Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Repurposing for a Craft Room


I've been checking out Pinterest and all the different ideas people have for re-purposing furniture.  

I'm really interested in finding a way to store my yarn once we get moved.  

At our old house, you could find yarn just about anywhere:  the TV armoire, our guest bedroom closet, under the bed, in the hall closet.......

you get the idea.

:-)

I found these cool shelves that would be great for my crochet books as well as storing my yarn.

What do you think?


A '70's gun case.

Pinterest
Craftysisters-nc.blogspot.com

And, check out these Broyhill Fontana bookcases; lots of great storage here.

Pinterest
Goldenboysandme.com

Looks like another old '70's hutch with the doors removed and painted white then adding cute and colorful baskets for organization.

Pinterest
Amygigglesdesigns.com

Another '70's redo

Pinterest
Remodelaholic.com


I like this idea for storing small balls of leftover yarn.

Pinterest
Woolfreeandlovinknit.typepad.com

Have you found any neat blogs for re-purposing furniture?  

I don't have any woodworking skills, but I think I can handle a can of spray paint.  

:-)


Happy Wednesday!
Heather


14 comments:

  1. Thriftwood and Crochet In Color are two blogs in my blog roll that have had ideas for repurposing furniture/corralling/displaying/organizing yarn :) Teresa Kasner in her blog recently started using a pie cupboard for her yarn. Several bloggers have posted the idea of winding yarn into cakes and displaying/organizing them on a pegboard. Most of my yarn is currently in baskets on top of my bookcases or placed around my chair, but the pegboard idea is growing on me as is clearing one of my bookshelves and stacking skeins of yarn on it. Then I could have specific current projects in baskets. Thanks for exploring the topic, Heather!
    Gracie xx

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    1. Thank you for the ideas and the blogs to check out. I used to follow Teresa on my old blog and have now added her to my new one. She always made pretty things and decorated her house so festive for the holidays. Have a wonderful day. :-)

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  2. I love the looks of all the cabinets - they're pretty. I think my favorite one is the one with the baskets. :)

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    1. Thanks Debi. I really like that one as well. I'm looking forward to hitting the thrift stores once we get moved. I'll have to see if I can do something fun and creative. You have a pretty craft room too. I remember you posted about it a year or so ago. I'll need to see if I can find your post on that topic. Have a nice evening. :-)

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  3. Looks like you are on your way to having a very organized stash of yarn! :) Hope you find just what you are looking for at the thrift stores when the time arrives.

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  4. I have a cabinet I bought at Home Depot and its out in our garage, it's my craft cabinet. It works ok, but I would love to have my craft things in the house. Right now there is no space for that, so I'm thankful for what I have.

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    1. I'll have to check out what Home Depot has, that is a great idea. I thought it might be fun to find something at a thrift store too. Hope your week is going well.

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  5. Ohhhhh wow ..love the " Amygiggles Desings "....adorable ......they all cute but this one is so lovely for all your yarns ....with the baskets and everything.It will looks great.I have mine in plastic organizers with drawers because my craft room is not to big.Good luck sweetheart ....hard to make a choice but not impossible.
    Happy weekend ! :)

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    1. Thanks Luna, that one has a lot of character and has fun elements to it too. :-)

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  6. Read your blocking technique using the bed - love it! I want to try this with my afghan but doesn't it get the mattress pad all wet? How does the blanket dry if the pad is wet underneath?

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    1. When I've done this in the past, I wash it on gentle in the washing machine, so most of the water comes out in the spin cycle. The blanket is just damp. I also had a ceiling fan directly above the bed that I ran and the blankets dried pretty quickly. Most of the time, with the ceiling fan running, the blanket would dry overnight and the mattress pad would be dry as well. I never had a problem doing it this way. Hope that helps. Thank you for stopping by. :-)

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  7. Hi Heather! Goodness, last time I stopped by, you weren't posting, and now I see that everything has changed. Wow! Will have to take time to look around. I hope all is well. Best wishes, Tammy

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    1. Hi Tammy, thank you for stopping by. Hope all is well with you also. :-)

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