Craft Shed Tour: Kelli from the Craft Shack

Tool Shed Turned Craft Room || Great way to have a craft room when there's no room in the house.

You won’t believe what Kelli from The Craft Shack did! She turned her tool shed into a Craft Shed! Isn’t that awesome?? I’m sure you’ll love it! – Linda

1 - Outside

Welcome to my Craft room! It doesn’t look like much from the outside (yet) but looks can be deceiving. I’ve wanted my own space to craft for a long time, but we’ve never had any room for a dedicated space until I decided last year to re-purpose the 8×12 garden shed in the back yard! It’s not a lot of space, but it’s my space and it’s perfect.

2-Shed in progress flooring

We cleaned it out, sealed it up, put on a few coats of paint, some peel and stick vinyl flooring, and added some power and lights. It is cooled with a small window unit in the summer, and heated with a small space heater in the winter which works fantastically well since the space is not very large.

3- Shed in progress counters

I found the perfect old display case through a yard sale site to use as shelving under the counters. I love finding old things to repurpose and reuse!

4-Pegboard wall

The pegboard wall is great for storing lots of odds and ends without using very much space!

5-Pegboard closeup

The storage options are so versatile with the pegboard! One of my favorite ways to use this space is to zip tie containers like these cans to the board. I also use binder clips to hold small bins on the board great for keeping things like my washi tape.

6-Display case shelves

The old display case worked out perfectly for holding bins of craft supplies and it is so easy to keep it neat and organized with some chalkboard labels.

7-bookcase storage

A plain bookcase fancied up with some fabric is a great place to hold plastic drawers, boxes, bins, and craft books. I love using cardboard photo boxes to store supplies in because they come in such fun colors or patterns and they add some fun to a space for a reasonable cost!

8-Sewing desk

My sewing space is probably my favorite space in the room. The desk and chair were rescued and refinished to match my girly soft craft space. The pegboard above the space adds so much more storage. It’s a great place to hang cutting mats, and the thread is within reach but out of the way so it’s not getting knocked around or tangled. The natural light from the window adds just the right warmth to the area and my table top ironing board stores easily within reach.

9-Desire to create

I took several of my favorite crafting quotes and displayed them throughout the space making it even more my own! Thank you so much for the opportunity to show you my favorite space!

Kelli's Crafting ShackHi! My name is Kelli and I live in Northern New Mexico. I am blessed to be able to stay at home with my three amazing kids. My family keeps me pretty busy, but any spare time I have is happily spent crafting! I am new to the blogging world, and I’m still learning the ropes, but I have enjoyed sharing my Craft Shack creations with my friends and family! I enjoy the occasional craft fair currently and one day when my little ones aren’t so little I hope to join the Etsy family too. Thank you for this opportunity to share my craft space with you! I am so excited to show you around!












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  1. 1
    Alex D.

    I’ve had this same thought!! Ice been looking to do the exact same thing. Are you heating & cooling it 24/7? Are there some things that you don’t leave in the shack? It is so cute!!! Well done!

    1. 1.1

      The space heater I left in there through the winter regulated the temperature above freezing 24/7. The air conditioner will be set to keep things cooler all summer. Frozen paints are hard to work with! The space is small enough that regulating the temperature isn’t hard, but I also don’t live in a climate with extreme winters or summers which helps! So far I’ve not felt there were things I couldn’t leave out there.

  2. 2
    sarah o

    ahhh yess! this is my dream! except for a yarn space :) DH says he’ll build me one and he’s calling it “yarn barn”. we need to buy a house first however.

  3. 3

    Every time I pass by one of these in the Home Improvement stores I almost buy one. Always though they would make a great craft room and you proved me right. Would love this as my sewing room. Very nice, a great job.

  4. 4

    I’ve been wanting and needing a creative space of my own for years! I’m so inspired by your space and your exceptional organization makes me downright giddy! I love organizing and having a clean, set space.

  5. 5

    Thanks so much for letting me share my Shed with you! It is my happy place!

    1. 5.1

      I absolutely love what you did with it, Kelli! So creative! Thanks for sharing it with us! :)

  6. 6

    This is so cute! Love the purple throughout the room.

  7. 7

    I love this! What a unique idea for a crafting space. The display case holding the bins is my favorite part. Thanks for sharing!

  8. 8

    Your playroom is every woman’s dream

  9. 9

    Love it!! Such a cute space to sit and create, and I really like the way you made it your “own”.

  10. 10
    Sherry Fram

    Awesome space! Gives me ideas!

  11. 11

    This is exactly what I have been looking for! I have been searching for the best way to make a craft room that is a separate structure from the house. I think this is perfect.

