Craft Room {Alicia at La Famille}

Hello, Craftaholics Readers!
I’m so excited to be here today.
I’ve loved reading about all the other craft spaces
and I’ll be sharing mine with you today.

But before we begin, I’d like to formally introduce myself.
I’m Alicia and I write a blog called La Famille.
I write about all the goings on in our family, craft projects, our homeschool days, and whatever else strikes my fancy that day :)
Ok…now on to my craft space.
Like many of us, my space is in the basement.
This would not be my first choice, but you take
what you can get right? And besides making one of my kids sleep in the garage, I don’t have a lot of other options.
So, back in January, I was having a bit of an
inspiration crisis.
My workspace was unorganized, cluttered, and just generally uninspiring.
Ever have that problem?
Ya…it looked a little something like this:
I’ve laid out just a few of the problems I was facing.
I decided I had had enough. And in a
fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants kind of redo (which is NOT like me at all), I transformed my space in three days from this:
To this:
Other side:
A few things that are really imporatant to me when I’m creating are:
~Clutter free spaces: I need a place for everything. If my counters start getting cluttered, my brain goes into “uncreative” mode and I can’t focus till it’s cleaned up.
~Pretty storage: I like things to look uniform, but still pretty.
~Color: I love a clean-lined look with pops of color. That’s why I chose the neutral grey with red.
When I was doing this redo, I focused on adding more light and adding more functional storage.
Here’s a closer look at what I did to change it.
Here’s some of my storage solutions:
My hubby added some shelves and I bought white containers from Walmart to hold my items.
I made labels for the basket and now everything is in plain view, but in a good way…make sense?
I added the curtain to hide big bulky things that I didn’t use a whole lot.
I also painted this side of the shelves with magnetic paint and then chalkboard paint.
I’m always writing myself notes and to do’s…so this has come in really handy.
The teired wire thingy came from a junk show…I was so happy that it was already red and worked so great in my space.
I also run an Etsy shop and I needed a place to put important papers and current orders.
I decopauged these clipboards to hold these papers.
This is just your simple what-not holder from the hardware store.
I use it to hold spools of thread and other little things.
My hubby also made the shelf above my cutting table.
I use that to hold buttons and ribbons and whatever else I throw up there.
One last look:


Thanks so much for looking around my space with me.
I’m flattered to be featured on this amazing blog.
Thanks for having me :)
Hi! I'm Linda, the craft addict behind Craftaholics Anonymous®, a craft blog. Crafting is cheaper than therapy, right? When I'm not DIYing something, I can be found taxiing around our 4 crazy kids or working out. Or shoe shopping... because you can never have too many shoes! Happy crafting! ♥

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  1. 1

    I love what you have done! I know the workspace makes all the difference, In about a month, I will be moving and have an extra room to turn into a craft room so it’s always great to see how everyone organizes to get different ideas!

  2. 2
    Jennifer Espinosa

    I love the fact that you re-used old jars as storage & it even adds to the decor. Very cute! I love your craft room & it’s very well done! :o)

  3. 3

    Wow, what an amazing transformation! And in just three days. I’m impressed & inspired! Sharon

  4. 4

    Wow, thanks for sharing some amazing transformation pictures, I really like your set up. I don’t think I would be brave enough to share before photos of my space…we’ll see.

  5. 5

    This inspires me in oh so may ways. I love everything you have done to make your space yours.

  6. 6

    it looks gorgeous! wowza girl you are so beyond organized it pains me. you want to come with me and help me whip my spaces into shape? i could use someone with your mad skills:)

  7. 7

    Dang, that is impressive–I certainly need to do some de-cluttering myself–inspiring! :)

  8. 8

    Since the last craftroom makeover I have been inspired!! Thank you so much! I am about half-way done. After my mom passed away 3 years ago I inherited not only all of her craft supplies, but everything else. I have been dealing with boxes and baskets of her papers and such since then. And of course they have been stored in my “crap”room! Inspirational and amazing!! Thanks for your ideas!!

  9. 9

    that red wire thingy is NOT junk! and the what-not holder from the hardware store – good idea! perfect little drawers :)

  10. 10

    WOW! I love your room re-do. It looks so organized and fun. Thanks for letting us in for a visit.

    Thanks for sharing!


  11. 12

    beautiful.. so inspiring.. I can’t believe u did it in three days.. wow.
    My space looks horrible right now.. can u come over and help me?
    wow.. so so beautiful. lucky girl. xo

  12. 13

    What a wonderful job you did in making it your own unique space. Love the pops of color!!
    Looks fabulous!

  13. 14

    Wow, this is exactly what I needed
    to hear, today. I’ve got a very depressing
    spot for my own creating and I’m determined
    to get it fixed up over the summer. I love
    all of your tips. I also like the idea of having
    two work counters. Need to start scouting
    around for a desk or table. Can’t believe you
    did this in three days!!
    xx Suzanne

  14. 16
    Yvonne Higgins

    I love this room. Mainly because it is so organized and also because my room is yellow with red and white. I have white table cover with 1 row of red with white dots along the bottom. My curtains and machine covers are also white with the same red with white dots for trim. I wish I had a room as big as your to finish and keep it organized and as nice as yours. It is a real inspiration. Thanks for sharing.

  15. 17

    When you covered the table, how did you attached the fabric to the table. I will be doing
    a major overhaul shortly and have lots of ideas rolling in my brain….