Craft Room Makeover Week Two

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Welcome to the 2018 Craft Room Makeover Challenge Week Two

Oh the work that has gone into cleaning off that work table! 

From January 3rd through January 31st, 12 Plus crafty bloggers will be sorting, organizing, cleaning, and decorating their craft spaces. Each of us has a very different craft space to tackle, so chances are you will find one similar to yours. Follow along, share you suggestions and tell how you are organizing your craft space too!

Go HERE for Week One to see the whole ugly picture of my craftermath following the holiday season! Visit my Crafts page to see what I’ve been making.

Craft Room Makeover Week Two. Clean work surface. Items to use for organization form shopping my home

These two pano shots tell the whole ugly story of how messy my craft work space had become during the holiday season. 

My work table is a 6 ft. Lifetime Folding Utility Table. I love it because it is a wipe clean surface, large enough for cutting out fabric, is very lightweight and is the perfect size for my space to meet my crafting needs.

Because it is a folding table, we can use it for other purposes like yard sales or if we need another table for a big dinner or party.
Craft Room Makeover Week Two. Clean work surface. Items to use for organization form shopping my home

After I had cleaned the table I decided to use that space to consider items which can be used for organization. I shopped my home for everything except the hanging three basket organizer which was a happy find at Tuesday Morning. I plan to use it for notebooks and such so they will no longer be piled on my desk. 

The thing you see under my work table is a foot rest which has been gnawed on by a puppy. A foot rest is essential to relieving back pain when you sit for long periods of time. Mine was a gift from a client many years ago. It is collapsible for easy storage which is nice. My husband has one under his desk like the one below from Amazon.

Take a closer look at a couple of the things I hope to use for organizing my craft supplies.

Craft Room Makeover Week Two. Clean work surface. Items to use for organization form shopping my home

The vintage frame was a thrift find and I can’t wait to give it a makeover and get it up on the wall!

The magnetic knife holder is intended for kitchen use but I could never bring myself to have sharp knives hanging on the wall. It will be quite useful in the craft room, don’t you think! I am looking forward to sharing with you next week exactly how these items will be used to create more organization for my craft work space.

My Craft Room Makeover Goals

  1. Function
  2. Organization
  3. A pretty place to work
  4. Use that bare wall for organization and aesthetics 

Craft Room Makeover Weekly Goals

  • Week One:    Clean Work Surfaces
  • Week Two:    Purge & Sort
  • Week Three: Organize Supplies
  • Week Four:   Clean & Decorate
  • Week Five:     The Reveal

Craft Room Makeover Challenge To Do LIst

We’d love for you to join in on the fun challenge and get organized right alongside us! We will be sharing updates with new ideas and progress every Wednesday morning around 10 am est throughout January with the BIG REVEAL of our finished spaces on January 31.

Follow along and join in on social media by using #craftroomchallenge and #confessyourmess. You can also find us and the challenge via our social media accounts you’ll see listed on each of our sites. We will be sharing 15-minute mini daily challenges for you in case you have limited time to dedicate to the challenge. We hope you share your messy spaces and progress with us so we don’t feel alone this month!

Before you see the rest of the crafty spaces, please meet our lovely hosts:

Marie & Aleisha from The Inspiration Vault • Pam from P.S. I Love You Crafts

Yami from The Latina Next Door • Jolene from Create Pray Love

Habiba from Craftify My Love • Lyne from The Paper Addict

Megan from C’Mon Get Crafty • Erlene from My Pinterventures

Shirley from Intelligent Domestications • Valerie from Val Event Gal

Michelle from Our Crafty Mom • Rebecca from The Moments at Home

Now, let’s take a look at all of the craft rooms and spaces!

Craft Room Makeover. Ideas to make over your craft space. Craft space storage and organization ideas.

DIY Storage/Organization Ideas 

Jewelry Box Becomes Sewing Storage Box

How To Make A Two Tier Pin Cushion for Your Sewing Room

Two Tier Spinning Craft Storage Tray

Washi Tape Dry Erase Calendar @Made In A Day

Craft Room Organization Supplies/Equipment

10 Drawer Organizer Cart

Bankers Box 8 Compartment Sorter

Craft Paint Storage Rack

Storage Cube Organizer


Thank you for sharing!

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    1. That footrest is a real back saver. It’s amazing how it relieves back pain while sitting for long periods of time. Join along with the craft room makeover! We’d love to have you.

  1. Shirley, you did such a good job!!! That table is empty and the rest of the room, too! Wow! I had to laugh when I saw the photo of your magnetic knife holder as most of it is written in German. I was like “wait a minute…something seems off here”, lol. Can’t wait what you will stick to it…probably some scissors and what? A ruler maybe? What else is magnetic, hmmmmm…I gues I have to wait till next week.

    1. Habiba,you are such a sweetie! I had no idea it was written in German. I have been dragging that knife holder around forever waiting on a good way to use it but not in the kitchen. Hubby could use it in the garage but I want it in my craft room!

  2. Wow, your space looks so great already! And I love how you’re repurposing other things from your home to help you organize your craft supplies!

    1. Finding items to use was kind of fun. I knew there were perfectly good things around the house. Now I have been painting and primping up a few things. It’s a process. Thank you.

  3. You sure did a lot of cleaning. I like that you shopped your house first (I’m doing the same thing) and can’t wait to see what you come up with.

    1. It was kind of fun to shop the house and put some things to good use. This has been a challenge for sure. I am looking forward to having that wall covered and a well organized work space.

    1. Thank you Beverly. I am so glad to finally be able to put that knife holder to use but not in the kitchen. I never could hang sharp knives out in the open like that! It will be really handy in the craft room though!

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