Although I’ve been working on projects all over the house, I haven’t forgotten about the craft closet. I’ve made a few changes since the last time I posted about it, here.
This is what I’ve been up to:
Changed The Color of the Moroccan Details
My design ADD reared its ugly head again. What can I say, I just had to do it. Every time I passed through the hall and caught a glimpse of the red moroccan details, I cringed. There’s nothing wrong with red, I actually kinda sorta like it in home decor. Ok, I’m lying, I don’t. I actually don’t like it at all and what possessed me to paint it that color I don’t know. There isn’t anything else that’s red in the entire house. I guess I wanted to be daring and take a risk so I chose the red pill or I’ve been watching too much Home by Novogratz.
It actually took me a couple of weeks to finally cave in an repaint the entire thing. Let me just say it wasn’t fun but it was actually easier than painting the red in the first place. The dark on dark paint helped.
I still have the cherry IKEA boxes in there, still not sure if I’m going to change the color or not.
Painted The Nasty Floor
I painted a barcode rug on the craft closet floor. Since we removed the carpet, something had to be done with the ugly plywood beneath.
Added Some Space Saving Storage
I created a designated office supply area of sorts. My soup can pencil holders hold my pencils, pens, brushes and colored pencils.
I took an IKEA storage rack, which wasn’t doing much in the kitchen and used it to create some extra space. The three little bowls hold push pins, paperclips and rubber bands in a cute little package. Who said storage had to be boring?
As you can see I still have to figure out what to do with the bottom.
I buy random quilting fabric squares every so often. No, I don’t quilt. I use them as backdrops for diy project photos sometimes. Since I don’t wanna be ironing the creases out every time I go to use one I hung them. A simple tea hook and grommet in each fabric piece did the trick.
Man. I didn’t realize how puny my ribbon collection was. Kinda embarrassing!
Anyhoo, I used some dowels cut to size (and painted white) and regular hooks to hang them up.
Theres the money shot of the sewing center…
I don’t wanna mess up the pristine white tabletop while diy’ing, so I got myself a few rolls of brown craft paper at the dollar store. Again, used a dowel and some hooks to hang it under the shelf.
Of course being from the dollar store it doesn’t have a cardboard roll in the middle, so it unrolls kinda wonky. But whatever, it works.
Got some cans, from my growing used can collection, slapped on some scrapbook paper and made some extra supply storage. Oh, that little area there is my glue and paint area.
But Wait There’s More
My little craft closet (storage center) also acts as my photography studio, like a light box of sorts.
Well that’s what I got so far. It’s far from finished, but here’s the before….