Small Craft Room TOUR – Vanessa at Tried & True Blog

If you have a small craft room/space, then this is a must read for you! Vanessa is here to show off her tiny craft room and how she utilizes every tiny inch of the small space she has. I have to admit, Vanessa’s small craft room is seriously one of my favorite craft room tours we’ve had on here! I love her brilliant use of the little space she has. Truly inspiring. Enjoy! -Linda

Small Craft room with great ideas for storage. She utilizes every tiny inch that she has. Its amazing!

Small Craft Room

Hi everyone, my name is Vanessa Brady and I blog over at Tried & True. Like most of you, I am a craft fanatic and have tons of craft supplies to prove it. I wish this was one of those gorgeous craft room tours where I had tons of space to store scrapbook papers, large punches and craft paint for miles, but since I live in a small house built in the 30’s, that just isn’t the case. Instead, I’d like to welcome you to my Teeny Tiny Craft Room Tour!

tiny craft space off the kitchen

When we moved in about 6 years ago, there was a small room off of the kitchen that was kind of wasted space. We added wall-to-wall shelves on the right side of the room as a pantry to store food and kitchen appliances, but were kind of at a loss at what to do with the left side. When my personal blog became more of a business, it quickly became apparent that I was going to need a permanent space to work and store supplies.

small craft room

The yellow bench was already there so all we had to do was add some risers and a wood sheet cut to size to make the large table. Because of the risers, there’s storage space underneath the table as well as some just to the right of it. There are two small cabinets I use to store Silhouette supplies and We R Memory Keeper materials. My sewing machine is at my feet and, as with all my machines, is pulled out when I need to use it. I dream of having the kind of space that lets me leave machines out on their own tables but until then, the old switcheroo works just fine.

how to organize small craft space

To the left of my craft table, I have a piece of lattice hanging on the wall to help organize markers, string, washi tape, and paintbrushes. Since every inch of my Teeny Tiny Craft Room is used for storage, I don’t have a whole lot of space to display art just for beauty’s sake. I like how this display is organized and neat but still appealing because of all the coordinating colors. I even have a little space to hang “My Happy Place” clipboard! I recently added a bathroom corner shelf unit to utilize even more wasted space. I’ve got to use every inch I can!

craft paint storage ideas + loads of great small space storage ideas.

To the right of my desk, I hung a thrifted set of shelves that I spray painted silver to update a bit. I use them to store some of the supplies that I reach for the most like paint, Mod Podge, and alcohol markers. I also keep a few of my favorite craft projects that I can’t seem to throw away (or give away for that matter!) like my Sewing Kit Matryoshka, “A Cup of Tea” Customizable Art, Citrus Vinegar Cleaner and my plastic canvas Robot Desk Organizer I made for Crafts Unleashed. There’s even a little room for some geeky Dr. Who love!

tried and true craft room

No craft room would be complete without the obligatory pegboard storage shot, right? I store more often-used products on the back of the door leading to my laundry room. Things like scissors, hot glue gun, adhesives, stickers, punches, and glitter are stored here. Some of the baskets are made for pegboard use and others are things that I found in the dollar section of Target. Gotta love that section!

craft room storage

I’ve also taken over a couple walls in the laundry room to store even more craft supplies. These adjustable Ikea shelves and baskets are easy to shift and move according to my needs. I’m thinking of moving our bee suits (read about our Beekeeping adventures!) to the outside shed and utilizing that space for my growing scrapbook paper collection. My husband doesn’t know about that yet so let’s just keep that on the DL, okay?

tiny craft room

The last section of craft storage is relatively new and unused still. We recently had a bunch of old dog supplies and toys hanging here and found a better place for them in the garage so I quickly grabbed this space for more craft goodness! Not too sure what I’ll use it for but I’m sure something will come to me.

little craft room

So, there you go, that’s my Teeny Tiny Craft Room! It’s not a lot, but it definitely is better than nothing. The only real issue I have with working in the pantry is that I’m constantly snacking on food while working and that’s having some serious repercussions on my belt line. Hope you enjoyed the tour and maybe even got a few ideas on working with tight spaces. Happy crafting!​ tried and true craft room

Thanks for sharing, Vanessa! If you have a craft room that you’d like to show off, please email Skye:  info{at}craftaholicsanonymous{dot}net. 

