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Mayhem in the nearly-finished craft studio – ORC Week 5

“Creativity is messy & I am very creative.”

Sooo…I have a slight problem. I am in the midst of turning an empty room in our basement into an amazing craft studio. With one week left in the One Room Challenge, I veered off course. The makeover was going along great and I was feeling good about posting a final reveal next week, but mayhem ensued when I started organizing all my craft supplies on my new shelves. The quote above pretty much sums it up: I’ve been very creative this week.

Instead of putting my energy into the room makeover that is already 85% complete, I somehow managed to start four different craft projects. Oops.

So now I have an almost-complete craft studio that has been overrun with a mess of crafting supplies. Seriously, every surface in this room managed to get covered in projects this week. So, I am technically a day late in posting this One Room Challenge update because I spent an entire day cleaning up the crafting mayhem so I could get back to work on my goal of finishing this room transformation for next Thursday.

Organize your craft supplies in shoe boxes with open shelving. Easy to see what you have with a quick glance!

I’m  wrapping up week five of the One Room Challenge, where bloggers spend six weeks making over a room in their home. There’s only one week left in the challenge! However, you should know that there’s still so many little things I want to do to this room that there’s no way I’ll get them all accomplished by my deadline.

My goal is to work away this weekend and get everything cleaned up and looking pretty so I can share it with you next week. I love that this challenge has a timeline, because otherwise I’d never stop working on this room! I’m notorious for starting projects that never end.

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If you’re just joining in, you can see my past challenge updates here:
Week 1: Jewel toned mood board
Week 2: The story of a darling mint clock
Week 3: My idea of fun: Hanging out in the paint aisle
Week 4: How can there be this much chaos?

Progress Update

I spent this week adding shelving and moving all my craft supplies into the room. I picked up two simple shelves last week, and I’m super excited about them! With simple assembly and at a great price point, I couldn’t pass them up. If you’re looking for open shelving on a budget, this is a good option (and they come in white or black!): Mainstays No Tools 6-Cube Storage Shelf Black Oak (That’s my affiliate link, meaning I may make a small commission if you click it. Thanks for supporting this blog!)

I purchased two of the shelving units and had them assembled in a jiffy, which is great for instant gratification. Then I spent quite a bit of time sorting through all of my craft supplies and finding them a home on the shelves (this is when I found cool stuff and started other craft projects instead of working on the room). Here’s a peek at the shelves:

Organize your craft supplies in shoe boxes with open shelving. Easy to see what you have with a quick glance!

I love organizing with shoe boxes and baskets.

Organize your craft supplies in shoe boxes with open shelving. Easy to see what you have with a quick glance!

Organize your craft supplies in shoe boxes with open shelving. Easy to see what you have with a quick glance!

Organize your craft supplies in shoe boxes with open shelving. Easy to see what you have with a quick glance!

Organize your craft supplies in shoe boxes with open shelving. Easy to see what you have with a quick glance!

The turquoise basket below is a thrift store find from a while back. I couldn’t resist when it was already painted such a fun color! I use it to hold my yarn….even though I don’t really knit.

Organize your craft supplies in shoe boxes with open shelving. Easy to see what you have with a quick glance!

Styling open shelving in a craft room

I also found a couple homes for my rolls of wrapping paper, contact paper, and vinyl:

Store your wrapping paper rolls in a bin so they're easy to access and see what you have. Simple and pretty!

Store your wrapping paper rolls in a crate so they're easy to access and see what you have. Simple and pretty!

 

My goals for this coming week are to finish getting things organizing and prettied so I have some amazing after photos to share with you next week. Thanks for reading!

It is so fun to follow the progress of other bloggers’ room makeovers during the One Room Challenge. Head over to Calling It Home to find links to all of this week’s room updates from 100+ other bloggers.

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