Craft Closet: part 2

We have made some progress – yippee!!

However, I must say that having a day off in the middle of the week does help out. Therefore, I am hesitant to say when the next ‘update’ will be since our weekend is jam packed and we leave for vacation in 9 days (so exciting). I guess what I’m really saying is… don’t get to excited to see any after photo’s anytime soon.

So here’s where we are: (and to keep you updated, read this post for part 1 of our craft closet project)

Here is the HH original plan for the craft closet. Keeping it simple and giving me the most usable space possible.

And for a better visual of what we are hoping to achieve here is a quick digital plan I did. We will be replacing the upper shelf and putting a deeper shelf in its place. There will be one long continuous desk top area. This area will serve as a big space for whatever project(s) I am on and as a home for my laptop (hip hip hooray). There will be three boxes under the desk area. These will be dual purpose in the design: support and storage. The center one will be wider that the ones on the ends and eventually we will put adjustable shelving in them to make them more versatile.  The design is very basic but I think it will be totally functional. And we can add/change as we go and as we see fit… shockingly I already have a few new ideas! :)

I decided to do the closet in a fun & cheerful yellow paint. I really love how the yellow pops with the Peacock Blue that the bedroom is already painted in.

We purchased Birch wood by the sheet at Home Depot. We used 3/4″ x 4 x 8 sheets and cut them to our desired sizes. For example, my desktop will be 24″ deep (so no cutting required for the depth part of the desk top or for the sides of the support boxes under the desk… keeping it simple).

Making progress. Sean was able to cut all the pieces for the boxes. The desk top is ready and I lightly sanded everything. Now we need to assemble, but that’s for another day. We are pooped!

Craft Closet: part 1

Currently I craft out of a box. Seriously, I do not have a personal space in my entire house. Besides having my side of the bathroom vanity, my side of the bed, my side of the closet, etc., I don’t have an office, not even a designated work area (what a shame, right?! My thoughts exactly).

Hence, “Project Craft Closet”! Yeah!!

We currently have “Crap Closet”. Really, no joke. Crap closet/craft box is exactly what it is.

In our guest bedroom there is a large (long not deep) closet. It has lovely/ugly mirrored doors (3 to be exact) and a ton of crap stored inside. When I want to make a gift or wrap a present, I have to rummage through boxes, bags, shelves and so on. It is a major chore to say the least. It’s very discouraging to this crafty-design girl (somewhere in there I should mention that I might also be a little lazy since I’ve never taken the initiative to clean up that closet either).

Here is the shameful I can’t believe I am showing this picture in public photo of the crap closet:

Holy Toledo, that’s like a hoarders dream space!

Believe it or not, I have actually managed to use many things in this closet for the past two years, seems ridiculous that I’ve let it get so bad. However, those doors really are nice when I want to hide it all away!

STEP ONE of our Craft Closet Project…

CLEAN IT OUT! Oh Yeah! Good times.

That WAS a lot of work. And now all my “crap” is all over the guest bedroom. Delightful. Honestly, the guest bedroom is pretty cute. It’s very unfinished (as in there is no flooring and no bed frame, but other than that, it had a lot of potential). Needless to say, this whole craft project has turned our guest bedroom ugly again.

This is pretty embarrassing!

Keep your fingers crossed for a good outcome and for a quick one too!!