Hello Loves! I was busy cleaning my small space craft room today. Honestly, I believe I create just as much a mess in this smaller space as I did when I had a full room to craft in. You’re probably wondering why I went from a room to a smaller space.
Well, mostly to give my granddaughters more space but there’s another reason. I challenged myself at the beginning of the year to buy less, and get rid of what I don’t use. So when I realized the girls needed more space, I decided it was time to put my 2021 goal into motion. The below image was my craft room when we first moved into our house almost 2 years ago. It’s been rearranged and a few pieces of furniture moved in and out etc. But that’s the room size I was using, up until about 2 months ago, when I moved my craft room to my master bedroom walk-in closet.
So, as I said above, the girls needed more space and I challenged myself to use what I had and get rid of what I didn’t use this year. It was a win-win situation, the girls got more space and I can work on decluttering. Let me give you a little back story at getting where I am at now.
At first, I had a few of my important things on carts that I’d roll behind the couch when I wasn’t using. When I needed to use one of my Cricuts I would go upstairs cut everything then create everything at the table downstairs. Then I realized that I couldn’t really go up into the room after dinner because that was when the girls were settling in for the night.
So that’s when the bright idea of turning my half of our closet into my crafting space. I talked to the hubby and asked him if he’d mind me taking over my half of the closet for crafting. He sort of laughed, I am pretty sure he didn’t think I’d happy with that little bit of space. But being the wonderful man that he is, he said sure if that’s what I wanted to do. After getting his blessings I put my plan into action.
My Small Space Craft Room – Setting it up
We have two decent closets in our master bedroom. One is a walk-in with built-in shelving, and the other is just as long but not as wide with only two shelves and the bars for hanging clothes. The second closet was only being used for shoes, suitcases, a few boxes, and only had our winter stuff hanging. There was tons of space, so I moved all my clothes and, purses to that closet.
Then I cleaned out the two shelving units (shown in the above image) for storing my supplies. These shelves go from floor to about 2′ from the ceiling and are aligned with the second wrap-around top shelving. They have a cabinet with 3 shelves inside, a shelf and then 3 drawers each, they are perfect! I have all my supplies in these, with supplies, I don’t use often on the upper shelves.
Next, I moved in two 3 shelved bookcases from the craft room and stacked them on top of each other. (seen in the above image) They hold one of my Cricuts, my printer, my current journaling bible, and favorite bible studies, and my bibles. Then on the lower shelves, I have some of my crafting boxes that are coordinated with the type of craft they are, ie: planner clip supplies in one box, beaded dangle charm supplies, etc. I use that stuff but not daily, so having them on the lower shelves works great. Next, I had to figure out what I was going to use for a desk.
My Small Craft Space
Like I mentioned above I needed to figure out the desk for my new crafting space. In the craft room upstairs I had 3 crafting spaces. One I used for bible study, and bible journaling this one is an electronic standing table that goes up and down. Another was used for crafting in general, and the last space I used for all the Faith Planners and things I create for my Etsy shop FaithNPrettyThings. From 3 to 1 wasn’t going to be hard, but it will take a lot more organization and more cleaning.
At first, I used my general craft table, because I didn’t think my standing table would fit. Me being me, I didn’t bother to measure. Then one day I decided to measure my space and tables only to realize that both tables were the same length, but one was smaller in width. Long story short I moved the general table back upstairs and brought down my standing table. I love having this table downstairs for days when I want to stand and craft etc. I can also move the table up to get into the drawers – shelves.
During the day when I am at the table, I move the little cart to the side, and when I am done for the day I put it back where you see it in the above image. I also have a black chair on wheels and my wastebasket (which is actually a canvas clothes hamper) neither one is pictured.
My Small Space Craft Room – Final Thoughts
I even have all my planner beauties in this little space. Aren’t they just beautiful. Anyways I had to take a picture of them and share’em too! There are a lot of pros to having a small space craft room and a few cons. The biggest pro and con is probably the crafting space I had and the space I have. The pro is that I can’t really create too big of a mess using only one table. And the con is that before I can move onto another craft I have to clean up first.
I have learned that I didn’t really need that entire room for crafting, I loved it but didn’t need it. Secondly, I had a room full of stuff some of which never got used. Third, it’s time to declutter the remaining things in the upstairs room (mostly in the closets) I apparently was just hoarding it all because in the 7 months that the girls have been in that room I’ve never needed that stuff.
Honestly, I love my small space craft room (closet) it’s comfy and cozy. I feel less scattered and notice I don’t start 3 projects at once now either. Now when the time comes to move this table, people will laugh, or get mad because they will have to remove the top to get it out!
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