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$100 Room Challenge – Craft Room Organization Week #1

Happy New Year! This is my first post of the New Year, and I’m so excited to share with you my Craft Room Organization plans. Aside from my daughter’s playroom, the craft room is the most disorganized space in our home. I can never find what I need and it drives me bonkers!

It just so happens that it’s time for another round of the $100 Room Challenge, graciously hosted by Erin from Lemons, Lavender and Laundry. I’ll be joining some talented blogger friends as we all update a room in our homes with just a $100 budget. I was a part of this challenge last January when I made over our Front Entry. It’s a lot of fun and great motivation to complete a project, both on a schedule and on a budget!

Overview of the Craft Room

The craft room also serves as a guest bedroom. We have a daybed from IKEA that pulls out into a king size bed. I use a six foot folding table for my crafting and sewing. It’s sturdy and breaks down easily when guests are coming. This spare bedroom was initially going to be our home office, but my husband prefers to do his paperwork at the kitchen table so I’ve taken it over! It’s sunny, quiet and a pleasant place to hang out and create.

My husband put the metal baker’s racks together on both sides of the daybed. They provide a lot of storage, but are under utilized because there’s no type of organized system in place. This room was quite a mess before the holidays, but I straightened it up to accommodate my stepson who was staying with us.

The closet has storage potential, too, because right now we just have bins of paperwork and miscellaneous stuff stored in there that can be relocated.

There’s also a large white dresser that I use for (more) craft storage. The TV on top will be moved to another room. It can easily be set up again when guests arrive.

Craft Room Organization Plans and Goals

  • Sort through craft supplies and purge items that I don’t need.  This is harder than it sounds when you’re a hoarder like me LOL!  Then I’ll categorize, label and store everything in containers.  The majority of my budget will be spent purchasing storage containers to organize my stuff.  

  • Create an inspiration board and a chalkboard calendar to hang above the white dresser.  I already have a thrifted bulletin board that I’ll use for the inspiration board.  I just need to paint the trim.  If I can find some peg board at the Habitat ReStore, I’ll install that above the dresser as well. 

  •  Paint a sheet of plywood that I have in stock with chalkboard paint to create the calendar.  I’d love to use this vintage mail sorter in some way too!  

  • Set up my new Cricut Maker (Woohoo!) on the small desk against the back wall.  I’d also like to make some curtains for the two windows.

  • Decorate the space above the daybed with artwork and make a mattress cover. 

So, that’s the plan!  I’m sure that it will fuel my creativity to work in an attractive and organized space.  I can’t wait!

Be sure to stop back each Wednesday for the next four weeks to see my craft room organization progress updates.  And don’t forget to check out the creative projects below from the other $100 Room Challenge participants. 

See you soon!

Rebecca

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21 Comments

  1. Oh, I wanted to add one more thing! When it comes to purging, watch a few Netflix episodes ‘of Mario Kondo’s Tidying Up. It’s really changed my mindset of, it’s not about how much you can get rid of, but about only keeping the items that really spark joy for you. Worth a try!

    1. I have watched that series, too. I did get some excellent tips, but I could never part with so many of my belongings. I really love my stuff! The show is very entertaining though. And I know her system has helped a lot of people.

  2. I’m looking forward to your window treatments and mattress cover. Some soft furnishings will make the room more welcoming. You have a great design plan. I’m working on my kitchen this round- YIKES. Good luck!

    1. Hi SarahRose! I agree that the fabrics will give the room a comfy look. Good luck on your kitchen! That’s a big challenge!

  3. Iโ€™m working on re-doing my home office while doing my bathroom for the $100 Room Challenge. You are so right that the organization is half the battle! I found some great storage options at IKEA to help. Hereโ€™s to organized spaces for the new year! Good luck!!

    1. I love IKEA Angela! I just wish there was one closer, but that could be dangerous LOL! Good luck on your bathroom and home office. January is definitely the month to get organized!

  4. I cant wait to see how this room turns out! I just got a Cricut too & I am super in love with it!

    1. Hi Lia! I’m so excited to try out my Cricut…I’m a newbie and haven’t opened the box yet. I’m happy to hear you’re enjoying yours!

  5. How neat! I want to change one of our guest bedrooms into a craft room. You might just push me to do so. Can’t wait to see what you do!

  6. Thank you so much for hosting. This week I am excited to share my goals for 2020, highlights of 2019 and 4 books I recommend! Happy New Year!

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