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I think most crafters dream of a big, beautiful craft room with lots of natural light streaming in. For most of us, the idea of having a craft room the size of a small house is not realistic nor is dropping thousands of dollars on a craft room. So you do the next best thing, make the most of what you already have and it just so happens that I have a room that is eighty-five square feet. I think you might agree that I turned this small space into a pretty amazing craft room. It's full of bright, happy colors, lots of light, and smart storage solutions making it functional. It's the perfect place for me to get lost in my next handmade card project.
It's my happy place, for sure!
I think that is something that is often lost when trying to create a unique space, what makes YOU happy is not necessarily what makes someone else happy.
SO YOU DO YOU!
Let me start by saying I love doing DIY Home Renovations. It gives me a great sense of pride, knowing I did all the work.
Here are a few things I want to share with you that I learned through my process.
Take your time. It took me seven years to get here.
Use what you have until you decide what you want and can afford.
Be patient and always shop sales. Don't settle, when you see something working in your mind's eye wait for that thing.
When working with small spaces, go up, not out. I have a high wall and went up that wall with cabinets giving me lots of storage without losing any square footage.
Whenever possible, use clear acrylic for furniture and storage pieces. Clear pieces won't make your room look or feel crowded.
Don't be scared to get in there and go for it. You would be surprised how easy it is to lay flooring, assemble cabinets, and install those cabinets.
Be smart about what you keep and what you purchase in the future. There are things I know I won't use while crafting so I don't even buy them. No one needs a 1,000 stamp sets because at that point it's more about hoarding craft supplies rather than using craft supplies. I make no apologies for this statement because I was that person once.
My final piece of advice, put things in your space that make you happy. It's where you will be spending much time so surround yourself with happiness.
If you are wondering the dimensions of my room, here they are 86"W x 153" L or 7'2" x 12'9".