The shelf that the cactus planter is sitting has a cute story. Because my husband is Latino, I'm always drawn to items that have "sleeping mexicans" on them. This little two-tiered shelf has a crackled paint finish and there's an old decal of the sleeping mexicans on the top. I saw this shelf at The Pec Thing two years ago...but then passed it over convincing myself that I didn't need it. Just after that my friend Judy, proprietor of The Empty Attic, came by with a belated birthday present. Guess what was in the bag? Yep--the shelf! It's fun when your friends know you so well! The little wooded divider piece under it, is actually an orphaned organizer from the inside of a drop leaf desk.
This vintage grocery cart on wheels is perfect for wrapping paper rolls. The two-tiered metal "In/Out" basket is also vintage. The three-tiered basket is made for fruit, but who says you can't put craft paint in it?
You shouldn't worry about "not having the space" to devote to a creative office or crafting room. There are many spots in your house you can carve out a space for your very own...a portion of your guest room, under-used closet, under the stairs, of course the basement but that might be a last resort. Here are a few ideas to get your creativity flowing...and the courage to tell your husband what he'll be working on this weekend!
In a closet (http://craftystorage.blogspot.com/)
Small space? Hide your supplies in a vintage buffet, hutch, or dresser.
Dream room! Cute trellis hanging from ceiling!
If you're lucky enough to have an entire room, I love the idea of a double-sided table. (http://theberry.com/2011/08/01/show-off-your-crafty-side-27-photos/)
Great ideas for storage...fits in the closet...pants hanger, jewelry zipper bag (lots of these at TJMaxx). (http://blogs.babble.com/family-style/2011/10/17/get-organized-25-totally-clever-storage-tips-tricks/?pid=7800#slideshow)
Don't forget what adding color can do for a room...this is energizing. (http://annemaile.blogspot.com/2010/11/kasitootuba.html)
OK--jealous of the space allotment! (http://iheartorganizing.blogspot.com/2011/11/reader-space-amandas-organized-craft.html)
Love. Love. Love this wall with light sconces. (http://jonesdesigncompany.com/decorate/specifics-a-mini-tutorial/)
Fabulous cupboard to hide supplies and display some too. craigslist is full of china cabinets, buffets and hutches for great prices. (http://spiralowlcreations.wordpress.com/2010/06/16/craft-room-envy/)
Picture this in a hallway, under the stairs, corner of guest room...
Love these two vintage hutches filled with linens, fabric and supplies.
What are you waiting for?