How to Change a Junk Closet to a Craft Area for $0!

I’m all about repurposing spaces and items, so I can’t believe that it took me as long as it did to transform my junk closet into a crafting area.  For the first time in years all of my scrapbooking/stamping/crafting items are in one organized place, and it didn’t cost me a dime.  All it took was some lifting, moving, re-arranging, and organizing!  {which in and of itself was a bigger project than I anticipated….}

I WOULD have taken a picture of what my junk closet looked like before I made it into my handy-dandy craft area, but that would have been really embarrassing, so you’ll just have to use your imagination.

Here’s what my craft area looks like now:

And here’s how I did it:

  1. I cleared out all of the junk that was in the closet area that I planned on repurposing.
  2. I gathered together all of my crafting/scrapbooking/stamping supplies from the 15,000 places I had them stashed and brought them into my new crafting area.
  3. I dragged the display table that I decided to repurpose as a desk (because it fit in the space and I didn’t mind “losing” it to my closet) into the closet and then started to organize.
  4. The organizing part was actually quite easy.  I just put things where I thought they logically should go and was really happy with the results.

My closet has 2 shelves built in, so the shelf above my desk contains all manner of fun crafting goodies, right at my finger tips. {My dad made me the ribbon holder and smaller shelf you see here as a Birthday Present.}

The top shelf now contains scrapbooking albums and items that I don’t need to get at frequently.

As you can see, there is plenty of space between the shelf and the desk so that my work area is not too cramped.

I have this paper organizer that my dad made for me on the side of the desk.  It’s a fabulous organizational tool that I can’t live without {thanks dad} and now paper is right at my finger tips when I “craft”.  {using the word “craft loosely”!  ha!}

And the best part?  If I’m in the middle of a project, I don’t have to clean up and start again if I run out of time.  I just slide the door closed and no one is the wiser!  Plus, it was free, and now everything is in one place.  Yahoo!

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