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  1. 1
    Sandi P

    Love the Dalek! I use clear file trays in front of my window for extra storage, and put small potted plants on the top tray. On the second tray is the Sonic Screwdriver my son gave me for Christmas. (He knows me so well.)

  2. 3
    Laura H

    I love this itty bitty room & how you’re using the space. The yellow trim & blue brick are such a great sunny combination!

  3. 4

    Love the windows and the yellow…so bright and cheery. She is so organized…I’ve commandeered a bedroom (empty nest) and it looks like I should be on Hoarders. Great work!

  4. 5

    Love this craft room! the lighting in the room from the window is great and love that shelf for paints and modgepod goodness :D

  5. 6

    I Love this!
    My favorite part is the lattice! Where did you get that?
    That would be perfect for me, as most of my crafty space is window and curtain. I could make it hang right over and not lose the light!
    I love all the little accents, like the robot, and dalek. Your creative space shows just how creative you are!
    Amazing!! :)

  6. 7
    gina o.

    Such a cute space…really doesn’t matter how much room you have….if it makes you happy and allows you to do what your heart loves is all that matters. You did good with the use of space. Thanks for sharing

  7. 8

    I recently moved into a home with a second bedroom. I now have my very first craft room and I am so excited about it! I loved your article about craft rooms in small spaces. My room is certainly bigger than yours but its not huge.I did not have a budget to speak of so I needed to work with what I had, or with found objects. my favorite free items are the side rail from a crib and the bottom piece that the mattress goes on….I hung the rail on my closet door lengthwise and at a slight angle. I have screwed medium size cup hooks to either side on every other rail. Next I’ll pick up some dowels from the craft store and a thread my spools of ribbon on them. I’m going to spray paint the spring base and hang it on a wall. It will become my project and note board. I plan on using clothes pins, painted different colors, to hang things on it.
    I hope when I’m finished the room looks as pretty, functional and organized as yours!

  8. 9

    I craft and store my supplies out of my laundry room with a 4.5 foot countertop space. I rarely come across craft room tours of spaces as small or smaller than mine. Your space is very inspiring and inventive! Really enjoyed the tour!

  9. 10

    I think this is one of the most useful posts because most people don’t have a ton of space to craft in. Thank you for sharing.

  10. 11

    I have a 10×12 spare bedroom that I use for my craft room. It is loaded with wall to wall “stuff” if I just sew, or crotchet end it would be large enough. But I sew, embroider, paint, scrapbook, make corn husk dolls…and so on. I have two sewing machine tables, one for the reg machine and the other for the embrodiery machine, a round table for my printer and laptop and use for cutting material…there are three lage shelves (6ftx3ft) on one wall and they are loaded with supplies I.e. Paints, material, ribbon and oh gosh just everything. And my circut and those supplies are scattered. The closet is very small and hold three long tubs full of supplies and there are usually three bags of poly stuffing crammed in there as well. I can’t get to half the things in the closet…so I don’t.

    I need help!!!

    Oklahoma craft hoarder.

    I usually end up working in the dinning room or living room because the craft area is a mess.

  11. 12
    Viv Lee

    I love the way you’ve made everything accessible and compact. Where did you get the wire basket from, if you dont mind me asking? Ive already got the pegboard (and t shirt!)

  12. 13

    Very nice! Great place to play. Thanks for sharing

  13. 14

    I love your peg-board usage!!

  14. 15

    Oh my god, I love what you have done. Just enough to be happy, but you could always have more space. (Sorry, that is the buzz word of the last few years. It’s not a space; it’s a lifestyle, a passion.) ? But what I was curious about was where did you find a matryoshka sewing kit? I’ve collected matryoshkas since I was a kid and yours is adorable. I am going to have to check out your stuff. I really enjoyed reading this. Thank you. ?

  15. 16
    Debbie G.

    I love the corner shelf! great idea

  16. 17
    Jo Sieber

    how many square feet is your room

  17. 18

    Looks so much larger than it is! Best room I’ve seen on pintrest.