My craft room is very uninspiring. It resides in half of an unfinished storage room in our basement. Cement walls and floor, exposed ceiling and looks at the back of the stairwell. Yeah, I know, very attractive. I was okay with this for awhile but as time went on, it kept getting messier and messier, I just didn’t care to keep it organized. Then finally, I realized that I was spending more time trying to excavate my crafting tables to do a craft then actually creating anything.
I already shared with you all how I made my crafting tables all match by covering them in contact paper. I was so thrilled with that easy improvement, I was encouraged to make more. This past weekend, I took the next step to solving my clutter and aesthetic problem. I went to my local home improvement store and bought some pegboard to cover the exposed stairwell wall. This would serve a functional purpose as well as hiding the ugly studs, insulation and wiring.
With the help of my wonderful husband, we hung all of the pegboard in less than two hours. We just used screws to attach it to the studs and then he used a Rotozip to cut out the area around the electrical outlets. He learned after the first one to cut just enough so that the plate cover would conceal the jagged edge of the hole. The peg board doesn’t quite go all the way down to the floor but the tables along the wall hide the leftover exposed part.
I’ve added some of my supplies to the wall already and will continue to add more as I organize everything. I am especially thrilled with the long metal rods that are now holding all of my ribbon. It’s so easy to unwind what I need. Another great find were two metal baskets. I was shopping for school supplies for my daughter’s preschool when I noticed these metal baskets designed to go in a locker. Luckily for me, the work great on my pegboard. It’s actually sad how much I am enjoying discovering all of the neat fixtures you can buy to hang on pegboard!
Stay tuned, I will be adding some decorative touches to the pegboard as well as making curtains to hide the storage side of the room and brightening the space with some paint! I already feel more creative in my evolving space!
Please let me know if you have any tips or suggestions for organizing a crafting space, I would love to hear your suggestions.