Today I wanted to let you all know that I'm participating in a blog party called "Where Bloggers Create 2014". It's being hosted by Karen Valentine at the website Mydesertcottage.com. She has done this for a couple of years now, and this is the first time I've been able to participate.
I was a little leary about participating because I don't have a craft room. I have chronic pain, and a lot of my crafting is done from my bed. I didn't want to show you all my messy bedroom so you'll have to settle for my dining room. My sweety installed some shelves and a custom made desk out of a metal door. We never eat there, so it was a lot of unused space that had a lot of potential. I've only had my desk set up less than a year now, but it is amazing to be able to leave my stuff out, and not care. Here are some of my pictures.
The dining room chairs are some that I picked up at a yard sale for $20.00 for all four. They looked horrible, and my family couldn't believe I brought home more "junk". Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I knew I could change their look easily with paint and new upholstery. I love the way they came out, and needless to say, my family was surprised.
The computer desk that is in the above picture was another yard sale find. It's great for storage. Next to it is a long dresser that I stacked more storage containers on top of.
As you can see from the above picture, I have tons of space for storage. The desk was made out of an old metal door that we painted dark brown. My sweety then added wood on the edge of the door to make it look better. I have a magnetic strip for all my tools. Underneath my desk is another shelf. This enables me to have more space for those hard to fit items.
This organizer is another great find. I was on pinterest and saw this on someone's site. This is from Harbor Freight. I used a 20% off coupon, so it brought it down to sixteen dollars. It was so worth it, as it spins around and helps keep my most used items where I can access them easily.
This is on the opposite side of my desk, and is under a wrap around bar that is in the middle of my kitchen. I was really nervous about sharing my space, but then again I figured that everyone doesn't have a craft room. A lot of us only have our dining rooms, beds, or laps. I hope I've given all of you some ideas for storage that you can apply to your own space. Please check out the blog hop, and I wish you all happy crafting!!!