  12. 12

    Just the other day when I was at Costco I saw a shed and thought that would make a great sewing room. I love what you did in yours and now I want one, too! Living in Las Vegas, I would have to do some pretty thick insulation for mine to keep 110 degree temps out in the summer.

  13. 13

    I love your craft shed! Love the balanced use of color and the re-purposed stuff! We are moving to a smaller house than we have had in years so I am getting a shred too! I was browsing Pinterest for decorating ideas and found yours. Thanks for sharing! I wish you the best in your crafting!

  14. 14

    This is a little piece of crafty heaven! And all those scissors! I have spent countless hours of my life searching for my single pair of scissors – time to start a breeding programme I think! :-)

  15. 15
    Teresa Morris

    Your space is such an inspiration! Thanks for sharing. Such great ideas. Enjoy your space.

  16. 16

    What a gorgeous craft space. I love the lavender

  17. 17

    I love your craft space. All the shades of lavender are gorgeous! Thanks for pinning it on Pinterest.

  18. 18

    OMG!!! I loved the craft shack. What a cool and beautiful way to re-purpose a garden shed. Wow, wow, wow!!! Great job.

  19. 19

    Love your craft room Kelli, full of wonderful ideas and sayings and colors. Enjoy your craft shack and your family. I live in an apartment and deciding whether I should use part of my kitchen as my craft center or my bedroom.

  20. 20

    that is so awesome. I love it. You have inspired me. Thanks for sharing.

  21. 21

    I’m just starting to get my Craft Studio. It’s been delivered, I have it wired for electricity and a hole for the air/heat unit. My question is your craft shack is so pretty with the lavendar and white, but where is your lighting? Do you have any ceiling lighting? I will have to insulate and drywall, it is too hot here in Texas for me not too. Would love any tips you might have to give, I have an empty shell with elecrtic so far.

  22. 22

    I would love to do this but I live in England were it rains a lot. How do you keep the damp out of your stash?

  23. 23
    Patti Jones

    I got a Leland bldg last year for my studio and put drywall and insulation in the side walls but don’t know what to do about sealing the roof/ceiling to keep it from being so cold in the winter. We’re just south of Dallas but it still gets cold. Could you tell me how to seal the ceiling so I don’t have to try to put ugly insulation up there? I’m doing almost all of this myself as dh isn’t much help and not handy at all.

    1. 23.1

      Patty, what if you got sheet foam insulation. You can cut it to the width of the rafters, even use more than one layer. I would then paint or cover it with fabric and place between the rafters. You could also use regular insulation and then buy some ceiling tiles to cover it. You could even use the ones that look like an old fashioned tin ceiling.

  24. 24

    I just love what you’ve done! It’s so well organized, and I really like that you used great ideas and inexpensive solutions instead of spending tons of money. It’s so inspiring, thanks for sharing it all with us!

  25. 25

    I love love love this!!! From the outside right down to the color scheme and the plastic tin labels. You did an amazing job!!!

  26. 26

    You painted the ceiling purple! I am dying! Purple is my favorite color and you have made your little shack so cute! I would love to hear more about what exactly you did to seal it, insulate it, make it weather proof, etc. I live in FL, and with the heat and humidity, I am a little nervous to do one of my own.

  27. 27

    I saw your Craft Shack on Pinterest and had to visit your site. Adorable! Love it!

  28. 28
    J risley

    Thanks for sharing your awesome craft space. It’s wonderful !

  29. 29

    Kelli, what a beautiful space you have made for yourself. I have a similar situation–whereby I don’t have any room in the house to have a Craft Room. Your idea gives me hope to do the same–maybe using part of our garage? I will need to talk to my husband about this….Sounds very possible!! Enjoy your little ones—they grow up too fast. Mayra :)

  30. 30
    Bonnie Tait

    This is so inspiring for all crafters. We need space, and lots of it. Thank you so much Kelli.

  31. 31

    LOVELY craft shack. it is so fun to see other people’s ideas

  32. 32

    This is my Nephew’s wife and she is awesome! neat to see this on Pinterest

  33. 33

    i have done a similar thing i brought a shed and my husband insulated it put air heating, shelving etc and i now have my own craft room and my own space .

  34. 34

    Love it! Purple is my favorite color and this is so inspiring!

  35. 35

    I’m in the process of converting my husbands work shed in my She’s Crafting Shed. Very long process. I keep having ideas. Yours is very pretty.

  36. 36
    Kara J.

    I’m in the process of buying a home that’s a bit smaller than our last and no real space to commit to my crafting obsession. The one we found does have a newer small garden shed in the back that my husband suggested using. 🥰
    Your “conversion” is a wonderful inspiration on how to go about changing it with additional ideas on decorating it. It’s so cute and inviting. Purple is my favorite color too!
    I’m definitely bookmarking your page to come return to. Thank you so much for this posting this!