Trying to organize a craft room in a small space can be a challenge. I’m going to show you exactly how I did a wardrobe makeover for my small craft room. I have found over time that the smaller my craft room is the more I craft. I guess it’s because everything is conveniently near to my work space and because it’s so small, it has to stay organized or it’d be a huge mess.
In one of my craft rooms I designed, I used a wardrobe cabinet I found at a local Habitat for Humanity for $50. What a steal! The doors opened ever so wide because they had an extra hinge so the doors could fully swing open to the sides. The perfect makeover to craft cabinet for my small craft room!
The wardrobe was such a pretty color that I opted not to do a paint makeover. I worked really well to organize all my painting supplies and sewing machine. The part where my paintings are laying actually slides out so I was able to paint directly on that surface! With all the room in that thing, I could’ve stored a lot more, but since I was using it just for painting and sewing, I left the part where the TV went originally, open.
The rest of the room was just as compact. Here is a rough sketch of the room. What was really nice about the room is that I was able to put a twin size Murphy bed in the closet. So I only had to move the blanket rack out of the way for the bed to pull down. It came in handy many times!
I also love these Ikea storage units I purchased many years ago. I covered the fronts with contact paper to make them more attractive and on the handles I placed labels of what was in each drawer. Ikea now now has the Trofast and the Jonaxel which are similar. These hold so much and are very portable. I’ve moved them to 4 different houses over time!
I did the same to these Sterilite drawers I purchased. They hold so much stuff and are very sturdy and strong! I covered the fronts with the same contact paper. I also love the IRIS 6-Case Scrapbook Cart shown below. I love that you can take the containers out and use them at your work space and then put them away. Because they are self contained, the content stays clean inside.
This is my little antique compact desk I used to craft on smaller things. I used the ledge that went around the room to hold my ribbon tower and mugs with pens and that little podium to store my magazine holders. I used a tall lamp that was adjustable to point anywhere I needed extra light. You can see it in the background here.
The Murphy bed is stored behind the closet doors and the easel is on wheels. I used a folding table to do larger crafts and I could easily fold it up when the Murphy bed needed to come down.
The only area left is where my printer is. I had a bit of a mess in front of it when this picture was taken but what craft room doesn’t have a mess at one point or another? LOL.
So that is it. My small Craft Room with my wardrobe makeover! I loved this little space like I said before. I got a lot done in there!
What gems have you found that you absolutely love for storage? Please share in the comments!
You may want to check out how I organized the rest of my craft room stuff in my master bedroom in the same house. Read that here.