Thursday, March 10, 2011

Laundry/Craft Rooms

Do you have a headache yet?

Sadly, I post in current while I'm posting about half of Doodle's Room Reveal, Kitchen Decor Inspiration, and Redoing my Living Room....yep, that is exactly the order those are going in here at my house too...not just on my blog!

I AM all over the place like that. LOL

And NO...I haven't finished any of those projects yet. :)

I confess that I have "Project ADD"!  LOL

This week my office/craft room finally drove me over the edge!!  I couldn't stand to look at it one more minute!

Here is what it looked like:

 (Sorry, for the REALLY bad pictures!  It has been cloudy and gross here for days!)

It's looked like that for MONTHS!!!  I just could not take it another day!

I'm turning this room back into a bedroom. 

I do not use that room!  I usually surf the web on my little Acer Netbook in bed or on the couch, so the desktop, while staying, does not need it's own room.  And I do NOT do crafts in here.  I almost always use the coffee table to work on crafts.  So, really I just need good storage, not a whole room, dedicated to my craft supplies! 

So, the crap stuff needs to find a new home!

Enter my laundry room!  Which was turning into another dumping spot.

Somehow I had to combine these two spaces into ONE!! 

Don't laugh!!  It is possible....I hope. ;)

I took every. single. solitary. shelf. in my entire house at some point and put it in that laundry room to try out!  I can't afford some elaborate I have to use what I have.

I wish I had taken pictures of all my trial and errors...but of course I became so fixated I forgot. LOL is what I ended up with.  I am VERY pleased!!

It's not as claustrophobic as the big black shelves from the office felt.

What's behind the curtain you ask?

My laundry supplies (and my utility closet...which is why everything has to be removable as well)!

I'm not done. 

I have to find one more basket (did you notice that one was missing?  ARGH! They were sold out of that size when I checked. Those are from K-Mart by the way.  I bought them ages ago, but they still carry them for $9.99).

I need to label the baskets for easier use. 

Plus, I have a ton of projects still in the office that need to be finished or donated or something!

I am SOOOO thankful I bought a stackable washer/dryer years ago!  I don't know what I would have done when I bought this house without them.  They fit perfectly into my little laundry "nook".

That door to the right is my back door, it leads to the backyard. 

Can you believe I got that much storage into that teeny tiny space?!?! 

I will post more in the upcoming days about the additional changes I've made to this area!  I have some plans. ;)

UPDATE:  This project was featured at Delightful Order!


  1. What a difference! Love it! I bet it feels so good to be organized!

  2. It is amazing how much you were able to fit in such a tight space! Kudos, it looks great!!

  3. I think it looks fantastic!!!!

  4. Um, seriously? Girl, you are a GENIUS! Now I have to look around my stack-able washer and dryer and see if I can eek something cute out of it!

    Many Blessings,

  5. Erin this is fabulous girlfriend! Really pretty and so well organized. You are a pro at this.

    Warmly, ~Melissa :)

  6. Just adorable! I love the way it turned out. I didn't even notice the missing basket!

    You really have a knack for this my friend. I'm so glad that you're going to school for what you love to do!

    Be well,
    Mrs B

  7. Oh my goodness! You are amazing!!!

  8. Okay so you are all over the place in a good way. I like to say that it is a bit of scatter brained controlled chaos. It is how I work too. And I also need a meeting place and a sponsor.
    Erin, I adore you laundry cool is that? It looks so much bigger now. Can't wait to see what that craft room will look like now..

  9. Ohmigosh, I LOVE IT!!! GREAT JOB!!!

  10. That looks great! I love how you took advantage of every inch. It's perfect!

  11. Wow! Looks awesome! Great job....and good luck in your other rooms. :)

  12. Your space looks great! Thank you for mentioning that you got the baskets at K-Mart. I have been looking for baskets like these for a very long time.

  13. I just wanted to let you know I featured this today! I LOVE it!Come over and grab a button for your blog.

  14. Great job! I love what you've done. I luuurve those bookcases with the criss-cross design on the side! My laundry room is on my 'to do' list. I'd love a pretty, yet functional space. You have inspired me!
    FYI: I found a link to your blog on Delightful Order.
    Laurie (

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