It might surprise you that I don’t have a craft room since I’ve been crafting and sharing tutorials on this blog for almost 3 years now. I’ve always worked on my projects at my kitchen table or on the floor (depending on the potential mess level). So, it’s about time that I start thinking about making a craft area to call my own.
Why haven’t I thought about this yet? Well, I have location commitment issues. I’ve moved 7or 8 times in the past few years. Not because I had to, but because I get bored doing the same things all the time. If I live in the same town too long, I see the same scenes, go to the same restaurants… you get the point.
So, long story short, my designated craft area has to be something that is portable. I won’t be able to depend on anything permanent like built-in bookshelves or drawers to hold my supplies. Here’s my plan.
My Portable Craft Space Wishlist
Any good craft space needs some inspiration, right? So I would pick vibrant, colorful artwork like this oil painting to hang within view of my craft table. I love how the colors blend so well, but each one still clearly defines a new section. Gorgeous!
I found it on invaluable.com if you want to check it out. There are a ton of great paintings on that site in different genres, mediums, etc. Good stuff.
Portable Craft Table
You know I love DIY projects so, of course, I’m going to make a craft table myself, if at all possible. I found this really great tutorial on House on the Way on how to make your own. It’s small, looks like it’s lightweight and has storage space on the sides. I think I would make mine a bit longer so that it had a little extra storage space, but I really like everything about this one.
I know, a filing cabinet in a craft room? I would’ve thought I was crazy too, until I saw this post on the Sew Many Ways blog. If you cut hanging folders in half, you can lay fabric over each section and file it away. I doubt I have that much fabric, so I could probably fit it all into one drawer and use the others for extra storage. This system is perfect for those of us who don’t have a lot of space.
I loved this idea that I found on the HGTV website. This cute storage caddy is made out of a lazy susan, cake pans, and candle sticks that were glued together. This could sit on top of the craft table with my most-used items like Mod Podge, scissors, a hot glue gun and sticks, etc. I could paint it orange to match that lovely painting!
I could finish it off with some up-cycled tin cans for pencil and marker storage. I seriously have a ton of colored pencils, pens and markers that I could put in these. Then I could decorate them with some orange and yellow scrapbook paper.
What do you think? Do you have any more ideas for me?