DIY Project Parade ~ vintage inspired craft room/office reveal

I think I’ve only shared a peek of my craft/office space in the past. I challenged my flu-fighting self to clean it up yesterday in order to accomplish something. It sometimes quickly becomes a dumping ground for everything craft related. Note, this is a tiny room…so while it looks like I may border on ‘hoarder’, it is all organized!  I confess, it’s not only craft supplies but just things I like and things that I might find a use for in the future. It is a lot crammed into one small room.

vintage craft room

{from the hallway. Large buttons are old – no shopping source.}

This room before was a spare bedroom that never got used…


 I moved the bed to a guest room downstairs.

And moved my office/craft stuff upstairs. (So visitors don’t have to see a mess if I’m in the middle of a project.) Now, everything old looks fun and organized. I love that I don’t have to always use the dining room table for craft projects.


vintage craft room

Light fixture is newer and has been sitting in a box just waiting for the perfect spot (I got it last year but can’t find it online anymore). It could be great DIY project using a wire basket.

Baskets and vintage crates hold craft paints, ribbon, sewing supplies, glues, hand tools, stamps, tape, etc.

vintage craft room, organization

I love my flea market finds: Wire paper bin and wooden carpenter’s tool box, old crates…

French Canvas Totes: I didn’t get them here, but you can. I don’t remember where I got them a few years ago.  

old metal display…

vintage metal bin

I’m not sure what this is called, do you know? It hangs on the wall, it’s metal and fancy. It has a sharp point for keeping track of important papers {or favorite magazine inspiration}…vintage wall mounted paper file? clip? holder? spear?

vintage paper holder, wall mount

A farmhouse table becomes a work space…

table skirt

I made panels and use tension rods to hide more storage space underneath. {or kitty’s secret napping club…pardon me!}

craft room makeoverThe walls are covered with pretty things I’ve collected over the years, family photos, yard sale treasures, things that inspire me, TLC art and DIY art.

{sorry for the glare}

wall gallerywall gallergy

(clock is a few years old from Target – not sold anymore)

wall gallery Niski! 🙁

vintage craft room

Ribbon scraps in mason jars…

ribbon, mason jars

Fun string of round bulb lights create a circus/party atmosphere…

vintage craft room

Black lamps with burlap shades are from Big Lots last year. 

vintage craft roomCloset on the left (shelf installation and organization coming soon) and exit door on the right. I love the trim, old doors and original door knobs in this room.

old doors

Fabric is in a basket but soon to stored in closet on shelves…

craft roomMy director’s chair from the Shaw/HGTV Home room design challenge

Shelving is the cheap types that become ‘parallelograms” without extra support but the set of 6 we had fit perfectly on the back wall, helping to keep everything upright.

craft roomSo, crowded? Yes, very. But it’s comfortable, cozy and a great space to get creative.

vintage craft roomWhat do you think?  Could you work in a super-stocked space like this?

Let’s see what you’ve been up to!

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