Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Closet Craft Room


So my 1 bedroom apartment is teeny tiny. However, that doesn't mean you can't get creative with the space.

We have a great semi-walk-in closet off our living room and it offers an opportunity for a craft closet. Here's what it used to look like:


I had seen many photos online where people have converted closet spaces into offices or craft rooms and here is mine:
The desk was free and the rest of the accessories are from Ikea so you know that this project cost close to nothing!
The desk was my husband's when he was little and we rescued it from his grandma's basement. I would eventually like to paint it white or a bright color and to swap out the hardware. The chair is from Ikea and was only $10!
This is a plant pot from Ikea that holds some of my sewing tools.
These are cork boards I found at Hobby Lobby and covered in fabric from Ikea. I used spray adhesive to attach it and then lined the edges with some ribbon.
The boxes and magazine holders are also from Ikea.
Cute little mini frames from Michael's, found in the dollar section. Not quite sure what to put in them yet.
Wall shelving flanks both sides of my desk but I hung Ikea curtains up to conceal them.
Since we are renters, I hung the curtains up with tension shower curtain rods so that they could easily be taken down without holes left in the wall.

And that's my closet craft room.
Now I have no excuses to not make something!

28 comments:

  1. I have a closet that same area I am thinking about doing something like this in. Great ideas.

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  2. ohhhhh--looks fantastic!!! :)

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  3. Wow you have a done a great job! Looks so good. Thanks for stopping by the blog and entering in to win the napkin rings. I will announce the winner tomorrow sometime. Hope you win. :)
    Karin

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  4. That is an amazing transformation! You should submit it to Roeshel at The DIY Show-Off blog to get it featured!!

    Amy

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  5. This is very inspiring: to create and repurpose a space for your hobby/work. I think you should submit it to "Metamorphosis Monday" at Between Naps on the Porch. Also, I've been reading your other posts, and I really love your blog! Thanks for your comments on mine. --Delores

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  6. I am determined to do this with my closet one day soon!

    You can view my DIY project here...
    http://bethouaknight.blogspot.com/2010/01/old-becomes-new.html

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  7. I'm working on my craft closet too...yours looks so great!

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  8. Very clever and so nicely decorated.
    :o) Trish

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  9. Looks great! Nice place to create.

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  10. Looks good. My next project is putting an office into a closet. At least I'm going to try.
    Cindy at Lakewood

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  11. What a super cute place ! Job well done !
    Kammy

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  12. Nice job, Megan! I love that you did it on a budget, too!

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  13. Well, how creative are you to make this small space work perfectly! Great job on a budget as well! Can't wait to see what you create in this space! Dee dee

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  14. Amazing! What an encouragement for those of us with small spaces...Thanks so much for sharing!

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  15. What a great job you did. My desk I am sitting at is a mess. I need to get organized and pretty things up here like yours.

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  16. Great job! I love how you made a small space into something totally useful - and beautiful. Gotta love Ikea. I have those exact same chairs, and I love them. Seriously, how can you beat $10?

    Thanks for linking up to my party!

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  17. Wow! Looks great I love your color choices, green is my favorite color. The idea to use tension rods is a great one. I wish Ikea was closer than 2.5 hours away. Thanks for sharing!

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  18. It looks really nice! You have to take advantage of any space you have.

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  19. That is such a great space now!!

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  20. So cute! I must go look for those frames at Michael's. Nice job on the closet!

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  21. You clever thing! It came out great! Fab fin on the frames!

    Cheers!
    Tina

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  22. wow, looks great, and the colors are so fun!

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  23. Adorable! You have the right attitude, for sure. I would have to put a mirror on the wall, though. I hate having my back to the door. :)

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  24. Wonderful job, Megan!! it is so neat and functional now! Great price tag. too! I love it!! :-)

    xoxo
    Janie (who is also from Chicago!)

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  25. Wow, that is too cute! Great use of space, I'm sure you are enjoying it tremendously! Thanks so much for sharing!
    Sharlotte

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  26. Super cute! I love finding creative uses for spaces. Great job!

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  27. This is so inspirational. I love your makeover!

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