Kristen from Lipstick and Sawdust got a call from her church’s youth pastor requesting a storage solution for rec room supplies. She got right to work, scouring the internet for ideas and stumbling upon a wood and wire basket rack from PB Teen. Kristen easily recreated it only 45 minutes by attaching wire baskets to [...Read More]
Kelli at Lolly Jane created a set of eight numbered wood crates for storage in her craft room. These started as unfinished wood crates that you’ve likely seen at Joann’s, but with stain and stenciling, they look much pricier! The storage possibilities with these are endless. I love how Kelli styled them here in the bathroom to hold towels, and as she points out, you can even add casters to make them mobile.
You may remember the DIY potting bench I shared a few weeks ago that marked Susan from Between Naps on the Porch’s debut in the world of woodworking. Well, Susan is back with another build – a cubby organizer that she built for her office following plans from Ana White. Susan encountered a few bumps along the way and shares everything she learned for those of you who want to build your own. With a savings of over $100 from the Pottery Barn inspiration, Susan says she can “see why this building stuff is so addictive!”
Ribbon, paint, stickers, stamps… When it comes to craft rooms, storage is a must! As Andrea of Personally Andrea says, “In a perfect world being creative should be fun and productive. Sitting in and staring at a disorganized mess is neither of those.” You won’t find a disorganized mess at Andrea’s house thanks to her freshly organized craft supplies. Andrea added interest to simple baskets with DIY number tags and shipping labels to easily identify the contents. With this system, everything’s hidden away, but you can quickly find what you need without pulling out each bin.
Carla of Blueberry Junkie is in the process of revamping her kids’ playroom, and one of the things she wanted to incorporate was an art area. Carla was challenged with neatly storing and organizing the art supplies without making them out-of-sight and, thus, out-of-mind for her kids. That’s where Ana White’s plans for numbered wall cubbies come in! Carla used scrap pallet wood from her garage to build her own cubbies in just a couple of hours. I love how inviting it is with the paper roll underneath!
Laura from Finding Home knew she needed to find a storage solution for her ribbon hoard collection. She already had a wire basket organizer in her basement that was fully functional but lacking in the style department. That Laura could take care of! She scoured the internet for inspiration and came up with the perfect plan to transform her plain wire drawers into an industrial-looking wood and metal cabinet. Isn’t it amazing what a bit of paint and wood can do?!?
Restoration Hardware’s entryway lockers had Meesh from imeeshu swooning for months. She had designed a full-on building plan before realizing she could pull it off without risking sawing off a finger. Meesh redirected her efforts and found a bookshelf she could repurpose with the addition of a few boards and chalk paint. Meesh says, “A little bead board, some industrial hooks, Michael’s crates, and voila! It’s perfect.”