A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Do you have an idea for improving the Craftster swap process?  Suggest and discuss it here on the Talk About The Swap Process board.
Total Members: 305,733
Currently Running With Scissors:
608 Guests and 15 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: From cheap bookshelves to awsome craft storage  (Read 2449 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
ChrisSews
« on: December 04, 2010 09:22:46 PM »

I've been slowly putting together my craft room since we moved over a year ago.  My budget is limited and I like to make/build/repurpose as much as possible so it's coming together slowly. 

My best find so far were these bookshelf/drawer organizers on Craigslist.  They were cheap laminate, furniture in a box quality, and quite ugly but I knew they could make great craft room storage.  I paid $20 for both of them.  I took them apart, sanded down the laminate surface, and patched a few nicks and holes with wood putty.  Then there were multiple coats of a good primer and then paint.  I replaced the cardboard backs with some plywood paneling and reassembled them adding reinforcement to make them sturdier.  Finally I bought some nice oil rubbed bronze hardware to replace the cheap silver ones. 

Here's the end result:


Here's what I started with:


I added baskets to hold various WIP and smaller supplies.  I spent several weeks going through all my fabric and organizing it.  Wovens were placed on these mini bolts (cut out of old cardboard boxes). 


The knits were rolled and placed in the drawers.  Another drawer was designated for baby fabric.



Behind the other doors is more misc. craft stuff.  I think I might have too much fabric and craft things (I have even more that lives in the closet).   Grin  But with everything behind closed doors or in nice baskets and boxes it's a bit less obvious how much of a stash problem I actually have!


THIS ROCKS   Logged

Check out my projects, ideas, and swap wish list at...
http://pinterest.com/cmsargent/
Acadian Driftwood
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 2712
Joined: 09-May-2008

Ta neige, Acadie, fait des larmes au soleil


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2010 09:43:47 PM »

I think you did a great job making those shelves nicer, and I am DROOLING over those mini bolts of fabric! Such a pretty way to store them!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Anyone have a couple extra felting needles? I'll trade for them!

Pinterest

Etsy shop
KLKing
Sewing Mentor
Offline Offline

Posts: 2878
Joined: 23-May-2009

"Craftophrenia"~ Dabbling in Everything!


View Profile WWW
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2010 12:04:32 AM »

Great Job, Chris! That is one envious fabric stash you have there.  Wink
 I really like the baskets. And the shelves are so perfect. That sounds like a lot of work, and well worth it. I'd like to see more of this craft room!
I'm wondering just where you are going to put the stuffie I'm sending you?  Wink
THIS ROCKS   Logged

ChrisSews
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2010 01:45:47 AM »

Quote
I'm wondering just where you are going to put the stuffie I'm sending you?

Well I have plans for some shelves to hang above my craft table but in the mean time he'll likely join the fox, owls, and feegle sitting on top these shelves.  These were all from swaps too so I already have a mini collection started.  Smiley
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Check out my projects, ideas, and swap wish list at...
http://pinterest.com/cmsargent/
ingadahling
Tea-drinking, ukulele-strumming, zombie-loving crafty gal
Offline Offline

Posts: 34
Joined: 05-Apr-2010


View Profile WWW
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2011 04:42:41 PM »

This is such an inspirational post for me!  My stash problem is more with yarn than fabric, but I've got a healthy amount of both.  Wink  Those mini bolts are a fab idea that I may need to work into my organizational efforts.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
See All the Celebrity Super Bowl Style!
You Can Do What with Double-Sided Tape?
Celebrity Stylist Phillip Bloch Talks About Super Bowl Fashion
4 Cool Ways to Incorporate a Beanie Into Your Outfit
Altuzarra Spring 2014 New York Fashion Week - Interviews & Runway
Latest Blog Articles
Handmade Gift Ideas: Sherlock Matchbox
@Home This Weekend: Bottlecap Magnets
Tute Tuesday: Dark Chocolate Bacon Pecan Pie

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.