Repurposing the Craft Room
Hello everyone! How are you today? Today we don't have a tutorial, but a little look at what my craft room has shifted into since I've been working from home. I have been working from home since March and will be until at least the end of December. Initially I had made some "good enough" changes to my craft room, but over the past few months I have moved things around a lot to make the space more conducive to working and crafting. If you are interested in what the space looked like before, go check out my "Craft Room Redo" blog.
One of the things which made a big difference as far as containing clutter was giving over a whole corner of the room to be a "storage area." We have a door in our craft room that leads to the kitchen, but never use it as we also have a door between the kitchen and living room. Since we never use that doorway, it seemed appropriate to offer that corner up as storage. We moved a bookcase over into the space and keep a variety of things on there. When the other door into the craft room is open, it actually hides the storage corner a bit and makes it less in your face.
Another big change was adding a second desk to be the dedicated computer space. Initially, I was working from my corner craft desk which left no room to spread out and do any crafts if I wanted to. I took my old homework desk that my Pepere had made me down from the attic and set up my computer station there. I would love to get a white IKEA desk that matches everything else we own in this room, but my lovely handmade desk is certainly doing the job for now.
Making room for this desk meant moving around some of the craft supply storage units in the room. I put the two tall units next to each other to hold the printer and some plants. I plan to use this as a background when I have video calls as sometimes the rest of the room looks a little busy in calls. I also moved a short storage unit to the other side of my corner desk.
These moves allowed my corner desk to be more free and I can now use it for some work spillover or small craft projects.
These changes have helped me feel more relaxed in my work/craft space and I'm sure that I will keep adjusting to suit my needs. What spaces in your life have been repurposed this year? Let me know in the comments below!
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I am a 26-year-old crafter and baker from New Hampshire!