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Calling All Crafters

Photography by Stacey Brandford

Posted on Dec 10, 2011

View of the craft room that shows all work spaces, seating and storage

The Look

Instead of customizing your craft area with built-in solutions, maintain maximum flexibility. Free-standing desks (which are actually kitchen islands complete with butcher-block tops) can be rearranged and offer pleanty of seating. And on open shelves, baskets filled with supplies can be kept close at hand to facilitate easy access.

Paint colours: Walls and ceiling: Robin’s Egg SR17 (P5164-34), trim: Snowfall SR29 (P5223-14D), Sarah Richardson Designer Palette for Para Paints (www.sarahpaint.com). Built-in drawer units, hardware, craft tables, IKEA (www.ikea.com).

Cute standing storage organizer with various sized drawers for multi purpose uses

Demonstrate Your Diy Skills

Reinforce your chosen colour scheme by painting the fronts of a simple set of storage drawers with a variety of complementary shades. With a minimal investment of time, a collection of little drawers can become a colourful showpiece.

Storage unite, IKEA (www.ikea.com). Storage unit paint colours: Retreat SR2 (P5166-25), Jetstream SR18 (P2103-04), Robin’s Egg SR17 (P5164-34), Vista SR25 (P5103-520), Sarah Richardson Designer Palette for Para Paints (www.sarahpaint.com). Decorative ceramic jars, perforated vase, glasses, West Elm (www.westelm.com).

Alternative hanging storage solutions

Keep Your Counters Clear

One thing about creative projects: They tend to spread, so store your tools and supplies within easy reach yet off your work surface. Wall systems typically geared to kitchen storage (including a magnetic wall-mounted spice rack) are ideally suited to craft-room needs.

Metal stools, Crate & Barrel (www.crateandbarrel.com). Round magnetic board, magnetic jars, Neat (www.neatspace.ca). Wall-mounted storage system, wall hooks, IKEA (www.ikea.com).

Close up of drawers to be used as storage within the craft room

Sort And Store

Over-scaled chrome drawer labels can be easily affixed to the face of any unit with drawers, so you’ll never scramble to find supplies. Jazz up plain slab-front drawers with oversized square knobs and your style statement will be snazzy instead of staid.

Built-in drawer units, hardware, IKEA (www.ikea.com). Hardwood floors, Aspen Wood Floors (www.aspenwoodfloors.com).

Artistic close up of storage jars, and artwork displayed in the craft room

Add Punch With Pattern

Try a custom tack board that covers one large wall. Framed in sleek steel, the one above ties into the cool metal accents that unify the room, while the large surface offers room to showcase everyone’s creations.

Custom bulletin board, Architectural School Products Ltd. (www.aspproducts.ca). Drapery fabric, bulletin board fabric, Designer Fabrics (www.designerfabrics.ca). Floating shelf, IKEA (www.ikea.com).

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