I finally got my craft room closet organized! This closet is where most of my supplies are kept, and since the bedroom is so small it’s crucial for storage. It was good fortune that both of my old shelves fit in nicely with the stack of Sterlite drawers.
The first thing I did when I moved into this room was remove the closet doors and store them in the basement. I’m one of those people who have to see what I have to be creative. Otherwise “out of sight – out of mind.” Look at all the open space on the top closet shelf! I was so happy to see that when I finished. I’m pretty sure it won’t be long before it’s filled up.
You can see I don’t have matching organizers. I’ve acquired little storage boxes and bins over time when I needed them. Most people probably think these shelves are full, but I see plenty of open spaces.
Because I make so many pillow case dresses for Operation Christmas Child each year, I go through a lot of ribbon. I want to be able to easily see what I have when I’m busy working on a dress..
More on the side of the closet on a pants hanger.
Lace trims and seam binding. They fill and empty fast, too. Here’s a little secret – I buy most of my seam binding at antique malls. You can find a bag of seam binding for the price of one new package at the store. They really aren’t that old, and probably came in a bulk purchase from an estate sale with other items the booth holder purchased. That’s how I get a lot of my thread, too.
Acrylic paint in an old soda crate helps me identify the colors quickly.
If you use swiffer type mops, the wet pads come in these blue plastic containers. I like using them for supplies because of the clear see-through tops. If I’d stop crafting and did more mopping I would have more containers, but I don’t see that happening.
On the right wall I have an old shower caddy to hold my iron. And a paper towel hanger to clean up messes. My ironing board is an over-the-door fold-up kind. It’s all about space economy.
The top shelf of the closet holds large cuts of fabric that won’t fit in my fabric drawers. When I see fabric on sale throughout the year, I purchase 2, 3 or 4 yards of it at once knowing that next year I’ll be sewing many dresses again.
There’s only one thing left for me to clean up in this room and that’s an old curio cabinet. It holds most of the jewelry pieces I’ve finished making, and I’ll share that next week. I’m making some necklace holders for it that I’ll be sharing a tutorial on in the near future.
I hope you’ve been enjoying my craft room tours. I know I’m enjoying getting it organized. This has been a summer long project, and so worth it. It’s amazing the things I found that I forgot I had.
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