My craft studio has suffered some abuse over the holidays, and is a disaster area. I'm taking this messy opportunity to go a step beyond cleaning and re-organizing. I want to overhaul the space.
I'd like it to be brighter, cleaner, more organized, and I'd like to better use the space. I'd like to have enough room to hold small stamping classes and workshops down there.
Now you have to know there are some limitations here...
1) Since we live in an old house (circa 1920) and my craft studio is in the basement - it's pretty chilly down there in the winter time, and can get a little moist during the summertime.
2) The space is long and narrow.
3) A full-out entire basement overhaul is in the works sometime in the next few years, but not quite yet. My craft studio overhaul needs to be a temporary, but functional fix.
4) My budget is next to non-existent. I don't want to spend much money on this project, especially since we'll be re-do-ing the entire basement at a later date.
So here's a quick tour of the space...
View from the doorway as you enter the room... technically my sewing area. Can you see the sewing machine in all that mess? Barely!
So much mess! Crooked shelving units with no backs so I lose stuff behind them... I love my long table, and want it centered in the room so I can use it for aformentioned stamping events...
Check out all the wrapping paper I got 75% off at World Market! And remember those tutus from the dance recital? Oh, sorry, getting distracted...
More clutter... note the ugly (circa 1980) paneling on the walls. Gag.
Boxes tumbling out of the closet! I for sure need to use this closet for something other than boxes!
See? I told you hot mess was an understatement! So tell me, reader, how would you go about revitalizing this little bit of craft space? What would you do if you were in my shoes? What tips and tricks can you share from YOUR crafting and storage space? How can I turn this (on a budget) into my little slice of crafting heaven?
Leave me a note and lemme know what you're thinkin'!!!