I bet you’re thinking, “Well, that picture doesn’t look very organized.” You’re right. That is the before picture. Now that I’ve got your attention, let me tell you how a sheet of pegboard, some bins and baskets, some lumber, and some spice racks totally changed my creative space.
I keep my craft supplies in a tall TV cabinet that I bought on Craigslist for $100. I have for a long time wanted a Workbox, but at almost $2,000 a pop, I just can’t justify the expense.
So I make do with my $100 Craigslist special. I love this cabinet, as it just looks like a piece of furniture in my office…but I didn’t love how chaotic and disorganized it was.
I really didn’t love it the night I opened the cabinet and a can of stain fell on my foot. 😡
And the cabinets on the bottom?
They weren’t too bad, but not too great, either.
Just like a lot of things in our house, the craft cabinet started off great but then fell into disorder. Boo.
I decided even if I can’t have a Workbox, I can borrow some of the ideas I like from it. One of those was storage in the door. I’d already attempted this, but not too well.
I immediately decided pegboard would be a cheap and easy way to do this. I bought pegboard, a set of pegboard baskets, a set of plastic pegboard bins, and some plastic pegboard hooks.
I knew I’d have to mount the pegboard on 1x4s to keep the screws from going through the outside of the cabinet. Luckily, I had some left over from a recent project.
I added pegboard to both cabinet doors and painted it white.
I then added our bins, baskets and hooks. I hung up washi tape and ribbon using dowel rods. I repurposed those spice racks I had used before.
I also added a shelf inside the actual cabinet.
I already had the boxes and bins.
Let’s take a look at that before and after once more, shall we?
It’s not perfect and it could still improve, but at least my toes are safe from wayward cans of wood stain.
Comment below and show me your creative spaces!! And have a great weekend.