I’m super excited to give you all a little peek into my basement craft studio today. Today I’m revealing my cheap storage solution for the craft room. It’s totally not done but I’m made a ton of progress from what this
dungeon basement used to be. Unfinished basements are usually scary. It’s like no man’s land down there. Like any space, I thought maybe it had potential. One day I thought I was being a genius and I cleaned up the space and put all the 80 gazillion toys in the basement. Let’s just cut to the chase.. it was total mayhem. Always a mess. Always yuck. I didn’t want to be down there, the kids didn’t want to be down there and the toys ended up making their way back upstairs. BOO!
Then, I actually had a genius idea and decided to switch the playroom to upstairs and to move my craft room downstairs. I could clean up the space again, right?
Next, my turn!! Time to transform the dungeon into a functioning room. Eek!! My husband repainted the walls with this cool moisture/mold prevention paint and I repainted the already grey flooring to give it a fresh look.
First project to tackle was finding an inexpensive storage solution. I needed a ton of it. I scoured craigslist for armoires, dressers, bookcases, shelving etc. It needed to be functional and cheap. Finally, I came across 7, yes 7 steel shelving units for $25. DONE! There were 4 large and 3 huge sets of shelving. If that’s not a steal, I don’t know what is.
Let’s get real. They’re pretty ugly. I mean industrial shelving doesn’t exactly scream girly glam craft studio does it? Enter ballet pink spray paint and wood grain contact paper. Quick Home Depot trip and bam! I took two of the units outside and spray painted two of the shelves pink. Then, I found wood grain contact paper from Home Depot and cut it to size of the shelves.
Sooo much better. I LOVE how much storage it provides. It holds all of my vinyl shop supplies and shipping materials.
I took my CREATE letters from my old craft room and spray painted them gold. Then, I glittered them! Obsessed.
These Target Dollar Spot caddies are perfect for holding my little supplies.
This is one of my faves. What is better than a gold cupcake? Probably nothing. I got this cupcake piggy bank from Target and spray painted it gold.
This cute little print came from a free download from Sugar Paper. I printed it and added glitter to the gold dots. How stinkin’ cute is that!?
I can’t wait to show you the rest!
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