy said...

Thank you so much for the nice comments today when you visited my blog.
I am so impressed with what you accomplished in one day! What a wonderful way to use a closet! (Now you got me thinking!) It looks really good. I love the red cabinet!

Cottage on the Hill said...

Wow that's great, very creative! Your little craft closet looks large enough for a folding desk. I once saw someone take a small piece of plywood, hinges and rope to make a writing surface that could fold down against the wall when not in use.

Mimi said...

Inquiring minds want to know where you put everything that was in that closet now that it is a fabulous crafting area?! I ♥ the red with the pale yellow.

Colleen @ MuralMaker&More said...

I'm with Mimi - that's the hard part, finding new homes for the stuff. But, congrats! I can't believe you did all that in one day! Wow!

pk said...

I love this, Tammy! The red cabinet is so much fun and you did it one day? I'm in awe! :-) Love your memo board fabric, too.

pk @ Room Remix

Tammy@InStitches said...

Well, it did start a chain reaction because I had to clean out the hall closet by the front door so that some of the coats and vacuum could go there. Some coats went to the upstairs closet and some to Goodwill. The cooler and tools went in the garage. I did find 6 pool bags and about 20 pair of gloves !

Maria Killam said...

Love concord Ivory, and it sure looks good with that cabinet!

Jackie Von Tobel said...

Really cute and so organized! What a great use of space.

Joy said...

Here visiting from Before/After.
This is looks so good.
I love the red cabinet.
I think you were smart to place that in. If you ever move you can take it with you and return it back to a closet.

Love every single bit of it.

♥ Joy

cottagewish said...

great transformation! I love the red and can't believe you did this all in one day.

Anna See said...

what a pleasure to look at! i know you'll enjoy using it, too! great job.

All Things Creative said...

It's so vintage. Love it!

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