Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Craft Closet Re-do

There is a really good reason that this blog doesn't cover house decor and design. I'm pitiful at it. There are spaces that I've tried to do up pretty, but it's just not something I'm very good at. My craft room is no exception. When we moved into this house over 3 years ago, I was thrilled to have a dedicated space for me to work in. I quickly realized that the space had absolutely no storage. I worked around it creating piles, plastic bins, and a mess that would move and shuffle around depending on what I was working on.

Here's where I get real. Get ready to Pinterest this one, folks.

It just wasn't working in a way that really helped me be creative. I started to feel like I was drowning in stuff. It was paralyzing and made it hard to create. 
So Mark and I crunched numbers and decided to call in help. We had used a local branch of the Closet and Storage Concepts company in our townhome and were always so excited by what they came up with. The same designer, Michelle, came out, listened to me ramble, and didn't even balk when I showed her the space. She saw a vision for the whole room and was eager to help. We had her draw up plans and then decided that for now all we could financially handle was the closet space. I'm hoping to get more done in this room at a later date because her ideas were amazing. I felt like she really understood what I needed to make this my dream space.

This is what the closet looked like after install. 

The amount of storage space was amazing. I had shelves and drawers and could finally put things somewhere! I probably sat in front of the empty closet for a good hour trying to decide where to put things and where to get started. Part of me wanted to throw everything out and leave these looking so neatly empty!

Here is the work in progress:

It's not done, but I've already been way more productive over the last month than in a really long time. It feels good to have space to move around and set places for everything. Mia has claimed the bottom drawer as her own and her crafty projects are being kept there. I ended up need to buy new fabric bins to fit into the smaller spaces. These are from IKEA. The kid's scrapbooks fit all along the bottom so they can pull them out whenever they want. For now my quilting stuff is on the left side of the closet and the Project Life stuff is on the right. The drawers have all my various supplies, bigger yardage of fabrics, quilt kits, and mailing supplies. The first empty space above the drawers is where I'm currently keeping incoming fabric until it can get filed away by color.
We have a long way to go to make the whole space into my dream space, but already I'm feeling a difference.
I'm hoping to share some of the wall space and inspiration wall soon!

As much as I wish it were, this post is not sponsored. I just really like the company and would highly recommend them for your storage needs. If you are in Colorado, ask for Michelle. She's wonderful!

1 comment:

Anne said...

Looks great Denise. Wish I had a closet like this.