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My Craft Room (Re-) Design

I designed my craft room once and figured all was good.  The design was working fine for me and I pretty much had a place for everything.  My original craft room organization required a bit less space.  That was when I was making crafts mainly just for myself to use in my own home or cabin or to give as gifts.

When I first opened my Etsy store, The Rustic Attic, I had a very limited inventory of some surplus craft items and a few antiques.  Now, however, I am having fun with it and my inventory has grown considerably.

Every time I make a sale, I am feeling the pressure to add more to my stock.   So….this leads me to the problem of needing space to store all my goods!

Luckily, I was able to do some re-arranging and consolidating of my supplies to make room in my storage hutch just for inventory.

In April, I purchased a new desk for my home office.  This left me with the hutch off my old pieced together desk to use somewhere else – hello craft room!

Desk hutch gets used for new craft room design

I hate to have anything go to waste and I had the perfect spot in mind for this desk hutch……the top of my storage credenza!  This was my credenza before:

Credenza before new craft storage design.

And here is everything from my storage hutch that I needed to find a new place for:

Hutch used in old craft room design.

I had already consolidated what was inside the hutch doors to fit inside the credenza doors.  I was hoping that once I placed the desk hutch on top of the credenza, I would have plenty of room to store all of my shelf items in the new space.  And, here is what I ended up with:

Credenza used in new craft room design.

I have a spot for everything and now my hutch is empty and ready for me to start storing my inventory!  I just love it when a plan comes together!  The best part was that I was able to re-use furniture from another part of the house….once again.  My whole craft room design is made up of leftovers but it somehow works out perfectly.

Happy Crafting!