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Craft Room Tour with Kim from Seven Thirty Three

Happy happy Friday! I ‘m working hard getting everything ready for the big party next week, so today I have a guest blogger, Kim from Seven Thirty Three is here to show off her awesome Craft Room makeover. Enjoy! -linda
Hi Craftaholics Anonymous readers!  My name is Kim and I blog over at seven thirty three where I share craft tutorials, party ideas, free printables and more!
Today I am here to share with you my new craft room that I just transformed – to see the before, click here.  I am totally in love with my new space and it is affordable and easy to create, so really, anyone can make a space like this!
craft storage
So light and breezy, right?  I painted the walls Storm Harbor by Ace. 
I built my counter height craft table using 2 Martha Stewart Stackable 9-Cube Organizers ($40 each), a sheet of MDF ($40) that I had Home Depot cut down to 38 x 48 and 2 strips of 3′ industrial strength velcro ($10 total), which I used to attach the MDF to the top of the shelves.  The top hangs over the shelving about one inch on each side.  I did plan on adding L-Brackets, but to be honest, that top isn’t going anywhere!  The idea for the table came from Martha herself (she used her 6 cube storage and a hollow door).  I also purchased iron on Melamine Edging ($5) to finish the edges of the MDF top – it worked perfectly and was very easy to work with – just don’t bend it when it isn’t warm or it will crack.  I also purchased the Martha Stewart fabric totes for $6 each.  And if you purchase everything online for pick up in-store and use ebates.com you can get 3% cash back, which is what I did.
 My 29″ stools came from overstock.com and were $80 for the set.  They are super comfortable and fit perfectly under the desk.  I have plans to recover the seats with a colorful fabric at some point.
 
I sewed reversible dust covers for both my sewing machine and my Cricut and added some fabric flower embellishments.  I followed Stay-at-Home Artist’s method for creating the sewing machine dust cover and then just transferred that concept for the Cricut one.  As you can tell from the picture above, I forgot to include the knob in the width measurement, but I love it anyway!
My Facebook peeps helped me decide on adding two flowers instead of one to my Cricut cover.  {THANKS LADIES!}
I had the two cupboards already and added a 3rd Cubbie unit between them.  The cupboard on the left stores more of my supplies – like my cutting mat, paper cutter, laminator, computer paper, etc.  The cupboard on the right stores business items on the top two shelves, all the kids movies and puzzles on the last three shelves.  The cubby units store SO many supplies, they really are awesome.
I created some labels on the computer so I can tell exactly what is in each tote.
I purchased a 24 x 36 piece of foam core and cut it into 10′ x 7′ (and 6.5″) rectangles to use as fabric organizers.  I use a pin to secure the fabric to the board.  It works perfectly and was super inexpensive.  Just make sure to use a super sharp Xacto knife when cutting it and you’ll be golden.
I love how tidy and neat it looks and it keeps the fabric in nice shape too!  I typically buy fabric for specific projects, so I don’t have a huge stash, but I am happy that it is finally organized and not shoved in a drawer.
My scrapbook paper is stored in a 12×12 Cropper Hopper Vertical Paper Holder I purchased at Walmart and embellished with a circle and P.
I used a large Mason jar and turned the top into a pin cushion (kudos to Kim at A girl and a glue gun for cluing me in to this awesome solution) and am storing my fledgling button collection in the jar.  Baby food jars store other odds and ends. 
I went old school and covered some soup cans with paper to store my crayons and pens and pencils.  I used buckets purchased at Hobby Lobby (made a trip to NH and got to visit one for the first time!) to store colored pencils and markers.
I had this extra terra cotta pot and it was perfect to store all of my scissors and hole punches!
I added this playful little photo booth picture of my husband and I (I was 17!) to one of the cubbies.  His hat makes me laugh… not to mention the AWESOME faces and leather jackets.
My scraps have a dedicated spot in this sweet little basket.
I decorated my cork board with sweet mini bunting made from paper and paper flowers.  The “She believed she could so she did” quote is a free printable that I created.
 I also made chalkboard paint using Martha’s how-to.  I purchased two Black Behr paint samples and the non-sanded grout from Home Depot.  I added another sweet little bunting to spruce it up.  The kids went to town as soon as this was ready.  They literally colored for an hour.  I did have chalk all over my baseboard, but a simple swipe with a wet cloth remedies the situation.
diy chalk board paint
I also made new curtains for the windows:
I love the yellow embellishment!
So that’s my new space!  What do you all think?  I can already feel the creative juices flowing more now that I have this space!
Thanks for inviting me Linda and I hope to see some of you over at seven thirty three!
Thanks, Kim! If you’d like to see more Craft Room Tours, click here!

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About Linda@CraftaholicsAnonymous

Hi! I'm Linda, the craft addict behind Craftaholics Anonymous®, a craft blog. Crafting is cheaper than therapy, right? When not crafting, I can be found chasing my 2 small {but very energetic!} boys or playing with my new baby girl. Or shoe shopping... because you can never have too many shoes! Happy crafting! ♥

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  1. 1

    LOVE Kim’s space and love her as a designer. She is seriously the best. So happy you have an awesome room to create in now too!

  2. 2
    Katie says:

    Love Kim’s craft room! The fun colors and organization are part of what makes a space workable! :)

  3. 3
    Susan Jensen says:

    Love your room Kim !! I dont have as much room but similar ideas, Nice.

  4. 4
    Melissa C. says:

    You inspire me to get organized in my craft corner!!! We’re in a 2 bed apartment, so my craft “room” will have to wait but I love the plastic bins idea and the soup cans for pencils!! I’m all about handmade crafts and recycling things I already have vs buying “organizing” things from the craft stores that cost a bunch!! This room is breathtaking!!! Congrats on your new space!!!

  5. 5
    Dawnll says:

    Your colors in your room are so beautiful
    Beautiful room

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    Amanda says:

    Great idea with the fabric. I think I will use it with my ribbon especially the scraps that I save from wrapping. :) I think I might added those paperclips and hang the paper clips from thumb tacks. :)