DIY Craft Organizer...

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

I recently changed my craft and office spaces. Here is a tutorial on how I converted a 15 cubbie shoe organizer to fit 6 shoe boxes and work for craft storage.

I used to have all my craft supplies in a very small corner of my bedroom, and it just wasn't working. It was always a mess as there just wasn't room for proper storage. I got the organization and decluttering bug a few weeks ago and have been going through my house. It is starting to look way better.

I have built my desk, and I still have my moms desk and 2 armoires to build. That will get done sometime this week. I am combining my office / computer / craft spaces all into the living / dining rooms... it should look really good when done.

Here is my desk, and my new organizer I just finished building.

I bought this rubbermaid 15 cubbie shoe rack for $50 (Canadian Dollars) at Wal-Mart, I thought the compartments looked a lot smaller and it would be good for my future copic marker addiction I plan to have LOL... well the compartments were too big. I had just bought 2 white photo boxes and my mom was looking at it, and she said why don't you take the 2 outer pieces of wood out and it will fit 6 photo boxes... BRILLIANT IDEA!!! Why didn't I think of that lmao Anyways, I just bought some brackets to support it as once I put a few things in it was already sagging. The Brackets were $2.84 (Canadian Dollars) for 8 at Home Depot.

I had already built the shoe organizer so I had to get creative... To decide where to drill my holes I took a non permanent market (black zig pen)... anything that stays wet and doesn't dry instantly will work... then I measured 2 inches from the front of the unit and put marker on the end and lined it up and pressed the end to where the whole should go... it left a marker stamp which I later used to drill. I used the 1/4" drill bit.

My holes went all the way through the sides, you can buy white furniture stickers to cover them, I have some left over from my Desk.

I then decided to turn this around so the slots wouldn't be visible once the boxes were in place.

I didn't like the brown wood showing so I used some of my white acrylic craft paint and a paint sponge to paint it. One coat was all it needed.

Tada... matching white... looks much better!

It turned out beautiful. I love it! I bought myself a craft carouself from Michaels and a little makeup organizer that fits my post it notes (post it note addict)... and I should be able to fit some markers standing up in it too.

I LOVE my new desk. My old desk was on an 8 foot long utility table and it had no drawers or any storage, so again, always a mess. This will be so much better. 

I also bought some wire baskets and will be putting my power bar and cables up out of sight soon... I saw this idea on pinterest and have wanted to do it a long time. I bought these 2 baskets at Amazon for $7.99 (Canadian Dollars).


Magic Love Crow said...

You are so creative Pam! WOW! Great idea from your mom too! I want to build one now! This is brilliant! Thanks for explaining all of this!

Christine Bennett said...

Looking good Pam! Being organized is going to give you more time to be creative :) I have that same carousel organizer and I love it.

Pam of alwaysartistic said...

Thanks Ladies... I can't wait to get creating again.

Stacy... it really wasn't hard at all. You just need a drill, or one you can borrow.

Christine... I had the old version of the carousel and sold it with my 9 craft cubes... compartments were all so small lol Have missed it so bought the new version when I had a good coupon.

Ayala Art said...

I love it! Looks fantastic Pam!

Pam of alwaysartistic said...

Thank you :) said...

Your working place looks super comfortable and tidy. Totally not like mine. My working place is a total disaster.


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