Craft Room Makeover and Organization Ideas

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This craft room makeover post shares great organization ideas and tips for scrapbooking, paper and ribbon storage while still decorating on a budget.

Craft room ideas with basket storage for paper and jars for buttons

I would love to say that I am a bold, confident woman, but the truth is I’m just a work in progress.

Probably a little bit like you if you’re honest.

I want to be complete. Whole. No blemishes or scars.

A vase filled with purple flowers

Dare I even hope, acceptable and perfect?

Funny how my decorating seems to mirror my life.

Incomplete. Unfinished. Blemishes and age spots. Good intentions and best laid plans and all that.

A vase of flowers on a table

Yet those characteristics that make me unique, chosen and beautiful in God’s eyes are the very ones that I so often try to change.

So today instead of perfect, I give you my newest favorite room, a new improved work in progress!

I decided I wanted my craft room to make a statement that reflected my life.

A close up of a sign

A new direction.

With overflowing boldness and courage.

Room and Craft

If this accent wall doesn’t say bold I don’t know what does! I can honestly say I’ve never, and I mean never, used purple in my home before.

When Behr asked me to try their new Marquee line of paint I viewed the paint chips studiously and went straight to purple.

A bedroom with a bed and desk in a small room

Not lilac or Lavender Wash. Not Expressionism or Splendor and Pride.

Go big or go home was all I could think when my DIY hubby got through putting a coat on the wall.

A double bed with a purple flower

I choked back my fears that I had completely ruined this room and gave myself permission to live with it for a while.

Love it or hate it, this is the room where I allow myself the freedom to create. Experiment. Take a risk.

Perpetual Purple, you have taught me how to risk failing.

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I think I’m in love.

Along with a new wall color my room also got more efficient organization. (You can find the file storage boxes here.)

A close up of a book shelf

And a whole lot of chalkboard tags (made with this amazing paper)!

Organization and Idea

One of my main goals for the space was to have an area to use for photography.

A vase of flowers on a table

When this clever shade is not in use the old window functions as creative inspiration for me.

Room and Craft

This cast off portable craft table formerly was stored under the counters and never used. It now can be opened for my photography and crafting

A bedroom with a bed and desk in a small room

or be kept closed as a space saver.

Room and Craft

I have a special place to store my ribbon

Room and Craft

buttons and embellishments

A can of food, with Craft and Organization

I took the doors off the closet, fitted two organizers side by side and added just a few more chalkboard labels and dollar plastic baskets!

You can find a tutorial for the quote below here.

Room and Craft

I covered this old bulletin board with fabric from my oldest daughter’s wedding and lace from my ribbon collection.

A bedroom with a bed and a painting on the wall

Favorite cards and scrapbooking layouts line the wall to remind me what is most important. 

A bedroom with a large window

Home truly is “where your story begins.”

Curious as to what the room looked like before? If you go here you can see what I had to work with! I have so many details to share with how I pulled this room all together while spending hardly any money. You won’t miss a word if you subscribe via email in the box below!

I was invited to join Angie from Country Chic Cottage for a tour of some amazing craft rooms and spaces.

Check out this link for a list of all the craft room tours. You will be amazed at the creative ideas and beautiful spaces this group is sharing.

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  1. I felt a true kinship with you as I read your words about trying to create the perfect space & removing yourself. I have struggled for over a year to pull my room together because what I like & what it seems everyone else is doing are so completely different. BOLD HERE I COME!

    1. Hi, Patty. I’m so excited for you! Your creative space should please you and be the one place that inspires you to create and be happy! It doesn’t even have to be put together or organized but just something you love. What color are you going to use?

  2. I love the organization. I have a question about the file boxes used for paper storage. Most letter size files, do not hold the 12 x 12 paper, I am assuming that these files will hold that size of paper, is that correct? Love your room!!! I spend so much time attempting to find what I need to craft or scrapbook and you have given me ideas to be more efficient. Thanks

  3. organization always makes me happy. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. Watch for your feature tomorrow. xo P.S. I have a purple art room!

  4. I love how you have organized everything. Organization is one of my most favorite things to do. I really need to get my scrapbook paper organized. Thank you for sharing at The Creative Corner this week. Have a great weekend!

  5. such organization in your crat room/work in progress! I like the wall color choice. I have a purple, but haven’t painted anything with it yet. Im’ thinking I need to…that bold purple you used though is really splendid! 🙂

  6. This craft room is super impressive! I definitely need to organize mine…I just have boxes with random stuff in it 😀 Loving that accent wall too! Would love to one day stay in one place enough where we can paint fun colors on our walls. Visiting via the Something to Talk About Link Party! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Found your site via the link party at Tabler Party of Two and wanted to take a moment to let you know I enjoyed browsing around your blog and will be pinning this post as I am always looking for ways to organize my craft supplies. I am dreaming of the day when I have a room devoted to blogging and crafting, but until then I am gathering inspiration, and your post will become part of that stack of ideas.Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Purple-licious!!! I’ll be featuring your beautiful craft room tonight on FB, Marty! Thanks so much for stopping by! XO ~ Julie