Fri, 02 Dec 2011 by Allen, Kristi
I L.O.V.E. spending time in my craft/laundry room! For me it is such a casual, creative space with lots of storage. Here's a few ideas that you may want to incorporate into the laundry or craft room in your new home.
This area of the room is where I do my sewing and crafting. I put up magnetic boards from Ikea where I can showcase my daughter's artwork along with inspirational photos and fun ideas for me. It's so easy to switch out artwork or add a new idea to the board. For the photos, I attached magnetic strips to the back so that the board wouldn't be so cluttered with magnets. You can buy a roll of magnetic "tape" from any craft store.
The wrapping paper station was made from two super cheap (I think about $5) drapery rods from Ikea. I also attached a magnetic bar from Ikea to keep my scissors handy but out of reach of my kids.
This is the newest, and probably my favorite, part of the room. I have gotten back into sewing and enjoy making little skirts or dresses for my daughter along with a few home improvement projects. I used to store all my fabric in bins under the laundry sink, but I got tired of sorting through it all the time. Instead, I was inspired by this blogger to hang my fabric up. The rod is from Ikea (surprised?) and so are the hangers. The whole project cost about $12. I love the convenience and also the color it adds to this space.
These photos show a few more quick storage solutions. I love the fold out clothes rack and iron holder, both from Ikea. The rolling TV stand (Ikea) is perfect for my papers and printers and my daughter loves having her own creative space too.
Finally, anything that's not used often (or isn't very pretty) goes in the cabinets! I hope you've enjoyed these storage solutions from your Utah home builder, McArthur Homes. I'd love to see the storage solutions that you've come up with. Feel free to leave a link in the comments below, or email me at email@example.com.