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DIY Craft Room Storage

***UPDATE; SCROLL DOWN***
 
I DID IT! I made my Crate Storage for my craft room!  This is the first of my changes to my room and I'm super happy with how it turned out.  I took lots of pictures so you can see what I did...with a lot of help from my hubby and son;)
 
 
All the crates I picked up at Michaels for 50% off.  I enlisted help over the 2 day sale to get all 9 boxes! 
 
The boxes have stringers attached to the back.  Then they are screwed into each other at the front.
 
 
I picked up a 4ft piece of pine for the table top.  But we came up a little short.  With some of the left over pine strip my husband cut a couple end pieces, glued and screwed:)

The table top has a soft round edge my husband routered for me.  Doesn't even look like I made a mistake;0)
 
Because it's pine I painted it with a pre-stain.  This will allow the stain to apply evenly.
 

TA DA...I used a Walnut Stain.  These little drawers got a bit of stain rubbed on them, but only a little.  I wanted contrast.
 
Before I Varathaned, I grabbed my Cargo Stencil.  I wanted the boxes to have an old look.
 
Check it out...after I stenciled I sanded lightly.  You want to see it there but it's very subtle.  Then add the Varathane sealer.  I did a couple coats.
I sanded the edges so it would look worn.  Also, I distressed the work with my TH hammers by beating it up!

 Once it was dry we moved it down to my craft room.  This is when I waxed the table top.  I left it over night to cure.  It was hard not to fill it.


While it was curing I labeled my storage boxes.  They had these Recollection Boxes on sale at Michaels, 4 for $10. These boxes hold a ton.  That's a real mess back there!
 
 
Once my crate shelving is cured time to fill it up! 
 
All my dies stack great!  I love seeing them all.  My Movers and Shapers store on a Dollar Store cookie sheet.  And they sit perfectly on the labeled boxes.


I still have boxes to fill.  But I made a good dent. 
 
 
My craft room will be built over time.  I still have a whole work station to build and rustic wall shelving to be hung.  But it's a start.  This is by no means a perfect uniformed storage solution.  However, this is exactly the look I want!  I want imperfection and I want to see all my crafty things.  The cost of this was about $150.  There are easier storage solutions.  However, they wouldn't look like this;)
 
Thanks for stopping by!
***UPDATE***
I have added my 2nd set of crate storage to my craft room. This DIY craft storage fills my whole wall with a total of 15 crates. Adding the table top makes more usable work space!

Comments

  1. love, Love, LOVE this! Thanks for sharing how you built it. I love the idea of storing movers and shapers on a cookie sheet...WOW!

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  2. you did a great job, I loved how it turned out. thanks for sharing and can't wait to see your next project

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  3. Love it had forgotten about the cookie sheet off to write it down so can do the same with mine.. Love your set up.. take care

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  4. This is awesome. Yes it is not the look for everyone but it suits your style perfectly (at least the way I imagine your style when I see a project from you ~ make sense?) Can not wait to see how this work in progess progesses. Hugs, my friend.

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  5. That is super cool! Thanks for sharing this - been loving this look lately!

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  6. Fabulous look and easy too. Thanks for the steps, because I'm sourcing boxes ;)

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  7. WOW Nicole that looks awesome! love the dark stain too.

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  8. Creativity does not stop on your paper creations. This is just an extension of your Entertainment room...and looks awesome. It must be so much fun to go in there and see the fruits of all your labour...very well organized! I love It and it is So You!..xx

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  9. WOW! What a great idea! I love your crafty shelves they look awesome. I am like you I love to see my scrapbook supplies. I find that if they are in drawers I never use my stuff!! Can't wait for the next addition to your craft room!!

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  10. LOVE it those crates look amazing :) hugs Nikki

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  11. That is amazing -
    I love it
    The 6 unit crate would be perfect for my sons room / toys ...

    Stunning .....

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