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Title: quartney's Craft Room
Post by: quartney on May 12, 2009 01:54:15 PM
Just wanted to share pictures of my craft room.  It may provide some ideas or inspiration for others!


I used doors that people left at the curb for the garbage pickup as desks.  I used pipe from Home Depot inserted into metal toilet flanges as legs for the tables.  I bought clear sheets of acrylic on top of the doors as table tops.

The purple table is waist-high, so it's great for gift wrapping or cutting fabric ... activities you don't want to do sitting down.

[I share this room with cats, unfortunately ... hence the cat scratching tree and litterbox!]

The sewing zone ... spools of thread, gift wrap, notecards, and ribbon are on the pegboard, as well as too many scissors!  The next project is reupholstering the sewing chair.


The computer zone ...


Here is the "before" shot.  It was difficult to find the supplies I needed to get anything done.



Title: Re: quartney's Craft Room
Post by: shadowbox on May 12, 2009 02:31:39 PM
One day I will have this.  I will have a room of my own in a house of my own!

THE CRAFT HOLE!

thats what I will call it.

kudo's to yours.



Title: Re: quartney's Craft Room
Post by: JennasMommy on May 13, 2009 10:31:03 AM
Great job! Nice organization, a skill I lack :P. Love everything, especially your pegboard area and all the room you have 'to create'. What type of containers are holding your pens (markers?) at the bottom of the pegboard? Are they DIY containers or did you buy them? We just finished building our house so still in the process of settling in, never started on my sewing room yet, trying to find ideas for it now. My room is very small 9x6 (yes I'm drooling over yours 8) ) so I'm definitely plan on putting pegboard along one wall to help keep my limited counterspace free and clear for worksurface.

Thanks for the inspiration!
~MAry


Title: Re: quartney's Craft Room
Post by: quartney on May 13, 2009 11:08:19 AM
Thanks!  The containers holding the markers, pens, chalk, etc are tin cans.  I threaded some zip ties from behind the pegboard into the holes before the pegboard was installed.  Then, I drilled a couple holes next to each other near the top of the tin can, corresponding to where the zip ties were.  I attached the zip ties inside the cans (I only ended up using the top zip tie).  I covered the cans with scrapbook paper.  I took a picture to show you. 



Title: Re: quartney's Craft Room
Post by: Tallyboo on May 14, 2009 12:22:12 AM
Very nice, love the tin cans! I too long for a craft room of my own... /sigh.


Title: Re: quartney's Craft Room
Post by: JennasMommy on May 14, 2009 06:20:13 AM
Wow...detailed pics and instructions :-*. I thought they were tin cans but wasn't sure how to attach them, pure genius ;D! Don't really have alot of money to spend on a gazillion store bought pegboard attachements so this will work perfect! I'm off to find even more things to drill holes in ;).

Thanks!
~Mary


Title: Re: quartney's Craft Room
Post by: quartney on May 14, 2009 06:25:23 AM
You're welcome!  Also,  I bought a pegboard set off of ebay, which was WAYYYYY cheaper than buying each piece individually at the hardware store:
http://cgi.ebay.com/200-New-PEG-BOARD-PEGBOARD-GARAGE-ORGANIZERS-HOOKS-SET_W0QQitemZ260408800561QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item3ca192f531&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72:1205|66:2|65:12|39:1|240:1318|301:1|293:1|294:50 (http://cgi.ebay.com/200-New-PEG-BOARD-PEGBOARD-GARAGE-ORGANIZERS-HOOKS-SET_W0QQitemZ260408800561QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item3ca192f531&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72:1205|66:2|65:12|39:1|240:1318|301:1|293:1|294:50)


Title: Re: quartney's Craft Room
Post by: quartney on May 14, 2009 06:29:36 AM
Two other things:
I actually used a hole puncher to put holes in the cans.  So that was pretty easy.

The spools of thread are on short pieces of a wooden dowel, inserted into the pegboard and secured with wood glue.  That way you can put up a bunch of spools without having to buy pegboard attachments.


Title: Re: quartney's Craft Room
Post by: diy-me-amy on May 15, 2009 03:24:20 AM
omg!! it's like a sewing heaven...awesome...


Title: Re: quartney's Craft Room
Post by: eatmoreplants on May 17, 2009 06:28:36 AM
LOVE!

i think it's really cool that you got old doors to make desks. i am going to have to try that one.


Title: Re: quartney's Craft Room
Post by: twelvedaysold on December 23, 2010 11:56:25 AM
I'm sooooo late to this party, but thank you for posting these pictures.  They've been a huge inspiration for me!


Title: Re: quartney's Craft Room
Post by: shehay on December 28, 2010 12:53:30 PM
very nice, good ideas.


Title: Re: quartney's Craft Room
Post by: Sonja_Amsterdam on January 03, 2011 12:20:24 PM
This is so cool and smart. Way to go with all the inventive recycling. Very inspiring!


Title: Re: quartney's Craft Room
Post by: tigergirl on February 01, 2011 05:32:49 AM
This looks fantastic! Even after I've cleaned up my craft room it doesn't look anywhere near as neat as your 'before' pic. Mind you - my problem is just too much stuff stored in a too small room.


Title: Re: quartney's Craft Room
Post by: miep on March 14, 2011 01:07:50 PM
I love the pegboard, i need one for myself.
The tin cans are brilliant too!

I want a craftroom like yours!!!