Sunday, February 5, 2012

My Craft Cabinet

For the past 8 years I have been completely spoiled with a large walk in closet in a spare room as a craft storage space.  The entire closet was all mine.  I am not sure of the exact demientions...but It is the same size as my laundry room.   Almost Five years ago my daugher was born and again I have been spoiled.  She didn't really need to much of the closet space.  Now she is soon to be 5 and she needs the closet for her clothes, and toys.  I am also expecting a baby boy in May and most of his items will be in the closet as well.  I am so excited to have the room needed for my littleones.  BUT.......

I needed a storage solution for my scrapbooking and craft supplies.  I have open floor plan in my living room I guess the area could be used for a dinning table but we are not really formal dining people.  So I decided to look for a Cabinet for my crafts.  I love the idea of closeing the cabinet so no one can see what is inside.. I found a great cabinet at the goodwill for only $30.  It had a space for a keyboard and I removed that sliding shelf out of the cabinet completely...

I then sanded and cleaned the entire cabinet and painted it black...I then took shelving paper and added it to the entire inside of the cabinet.  The reason is because I would be removeing and placing items in the cabnets I didn't want to scratch the paint...My plan is to replace the back with a white beat board from the hardware store.  I haven spent the entire day organizing and trying ton purge my scrapbooking supplies.  It is a really difficult process.  I will post photos of the ORGANIZED cabinet in another post with extra information on how to organize when I figure it out myself.  As you can see from the photos....The cat wants her own cabinet as well.


  1. awww baby boy in may <3 good luck to you and your family!

    you should gift this cabinet to the cat maybe... i think it needs a place to hide with two kids around :-D
    nice work on the cabinet and have fun organizing!

  2. This is awesome. Hey we have to take whatever craft room we can

  3. Love what you did with the cabinet. My space is actually in a hallway. We live in an old farm house and we almost never use the front entrance. Like Kel said - we take what we can get.

  4. Love the transformation! I use an ikea desk/hutch for all my sewing stuff... not that my sewing stuff fits in there. I think mine needs a coat of paint to, LOL! Have a fabulous weekend!
    ~Kimberlee, The Spunky Diva