Thursday, February 10, 2011

My New Craft Space

For years now I have been frustrated that I don't have a designated space for my many and on going craft projects.  Even though we have a three bedroom house, our extra bedrooms are small and really can't serve as a multi purpose room.  Right now we have those rooms set up as an office and an extra bedroom.  I tired once to craft in the extra bedroom, but there was just not enough room.  Then we tried making space in our living room, but having a messy craft table in the living room just seemed out of place.  I just want a space big enough to hold all of my supplies and that I don't have to clean up at the end of the day.

Over the holidays Ethan and I decided to get rid of the extra bedroom and turn it into my craft space.  It was a hard decision because we like our guest to have a place to sleep when visiting, but in reality it is really under utilized space. 

Then Ethan came up with a plan with a good compromise.  He was going to make room for me in the garage.  It would be a big space with lots of room so I can store everything in one place.  My two concerns: lighting and temperature. 

Here is a tour of what he came up with:

The space, including shevles (shared with comic books) and space for all the Rubbermaids.
From Drop Box
A entertainment center composed of our TV/DVD/Receiver recently replaced in our living room.
Additional lighting
And a space heater!


  1. Very nice! At least you're living in a warm place...I sure couldn't do that in my garage in OH!!

  2. Hey, have you ever seen the ScrapBox or CraftBox items? Here is a link to see the fabulous stuff they offer. You can find them cheaper at or even "scratch & dents" through the scrapbox company where they offer them preassembled at reduced price and free shipping. I'm saving my pennies to get one to set up craft/sewing/quilting/scrapbooking area in my garage.

    Shelley, Jennifer Kobler's aunt