Sunday, January 23, 2011


Is a project ever completely over?
There is a beginning,
but the ending is always a little gray for me.
Some weeks back I showed you my
spare bedroom closet.
My hope was to turn it into a
"craft closet".
A home for all my tools, supplies, and ideas.

Here is what I have came up with.
I'm not saying it is finished, just resting
for the time being.

One of the hardest jobs, relocating all the STUFF
left behind in the space.

I removed the wire was ugly and very
haphazardly installed.

The bolts left some major craters in the wall that had
to be dealt with first.

I used a product called Dry Dex, mainly because that's
what we had in the house.

Painted the walls the same color as the spare

We had an old shelving unit in the basement.
Wire baskets I knew would come in handy
some day.
Did I mention I'm a scavenger?

I went to town organizing all my many supplies

and treasures. I had them stashed everywhere.
Some were in drawers, under the bed, in closets,
you name it, I had something stashed in it.

It was such a treat getting everything in one area.
I should say almost everything, I feel like I still need
more space.

I made some cute labels, mostly just for aesthetics.

Some baskets contain projects I'm working on or

Hoping to make something wonderful with these
doilies from my late Aunt Virginia.

All my papers.

Magazines grouped and organized.

I dressed the window with a matching fabric use in the room.
Added some whimsy with a hand crafted bird and
some sweet snowflake garland.

I put a large bulletin board on one wall to hold my
ideas and inspirations.

I'm presently working on a Origami Crane project.

Ballard and Pottery Barn are always a great
source of inspiration for me.

So there you have it, my somewhat finished work.
I'm ready to get down to business and do some

I will be linking with some great parties this week.


  1. Looks really great! Creating will be much simplier now!

  2. So where did all the relocated stuff go...

  3. It looks GREAT! I LOVE the BIRD tags you made! That just adds to it.

    Have a Great Week!

  4. Very nicely done! I love your bird labels too. Thanks so much for coming by my new blog. It allowed me to find your blog. :)

  5. Love it! Great job, funny things is I have just finished relocating all my crafting items from a large room that my 17 yr old just moved into....but I was able to use a similar size closet situated off my den for crafting. Anyway, I love your closet, bright, fun and organized.

  6. How very nice Nanniepannie. You're so organized...that's a perfect place for a crafter like you. I need one of those spaces in my small home. Someday...


  7. Wow, you worked very hard! It looks good. It must be fun to work in there now, with everything at hand and labeled! My craft room could sure use this kind of attention!
    Hugs, Heidi

  8. What a nice craft closet. All you organized people are making my mess look worse and worse. I need to get going on mine. Thanks so much for sharing this at the party. Looks great.

  9. love the wire bins and the labels are beautiful

  10. Ohh this is looking so neat and organized! Love your craft space- it's perfect! The bins are darling~ Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

  11. Oh, I would love a craft closet like this!

  12. Stopped by from "Show and Tell". Where did you get those great wire baskets? I love them! Great job on the closet!

  13. Hello there,

    I just love what you've done in transforming your craft closet; thanks so much for sharing this with us!.., I'm really very inspired.

    I'm also happy to become your newest follower; perhaps you'll pop over to say, 'hello' and also follow me.., I adore meeeting new fellow bloggers.

    Have a marvelous remaider of the weekend and a wonderful week ahead!

    Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee
    @ http:/

    P.S.~ Some folks say they are confused as to where to visit me when they click on my name and see 4 blogs listed; so I usually post, 'The Plumed Pen' blog as my main web address by my name, as I have above. ~ (This is where I mainly blog these days)..,

  14. This looks so lovely. I look forward to you stopping by at My Dream Canvas:-)

  15. What a great way to organize your supplies. I need to do something like that. I spend more time looking for my craft supplies than I do making the craft!!!!! ~~sherry~~


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