Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Organizing the Craft Sewing Room

In a previous post I mentioned how my little bookcases from Target had arrived.  Well, I put them together the next day and the two fit perfectly on the wall in my craft/sewing room where I put them!  I even have enough room still to keep my Etsy items like towels and totes hanging up on hangers.  Here’s the first one done and in.

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Then the second, after I cleared everything out of the way.

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I decided to use one to hold all my Etsy items that are completed and already listed, and the other can hold different craft supplies.  I was so glad I got all those pillows on one shelf.  Who knew five pillows could take up so much room?

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The top makes for a nice area to display things and right now I’ve got my board that I use as a picture backdrop, a basket filled with my door hanger pillows and hearts, and a few decorative organizing items.

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I’ve still got some straightening up to do and I don’t want to do a whole tour in here yet {I’m waiting for Karen Valentine’s Where Blogger’s Create party to do that}, but these pictures give you a good idea of where I am at this point.

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Just as a reminder, this is where I started when we moved in.

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And now.

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I’m so happy to have everything up off the floor and more organized. I was starting to dread going in there just to look for a pair of scissors!

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28 comments:

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

WHat a nice difference it made~love the chair and the table skirt too, so pretty. Its so much nicer to work in an organized space!!

NanaDiana said...

You've certainly come a long way, Kathy~The cases work out perfectly in there. Isn't it nice to have a space you can work in? xo Diana

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

You are getting so organized! It is looking great!

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

Looking good!!!! Do you know it has been OVER a year since I went to Target!!!

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Kathy, you have a great spot to work! Craft rooms are so hard to keep organized...at least for me! There have been times when I can't even walk in mine. I think I will wait for the party to show mine too. Would you believe they are going to replace the floors in here? They did not smoothe out the concrete and it's bumpy in places. I'm glad they are going to replace them, but that means I have to clear everything out! =0 They haven't said when they're coming yet...

Thanks for the nice comments on my Etsy store items and patio! It looks basically the same as last year. I'm going to paint the bench and maybe add a little more landscaping around the front of the patio. I'm trying to talk Kevin into it. We will see...Have a great day! Kristen

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Awesome, Kathy- exactly what you needed!

Don't you love more organization? Sure helps keep out minds more alert.

Well done.

Sue said...

Lookin' good, girlfriend! How do you stay so organized?! LOL- I cleaned out the cabinet under my bathroom sink yesterday and it was so darn full of "stuff" even though I think I organized it a few months ago. Heaven knows what a craft room would look like if I had one! :-) Wanna hit some sales tomorrow? Call me.

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Kathy, what a great space! This looks like an awesome place to be creative! You did a great job!

Blondie's Journal said...

Everything looks so organized and handy...the bookcases are great! It must really inspire you to create!

XO,
Jane

Gail said...

WOW Kathy, what a great space to work! I'm glad the shelving worked out for you. Hope you're having a wonderful day, Gail

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Kathy, I love this space! I didn't think you could improve it, but you did! The chair and table skirt are wonderful! I also love your gorgeous lamp and pillow! You're so talented! Your creative space is gorgeous!

Meghan @ Wishful Thinking said...

Your craft room looks so cosy and inviting (and of course, organised)! Those bookcases are awesome, I so wish we had a Target here in the UK!

Jamie said...

I just love getting organized! It looks great in there. Everything in that closet is beyond gorgeous...I would have a hard time selling and would just want to keep everything. :) ~ Jamie

Audrey-eleganteconomies.blogspot.com said...

Love your craft room! Mine is done up in black and cream, too! Your creations are gorgeous♥

Susan S. said...

Wow....what a great work area! That would be so fun to sit in and work on fun projects. Maybe that's why I haven't been crafting much....because I have to drag it to the kitchen table and I don't want to keep putting it away. (I'm just Obsessive /Compulsive like that...LOL!)

Happy Spring Ya'll from Houston, tx

Shelia said...

HI Kathy! Oh, what a wonderful space! Love all of your organization and your table all frillied up is so pretty.
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Jodie said...

Looks fabulous. All neat and organized. I would so love to come and shop in your craft room. Still lovin' my rooster tea towels but someone got food on them. Ack! I specifically said NO ONE USES THESE.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

You are definitely moving along...can't wait to see the bigger reveal when you post for the "Where bloggers create" party....All is looking pretty fine!!

Something Special said...

Hi I love your craft/sewing room. Such a fun place to create and looks like you have all your faves right in there. My craft room is starting to burst at the seams too. I would love for you to see my French pillows on my blog post now. I would love to get feedback from you on what you think!

Judy said...

What a great space. You're really making progress. I can't wait for the full reveal. I love getting organized. It always makes me feel so much better.

Okio B Designs said...

The shelves look great! I can't believe how much stuff you can fit into that little space. I've really got to get moving on my office/craft room. You've inspired me...

J

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

it looks great!! I could use about three times as much space as I have now for storage. :)

sissie said...

Hi Kathy,
It's looking really organized and pretty too. I love the chair and that pretty piece hanging on the back.

I admire your organizational skills!

hugs
Sissie

Becca said...

I love them, Kathy! They fit perfectly and were meant to be a part of your fun space! Love the table skirt, too! Once again, so envious that you have such a great space to let your creativity go wild!

LuLu Kellogg said...

They fit perfectly!

LuLu~*xoxo

Isabelle Thornton said...

This is such a pretty space!!!
I would love if you link this to the French party on Monday!!
XO
Isabelle

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Rooms by Ann said...

Kathy, You did a great job. This is looks like a great spot to be inspired. Thanks for sharing.

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Wow you are so organized! It all looks so nice. Don't you just love having a place for everything so that when you need it you can get it?

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