I’m still trying to wrap my head around baby number three’s impending arrival…baby is growing, moving and grooving inside of me, but it still doesn’t quite feel real! I’ve had a super lazy pregnancy thus far…there isn’t much I feel like doing other than lounging around, but y’all, I’m getting there, and though the days (and nights!) are long, I know in actuality, the time before baby makes his or her grand debut is going to fly!
Thankfully, nesting has set in. I’m slowly but surely preparing for our newest addition, and that all started by making room for this little one! Who would have thought that in just 5 years time we would be starting to outgrow the seemingly huge house we purchased?! When we bought our home, it was just Patrick and I, and I seriously had anxiety about filling all of our empty rooms…now I’m seriously having anxiety about all of the stuff overflowing from our rooms!
We needed to make room for baby, but where?! We have exactly zero family members who live in town, so it’s important to us to keep our guest bedroom since we very frequently host guests. I would very much so like to maintain nap time (AKA my sanity!) in our home, so putting Beau and Greta together is definitely out of the question, and I wouldn’t dare put the baby with either one of them! I knew the only solution was to part ways with my beloved craft room 🙁
While I was okay with giving up this space for our new little one, I was not okay giving up my favorite hobby! Time may be a little more sparse now, but when the itch to create comes on, Mama has to scratch it! I needed to find a way to keep a space in our home that is just mine and with the help of my handy husband, we did just that! In a weekends time, we flipped the scary looking under the stairs closet into a crafter’s little dream nook! Check out this before and after and what is now my crafting closet…
And now, I’m going to fill you in on how you can create your own crafting closet!
1.) We first put up some drywall on the sides to give the area a more polished look. What a world of a difference it made!
2.) We wanted this project to be as cost effective as possible, so we used a lot of what I already had in my craft room 🙂 We used the Recollections Cubes (Found at any Michael’s Stores!) that my crafting table once sat upon, for the back of the closet. This provided me with tons of storage options! We stacked two sets of four cubes side-by-side. The possibilities are truly endless with this fantastic craft organizing system!
3.) Hubby installed more drywall around the cubes to assure that nothing could fall and get lost behind them. This little area allowed the perfect place to store rolls of my wrapping paper!
4.) My hubby then created more storage by creating shelves out of the remaining reachable stairs 🙂
5.) I painted my new space with glitter paint! Keep reading…you know I’ll share how you can easily glitter your paint too!
6.) We installed a simple but pretty crystal light fixture!
When I showed the before and after photos, friends and family were truly amazed at the outcome, and the quick turn around time! We hustled to get it done, but this was truly just a weekend project. It wasn’t terribly difficult, and the Recollections Cubes made our work so much simpler!
I installed more storage on the door thanks to the amazing Elfa System from the Container Store! I chose to make this my wrapping station, since I realized during my big craft room clean out that I have a SERIOUS problem when it comes to buying wrapping paper – lol! The number of rolls of gift wrap I have is a little embarrassing…Home Goods makes it way too easy with their seriously low prices for thick paper with super cute prints!!
Now, the glitter paint!!! Y’all, so stinking simple! I just added a pack of Valspar Paint Crystals to a little bit of paint and did a light top coat with it. The entire closet just sparkles thanks to it! It made for the perfect finishing touch!
Instead of installing a table in this super small space, I decided to utilize the rolling paper organizer I already had. Now I just roll it out to where I’m going to craft instead of having to go back and continually grab more paper 🙂
So glad to have this pre-baby project complete! Now, on to the nursery…!
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