Yes, this is very embarrassing! This is the way the craft room looked after being picked up. Everything was crammed into corners, piled on chairs and bins. I never wanted to come up to it to do anything. It was overwhelming to walk into. Plus, Bill had just bought a heat press that was on a folding table in our entryway downstairs. We needed to add the heat press to this mess!
We needed to organize this room while still trying to stay on a budget. Nothing we looked at worked to give countertop space and storage space. We needed desk space for the computer and printer, countertop space for the heat press and cutter, and countertop space for the sewing machine.
After a morning of brainstorming we headed off to Ikea. We used the white Akurum kitchen cabinets to form an L-shaped desk. We didn’t get the legs because that would have made it too tall for sitting at. Since we didn’t use the legs, we skipped the cabinet doors. The doors would have rubbed against the floor without the legs. We bought 3 base cabinets, plus a corner base cabinet. We topped it off with 2 Fyndig countertops all in white.
It only took an evening to put together. Bill really did it all himself. Ty helped with some heavy lifting and I fell asleep waiting.
We did utilize some plastic storage carts with drawers that were from my closet. I wish I had a before picture of that. I couldn’t even walk in it. Bill also made over my closet with a ClosetMaid system from Home Depot and 2 Billy bookcases from Ikea. All of the fabric that was piled in the craft room was folded and put on the bookcases in my closet. There is one more bookshelf that can’t be seen in the picture. I couldn’t believe that all those bins and piles of fabric fit in my closet once folded neatly!
The craft room make over cost around $350. We absolutely love it! It has plenty of room and storage now, and it is so much easier to keep clean.